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Old Posted Apr 21, 2017, 7:13 PM
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I was going to say these two as well.

[IMG]DSC07227.JPG by edanastas, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Toronto Dominion Centre by Gustavo Thomas, on Flickr[/IMG]
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I have to say I really don't feel that Toronto ressembles Montreal at all. I feel completely in a different city when I'm in Toronto. I don't think there is one single intersection where you could drop me in Toronto and I would not know instantly that i'm not in Montreal anymore. It's a good thing by the way. For me, Ottawa looks a lot more like Toronto, albeit in a much much smaller scale.
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I certainly find Toronto-Vancouver comparisons more apt. Montreal felt like a very different beast, while those two feel very similar.
I don't find Toronto and Vancouver that similar either.
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I have to say I really don't feel that Toronto ressembles Montreal at all. I feel completely in a different city when I'm in Toronto. I don't think there is one single intersection where you could drop me in Toronto and I would not know instantly that i'm not in Montreal anymore. It's a good thing by the way. For me, Ottawa looks a lot more like Toronto, albeit in a much much smaller scale.
I feel the same as you too. I go to Toronto quite often, as I really love that place, and one of the reasons is that it feels foreign (in its urban form and scale, the vigour of its new developments, in its cultural life, in the way people have to interact on the street or to invest the public space...) I think both cities are their own thing, 100%. And I am positive about it. In a way, it's a matter of bay and gable versus greystone rowhouse.

If I were obliged to find similarities, or equivalents, then maybe parts of The Annex can feel like Outremont (because of the trees, the scale and the presence of red-brown brick semi-detached houses), or that East York, Christie Pits (strange name) or Dovercourt Park can look a little like post-war Ahuntsic (the part west of Saint-Laurent, at least), but the vernacular and street layout is different enough in any case to make you feel you are not home anymore.

We coud say that King St. is Toronto's boul. René-Lévesque.
Some already made a parallel between Sainte-Catherine and Yonge. I think it works too.
High Park could be parc Angrignon. Or parc Maisonneuve.
And Toronto Island Park would be parc Jean-Drapeau (though, you know, the scale... haha).
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Old Posted Apr 21, 2017, 7:52 PM
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Maybe I should better explain what I meant. One thing that became obvious to me quickly when I first arrived in Canada, was that we have a disproportionately high number of brutalist buildings and very spacious streets, avenues and open spaces between buildings, especially compared to most European cities. Toronto and Montreal both share this vernacular to varying degrees in different neighbourhoods.

Both Toronto and Montreal are oversized Hamiltons and Ottawas in many ways, architecturally speaking. Increasingly this is changing as there's more Vancouver-style shiny polished condos and Toronto style shiny polished glass office towers thrown into the mix.

I'm sure Montreal had a great influence on Toronto as well being the older city and original metropolis, before the 70's, but I'm not old enough to know what that was.

US cities tend to have tons of turn of the century architecture and 80's architecture, that whole 60's/70's brutalist stuff doesn't exist to the same extent (I'm assuming it's due to Canadian cities essentially booming and coming of age during that time).

Being the two largest examples of the Canadian vernacular, that's why I felt a sense of familiarity in downtown Montreal that I also felt in downtown Toronto. This is changing rapidly, however as Toronto's recent boom is rapidly changing the architectural mix in the city and Montreal is also polishing up its urban environment. The two cities are indeed very unique with very different personalities, but as someone who was once an outsider, I can see how they are definitely siblings.
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I was going to say these two as well.

[IMG]DSC07227.JPG by edanastas, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Toronto Dominion Centre by Gustavo Thomas, on Flickr[/IMG]
Both designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_Mies_van_der_Rohe
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I have to say I really don't feel that Toronto ressembles Montreal at all. I feel completely in a different city when I'm in Toronto. I don't think there is one single intersection where you could drop me in Toronto and I would not know instantly that i'm not in Montreal anymore. It's a good thing by the way. For me, Ottawa looks a lot more like Toronto, albeit in a much much smaller scale.
Since Toronto and Montreal ARE different cities, it's not a surprising reaction.
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South Etobicoke is kind of like suburban Montreal: especially around the Royal York/Mimico/New Toronto areas--quite a number of walk up apartment buildings, old industrial buildings and retail strips/churches etc.

Also check out parts of Forest Hill, Vaughan Road, Bathurst, St Clair and Eglinton.

I kind of wish Toronto was located where Laval is, spreading north to St Jerome and west to the Ottawa River.
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