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Darkoshvilli Mar 12, 2010 3:59 AM

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3055/...1dc0518a_o.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/djipibi/2341239771/

Ramako Mar 12, 2010 4:20 AM

Bay Street looking north. Note that the building on the right of the frame has been replaced by the Bay-Adelaide Centre, and Trump is currently rising in the gap in the immediate foreground.

http://img3.exs.cx/img3/8092/Toronto009.jpg
By: Skybean on SSP

Ramako Mar 12, 2010 4:34 AM

Looking south on Yonge Street's famous low-rise streetwall.

http://www.cyburbia.org/gallery/data...oronto_020.jpg
By: Skybean on SSC

vid Mar 12, 2010 9:05 AM

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3250/...930406a7_b.jpg

:(

It was even more impressive before suburbs happened:

http://img532.imageshack.us/img532/3...ssectionfw.jpg

That's looking in the other direction.

MolsonExport Mar 12, 2010 3:01 PM

ah, I miss St paddy's day parades in Mtl.:(

francely57 Mar 12, 2010 5:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Calgarian (Post 4741143)
I would say Calgary takes the cake, we have one on pretty much every street downtown, especially 5th and 6th.

Not sure about that...

Many cities have very solid canyons, but Montreal & Toronto will certainly dominate this thread.
(haven't been to Vancouver/Calgary, so show some more pics if I'm wrong!)

Wooster Mar 12, 2010 5:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by francely57 (Post 4742991)
Not sure about that...

Many cities have very solid canyons, but Montreal & Toronto will certainly dominate this thread.
(haven't been to Vancouver/Calgary, so show some more pics if I'm wrong!)

I thought the pics of downtown Calgary on pg 2 did a pretty good job illustrating the point - long and tall corporate canyons.

Ste. Catherine might be my favourite canyon in the country. very cool. I also like the older tight canyons of Old Montreal. :tup:

le calmar Mar 12, 2010 5:52 PM

University
http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/5751/image2c.png
wander4 flickr

trueviking Mar 12, 2010 8:29 PM

love that 2 building winnipeg canyon....

calgary has great canyons not only because of the number and height of the buildings but also because of the layout of downtown....its a small number of long very straight streets running parallel to each other...it makes for great vistas.

caltrane74 Mar 12, 2010 8:49 PM

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/3424/sany0146d.jpg

My first picture in contribution of this thread...

and video

Video Link

entheosfog Mar 13, 2010 4:59 AM

Okay, I'm an no expert on 'canyons', but here's a few examples of what I think constitutes urban canyon in Vancouver (ALL TAKEN BY ME!) after looking through my vaults:

Perhaps Georgia Street is the best example I have:
Looking west up Georgia:
http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/876/img3030j.jpg

Twilight shot:
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/8672/img1041k.jpg

Fog shot, looking east:
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/1674/dscf8583.jpg

Hastings Street, looking east:
http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/3033/img3024q.jpg

Granville Street, though I'm not sure if this would count:
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/3691/img1070t.jpg

And again, at night:
http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/6369/img3672k.jpg

One-sided apartment tower canyon...?
http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/3830/dscf7392.jpg

raggedy13 Mar 13, 2010 5:00 AM

A few of my Vancouver shots:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2697/...b2c2f805_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/...9d5495fb_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2462/...8d766c7f_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2445/...715661dc_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2576/...0fa9bc8d_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3607/...e56a1f92_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3637/...1b8c64a1_b.jpg

raggedy13 Mar 13, 2010 5:01 AM

And a few more of mine, plus one from Locked In:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1116/...174a3053_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3109/...db8d40af_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3143/...eb2d09f2_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2134/...551ce7b2_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3003/...3c6254f4_b.jpg

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g2...y/100_5584.jpg

And a pic by Locked In:
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_9FW9P3-u1EI/Sw...0/SDC10113.JPG
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=175928

Darkoshvilli Mar 13, 2010 5:01 AM

The definition of canyon is really being stretched:haha:

miketoronto Mar 13, 2010 5:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darkoshvilli (Post 4744043)
The definition of canyon is really being stretched:haha:

You can say that again. Except for a portion of Bay Street, Toronto really does not have huge sections of canyons. Our high-rises are so spread out throughout the downtown core, that you just don't get that samy canyon effect, that you do in other cities.

caltrane74 Mar 13, 2010 5:15 AM

WTF?

Here is the list of all the canyon streets in Toronto... btw, Bay street is a canyon all the way from Cumberland to the lake or about 1 and a half miles..

Wellington
Queens Quay
Yonge street
College Carlton at yonge to church
King Street
University ave
Bloor street in Yorkville

MonkeyRonin Mar 13, 2010 5:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by miketoronto (Post 4744046)
You can say that again. Except for a portion of Bay Street, Toronto really does not have huge sections of canyons. Our high-rises are so spread out throughout the downtown core, that you just don't get that samy canyon effect, that you do in other cities.

King
Yonge
Bloor
Richmond
Adelaide
Wellington
Victoria
York
University

...all have pretty major canyons.

ozonemania Mar 13, 2010 7:43 AM

Vancouver isn't really a canyon city. The CBD is so compact, and we all know about the point tower form. You need long streets which are lined with closely-spaced, tall, fat buildings with uniformly-small setbacks. Which is pretty well the exact opposite of the direction Vancouver has gone.

The only streets that come to mind that would most closely resemble canyons would be Cordova west and parts of Alberni. These streets are not very wide and the buildings' placement, height and spacing emulate a canyon, even though it isn't. It has that presence when walking those streets.

Ruckus Mar 13, 2010 7:57 AM

Vancouver (mine).

http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/6...4786400890.jpg

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/2...4796387419.jpg

entheosfog Mar 13, 2010 8:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darkoshvilli (Post 4744043)
The definition of canyon is really being stretched:haha:

well, let's have a definition of canyon then. I was just going by what I'd seen posted earlier.


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