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Old Posted Jan 3, 2009, 1:08 AM
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Downtown Suburbia

Well, seeing how we have a smaller city picture thread time to start a suburban skyline picture thread. Cities such as Vancouver and Toronto have large suburban cores that have impressive skylines of their own, but are often overshadowed by the downtown core skylines. I want to see your city's suburban skylines, please post any pictures if you have them.

I will start by moving my posts from the "cities under 500 000" thread to here, and i will add more pictures when the weather improves and i get some time to snap some.

Burnaby (Metrotown) city population 200 000.













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Sorry, i know you have all seen these ones before! But new ones will come. There are also other emerging skylines in Burnaby, such as Brentwood, Lougheed and Edmonds that i will try and take some pictures of as well. Skytrain has been shaping Burnaby's growth well.

North Vancouver, Population 45 000.




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How about downtown Siberia? As in most USA downtowns after 530pm
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Old Posted Jan 3, 2009, 1:36 AM
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Metrotown actually stays pretty busy until about 9 or 10, and there is still a some life even after that, especially on weekends or holidays. For a suburban downtown it is pretty impressive, it is larger than some American city's core downtowns.
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^yep. Used to work adjacent to metrotown just half a click away on kingsway.
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Oh yeah I work at one of the Metrotower beside Metrotown. I concur with everybody else who said that this area has good night life after 5pm. Lots of people arrive to shop at Metrotown after they finish work.
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is the Metrotown area the official downtown of Burnaby or is it just the central part of South Burnaby?
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Montreal's suburbs
Longueuil(pop: 229,330)


Laval(pop: 368,709) This may not represent the current skyline since they just finished the construction of a new tallest, and ugly, tower)
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Someone correct me if I'm wrong,but I'm pretty sure this isn't Laval, this is Riviere-des-prairie seen FROM Laval. I remember this in a Laval advertisement and Serge lacasse had pointed it this out.
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Mississaugapop-668,549
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Behold: my wonderful home town of Coquitlam, BC. Kneel before its glory!


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Population is a little over 120,000

A similar view from 1986:
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Old Posted Jan 3, 2009, 8:45 AM
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Mississauga needs a nice butte, right in the middle of everything, so that someone can get a decent shot of its skyline.
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Mississauga needs a nice butte, right in the middle of everything, so that someone can get a decent shot of its skyline.
like winnipegs old garbage dump turned park?
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like winnipegs old garbage dump turned park?
EXACTLY!
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burnaby without metrotown is pretty weak though... sure some good places to eat around it, but it is essentially just a decent collection of towers.
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i watched "the day the earth stood still" yesterday - you get a good view of metrotwn area in the movie at the fake graveyard
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Behold: my wonderful home town of Coquitlam, BC. Kneel before its glory!


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Population is a little over 120,000

A similar view from 1986:
i lived in Coquitlam as a kid, from 1988-1990. the townhouses we lived in were right across from the mall on Johnson Street, and weren't even built in the 1986 photo.

having visited a few friends of my girlfriends that live out there this new years eve made me realize how much the place has changed. its really coming into its own.
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that expansion to coquitlam centre is so huge
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Mississaugapop-668,549
(just to the right of toronto)
Thats Yonge & Eglinton on the right.
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Thats Yonge & Eglinton on the right.
But if Yonge/Eglinton is on the right and downtown is on the left, that photo would have to be set in Scarborough since Yonge/Eglinton is north of downtown Toronto. Think about it.
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Its taken from Don Mills & Shepperd (in North York, but close to Scarborough).
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