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Martin Mtl Jul 13, 2012 5:13 PM

Canadian skylines of the past
 
Old Montreal and downtown in 1963. Virtually everything in this picture is still intact.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7274/7...b3fe7bd5_b.jpg
By Archives de la Ville de Montréal on Flickr

Martin Mtl Jul 13, 2012 5:38 PM

Toronto in 1929.
http://www.blogto.com/upload/2011/09...025_id0001.jpg
Source: http://www.blogto.com/city/2011/09/a...920s_to_1980s/

Wooster Jul 13, 2012 7:53 PM

Calgary:

Circa 1900:
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arcnc/1/g/nc-51-9.jpg
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arcnc/1/g/nc-51-9.jpg

1912:
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arc3/t/na-1530-2.jpg
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arc3/t/na-1530-2.jpg

1914:
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arcnb/d/nb-16-357.jpg
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arcnb/d/nb-16-357.jpg

1916:
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arc2/o/na-844-6.jpg
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arc2/o/na-844-6.jpg

Circa 1920s:
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arc7/w/na-4868-19.jpg
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arc7/w/na-4868-19.jpg

Circa 1930:
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arc4/z/na-2399-29.jpg
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arc4/z/na-2399-29.jpg

Circa 1940-45:
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arcp...pa-3538-35.jpg
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arcp...pa-3538-35.jpg

Circa 1950:
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arcp...pa-3637-17.jpg
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arcp...pa-3637-17.jpg

1964:
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arc1...864-466a-1.jpg
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arc1...864-466a-1.jpg

1967:
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arc1...4-1164g-5a.jpg
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arc1...4-1164g-5a.jpg

1972:
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arc1...2864-21093.jpg
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arc1...2864-21093.jpg

1973:
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arc11/z/na-4476-979.jpg
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arc11/z/na-4476-979.jpg

1975:
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arc11/z/na-4476-999.jpg
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arc11/z/na-4476-999.jpg

1984:
http://ww2.glenbow.org/dbimages/arc11/b/na-5654-90.jpg

roccerfeller Jul 13, 2012 8:12 PM

Awesome thread idea!

And Calgary is the most impressive skyline in terms of change. Definition of a boom town.

Amazing to think before the oil boom...how much Alberta has changed.

haligonia Jul 13, 2012 8:18 PM

This aerial photo of Halifax looks to have been takes sometime between the late fifties and early sixties:

http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab18/nsarm/hfx1.jpg
Source

Coldrsx Jul 13, 2012 8:44 PM

Edmonton - 1967

http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/...DM1967-001.jpg
(http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/...DM1967-001.jpg)

matt602 Jul 13, 2012 8:58 PM

Hamilton: I picked these out of the "Old Pics of Hamilton" thread here: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=151765 I guess they don't really count as skyline shots per se but Hamilton doesn't really have a traditional skyline like most other cities.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton24.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton09.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton08.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton05.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton04.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton01.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...son1959hpl.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...954ppowell.jpg

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...r/JAMESHPL.jpg

The_Architect Jul 13, 2012 9:00 PM

Toronto skyline:
1950's:
http://www.blogto.com/upload/2010/08...0s_skyline.jpg

1968:
http://www.blogto.com/upload/2010/08...69_skyline.jpg

More here.

shreddog Jul 13, 2012 9:02 PM

What an incredible change in only 9 years!!!!

The_Architect Jul 13, 2012 9:06 PM

One other cool image from that article:

1973:
http://www.blogto.com/upload/2010/08...73_skyline.jpg

Let's see who's the first one to see what's wrong with it.

Coldrsx Jul 13, 2012 9:17 PM

CBD of Edmonton circa mid 50s

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4017/...e7862641_o.jpg
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4017/...e7862641_o.jpg)

Coldrsx Jul 13, 2012 9:23 PM

Late 50s, early 60s

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4066/...04cb4ecd_o.jpg
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4066/...04cb4ecd_o.jpg)

Edmonton - Mid 70s

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3357/...3b6b9004_o.jpg
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3357/...3b6b9004_o.jpg)

Biff Jul 13, 2012 9:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The_Architect (Post 5764658)
One other cool image from that article:

1973:
http://www.blogto.com/upload/2010/08...73_skyline.jpg

Let's see who's the first one to see what's wrong with it.

It's a reversed image? In the picture Commerce Court is on th left of FCP......right?

O-tacular Jul 13, 2012 9:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by matt602 (Post 5764644)
Hamilton: I picked these out of the "Old Pics of Hamilton" thread here: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=151765 I guess they don't really count as skyline shots per se but Hamilton doesn't really have a traditional skyline like most other cities.


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f4...Hamilton05.jpg

I'm guessing that Cummer ice and coal changed it's name since? :jester:

O-tacular Jul 13, 2012 9:45 PM

Where was this one taken? Only place I can think of that it looks like is Glenmore by Chinook Centre, but that expressway is built differently.

EDIT: Wait I think I figured it out. Is it the West end of DT coming down from Bow Trail? If so, holy shit!

Chadillaccc Jul 13, 2012 9:48 PM

Awesome shots!

Darkoshvilli Jul 13, 2012 10:08 PM

Montreal 1784

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6124/6...38c8bd4b_b.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbexpl...7624012768417/

Montreal 1803

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6208/6...27cbe840_b.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbexpl...57624012768417

1832

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5171/5...e120ce9c_b.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbexpl...7624012768417/

1866

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4090/4...e9ed83b2_b.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbexpl...7624012768417/


1962

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4104/4...f3769fa2_b.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbexpl...57624012768417

Martin Mtl Jul 13, 2012 10:54 PM

Calgary's timeline is very impressive. Boom town!

someone123 Jul 13, 2012 11:25 PM

Here's an aerial of downtown Halifax from around 1920 (hosted by me):

http://www.pbase.com/halifaxphoto/im...6/original.jpg

ZeDgE Jul 13, 2012 11:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by O-tacular (Post 5764698)
Where was this one taken? Only place I can think of that it looks like is Glenmore by Chinook Centre, but that expressway is built differently.

EDIT: Wait I think I figured it out. Is it the West end of DT coming down from Bow Trail? If so, holy shit!

Yea looks like Bow trail looking east.


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