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Took a couple pictures of London's skyline today. Downtown sits at the bottom of a valley so it's tough to get shots of the whole thing, especially when the trees fully bloom.



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London's skyline is really growing nicely with all the residential towers that have gone up in the core the past few years, looking good
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Yes, I think Windsor needs to look at what London's doing because what they're doing is obviously working.
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London's skyline is really growing nicely with all the residential towers that have gone up in the core the past few years, looking good
Outside of the context of this forum, 'London' is always referred to as 'London, Ontario' -- even for Canadian news programs -- simply because 'London' is a name already taken by a very old, prestigious city in the U.K..

It would be nice if London, Ontario would modify its name slightly so that the city's name may stand alone on the international stage. Even something as simple as 'New London' or perhaps even 'Nouveau London' -- which would be embracing its early canuckian heritage during colonial times when a small number of French migrants were farmers throughout Upper Canada, as far south as Detroit.
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Nouveau London? are you kidding me?


New London sounds decent tho.
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Interestingly in French, London, England is referred to as Londres while London, Ontario is still referred to as London.
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Nouveau London? are you kidding me?
No. There is a Franco-Ontarian population in London, Ontario -- as well as throughout much of the southern portion of the province. Historical fact: in terms of European immigrants, the French were there first. I fully realise that London, Ontario is an English city; however, the franco addition to the city's name would not imply otherwise. Since Canada is a harmony of both English and French, I felt that 'Nouveau London' is both appropriate and unique.

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New London sounds decent tho.
...I'm so thrilled you approve.

Regardless, a modification of the name for London, Ontario would help bring justice to the identity of this beautiful, growing, and important city.
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How about New Munich, seeing how Berlin (Kitchener) lost its name to an Englishman.
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How about New Munich, seeing how Berlin (Kitchener) lost its name to an Englishman.
Yes, because of a certain World War involving a certain Berlin.

I am more in favour of New Munich than the city remaining just 'London'. It is not 'thee' London.
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What's the big deal?

London, England

London, Ontario

It's like making a big deal about naming your kid Jason if there's a Jason that lives down the street. They have last names to distinguish them apart.

I don't personally see it as a big deal.
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Outside of the context of this forum, 'London' is always referred to as 'London, Ontario' -- even for Canadian news programs -- simply because 'London' is a name already taken by a very old, prestigious city in the U.K..

It would be nice if London, Ontario would modify its name slightly so that the city's name may stand alone on the international stage. Even something as simple as 'New London' or perhaps even 'Nouveau London' -- which would be embracing its early canuckian heritage during colonial times when a small number of French migrants were farmers throughout Upper Canada, as far south as Detroit.
Sorry, New London is also taken (Connecticut)
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Yes, I think Windsor needs to look at what London's doing because what they're doing is obviously working.
I agree, we need to get someone working on a new tower for the core, this city needs it bad.
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What's the big deal?

London, England

London, Ontario

It's like making a big deal about naming your kid Jason if there's a Jason that lives down the street. They have last names to distinguish them apart.

I don't personally see it as a big deal.
Awful analogy. We aren't naming children; we're naming something akin to a corporation. Like an enterprise, a city is a business generating organisation with a brand name.
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Awful analogy. We aren't naming children; we're naming something akin to a corporation. Like an enterprise, a city is a business generating organisation with a brand name.
There are lots of duplicate names of cities around the world. What makes London and London so special?

Edit, just to elaborate on this topic a bit more. You talk about 'branding' well London is branded at this point with that name, even if it is in Ontario. If you call London, Ontario something else now, poof there goes the branding it did have (even if it shares the same name as many other places around the world).'

If you changed London, Ontario to Treeville, Ontario tomorrow, no one would know where you'd talking about, so in essence, London, Ontario is already branded.
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Interesting thread on duplicate city names.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...=169424&page=3
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