HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #901  
Old Posted Jun 13, 2017, 9:50 PM
isaidso isaidso is online now
The New Republic
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: United Provinces of America
Posts: 7,681
Quote:
Originally Posted by caltrane74 View Post
I agree.

The city seems to be putting off widening sidewalks on Yonge forever.

I guess they are gauging the redevelopment down at Queens Quay, before greenlighting a similar overhaul on Yonge.
With all the re-development occurring on Yonge it's probably wise to put off any major investment in the public realm till most of it is done. The sidewalks will surely get widened but I'd be surprised if the big overhaul happens before 2025.

I'd like to see the road and sidewalks paved in a similar material with no elevation variation between the 2. Auto lanes should be reduced to 1 lane in each direction and bollards installed that can disappear into the pavement. This way the whole downtown stretch could be pedestrian only on weekends. It would allow for the continued use by events like the Gay Pride parade.

That centre median between Gerrard and College has to go too.
__________________
World's First Documented Baseball Game: Beachville, Ontario, June 4th, 1838.
World's First Documented Gridiron Game: University College, Toronto, November 9th, 1861.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats since 1869 & Toronto Argonauts since 1873: North America's 2 oldest pro football teams
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #902  
Old Posted Jun 13, 2017, 10:22 PM
WhipperSnapper's Avatar
WhipperSnapper WhipperSnapper is online now
I am the law!
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Toronto+
Posts: 15,105
Quote:
Originally Posted by KnoxfordGuy View Post
You mean if Toronto was still named York? What difference would that make lol
York vs New York
__________________
55 built and 27 under construction for a total of 82 towers over 150 metres.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #903  
Old Posted Jun 13, 2017, 10:46 PM
WhipperSnapper's Avatar
WhipperSnapper WhipperSnapper is online now
I am the law!
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Toronto+
Posts: 15,105
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssiguy View Post
Yonge really is the most pedestrian in-friendly major urban street in the country. It is a roadway that begrudgingly allows pedestrians. The sidewalks are incredibly thin to the point of being dangerous and there isn't one place between Union and Dupont where you can actually have a coffee or dinner on a patio.
Another inane melodramatic post from you. The sidewalk can be overcrowded at peak periods but, that hardly makes the double width sidewalks incredibly thin an dangerous or Yonge a roadway that begrudgingly allows pedestrians. This country is full of urban one way avenues that act as high speed commuter highways. It's also ridiculous to conclude you can't sit on a patio between Union and Dupont and watch the crowds of people on Yonge just because there aren't any patios allowed directly on the boulevard.
__________________
55 built and 27 under construction for a total of 82 towers over 150 metres.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #904  
Old Posted Jun 14, 2017, 3:54 AM
caltrane74's Avatar
caltrane74 caltrane74 is offline
gettin' rich!
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Toronto
Posts: 33,314
Quote:
Originally Posted by WhipperSnapper View Post
York vs New York
Ok, I get it now.
__________________
Learn Here about the 200 Skyscrapers U/C in Toronto The Toronto Skyscraper Blog
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #905  
Old Posted Jun 14, 2017, 5:30 PM
Brizzy82 Brizzy82 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 436
Winnipeg mini canyon


source
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #906  
Old Posted Jun 14, 2017, 5:37 PM
Acajack's Avatar
Acajack Acajack is online now
I used to be THAT guy
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vieux Canada
Posts: 28,271
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brizzy82 View Post
Winnipeg mini canyon


source
Was that a "Bal en Blanc" event?
__________________
Nowhere else but here.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #907  
Old Posted Jun 14, 2017, 5:41 PM
Brizzy82 Brizzy82 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 436
Probably similar. It's called Nuit Blanche in Winnipeg.


edit: my bad that was Table For 1200 not Nuit Blanche.

