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Old Posted May 16, 2017, 3:21 PM
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having experienced both, i think Metrotown and Mississauga have a lot in common actually so it makes complete sense to compare the two. That said, these last two images of Mississauga are just awful imo and do not do the skyline justice whatsoever .. it only captures one small portion. The best view of the skyline would be on hurontraio/10 just where it meets with the 403 looking south. Once the LRT and rogers Mcity development and edge towers are in place i'd give the edge to Mississauga, but then again i'm not as informed on the future developments happening in Burnaby. I think it'll be really interesting to see what changes will happen in the next 10 yrs in both cities. i see both making efforts to improve it's urban grid which is a start.

I don't think we were talking about the skylines, we were talking about the street grids and pedestrian experience.
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Ugh, don't compare it to Missasauga's, it's 10 x better and more urban in feel in my opinion.
2nd that. And I have experienced both first hand many times.
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I don't think we were talking about the skylines, we were talking about the street grids and pedestrian experience.
my bad. yes, street grids/pedestrian experience i give Burnaby/metrotown the edge
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Old Posted May 16, 2017, 9:37 PM
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It's been many years since I've been in Metrotown. Lots of towers in park but, the point towers forms, greenery and, localized streets definitely makes it a much more pleasant experience than the mega block slab arrangements, minimal landscaping and, surface/decked parking lots.
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Old Posted May 17, 2017, 4:31 AM
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Metrotown is North York with a mall. Mississauga is basically a larger Coquitlam or Brentwood. Actually both the latter are fast becoming better by virtue of rapid transit. No comparison, even without factoring the bleak desolate landscape
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Old Posted May 17, 2017, 8:25 AM
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So North York is worse than Mississauga?
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