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Traynor Mar 14, 2010 7:46 AM

New York
http://www.planetside.co.uk/terragen...canyon_v04.jpg

Toronto
http://plantandsoil.unl.edu/croptech...re-NRCS-LG.jpg

caltrane74 Mar 14, 2010 1:27 PM

Im gonna punish your foolishness today...

hope it dont rain on me though...

Traynor Mar 14, 2010 2:45 PM

Teehee

:D

RTD Mar 14, 2010 3:00 PM

:haha:

Riise Mar 14, 2010 5:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1ajs (Post 4744260)

Woah Winnipeg, New York in disguise!


Quote:

Originally Posted by caltrane74 (Post 4744747)
ok guy, its on.

I'll do a hardcore canyon update tomorrow.

I'm gonna bring pain.

Somehow I think you are going to bring more embarrassment upon yourself than pain unto us. Actually, having to wade through tens of your pictures of one-sided or incomplete street walls that don't qualify as urban canyons won't be fun...

caltrane74 Mar 14, 2010 5:51 PM

Thats because I took those pictures before I knew there would be a thread.....

Because of the weather, I will have to stick close to the indoors, but should be able to get some wicked shots of York, Bay and King today. If Im lucky ill sneak down to Queens Quay for the canyon no one here has even posted, and is perhaps the most high and consistant canyon in Toronto at a solid 40 storeys all the way across. This canyon will rain distruction on all wouldbe CANYONS............

MonkeyRonin Mar 14, 2010 5:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by caltrane74 (Post 4745514)
Im gonna punish your foolishness today...

hope it dont rain on me though...

I already proved them wrong, but no one seemed to notice :/ (or at least consciously ignored it)

Traynor Mar 14, 2010 5:57 PM

:haha:

I'm glad to see you're not taking this too seriously Cal. Your last few posts sound like you've been stealing lines from WWE wrestlers!!! LOL

Next I suppose you're going to: Bring a world of hurt and go medieval on our asses!


:cheers:

MolsonExport Mar 14, 2010 7:05 PM

Love those old Mtl canyons.

1ajs Mar 14, 2010 7:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Traynor (Post 4745674)
:haha:

I'm glad to see you're not taking this too seriously Cal. Your last few posts sound like you've been stealing lines from WWE wrestlers!!! LOL

Next I suppose you're going to: Bring a world of hurt and go medieval on our asses!


:cheers:


lol

cal were ignoring cause we allready now torontos got speacly the waterfront :slob:

Darkoshvilli Mar 14, 2010 7:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MolsonExport (Post 4745748)
Love those old Mtl canyons.

Old canyons beat new canyons any day of the week.

RTD Mar 14, 2010 8:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1ajs (Post 4745758)
lol

cal were ignoring cause we allready now torontos got speacly the waterfront :slob:

???

Can anyone translate into modern english please?

francely57 Mar 14, 2010 8:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MonkeyRonin (Post 4744838)
Big canyons, little canyons; old canyons, new canyons; boring canyons, beautiful canyons; canyons downtown, canyons in the suburbs...plenty of canyons in Toronto to go around.

Awesome! That's what we were expecting from TO!
I might add 1 or 2 pics for you guys (from 2008)


And MTL's older canyons are also well represented thanks to Darkoshvilli


(special mention to CGY's flickr shots in the first pages)



Does Hamilton have minor canyons to show? Victoria? Halifax? Mississauga? Qu├ębec? Burnaby? KW??

caltrane74 Mar 14, 2010 8:34 PM

Boys and Girls, im on Queens Quay now, and the weather is terribe, but at least its not raining..... its 4.30 eastern time... should have some pictures uploaded by 7.30pm.... maybe some video too..

flar Mar 14, 2010 9:17 PM

Hamilton has ripped down too many buildings to have good canyons


http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k2...arch/00100.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k2...dsnodds/p1.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k2...twn/00052a.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k2...odds/00152.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k2...amilton/76.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k2...2008/00361.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k2...008/00306u.jpg

caltrane74 Mar 14, 2010 10:09 PM

Here is the first of my pictures from Queens Quay..

Hard as allphuckinghell!!!

http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/5338/sany0131.jpg

from king...

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/7696/sany0108m.jpg

looking down university from the same spot..

http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/3637/sany0109n.jpg

Bay Street.. Breakin'em and Schoolin'em

http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/2669/sany0159f.jpg


I was just walking around and I found this photo....

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/5190/sany0115l.jpg

Nouvellecosse Mar 14, 2010 10:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RTD (Post 4745827)
???

Can anyone translate into modern english please?

I believe he's telling Caltrane that he (and others) are just ignoring the "Toronto canyon" detractors since he already knows Toronto has canyons, especially on the waterfront.

caltrane74 Mar 14, 2010 10:25 PM

makes sense to me....

btw: people have more fun with these threads. they are here for your entertainment... don't take it too serious...

...like me :P

Nouvellecosse Mar 14, 2010 10:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Traynor (Post 4744608)
Cal I applaud your tenacity and I am a Toronto lover too, but one block of a street does not make a canyon. The above video is an example of what could be, but filling in the rest of it with your imagination doesn't make it so. A canyon either exists or it doesn't.

Even saying Bay street is a canyon from the lake to north of Bloor is a bit of a stretch. The east side of Bay north of City Hall is a cliff for sure, but the west side never matches its consistency and height to be a real canyon. Sections of it work but others don't.

In my opinion Toronto has many short spurts that are canyon like, if you squint and don't think about what happens at the end of the next block (ahem... surface parking lot).

In my humble opinion, a canyon should stretch for many city blocks, have consistent height on both sides of the street and few if any setbacks.

Man, you're strict! If you have kids I'm sure they always get their homework done on time. :haha:

As far as the actual "rules" I agree to a point, but I disagree about having consistent height and stretching for many blocks. As long as a section of street is lined with highrises, it should be considered a canyon even if they vary is height. And not all canyons need to be expansive. Short ones can be nice as well. Remember, the rule should be for defining canyons, not NY/Chi caliber canyons in general, which would obviously have much stricter criteria.

caltrane74 Mar 14, 2010 10:31 PM

Yeah, Traynor's a hardass, but he does good skyscraper renders.. so we let him stick around...


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