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Bay Street looking north. Note that the building on the right of the frame has been replaced by the Bay-Adelaide Centre, and Trump is currently rising in the gap in the immediate foreground.


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Looking south on Yonge Street's famous low-rise streetwall.


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I would say Calgary takes the cake, we have one on pretty much every street downtown, especially 5th and 6th.
Not sure about that...

Many cities have very solid canyons, but Montreal & Toronto will certainly dominate this thread.
(haven't been to Vancouver/Calgary, so show some more pics if I'm wrong!)
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Not sure about that...

Many cities have very solid canyons, but Montreal & Toronto will certainly dominate this thread.
(haven't been to Vancouver/Calgary, so show some more pics if I'm wrong!)
I thought the pics of downtown Calgary on pg 2 did a pretty good job illustrating the point - long and tall corporate canyons.

Ste. Catherine might be my favourite canyon in the country. very cool. I also like the older tight canyons of Old Montreal.
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Old Posted Mar 12, 2010, 8:29 PM
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love that 2 building winnipeg canyon....

calgary has great canyons not only because of the number and height of the buildings but also because of the layout of downtown....its a small number of long very straight streets running parallel to each other...it makes for great vistas.
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Okay, I'm an no expert on 'canyons', but here's a few examples of what I think constitutes urban canyon in Vancouver (ALL TAKEN BY ME!) after looking through my vaults:

Perhaps Georgia Street is the best example I have:
Looking west up Georgia:


Twilight shot:


Fog shot, looking east:


Hastings Street, looking east:


Granville Street, though I'm not sure if this would count:


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One-sided apartment tower canyon...?
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The definition of canyon is really being stretched
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The definition of canyon is really being stretched
You can say that again. Except for a portion of Bay Street, Toronto really does not have huge sections of canyons. Our high-rises are so spread out throughout the downtown core, that you just don't get that samy canyon effect, that you do in other cities.
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WTF?

Here is the list of all the canyon streets in Toronto... btw, Bay street is a canyon all the way from Cumberland to the lake or about 1 and a half miles..

Wellington
Queens Quay
Yonge street
College Carlton at yonge to church
King Street
University ave
Bloor street in Yorkville
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You can say that again. Except for a portion of Bay Street, Toronto really does not have huge sections of canyons. Our high-rises are so spread out throughout the downtown core, that you just don't get that samy canyon effect, that you do in other cities.
King
Yonge
Bloor
Richmond
Adelaide
Wellington
Victoria
York
University

...all have pretty major canyons.
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Vancouver isn't really a canyon city. The CBD is so compact, and we all know about the point tower form. You need long streets which are lined with closely-spaced, tall, fat buildings with uniformly-small setbacks. Which is pretty well the exact opposite of the direction Vancouver has gone.

The only streets that come to mind that would most closely resemble canyons would be Cordova west and parts of Alberni. These streets are not very wide and the buildings' placement, height and spacing emulate a canyon, even though it isn't. It has that presence when walking those streets.
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The definition of canyon is really being stretched
well, let's have a definition of canyon then. I was just going by what I'd seen posted earlier.
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