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Old Posted Mar 11, 2010, 5:45 PM
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I think downtown Ottawa has the most solid canyons in Canada. No set backs and step ups here, barely any sidewalks either, just concentrated walls of concrete and glass. If you don't look up too high, you'd think you're in a huge city.
I would say Calgary takes the cake, we have one on pretty much every street downtown, especially 5th and 6th.
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Old Posted Mar 11, 2010, 8:04 PM
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I would say Calgary takes the cake, we have one on pretty much every street downtown, especially 5th and 6th.
I haven't walked the streets of Calgary, but I wonder if Ottawa doesn't make up in number of buildings what they lack in height. It's pretty solid on every street.
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Old Posted Mar 11, 2010, 8:08 PM
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Jasper Ave in Edmonton:

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101 Street - will show a little better when Epcor is done. It's located at the end of these buildings on the right.

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Old Posted Mar 11, 2010, 8:46 PM
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Calgary's Stephen Ave canyon - fairly low- to mid-rise historic fabric.

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Old Posted Mar 11, 2010, 9:28 PM
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I haven't walked the streets of Calgary, but I wonder if Ottawa doesn't make up in number of buildings what they lack in height. It's pretty solid on every street.
Ottawa wins in this case IMO. Downtown has a very solid and almost uninterrupted wall just about every street. The buildings tend to fill out the entire envelope and open plazas at grade are a rarity (thanks in part to the lack of height if I had to guess). It also helps that the streets themselves tend to be a fair bit narrower than Calgary.
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Old Posted Mar 11, 2010, 10:34 PM
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Ottawa wins in this case IMO. Downtown has a very solid and almost uninterrupted wall just about every street. The buildings tend to fill out the entire envelope and open plazas at grade are a rarity (thanks in part to the lack of height if I had to guess). It also helps that the streets themselves tend to be a fair bit narrower than Calgary.
Never been to Ottawa, but Calgary has some very high, very long canyons downtown, maybe I'll use google to get an idea when I have time.
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This is probably my favorite "winding" urban canyon in Vancouver.

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Streets in Vancouver seem to have so much more character than the ones here...
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That is a beautiful streetwall. One of the prettiest ive ever seen, well at least outside of home, or manhatten.
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I haven't walked the streets of Calgary, but I wonder if Ottawa doesn't make up in number of buildings what they lack in height. It's pretty solid on every street.
It depends on what you're looking for in. Calgary's got a few avenues that are almost completely filled + height on their buildings.


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Those Calgary shots are money, that was what I was referring to.
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Here's a twofer. Front Street and Wellington Street looking west.


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the exchange district in winnipeg has a few "mini" canyons.. or let's say gullies maybe?

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rorie street:


king street:


portage ave. can be canyon-esque at moments:




south down main street:
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Even Calgary's Beltline district (south of downtown) has canyons forming. Half of these buildings weren't in this view 3 years ago.

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