Originally Posted by Hybrid247
Your right, MTL and Toronto aren't very far, but Ottawa is my home town and it brings a sense of pride to see my city grow and stand out.
The "flat top" skyline wouldn't be so bad if it weren't so stubby. It really reflex the small town mentality of many people in this city. I feel like the height restriction is a way of holding back this city from growing and 1 day, when the downtown starts to spread and swallow surrounding neighbourhoods, people are going to realize that building taller is inevitable.
Although Ottawa is not my hometown, and this could as you may be implying, be bringing a bias to my agreeance of Ottawa's height restrictions -- my native Halifax, though to a less developed extent, shares in Ottawa's conservative skyline.
I wish the same for Halifax as I do for Ottawa.
Surely there's a point at which Ottawa's downtown extends far enough from 'the hill' to allow for more height, just as urban construction on Halifax's peninsula can build higher when further away from 'the hill'.