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Old Posted Jul 13, 2012, 5:13 PM
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Canadian skylines of the past

Old Montreal and downtown in 1963. Virtually everything in this picture is still intact.


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Where was this one taken? Only place I can think of that it looks like is Glenmore by Chinook Centre, but that expressway is built differently.

EDIT: Wait I think I figured it out. Is it the West end of DT coming down from Bow Trail? If so, holy shit!
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Where was this one taken? Only place I can think of that it looks like is Glenmore by Chinook Centre, but that expressway is built differently.

EDIT: Wait I think I figured it out. Is it the West end of DT coming down from Bow Trail? If so, holy shit!
Yea looks like Bow trail looking east.
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Neat. Most of these buildings are still there. That is stephen ave.


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Awesome thread idea!

And Calgary is the most impressive skyline in terms of change. Definition of a boom town.

Amazing to think before the oil boom...how much Alberta has changed.
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This aerial photo of Halifax looks to have been takes sometime between the late fifties and early sixties:


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Hamilton: I picked these out of the "Old Pics of Hamilton" thread here: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=151765 I guess they don't really count as skyline shots per se but Hamilton doesn't really have a traditional skyline like most other cities.

















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Hamilton: I picked these out of the "Old Pics of Hamilton" thread here: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=151765 I guess they don't really count as skyline shots per se but Hamilton doesn't really have a traditional skyline like most other cities.


I'm guessing that Cummer ice and coal changed it's name since?
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A drawing of London, Ontario from around 1840. This looks towards the courthouse from the west bank of the Thames River, just upstream from the fork:



Think Toronto looked like a third world city in the 1800s? Welcome to downtown London, ca. 1880. I believe this is an early version of the Covent Garden market, with Dundas street in the background. All these buildings have likely since been demolished:



Fast-forward to the 1990s. Here's a shot of One London Place under construction in 1991:



And a shot of the downtown in 1996. The black building to the right is the old CN building, which doubled as the city's train station:



And that was imploded in early 2001, making London perhaps one of the few cities in this thread to actually create a larger gap in its skyline. Strange to think this was only a few months before 9/11.

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Toronto skyline:
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1968:


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One other cool image from that article:

1973:


Let's see who's the first one to see what's wrong with it.
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One other cool image from that article:

1973:


Let's see who's the first one to see what's wrong with it.
It's a reversed image? In the picture Commerce Court is on th left of FCP......right?
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It's a reversed image? In the picture Commerce Court is on th left of FCP......right?
Sorry for the late reply, but bingo! It's mirrored for whatever reason.
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well, that's mighty impressive!
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1930 Regina photo with Trans Canada Airlines aircraft

@Chadillaccc in this post:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...1&postcount=22

I believe the aircraft is a Canadair North Star - 1946 entry in service - so the photo can't be from 1930. Nice photo BTW.

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