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Old Posted Aug 14, 2013, 5:33 PM
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Huh? Vancouver has many skylines, probably nearly as many as Metro Toronto, and it's half the size.
Exactly. Both Vancouver and Montreal have multiple skylines, Vancouver probably moreso than any metro in the country, and Calgary already has several which are growing fast, however, they're quite short at the moment.



On another note; I would love to see a google sketchup (or whatever it's called) of that previous map of Toronto, but with all buildings built since 2003 in green (along with all other buildings UC currently) and no proposed ones. I bet it would be mind-blowing! Vancouver and Calgary's would also be quite astonishing I'd imagine.
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Old Posted Aug 14, 2013, 6:04 PM
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Exactly. Both Vancouver and Montreal have multiple skylines, Vancouver probably moreso than any metro in the country, and Calgary already has several which are growing fast, however, they're quite short at the moment.


Toronto has a few under-the-radar skylines that you may not have known about:

Don Mills and Eglinton
Consumers Road / Victoria Park and 401
Highway 427 in Etobicoke
Scarborough Town Centre Skyline
Thornhill -Yonge Skyline
Brampton City Centre Skyline
Vaughan City Centre Skyline
Markham City Centre Skyline
Pickering Town Centre Skyline


The fastest growing skylines in Toronto are likely in Thornhill, Vaughan and Markham





Vaughan City Centre


Thornhill City Centre - Yonge Street (World On Yonge Development)



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Old Posted Aug 14, 2013, 6:22 PM
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markham will be a skyline, but like vaughan it isn't quite yet. as for pickering, a couple of residential and 8 floor office towers does not make a skyline.
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Old Posted Aug 14, 2013, 6:34 PM
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I'm not sure the exact number of skylines in metro Toronto... but in Metro Vancouver there is:

Vancouver: Downtown Peninsula, UBC, Broadway
Burnaby: Metrotown, Brentwood, Edmonds, Lougheed, Univercity
New Westminster: Downtown, Uptown
Surrey: Central City, Whalley
Coquitlam: Downtown
Port Moody: Downtown
Richmond: Downtown
North Vancouver: Lower Lonsdale
West Vancouver: ?Coast?


emerging skylines: Guildford, Marine, Upper Lonsdale, White Rock,... possibly others....

That's 17 independent skylines with 3 on their way up.
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According to google Markham's skyline looks suspiciously like Hamilton.
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Old Posted Aug 14, 2013, 6:59 PM
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My Shot at the GTA skylines

Toronto: Tallest Tower - FCP 298 meters / 978 feet

skylines include: CBD, Yorkville (Bloor-Yonge), Yonge-St.Clair, Yonge and Eglinton, Liberty Village, Davisville
North York: Tallest Tower - Under Construction - 168 meters
Skylines Include: North York Centre Bayview Sheppard, Concord Park-Leslie
Don Mills Tallest Towers 44 floors (Concorde Gate/Wynford Drive)
Skylines include: Don Mills Eglinton/Wynford Drive,
Consumers Road/Heron's Hill, (Tallest Tower 39 floors - Heron's Hill Ultra )
Etobicoke: Tallest Tower - Palace Pier - 500 feet - Future Tallest Eau Du Soliel - 223 meters
Etobicoke Shores, 427-Bloor-Eglinton
Scarborough: Scarborough City Centre, Teasdale
Mississauga: Tallest Tower - Absolute World 178 meters
Mississauga City Centre, Lakeshore
East York: (Tallest Building 44 floors - 427 feet) - Leside Towers
East York Towne Centre, Thorncliff Park, Cresent-Town
Vaughan: Vaughan City Centre (Tallest Under Construction - 37 Floors)
Thornhill : Tallest Under Construction (31 floors)
skylines include: Thornhill-Yonge
Richmond Hill - Yonge (Tallest Under Construction - 3 Buildings 16 Floors)
Markham: - Tallest - Two Towers Under Construction 20 floors
Skylines Include: Markham Town Centre, Beaver Creek (East)
Pickering Town Centre : Tallest 19 floors
Brampton City Centre : Tallest - 28 Floors

Probably missing something.

