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Old Posted Sep 8, 2019, 8:27 AM
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Vancouver looks like it could be a metro 3 or 4x its actual size.
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Brentwood east of Willingdon

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Is Quebec City a suburb of Montreal now?
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Maybe the cruise ship is the suburb of QC?
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Old Posted Oct 19, 2019, 12:24 AM
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Is Quebec City a suburb of Montreal now?
I was so close not once but twice to ask which suburb that was lol.
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Burnaby skyline looking massive wow, it is crazy to think it is a suburb! Any only getting bigger. I love the scale of our suburban skylines
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Burnaby skyline looking massive wow, it is crazy to think it is a suburb! Any only getting bigger. I love the scale of our suburban skylines
And that is only 1 of 3? Burnaby skylines?
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there are four, Metrotown, Edmonds, Brentwood and Lougheed which is getting a boost from the Burquitlam/West Coquitlam developments going up. Lougheed is adding 23 towers at the mall, plus Lougheed Village is going to be adding 3 new towers to its site, I think its 46 storeys for the tallest there, it will be west of the mall in the middle of the current cluster.


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found a stock photo of brentwood


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This one is a little older of BRentwood

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this one must be the view from the Lougheed mall area towards Brentwood


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Kanata, Ontario. Skyline of apartment buildings built over the last 10 years along the highway and a 20-some year old hotel in the distance, on the left. The low-rise high-tech business park skylines (Kanata North and Palladium Drive) are not seen in this image.

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i honestly had no idea New Westminster had such a lovely city skyline.. It kinda reminds me of Halifax in that last shot. Looks like its a lovely city.
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That's funny, when I looked at that pic I thought it was Halifax for a second too. New West is awesome. I lived there for about a year and a half, 8 years ago. I can't believe how much it has changed since I left. It is easily the most "urban" of all suburbs in the country, likely all of North America.
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It is easily the most "urban" of all suburbs in the country, likely all of North America.

New West is as much a "suburb" as Jersey City or Hoboken or Oakland, if we want to get into that game.
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New West is as much a "suburb" as Jersey City or Hoboken or Oakland, if we want to get into that game.
Vancouver's urban plan isn't that common in Canada (probably just because we have few large coastal cities) but it is around North America. It's normal for metro areas built around large bodies of water to have some kind of suburb or satellite city similar to New West. New West exists because the Fraser River and Burrard Inlet are disconnected.

I've always been surprised that Montreal doesn't have this, in St-Lambert which was the connection point for the Victoria bridge going back over 150 years. I wouldn't expect Toronto to, and it doesn't really; it just has some old towns and villages that were absorbed. Calgary has an extremely centralized city plan.

I like New West and it is doing pretty well but it clearly suffers as an also-ran in metro Vancouver. It is mostly a suburban bedroom community built around the SkyTrain station that instead of a mall has a main street along Columbia. The retail there tends to be local stuff rather than regional in nature. It doesn't really have street level activity to match the skyline.

The most similar place to New West I have been to in Canada is Dartmouth. They both have a very similar feel; they are both formerly semi-independent industrial towns that transitioned into suburbs.
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New West is as much a "suburb" as Jersey City or Hoboken or Oakland, if we want to get into that game.
Why does it need to be "a game"?
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