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Old Posted Apr 24, 2017, 6:51 PM
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More of Metrotown in Burnaby.



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I think Metrotown has eclipsed North York City Centre, for the best suburban skyline in Canada.
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Old Posted Apr 25, 2017, 11:18 PM
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This is basically the Burnaby and North Vancouver thread
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I think Metrotown has eclipsed North York City Centre, for the best suburban skyline in Canada.
What about Mississauga? It has some distinctive architecture. Metrotown is a good skyline, though.
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Old Posted Apr 26, 2017, 1:33 PM
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i prefer Mississauga's skyline myself… but Metrotown Burnaby's skyline is also very impressive.
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Metrotown benefits big time from its near perfect setting.

By that I don't mean the mountains or scenery around it, but the fact that it is perched along a narrow ridge rising 150 meters above the surrounding area.
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What about Mississauga? It has some distinctive architecture. Metrotown is a good skyline, though.
Distinctive. Kind way of putting it. No, Mississauga is even more spread out than Metrotown
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From the same scale:



Mississauga is basically exurbia with condo towers.

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Old Posted Apr 26, 2017, 8:00 PM
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North York Centre is more linear but denser than the two.
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In terms of density? North York is the clear winner. In terms of skyline and aesthetics? I'm not so sure. They're all still kind of ugly in their own ways. Some more than others.
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I don't like the linear look of North York Centre but, it has the number of towers and the tower density to be the front runner in my books. I probably would choose it over Yonge and Eglinton too. The future is in Yonge & Eglinton. Yeah, I guess I'm stretching the definition of suburban.
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This is basically the Burnaby and North Vancouver thread
Haha lol You should see the Great Canadian Skyline Thread!
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Old Posted May 14, 2017, 7:29 PM
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Metrotown, Burnaby



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Old Posted May 14, 2017, 8:09 PM
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Metrotown, Burnaby as seen from Brentwood Station.



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People criticize Metrotown's suburban street grid, large blocks, and the enormous mall cutting off the pedestrian experience, but the aerial comparison to Mississauga is really eye-opening. Metrotown clearly has a much more urban layout with more mid-level density, yet it has much more green space at the same time. Central Park and Deer Lake are massive, beautiful trail systems that can almost feel like provincial parks once you're a few hundred yards into them.

Obviously Metrotown has a lot of room for improvement (in terms of nightlife and street culture especially IMO), but I think Lower Mainlanders sell it short a little bit. It's a nice place already and will feel like a serious urban destination once Station Square, Beresford Street, the Sears redevelopment, and the skytrain renovations are all complete.
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Ugh, don't compare it to Missasauga's, it's 10 x better and more urban in feel in my opinion.
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With the whole thing with Metrotown comparative to Mississauga, here's are skyline pics (by me) of Mississauga that actually makes the skyline look good. These pics don't include the two tallest towers in the city, but will include the new tallest towers in the city in a few years. IMO, Mississauga is....kind of getting better at urbanism, though I can't say either suburb is more urban by any regard:
[IMG]Stamouse by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]John by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
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having experienced both, i think Metrotown and Mississauga have a lot in common actually so it makes complete sense to compare the two. That said, these last two images of Mississauga are just awful imo and do not do the skyline justice whatsoever .. it only captures one small portion. The best view of the skyline would be on hurontraio/10 just where it meets with the 403 looking south. Once the LRT and rogers Mcity development and edge towers are in place i'd give the edge to Mississauga, but then again i'm not as informed on the future developments happening in Burnaby. I think it'll be really interesting to see what changes will happen in the next 10 yrs in both cities. i see both making efforts to improve it's urban grid which is a start.
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