Last edited by Brizzy82; Jun 14, 2017 at 7:34 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #908  
Old Posted Jun 14, 2017, 6:01 PM
begratto's Avatar
begratto begratto is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Verdun > Montréal > Québec > Canada
Posts: 643
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brizzy82 View Post
Probably similar. It's called Nuit Blanche in Winnipeg.
Nuit Blanche (which means "white night"), during the day?
__________________
Venit ad oppidum!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #909  
Old Posted Jun 14, 2017, 6:06 PM
Acajack's Avatar
Acajack Acajack is online now
I used to be THAT guy
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vieux Canada
Posts: 28,271
Quote:
Originally Posted by begratto View Post
Nuit Blanche (which means "white night"), during the day?
Couldn't resist...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hp-jGDJ5fUE
__________________
Nowhere else but here.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #910  
Old Posted Jun 14, 2017, 7:27 PM
softee's Avatar
softee softee is online now
Aimless Wanderer
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Downtown Toronto
Posts: 2,818
Quote:
Originally Posted by WhipperSnapper View Post
Another inane melodramatic post from you. The sidewalk can be overcrowded at peak periods but, that hardly makes the double width sidewalks incredibly thin an dangerous or Yonge a roadway that begrudgingly allows pedestrians. This country is full of urban one way avenues that act as high speed commuter highways. It's also ridiculous to conclude you can't sit on a patio between Union and Dupont and watch the crowds of people on Yonge just because there aren't any patios allowed directly on the boulevard.
He said pretty much the exact same thing a few months ago and I linked to about a dozen google streetview scenes along downtown Yonge street that showed patios with people eating and drinking literally just a few feet off to the side of the sidewalk -- plenty of places to sit and watch the crowds go by.

I guess looking at my links would have imploded his internally hard wired beliefs regarding Yonge Street, so he ignored them.
__________________
Public transit is the lifeblood of every healthy city.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #911  
Old Posted Jun 14, 2017, 7:35 PM
Brizzy82 Brizzy82 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 436
Quote:
Originally Posted by Acajack View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by begratto View Post
Nuit Blanche (which means "white night"), during the day?
My mistake, its from Table For 1200 not Nuit Blanche.

http://www.tablefor1200more.ca/
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #912  
Old Posted Jun 14, 2017, 7:51 PM
RoshanMcG RoshanMcG is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Halifax
Posts: 153
-

Last edited by RoshanMcG; Jun 29, 2017 at 2:46 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #913  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2017, 2:47 AM
RoshanMcG RoshanMcG is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Halifax
Posts: 153
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #914  
Old Posted Jul 13, 2017, 2:53 AM
Martin Mtl's Avatar
Martin Mtl Martin Mtl is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 5,806
__________________
My pics on Instagram
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #915  
Old Posted Jul 13, 2017, 3:34 AM
MTLskyline's Avatar
MTLskyline MTLskyline is offline
The good old days are now
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Montreal
Posts: 3,914
Good canyon west of Jeanne-Mance, but I would like to see more consistent density between the AC Hotel and the CHUM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #916  
Old Posted Jul 13, 2017, 1:37 PM
TorontoDrew's Avatar
TorontoDrew TorontoDrew is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Riverside/Sunshine Coast
Posts: 3,831
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brizzy82 View Post
My mistake, its from Table For 1200 not Nuit Blanche.

http://www.tablefor1200more.ca/


Isn't it called Diner en Blanc?

[IMG]Diner en Blanc (Toronto) by Jeff L, on Flickr[/IMG]



And a canyon.
[IMG]King and Yonge by Brock Cruess, on Flickr[/IMG]
__________________
I'm insidious! LOL

Last edited by TorontoDrew; Jul 13, 2017 at 1:49 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #917  
Old Posted Jul 13, 2017, 1:58 PM
FFX-ME FFX-ME is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 871
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoshanMcG View Post
Wow, Halifax looks massive in this shot. Had to look it up to make sure I was seeing right!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #918  
Old Posted Jul 14, 2017, 3:16 PM
Rico Rommheim's Avatar
Rico Rommheim Rico Rommheim is offline
Look at me!
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: City of Bagels
Posts: 11,880
Amazing Montreal, Toronto and especially Halifax (!) canyons up here.

Also, the AC Marriott is surprisingly nice. Now, Rene-Levesque needs a lot more love on its eastern side.
__________________
Alarm Force is listed on the TSX
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #919  
Old Posted Jul 14, 2017, 3:22 PM
kwoldtimer kwoldtimer is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: La vraie capitale
Posts: 12,796
edit

Last edited by kwoldtimer; Jul 14, 2017 at 9:29 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #920  
Old Posted Jul 15, 2017, 8:27 PM
11a2b3 11a2b3 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 127
Ottawa by Patrick Imbeau, on Flickr
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 8:13 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.