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Old Posted Nov 29, 2011, 1:01 AM
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NEVER, Port Arthur will always be the Downtown for me...
But it is up in relation to the other core. Besides, uptown sounds more swanky, and I was there last night, Sunday night, and south Cumberland was lined with decent looking cars (new models, and even a Cadillac!) and lots of people were walking around the area without begging for change or smokes.

Certainly, you can't refer to that as "downtown".
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This thread has been inactive for almost a month, so I thought I'd give it a bump. Here's a shot of the Halifax skyline, from Destination Halifax:


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Old Posted Dec 28, 2011, 3:01 PM
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I've lived in New Brunswick for 21 years (i'm 21 lol) and I've been to London England, Paris France and Barcelona Spain as well as Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and all the cities in the Maritimes BUT Halifax! I will get there as God is my witness! Hahaha
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I've lived in New Brunswick for 21 years (i'm 21 lol) and I've been to London England, Paris France and Barcelona Spain as well as Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and all the cities in the Maritimes BUT Halifax! I will get there as God is my witness! Hahaha
Your from NB and have never been to halifax?! My god man!
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Old Posted Dec 30, 2011, 12:52 AM
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Here's some great pics of the Regina skyline thanks to Spongebob from the Manitoba/Saskatchewan section.
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and here's one from the Leader Post. Link to the article.
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Old Posted Dec 30, 2011, 1:44 AM
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Great 'gina picks
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Old Posted Dec 30, 2011, 2:07 AM
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Your from NB and have never been to halifax?! My god man!
I know! I have been to the airport though lol.
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Old Posted Dec 30, 2011, 3:05 AM
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I've lived in New Brunswick for 21 years (i'm 21 lol) and I've been to London England, Paris France and Barcelona Spain as well as Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and all the cities in the Maritimes BUT Halifax! I will get there as God is my witness! Hahaha
You should definitely plan a day trip to Halifax

Downtown Halifax (including Dartmouth's side of the harbour) is going through some exciting changes as of late. The shipbuilding contract will push even more proposals into development. Some of Halifax's larger towers are getting renovated as well.

Visit soon, if you want to see the downtown in its older state. In as little as a few years, the area will look very different.
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Old Posted Dec 30, 2011, 4:18 AM
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great work.. nice to see yellowknife with a decent skyline. Surrey has to have one of the worst skylines considering its population.
That angle of Surrey definitely doesn't show the density. A better angle for a photo would be from the intersection of Lougheed and Blue Mountain. I hope to get a photo uploaded soon
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The two big Sask cities punch way above their weight skylinewise.
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Old Posted Dec 30, 2011, 10:57 PM
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saskatoons downtown really is big. really big for its size. like a mini calgary.
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Old Posted Dec 31, 2011, 12:09 AM
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For its size, Regina's skyline is impressive.
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Old Posted Dec 31, 2011, 3:53 PM
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I love the downtown our city has and i cant wait till we see some new buildings crack the skyline.

@ whiteford, just refering to ur post, all those pics above are from regina's downtown if you thought they were from stoon
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Old Posted Dec 31, 2011, 5:23 PM
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What's the retail situation in downtown Regina? Is there a good mix of shops and restaurants and clubs? I can see there is a good amount of office space, but I'm not sure about how busy it is in the day and at night.
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What's the retail situation in downtown Regina? Is there a good mix of shops and restaurants and clubs? I can see there is a good amount of office space, but I'm not sure about how busy it is in the day and at night.
Early birds might get the choice, but the dawdlers find the deals (L-P Dec. 24, 2011)

Christmas shoppers go about their business at the Cornwall Centre on Friday. [Dec. 23, 2011]
Photograph by: Bryan Schlosser, Leader-Post

Shoppers open wallets (L-P Dec. 22, 2011)

A good day for shoppers (L-P Dec. 27, 2011)

Retail in Regina in general seems to be pretty busy. Street life downtown still tends to be busy during the day, understandably quieter at night, but esp. during winter time, the Cornwall Centre shopping mall is easily more busy! Nightlife downtown will be concentrated in certain spots, esp. by the bar/pub O'Hanlon's (Victoria Ave. and Scarth St.), further north at the Globe Theatre (Scarth St. and 11th Ave.) and Casino Regina on Saskatchewan Dr., and even more north by the club/bar strip along Dewdney Ave., tending to be more busy closer to the end of the week/weekends!

As for shops/restaurants, there's a variety of retail and services (other than the mall) of hair, spas, fashions, books, travel, health/legal professional, Gov. Canada services, etc., and a healthy mix of ethnic (Chinese, Japanese/sushi, Korean Vietnamese, Ethiopian) and contemporary and fine dining restaurants and coffee shops (no Starbucks downtown though! -- We're probably the only one-(true) Starbucks city around!). I think it would make a nice addition if we could get a Cactus Club or Milestones or other contemporary name restaurant somewhere downtown. There's also a plethora of hotels -- along with their restaurants/boutiques -- with a new one (Capital Pointe Condos/Hilton Hotel) intended to be built and running before the Grey Cup arrives for 2013!

Our newly (almost) completed City Square Plaza (located on the north side of Victoria Park, downtown) should help re-invigorate summertime, weekend events, like the already popular Regina Folk Fest and Farmers' Market, and create interest for other special events to take place there!

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Here's Victoria from the US, ~35 km away.


Victoria-IMG_8826_1 by whparker41, on Flickr
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Some Halifax pictures from Citadel Hill :









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This picture is very similar to one that I took in 2004:



A dozen or so new buildings have gone up in this small area during the past few years, including 5 highrises.
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Old Posted Jan 2, 2012, 3:39 AM
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Cool comparison someone, looks a lot different now
and hopefully it will only get better if everything is approved .
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Old Posted Jan 5, 2012, 5:15 AM
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If Hamilton counts, then it definitely owns any other skyline in Canada with 500K or less. If not than Regina is the clear winner imo.

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