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Old Posted May 8, 2017, 11:09 PM
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Sleazy 70s Vancouver, by Greg Girard (via instagram, http://www.imgrum.org/user/gregforaday/692890340)


That looks an awful lot like the entrance to Diamond Room in Gastown. Any chance it is? Pretty cool it's been a club since the 70s if so.
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That's really interesting. Apparently they can extend it by another 100 m, so it could once again be the king of the Calgary skyline. Would be really cool in they did.



Nothing is more iconic of Toronto than the CN tower, it shouldn't be replaced, certainly not by a conventional glass skyscraper.
Im not suggesting a replacement, rather a complement. Another tower but a bit taller with a similar sky podium type design (but not the same).
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Greg Girard! that guy was also behind this book, one of my best-ever buys:

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Sleazy 70s Vancouver, by Greg Girard (via instagram, http://www.imgrum.org/user/gregforaday/692890340)
Whoa, thank you for those. I think I need that book now. Reminds me of Blade Runner a little bit, such gritty character that I wish I could have seen in person.
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Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighbourhood cerca 1925


https://www.facebook.com/Soci%C3%A9t...WSFEED&fref=nf

Port, around 1870


https://www.facebook.com/15759439430...467738/?type=3


Quebec City the industrial, around 1950


https://www.facebook.com/15759439430...207241/?type=3


Grande Allée around 1880. Unfortunately, all the beautiful mansions on the left were destroyed in the 70's to make way for ugly, concrete government buildings.


https://www.facebook.com/15759439430...634427/?type=3
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Old Posted May 14, 2017, 4:18 PM
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That first QC pic. Wow! How strange it would have been to walk out from a dense neighbourhood where buildings come right up to the street into a farmer's field.
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That first QC pic. Wow! How strange it would have been to walk out from a dense neighbourhood where buildings come right up to the street into a farmer's field.
One approximation:

https://www.google.ca/maps/@45.27592...!6m1!1e1?hl=en
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Jacques Cartier Bridge under construction - 1929

CIBC under construction - 1964


Is this really 1964? I thought I've seen cityscapes here from 1962 that show this building as finished, no?
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That picture is also a scary reminder of my advancing age that the early 1990s are now considered the distant past
Weird that in the 60s, that even the 40s would have been considered "a long time ago". So much looked so different between those times. But I could never think of the 80s and 90s as ancient history. Even though lots has changed, especially in Ontario, still traffic signals, street signs and roads have looked similar in style since the mid-70s.
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I just can't believe it's 1964. This picture looks so modern for that year. You'd think it were mid-80s or something. Unbelievable.
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A few pages from one of our pre-Confederation tourist brochures.



















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That's a boatload of propaganda in the skylines thread
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Old Posted Jun 2, 2017, 6:52 PM
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^ At first glance I thought that photo was from the 60s.
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Actually that view hasn't changed as much as most other places downtown.

[IMG]Spadina Ave & Queen Street West .... Toronto, Ontario by Greg's Southern Ontario (catching Up Slowly), on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old Posted Jun 2, 2017, 7:16 PM
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That view today, close as I could get it:https://goo.gl/maps/Wz5yJLH3BL82

The stretch of Queen itself is virtually untouched and is within a heritage conservation district, however there are plenty of new highrises south of Queen that you can see if you pan around.
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