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Old Posted Jan 2, 2010, 10:15 PM
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very nice Flar. I wouldn't say it rivals but def the only other place in Canada then can come close. Do those stacks shoot 20 foot flames?
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Old Posted Jan 3, 2010, 4:37 AM
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Sarnia has tons more smokestacks and firestacks than Hamilton. It's a different kind of industry though, Hamilton has the heaviest and oldest industry, it's just plain massive and it's really concentrated around the harbour. The Chemical Valley spreads out for 20 miles or more. There are over 60 chemical plants plus all the power generation in the Sarnia area but many are on isolated parcels of land surrounded by fields.

You wouldn't want them all together though. In the mid 1990s I witnessed a lightning strike on a giant oil tank as I was coming over the Bluewater Bridge after a night out in Detroit. I could still see the massive plume of fire when I arrived home in Port Lambton, about 40 km away. I couldn't imagine what would happen if a fire like that spread.

Another anecdote: I used to work at Union Gas, a ways from Sarnia but still related to the petrochemical industry there. There were massive compressors that pumped gas into empty oil wells for storage. The largest jet engines in the world (at the time) were used to pump the gas underground. They were so loud you would go deaf instantly if you went in without ear protection while they were running. When they shut down, the excess gas had to be blown off, it would send a stream of gas over a hundred feet in the air and let out a sound you wouldn't believe. I was told enough gas was released to heat a fair sized town for a year. We all firmly believed that if the place blew up it would take out half of southern Ontario.
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2010, 3:59 PM
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I was able to produce another Hamilton thread with all-new photos:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=177866
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Updated the indexes on Page 1 to include the latest Hamilton photothreads, plus some other recent tours.

Downtown Ottawa is worth a look:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=177688

And photos and discussion about the 41 buildings set to be demolished in Brantford:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=178092
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Old Posted Feb 21, 2010, 2:07 PM
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I've posted another Hamilton thread:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=178836

You won't see much more Hamilton from me, this is the final set from my recent search through the archives.
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Some updates...


Picturesque Almonte, Ontario:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=178762


The very last batch of Hamilton photos: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=178836


I spent a few days in Regina, Saskatchewan recently:

-Downtown http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=179113

-Cathedral Neighbourhood http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=179265

-Warehouse District http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=179405


Skylines and Sprawl (Toronto, Mississauga, Calgary, Regina) http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=179068


New Edinburgh neighbourhood in Ottawa: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=180102


Some photos of the Plateau neighbourhood in Montreal:

-Rue Saint-Denis http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=180439

-Canada's most urban neighbourhood http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=180483
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I couldn't resist putting up another Hamilton thread, no new pics unfortunately.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=182607



A couple Ottawa threads from the last few weeks:

National Capital Region II:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=181367

Inner City Ottawa:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=182434
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I recently made a trip to the East Coast, so far I've posted 6 tours and I still have two more.

Hamiltonians might be interested in looking at Halifax and Quebec City, a couple of our mid-sized Canadian city comrades.


HALIFAX:
North End/South End Neighbourhoods
Downtown

QUEBEC CITY:
Vieux-Québec
Saint-Sauveur/Saint-Roch Neighbouroods

SAINT JOHN, NB

BANGOR, ME
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Saint John looks awesome. Quebec City too, I love those lower city neighbourhoods so much.
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xzmattzx visited Hamilton and posted some photos in the main photo section:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=184758


I think he'll be posting more from some Hamilton neighbourhoods and Dundas.
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The last of my summer roadtrip out east:

Peggy's Cove,NS: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=185959

Digby, NS: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=186002

Summer Road Trip: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=186186


A couple from Ottawa

Ottawa: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=182970

More Ottawa: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=185621



Some of the links in the index no long work. I've fixed the index, and once per week, I repost some of the "lost threads"

Twilight of the Industrial Age (Hamilton): http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=186681

Petrolia, ON: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=186913

The Annex (Toronto): http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=186535

Ridgetown, Thamesville, Dresden, ON: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=186682

Fergus, ON: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=186912

Guelph, ON: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=186533
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I absolutely love the Peggy's Cove pictures. I got out East for the first time since I was a kid this summer and had a great time. The East Coast is wonderful.

It's also great so see those Fergus pics.

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where is this? i dont recognize it.

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Sherman near Burlington St.

(I really hope it doesn't still look like that, that photo was taken over three years ago)




I also remastered and reposted some Corktown photos from fall 2008:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=186922
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(I really hope it doesn't still look like that, that photo was taken over three years ago)
The burnt building is gone (as is the satellite dish!). Progress?

Courtesy of Google Street View: http://bit.ly/ek8lIR
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I hate to see these old streetscapes disappear, but the burnt buildings were pretty far gone. That billiards sign was awesome though.


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In case anyone missed it, I'm reposting some of the "lost" neighbourhood tours.

I completely reworked the Corktown tour, including some photos never before seen:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=186922
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Loved that you got the crazy Blake St place in the group of St Clair shots. I've always thought that place was weird....I feel sorry for the neighbours.

http://bit.ly/g31qYE
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