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Old Posted Mar 11, 2010, 2:58 AM
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Canadian Urban Canyons

I saw the "New york discussion" in the Tallest U/C thread and wondered if there were a thread exclusively about our skyscraper canyons. I couldn't find one (maybe it's very old), so here it is.
We can include skyscraper walls (like Sherbrooke in front of McGill U, Queen in front of Nathan Philips Sq, etc.)


I think Canada has very impressive walls/canyons considering the size of our cities.


Let's start with this one:

Albert Street, Ottawa, March 5, 2010
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Re-posted from the Top 10 U/C thread:


By: tomms on UT (January 7, 2010)

This is looking west on Adelaide in Toronto. The streetwall will really solidify once Trump (282m), Shangri-La (214m), 100 John Street (135m), Bay-Adelaide East (196m), and Richmond-Adelaide III (183m) are built.

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Holy crap.

I guess what Ottawa lacks in height, it more than makes up for with volume and density.
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Holy crap.

I guess what Ottawa lacks in height, it more than makes up for with volume and density.
It's a strange thing - if you consider the total office inventory, Ottawa still has one of the highest in the country, only trailing Toronto and Montreal if I recall correctly. You would never guess from the skyline though.
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Old Posted Mar 11, 2010, 5:22 AM
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Halifax has a real canyon if that counts ... mind you its a rail cut.

Other than that we have no real impressive ones though Bedford Row has one; Bedford @ Prince

Granville Street Mall has one; Granville @ Duke

Hollis has a small one; Hollis @ Prince

And finally its not a street but; South Park St Looking East Towards Park Lane
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Old Posted Mar 11, 2010, 5:34 AM
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no real canyons in winnipeg....i guess this is as close as it gets....

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Even though it's not really a canyon, it's a nice Winnipeg shot.
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and this
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Looking north on 3rd Street SW, aka Barclay Mall.



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This is looking west on Adelaide in Toronto.
Hey, I used to work in that brick building on the left. Good times.


Some more Ottawa canyons/streetwalls (by me - click most for big size)














and a Canada day canyon to close 'er up.

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I think downtown Ottawa has the most solid canyons in Canada. No set backs and step ups here, barely any sidewalks either, just concentrated walls of concrete and glass. If you don't look up too high, you'd think you're in a huge city.
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Edmonton has maybe 2-3 canyons:

101st from jasper to 103ave

102ave from 102st-100st

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The Calgary canyon I posted in the other thread:

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here one of halifax i took a year ago

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