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caltrane74 May 29, 2010 4:07 PM

Helping Toronto make a respect for itself in the Caynon Game..

...its Trump. This and U Condos should help even up the one sided Bay Street Canyon wall...

http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/7906/sany1029.jpg

by me

caltrane74 Jun 6, 2010 7:12 PM

Trump will help Toronto get back into the Streetwall game...

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/8904/sany0924.jpg

Even the Bay Street Banker boys are like WTF??


http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/4425/sany0925.jpg


And the Honies too.... well they just like cal taking pictures, ya see.

From another direction

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/6954/sany0936.jpg

The Bay Street Canyon is Rocking ya Gently!!!

MTLskyline Jun 6, 2010 9:08 PM

Trump looks fantastic!

urbandreamer Jun 6, 2010 10:14 PM

5 June 2010: much more urban and lively than anything in the FD: Queen East:

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/4243/dsc08622d.jpg

francely57 Jun 7, 2010 12:00 AM

Perhaps the first canyon in Canada:

St-Paul Street looking west, June 1, 2010
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_2253.jpg




Union Street looking north, April 20, 2010
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_1791.jpg

St-Pierre Street looking south, June 1, 2010
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_2252.jpg

Viger Street looking west, June 1, 2010
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_2258.jpg

Mansfield Street looking north, June 1, 2010
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_2305.jpg

Nicko999 Jun 7, 2010 4:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by francely57 (Post 4868005)
Perhaps the first canyon in Canada:

St-Paul Street looking west, June 1, 2010
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_2253.jpg

Everytime I see St-Paul street and those buildings, I think about this scene.
Video Link

urbandreamer Jun 8, 2010 1:01 AM

Everytime I think about St Paul, I think about my Montreal home. St Paul was my "main drag."

kool maudit Jun 8, 2010 1:16 AM

it's mine, too.

Darkoshvilli Jun 8, 2010 1:22 AM

This is my main drag:)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2286/...19a5a05d_o.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/christo...lf/2048714119/

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/118/3...265c15fb_o.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/christo...olf/309253787/

pics by le calmar

Jimby Jun 8, 2010 8:11 AM

Second Street SW has some major buildings in 8 blocks:
Waterfront 2 condos under construction, Livingston Place Provident Energy Tower, Jamieson Place, BP, Esso-Fifth Avenue Place, Canada Place, Alberta Stock Exchange, Epcor, Bow Valley Square 3 & 4, Energy Plaza, Scotia Centre, Home Oil Tower & TD Square, Bankers Hall east tower, Bankers Court, and PennWest Plaza 2

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/...aca09385_b.jpg

MolsonExport Jun 8, 2010 1:00 PM

It is impossible to overdo Montreal canyon shots.

Phil McAvity Jun 12, 2010 5:38 PM

Here's Victoria's lone canyon; View St. I think it's called View St. because many of the people that live there have great views.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i1...jpg?1276362568

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i1...jpg?1276362638

caltrane74 Jun 12, 2010 6:06 PM

Urban Canyon being rebuilt in Toronto with Addition of Trump Toronto....


http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/2278/sany0994.jpg


Not a real canyon yet, like Traynor has stated.... but we're getting there..

photo by me

Phil McAvity Jun 13, 2010 7:51 AM

^pffft, no kidding about "not a real canyon" yet.

Your weak Toronto shot has nothing on Victoria. ;)

caltrane74 Jul 12, 2010 12:07 PM

Here is a better canyon Phil

http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/2188/sany1650.jpg

by me

le calmar Jul 12, 2010 3:55 PM

Toronto lacks the uniformity (few continuous wall effect, and we see too many pics showing only one side of the street)
Ottawa and Montreal have nice canyons but lacks the height
Calgary was the closer to show a canyon à la New York, but the pics was not taken at street level so it's hard to say.
I don't remember seeing pics of canyons in Vancouver in this thread, I'll check again.

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/9249/image7na.png

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/1593/image6ho.png

caltrane74 Jul 12, 2010 7:32 PM

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/...2d3b8449_b.jpg

So this canyon lacks uniformity.. ok, I guess you're right.

But..

Take a look from street level...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4073/...5a067344_b.jpg
Marcanadian at SSC



And we're still building here. -




Now...

These 8 Towers could make a "World Class Skyline" in any Canadian City, they're taller than anything going up anywhere in Canada and it just can't be that hard to believe they are all being built on the same street in Toronto. Again, if you need pause for thought... that's just One Street in Toronto, with all this construction and is already a very impressive streetwall if not canyon.


U Condo - Tower 1 - 187 Meters
U Condo - tower 2 -158 Meters
Burano Condo - 160 Meters
33 Bay Street Pinnacle Centre - 160 Meters
Trump Tower - 282 Meters
Four Seasons Hotel - 204 Meters
880 Bay Street - 190 Meters
STIQ - 45 Bay Street - 250 Meters

U Condos 1 and 2, Burano, and 880 Bay Street will all be built on the "WEAKSIDE" of the Bay Streetwall pictured in the above photo...



And of course Aura which is not on the streetwall but will be overseeing the action from 252 Meters above ground level. Now, don't tell me that it's not impressive that all these towers can go up and not even make a dent in the Bay Streetwall, because it's already one of the longest and most visually impressive canyons in the country without the perceived notion of what is uniformity. If you have a uniform canyon, it's not a skyscraper canyon, cause not all towers that mean anything will all be built to the same height.


Please continue to rag on Bay Street... however, do allow me the pleasure of defending Bay Street.


Yonge Street Canyon in North York

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4030/...5d986b87_b.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bencnh/

Phil McAvity Jul 12, 2010 10:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by le calmar (Post 4909038)
I don't remember seeing pics of canyons in Vancouver in this thread, I'll check again.

Good point because for some reason Vancouver has been grossly underrepresented here even though it has some of the best canyons in the country.

Here's one shot of Vancouver:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4004/...4a8f2f7f_b.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/colling...27053/sizes/l/

West Georgia Street anyone?

le calmar Jul 12, 2010 11:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by caltrane74 (Post 4909307)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/...2d3b8449_b.jpg
If you have a uniform canyon, it's not a skyscraper canyon, cause not all towers that mean anything will all be built to the same height.

By uniformity I mean fill the holes, replace the 10 stories buildings by 30+, so you can get a true and continuous wall on both sides of the street, just like those pics of New York I posted. Toronto seems to have lots of walls, but most of the canyons kinda look "incomplete". But there's no doubt that T.O is going to have some very decent canyons in the near future.

If North York could fill those holes, it would probably be a perfect canyon! It reminds me of Dubai or Las Vegas with all the highrises on the same street.
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/6185/...05d986b87b.jpg

defaultuser Jul 13, 2010 12:43 AM

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