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MolsonExport Jul 12, 2016 1:01 PM

kewel

TorontoDrew Jul 12, 2016 6:07 PM

Everything looks so short from that angle of Vancouver.

TownGuy Jul 12, 2016 6:34 PM

Vancouvers tallest is only 646 ft and there is only a couple over 500 ft.

MonkeyRonin Jul 12, 2016 8:57 PM

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8838/2...7b2591ba_b.jpg
Toronto Canada
by Dave Jackson, on Flickr

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7601/2...cd797096_b.jpg
Picasso on Richmond
by dtstuff9, on Flickr

koops65 Jul 12, 2016 10:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MonkeyRonin (Post 7501342)

With the outlying skylines of Mississauga, Humber Bay, NYCC, Y & E, and Scarborough CC, shots like this exude Big-City when looking away from downtown and you see more and more skyscrapers in the mid distance and on the horizon too. I've found these kind of skyline pix are becoming more common lately...

ainvan Jul 12, 2016 11:07 PM

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7427/2...18cc658a_h.jpg
Toronto Skyline by EPieRosali, on Flickr

SkahHigh Jul 13, 2016 12:35 AM

https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8896/2...9bd27abc_h.jpgMontréal's skyline at sunset by Ruby Mouhanna, sur Flickr

Laceoflight Jul 13, 2016 6:30 AM

Montreal

https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/16226...4e021d85f2d91c

Tour des Canadiens par Guillermo Castro, sur 500px

https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/16264...22c5b301269093
Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde par Alex Bihlo, sur 500px

https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/16144...18fdacefe559d4
Best City in the World by Liwhyy, sur 500px

https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/16182...2ae6ae1879f091
Relaxing Read par Yasmina Schoueri, sur 500px

https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/16271...ee927a7573a797
The Tower par Capture the World, sur 500px


https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/16124...e0fc7790b59eac
Canada's Golden Hour - Montreal par Alexandre Trudeau-Dion, sur 500px

https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/16132...908a6fcd1acfb8
Montreal Purple Nights par Dom4Good, sur 500px

https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/16265...01a03e1670764b
Fireworks La Ronde par Réjean Biron, sur 500px

https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/16190...e56bb39e13ed04 https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/16118...177a34f8d2ae94
The Claw par Simon Lachapelle, sur 500px // Heat Center par Philippe Nguyen, sur 500px

caltrane74 Jul 13, 2016 10:36 AM

The Entertainment District has the potential to take on a lot more towers. Some of the warehouses in that shot have plans to be converted to high rise condos anyways. When the Entertainment District is all high rise towers, it will be teaming with people. Hopefully by then, all of the work to pedestrianize the area will have been completed. This area along with Yonge Street is in need of much wider sidewalks.

MonkeyRonin Jul 13, 2016 7:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by koops65 (Post 7501529)
With the outlying skylines of Mississauga, Humber Bay, NYCC, Y & E, and Scarborough CC, shots like this exude Big-City when looking away from downtown and you see more and more skyscrapers in the mid distance and on the horizon too. I've found these kind of skyline pix are becoming more common lately...


Yeah, in my mind that's been the biggest change from a decade ago - you don't have to include the CBD cluster to get a good skyline shot anymore.

ainvan Jul 14, 2016 3:51 AM

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7212/2...f10b3d54_h.jpg
Toronto Skyline by dtstuff9, on Flickr

905er Jul 14, 2016 2:16 PM

am i seeing correctly? … is the crane completely off the L tower? or are my eyes deceiving me? that tower looks a little better now.

MolsonExport Jul 14, 2016 4:14 PM

very nice mtl set, Laceoflight

thomax Jul 14, 2016 4:44 PM

http://i.imgur.com/GvtAonC.jpg
St. Joseph's Mountain Healthcare Centre & Hamilton Skyline by aerialoakville, on Instagram

SkahHigh Jul 15, 2016 8:08 PM

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8845/2...f511071a_h.jpgMontreal by Rebekah Calvert, sur Flickr

O-tacular Jul 15, 2016 8:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thomax (Post 7503428)

Nice. Hamilton needs more stuff like this.

O-tacular Jul 15, 2016 8:50 PM

I know I'm going to get absolutely destroyed over this and I have no intention of starting a flame war, but Montreal's skyline really does nothing for me. Any angle with the Jacques Cartier bridge is better, but the DT core just really doesn't appeal to me. Don't get me wrong, I love Montreal from the street and really like buildings like Le Batman, 1501 McGill College, the Aldred building, 1250 Rene Levesque and of course the countless cathedral spires, but 1000 de la Gauchetiere, PVM and Tour de la Bourse bore me. Even new additions like Tour des Canadiens bore me. I can't put my finger on it but the skyline (DT core) just looks dated and boring to my eyes. Again, I love the city from the street and really love the buildings up close, but from afar it just looks.... :shrug: .

Edit: Looking at that last pic by SkahHigh I think I figured out what it needs. Something nice and tall and WHITE. All the concrete and stone and 80's Pomo needs something sleek and modern and bright to break through.

G.S MTL Jul 15, 2016 8:59 PM

and why nice and tall? why? why Tall? we have so much depth in our skyline/downtown core.. so much character... density... something many cities including Calgary will never have .I stop there.

O-tacular Jul 15, 2016 9:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by G.S MTL (Post 7504839)
and why nice and tall? why? why Tall? we have so much depth in our skyline/downtown core.. so much character... density... something many cities including Calgary will never have .I stop there.

Oh I agree Montreal has a ton of depth and character. Way more than a young prairie city could ever have. The skyline just isn't the best looking to me. I think the reason I was saying something tall and white was so it could contrast the rest of DT and hopefully take the focus off of 1000 de la Gauchetiere (which has been front and centre for far too long imo). I'd love to see Montreal get something CRAZY in its DT. It always astounds me that for how much more expressive and risque Montreal can be compared to the rest of the country it has fairly conservative looking skyscrapers. It needs something by BIG or SOM that adds a futuristic element to the mix. If you look at what they're doing in Philadelphia with some of their new proposals or San Francisco that's more what I'd like to see built in Montreal.

biguc Jul 15, 2016 10:29 PM

Montreal used to have my favorite skyline in Canada. I'm not sure which skyline is my favorite now, but I have to admit it's been a while since Montreal's really rocked my socks. I would love to see a new signature tower there, especially if it could somehow break that pesky height limit.


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