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Old Posted Aug 14, 2013, 7:09 PM
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Toronto:

Downtown
Humber Bay
High Park
Flemingdon Park
Yonge & St. Clair
Davisville
Yonge & Eglinton
NYCC
Fairview
Etobicoke Centre
Scarborough Town Centre
Mississauga City Centre
Downtown Brampton
427 Corridor
Bathurst & Finch-Steeles
Markham Centre
Port Credit
Bramalea
Downtown Oshawa

Future:
(with the exception of Vaughan City centre and Langstaff gateway these are already highrise clusters)

Vaughan City Centre
Downtown Markham (different from Markham centre, around 3km apart)
Langstaff Gateway
Richmond Hill Centre
Downtown Ajax
Don Mills mall
Pickering Town Centre
Park Place


Smaller Highrise Clusters:


Victoria Park
Danforth & Midland
Kingston & Eglinton
Kingston & Lawrence
Finch & McCowen
Steeles & McCowen
Mount Joy
Sheppard & Kennedy
Warden & Finch
Pharmacy & Finch
Warden & Steeles
Seneca College
NY Place
Downsview
Jane & Finch
Bathurst & Sheppard
Promenade Mall
Wilson & Jane
Weston & Finch
Kipling & Finch-Steeles
Dixon rd
Weston
Richview Corridor
Airport Lands
Cooksville
Brampton Gateway
Erin Mills Mall
Trafaglar & Dundas
Queen & Kennedy (Brampton)
Yonge & Steeles
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Old Posted Aug 14, 2013, 7:18 PM
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If we're going to get into "smaller skyline clusters" like Jane and Finch... then I'm not sure what the point is of this conversation. Regardless, the conversation was started by someone nonsensically saying Toronto is the only city in the country with multiple skylines, which is absolutely not the case, even when only refering to cities proper.
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Old Posted Aug 14, 2013, 7:27 PM
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If we're going to get into "smaller skyline clusters" like Jane and Finch... then I'm not sure what the point is of this conversation. Regardless, the conversation was started by someone nonsensically saying Toronto is the only city in the country with multiple skylines, which is absolutely not the case, even when only refering to cities proper.

I agree. No point getting into small localized clusters otherwise we could go on forever.

The listing I made, was either for very tall towers or clusters that had a substantial amount of towers for bulks sake.

Insertnamehere, did catch Davisville a pretty large cluster, which I missed.

Bathurst, Finch to Steeles is also another big one, and it actually leaves the city limits and moves into Vaughan.

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Vaughan is actually going to have a skyline very soon, there are four towers under construction/ about to be under construction all of which exceed 300ft in height. Thornhill also has a skyline which is composed of many 16-20 storey condos all clustered around one another, with the newest addition being World On Yonge which exceeds 300ft in height.

Mississauga's skyline is huge and is ranked by Emporis as just in the top 100 skylines in the world, I believe it's #97. North York also has a very big skyline with dozens of 300 to 550ft buildings. Then Toronto has multiple skyline areas as well.

The point of all this was not to cause a fight and insult people in other cities, but rather to point out that Toronto (city limits only) is the hardest city to get a single skyline shot that properly reflects all the tall buildings. It can be done easier in Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver. Here's proof: By capturing a shot from the island, while getting a very impressive shot of TO, you will be missing dozens of tall buildings (500ft+), there will be no way NO MATTER where you stand to take the picture in which you will be able to get Eau Du Soleil (750ft), Aura (900ft), One Bloor (850ft), the financial district (multiple 700ft to 980ft towers), CN Tower (1815ft) and ICE towers (670-770ft), the new E Condo going up (600ft+) all in one shot. Again, going back to what I was trying to get across.... Toronto's buildings are spread out far enough that capturing all of them in a single skyline shot is impossible.

