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Old Posted Jul 13, 2012, 5:13 PM
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Canadian skylines of the past

Old Montreal and downtown in 1963. Virtually everything in this picture is still intact.


By Archives de la Ville de Montréal on Flickr
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Awesome thread idea!

And Calgary is the most impressive skyline in terms of change. Definition of a boom town.

Amazing to think before the oil boom...how much Alberta has changed.
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This aerial photo of Halifax looks to have been takes sometime between the late fifties and early sixties:


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Hamilton: I picked these out of the "Old Pics of Hamilton" thread here: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=151765 I guess they don't really count as skyline shots per se but Hamilton doesn't really have a traditional skyline like most other cities.

















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Toronto skyline:
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One other cool image from that article:

1973:


Let's see who's the first one to see what's wrong with it.
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One other cool image from that article:

1973:


Let's see who's the first one to see what's wrong with it.
It's a reversed image? In the picture Commerce Court is on th left of FCP......right?
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Hamilton: I picked these out of the "Old Pics of Hamilton" thread here: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=151765 I guess they don't really count as skyline shots per se but Hamilton doesn't really have a traditional skyline like most other cities.


I'm guessing that Cummer ice and coal changed it's name since?
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Where was this one taken? Only place I can think of that it looks like is Glenmore by Chinook Centre, but that expressway is built differently.

EDIT: Wait I think I figured it out. Is it the West end of DT coming down from Bow Trail? If so, holy shit!
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Calgary's timeline is very impressive. Boom town!
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Here's an aerial of downtown Halifax from around 1920 (hosted by me):

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Where was this one taken? Only place I can think of that it looks like is Glenmore by Chinook Centre, but that expressway is built differently.

EDIT: Wait I think I figured it out. Is it the West end of DT coming down from Bow Trail? If so, holy shit!
Yea looks like Bow trail looking east.
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