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Old Posted Jun 18, 2017, 1:43 PM
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Nice except for le Cantlie hotel in the foreground. I stayed there a few times, but not for its appearance. The misaligned balconies really bother me...looks kind of like an abacus except I can't shift the balconies where I want them to be.
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Old Posted Jun 18, 2017, 5:18 PM
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The balconies are odd but, I don't mind the details. Could be quite sharp painted white with black in the grooves.
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I like the Cantlie. Kind of an underrated brutalist piece.

It's main failure is its eastern blank wall. One day I'm sure we'll see the 5-storey bank building next to it make way for something taller, hiding that blank wall.
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I think they should just remove the balconies in general...then just renovate the building a bit....perhaps fix the rooftop and bottom area bit, and have someone make a mural over that blank wall.

Ovall, I like that building, it has some good design merit and massing, just needs to be a bit fixed up.
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Old Posted Jun 19, 2017, 2:16 AM
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Old Posted Jun 19, 2017, 10:27 AM
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Is the river always brown, it is it blue sometimes?
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Old Posted Jun 19, 2017, 12:05 PM
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I would expect always brown due to the surrounding pines. Most waters in northern Ontario are similarly brown.
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Old Posted Jun 19, 2017, 12:24 PM
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High water due to spring runoff, loads of sediment.
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I would expect always brown due to the surrounding pines. Most waters in northern Ontario are similarly brown.

That's not the case. First off Northern Ontario has very few long rivers only only short connecting ones between lakes. Second the terrain is predominantly. Second almost 90% for northern Ontario is covered by the Canadian Shield shown in red. It doesn't have the soil content to have muddy rivers like the Red. You will find many dark or actual red rivers though due to high iron content but the water is still clear. One of the only long rivers in Northen Ontario The Albany is blue and clear.

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High water due to spring runoff, loads of sediment.
Bingo. It becomes somewhat clear come mid summer.Exceptionally clean water though from a quality of standpoint.
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What is this map showing?
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I don't know but, it has me excited. My minecraft village is a little too monochromatic. Imagine what I could do with all that tinted hardened clay
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Soil composition, I guess?
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I said in my post. Anyway lets get back to skylines and away from river colours and soil compositions.
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Interesting map, needs a legend.
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The balconies are odd but, I don't mind the details. Could be quite sharp painted white with black in the grooves.
Very true, we have a brutalist building in Victoria that has always been the ire of locals but after a paintjob the complaints ceased as it looked 100X better. The Cantlie looks awesome too-rooftop swimming in the summer and then rooftop skating in the winter
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Nice. I wonder if the soil composition on the left bank (predominantly coniferous) seems to differ from the other shore (mostly deciduous).
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