In Calgary, you can take one photo and you aren't missing any 500-600ft+ towers, same with Vancouver (not including Burnaby but I am talking only city limits here), and same with Montreal. That's my understanding anyway, perhaps I am wrong and please correct me if I am. I'd love to see some pics showing it.
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Thornhill City Centre - Yonge Street (World On Yonge Development)
I agree, although Thornhill City Centre is on Bathurst (Yonge near World on Yonge may also have its own mini-skyline):

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I have it listed as a Highrise cluster as "Promenade Mall", but with 15-20 towers, you could be right.
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Didn't know Mississauga was ranked within the 100 top skylines on Earth. Interesting tidbit there. Mississauga is constructing like crazy I wonder if it can move up a bit more. So many towers being built it has become something of a trial at turning a pure farmland suburb into a real urban city within a very short period of time. I wish those guys luck, they're gonna need it.

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I was mentioning the Thornhill City Centre when I stated that the Bathurst Finch-Steeles cluster actually crosses the Toronto Border into the Vaughan side of Thornhill, then.
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I'm not sure the exact number of skylines in metro Toronto... but in Metro Vancouver there is:

Vancouver: Downtown Peninsula, UBC, Broadway
Burnaby: Metrotown, Brentwood, Edmonds, Lougheed, Univercity
New Westminster: Downtown, Uptown
Surrey: Central City, Whalley
Coquitlam: Downtown
Port Moody: Downtown
Richmond: Downtown
North Vancouver: Lower Lonsdale
West Vancouver: ?Coast?


emerging skylines: Guildford, Marine, Upper Lonsdale, White Rock,... possibly others....

That's 17 independent skylines with 3 on their way up.
Some thoughts:

I would add Collingwood in Vancouver from some angles.
Univercity may be pushing it on the lower size end, but because it's on the mountain and surrounded by the other SFU buildings it's hard not to notice I agree.
I'm not sure I would distinguish between Central City and Whalley as it's basically the same.
Coquitlam Town Centre / Downtown is definitely a large new one.
I would call the Port Moody skyline around Newport Village / Sutter Brook possibly 'Inlet Centre' as it's not downtown.

As for emerging, I in Vancouver think We'll see Oakridge eventually become a modest cluster after the mall is redeveloped.
I think that eventually the whole Kingsway corridor ( Collingwood / Metrotown / Highgate Village / Edmonds - City in the Park ) will look like a string of mini skylines with big accents (Station Square, etc). We are already seeing towers in between the clusters (like King Edward Village) and more on the way.

With the Evergreen Line, it's possibly that the Lougheed skyline would be eventually extended up to Burquitlam station, or that a mini skyline would form in Burquitlam on the hill there.

To me Brentwood and Metrotown remain the most exciting, and have the potential to have the biggest wow factor, especially as they can be seen from Vancouver (Harbour Centre Lookout, etc)
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There is also the new Marine skyline emerging in South Van, 5 towers already u/c with 2 more being applied for and several others being re-zoned for.
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Future Vancouver, including: Telus Garden, Trump Vancouver

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I was bored the other day so I decided to try and make a render of what Vancouver's skyline might look like once the Trump Tower and the Telus Gardens were complete.

I used the models of the buildings from SSP

The Photo used is from Wikipedia

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Wow, nice future Vancouver render...

Not they only need like 2 tall towers (hopefully new tallests) to fill in thoses 2 gaps right in the middle of the render. It would fill up the skyline and make it the peak and middle of the skyline.
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Ottawa's skylines of today and tomorrow.

Tunney's Pasture and old Ottawa west; note that three 30ish storey condo towers will be built in the next 10 years and that Tunney's Pasture (Federal Office and Research complex) will be redeveloped within 30 years. Ignore the arrow.



Future Carling O-Train Station skyline; 4 buildings proposed are taller than Ottawa's current tallest.



Island of Hull; the City of Gatineau is encouraging more density in Hull, Gatineau's "Downtown" directly across form Downtown Ottawa.



Rideau-Market skyline;



And of course Downtown Ottawa; what we lack in height we make up in density;


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