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I'm surprised to see you describe 220,000 as a huge population. I'd say Kitchener is in the process of graduating from small city to medium-sized city.
Well , the metro being about half a million makes K-W's skyline...how to say this politely?....weak.

It should just punch a lot higher , that's all.
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I wonder if the Guelph CMA will ever be absorbed into the KWC CMA.

If that area were in the states, the two would qualify as a metropolitan statistical area, or a combined statistical area... which would make it about 650 000 people.
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I'm surprised to see you describe 220,000 as a huge population. I'd say Kitchener is in the process of graduating from small city to medium-sized city.
Wait. Waterloo has a skyline?

Yes for a region of 660,000 people Kitchener, Waterloo and Guelph have a feeble skyline.
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Wait. Waterloo has a skyline?

Yes for a region of 660,000 people Kitchener, Waterloo and Guelph have a feeble skyline.
Correction - feeble skylines. Add Cambridge and those are four separate skylines.
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Guelph has a skyline? There is a rather impressive church downtown, a scattering of nondescript medium rises....if there is a skyline, it must be a flatline. Yellowknife beats it handily. Haven't discerned a Cambridge skyline...post a photo please.
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The point was that it doesn't make sense (imo) to look at the Kitchener skyline and make a facile comment about the skyline one would expect for a city of more than a half million people, because we're looking at one of three separate cities (K-C-W) each with their own urban core. Comparisons with cities of comparable size, such as Saskatoon and Windsor, would not favour Kitchener either, since as all agree the Kitchener skyline is quite modest. Even then, however, neither Saskatoon nor Windsor are part of a conurbation, so perhaps this accounts for the differences. In any event, it is what it is so no point in belabouring it.
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Guelph has a skyline? There is a rather impressive church downtown, a scattering of nondescript medium rises....if there is a skyline, it must be a flatline. Yellowknife beats it handily. Haven't discerned a Cambridge skyline...post a photo please.
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thanks for the churchline. I did see this view before. actually quite quaint.
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I'd love to see Yellowknife get another large tower. Perhaps between Centre Square and Polar Park Apartments to fill in that gap a bit. It's nice to see them building another large (by cities of 20 000 standards) office building though!
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Looking at google maps there seem to be a few apartment buildings scattered about. No real skyline though.
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Are you referring to Yellowknife?
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Part of Regina's skyline behind the temp endzone seating at the end of the game yesterday:



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I'd love to see Yellowknife get another large tower. Perhaps between Centre Square and Polar Park Apartments to fill in that gap a bit. It's nice to see them building another large (by cities of 20 000 standards) office building though!
I've heard from people who've lived in yellowknife that there is a severe housing situation up there. Sounds like investing in an apartment tower would be a sure winner. With all the money being made up there, it is perplexing to see the town stagnating the way it is.
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Here's an aerial showing about half of Kitchener's core


Downtown kitchener by TasteOfPhD, on Flickr
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Downtown Kitchener looks like the parts of central Winnipeg that aren't downtown, but have high rises. But the high rises aren't as tall.

It's certainly doing much better than Thunder Bay.
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Are you referring to Yellowknife?
No, Guelph.
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Oh okay. Yeah, not much there.


Btw guys, great skylines of Regina and Kitchener!
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Here's an aerial showing about half of Kitchener's core


Downtown kitchener by TasteOfPhD, on Flickr
That's a very good photo! Funny to think that much of the anticipated future development will take place around King and Victoria Sts and the regional multi-modal transit hub which is a block or so past the bottom left corner of this photo and is not part of what was traditionally considered "Downtown". The Tannery development and more recently the Breithaupt Block project are changing things big time down that way.
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Re Kitchener (before it fades back into its usual obscurity),this is the one and only spot Downtown that I know of that gives an illusion of urban density. I love the refurbished ramp on the parking garage! The hydro wires are temporary pending utilities work for the LRT project.

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