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Old Posted Apr 3, 2017, 5:32 AM
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looking from one suburban skyline to another, by mcminsen:

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Fantastic angle of Metrotown

Having a couple corporate logos on top of a few towers adds a little more of a true city skyline feel in that image.
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Old Posted Apr 8, 2017, 5:35 AM
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Are regular suburbs (low density single-family, semi-detached and row housing) still a thing in the Vancouver area? The population to towers ration is way out of whack.
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The number of towers to population could become less impressive now that trends have shifted away from 30 storeys, 180 units to 50 storeys, 500 units.
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I don't know if Ottawa has a suburban skyline, but Ottawa has many clusters of highrise apartment blocks dotted around the suburbs. When you come in to the city from the west along the 417, which is situated on a bit of a ridge, you get a good view of it all.

Toronto and Ottawa are the commie block kings, but most of Ontario's midsized cities have clusters of apartment towers from the 60s and 70s in their inner suburban areas. Even my small hometown of Peterborough has at least two (1,2), even though the buildings there are 8-10 storeys, rather than 20-30.
It's not just Ontario. Montreal has a lot of them too, but they are low-rise or mid-rise instead of high-rise.

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I don't know if Ottawa has a suburban skyline, but Ottawa has many clusters of highrise apartment blocks dotted around the suburbs. When you come in to the city from the west along the 417, which is situated on a bit of a ridge, you get a good view of it all.

Toronto and Ottawa are the commie block kings, but most of Ontario's midsized cities have clusters of apartment towers from the 60s and 70s in their inner suburban areas. Even my small hometown of Peterborough has at least two (1,2), even though the buildings there are 8-10 storeys, rather than 20-30.
Even Kingston has a bunch.. around a dozen of them, in fact, generally around 10-ish stories each. And this is a city of only 125,000.
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Are regular suburbs (low density single-family, semi-detached and row housing) still a thing in the Vancouver area? The population to towers ration is way out of whack.
Most of Metro Vancouver's land is still single family detached, just that no new subdivisions (a la 905) have been built since the 90's.
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It is funny Mississauga is ranked #19 in high rises in North America in SSP database. Most of its high-rises are the 50s/60s/70s "commie blocks."

I wish Toronto never amalgamated, we would see North York, Scarborough, and Etobicoke dominate the rankings also.

North York would be ranked #7 or #8 ahead of Los Angeles or Houston. Scarborough would ranked #19 or #20, similar to Mississauga, ahead of Denver and Atlanta. Etobicoke would would not be far behind at #23 or #24 or so. However, Toronto itself would probably fall to #3, behind Chicago.
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No, the sensible thing would be to have Toronto listed in the database under the city of Metropolitan Toronto than the lower tier cities/boroughs. Where would East York fall in? They never had vision of grandeur and never incorporated as a city.
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Good shots of Hamilton's largest suburb.
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No, the sensible thing would be to have Toronto listed in the database under the city of Metropolitan Toronto than the lower tier cities/boroughs. Where would East York fall in? They never had vision of grandeur and never incorporated as a city.
Then Mississauga shouldn't be in database either since it is also a lower tier municipality. Same with Brampton, Oakville (also never incorporated as a city), Kitchener, Buffalo, Portland, Miami, Las Vegas, etc.
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North York from my balcony tonight:

Wow, impressive view! You'll be seeing the new residential rental tower rising from the Yonge Sheppard Mall, 40 floors! (The design isn't incredibly promising, but still something)
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More of Metrotown in Burnaby.





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Awesome pictures, just awesome.

The countless pocket skylines popping up everywhere throughout Metro-Van really add a nice urban texture to the area.
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Then Mississauga shouldn't be in database either since it is also a lower tier municipality. Same with Brampton, Oakville (also never incorporated as a city), Kitchener, Buffalo, Portland, Miami, Las Vegas, etc.
I knew this would come up. Things are never that straight forward to paint everything with the same brush. Peel Region came after the town of Mississauga was already formed. North York owes its existence to the creation of Metropolitan Toronto.
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