Talk:Architecture of Toronto

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Rewrote First Paragraph[edit]

I reworded the first paragraph because I felt, "...while some others were just newly built in the 2000s" was unnecessary, as all cities have new buildings. I changed the second sentence because words like "architectural hotspot" "uniquely designed buildings," and "celebrated architects" are essentially boosterism and not required.--Ducio1234 (talk) 21:44, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Topmost image seems slanted[edit]

This image makes the Leaning Tower of Pisa seem erect in comparison. However, according to consensus, it provides an interesting view of the city from a non-conventional angle.

This image should be either corrected or replaced. It gives readers of this article an unusual perception of the Financial District. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 20:19, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for leaving me a note on my talk page about this, Johnny. I don't think there is anything to "correct" - photos can be encyclopedic and be taken from interesting perspectives. But since I don't even remember adding this photo to the article (it must have been thousands of years ago that I did it), and probably haven't looked at this article since, I have no objections to it being replaced with another image. The replacement image will undoubtedly be very boring compared to this artistic one. ;-) --Skeezix1000 (talk) 21:39, 8 June 2011 (UTC)
There should be a caption in the article that states that the buildings are actually straight (the slanted angle is for artistic purposes). Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 22:41, 8 June 2011 (UTC)
Again, I am not fussed about whether the image stays or goes, but a caption to that effect is a bit silly. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 14:34, 12 June 2011 (UTC)
I don't think there's anything wrong with a slightly artistic depiction. I'm also sure no one will think that all Toronto's buildings are at an angle based on this image. - SimonP (talk) 03:15, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
This is much better than a boring vertical view of the canyons. There are so many bad pictures in Wikipedia - let's not remove one that brings a little flair. People are really not so dumb that it needs to be explained. Secondarywaltz (talk) 15:51, 12 June 2011 (UTC)
This is why I brought the image to discussion, rather than removing it outright. Let us keep the image for artistic purposes (I first thought that the slanted angle is a misrepresentation of the Financial District) and because there are many worse images than this. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 16:34, 12 June 2011 (UTC)
It was worthwhile raising the issue. We all sometimes encounter a head-scratcher. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 16:55, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Image[edit]

File:TorontoConstruction.jpg
Construction of skyscrapers in downtown Toronto

this image shows the large quantity of construction in toronto — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.253.223.188 (talk) 16:46, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

It does, but otherwise it's not a great photo. It's very gray, there is no central focus, and the cranes are hard to see. I'm also not sure why a photo of cranes belongs in the lead. It'd be better placed in a section on the current condo boom. Even then a higher quality shot would be preferable. perhaps this one of CityPlace. - SimonP (talk) 21:48, 9 October 2011 (UTC)
I agree with Simon Pulsifer. The image looks so dull and generic that it is not representative of the city's construction boom (and can look like well another city's). A higher quality image (and one that is more representative of Toronto) is preferred, but for now, it is best not to use this image. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 02:46, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
It has been almost a month now. do we keep this image or do we keep searching for another one? Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 01:59, 1 November 2011 (UTC)
Get rid of it. I suspect a copyright violation, like the rest of this uploaders images. Secondarywaltz (talk) 02:07, 1 November 2011 (UTC)
After taking a good look at the origin of the image, I agree with Secondarywaltz completely, since I sense something peculiar about its source. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 01:42, 12 November 2011 (UTC)
It has since been deleted. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 02:32, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

Another misaligned image[edit]

The nineteenth century industrial buildings of the Distillery District

This image definitely needs to be rotated 90° left. Keeping the image like this, even for artistic purposes (which makes even less sense than the angled image of the Financial District), makes no sense. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 03:44, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

I think there might be a problem at Commons. This has happened a lot recently. Secondarywaltz (talk) 04:30, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
 Done Rotatebot fixed the misalignment in Commons. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 03:29, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Manhattanization[edit]

Should the term "Manhattanization" be added to this article? Some of the architecture and urban planning critics use the term "Manhattanization" to refer to Toronto's mushrooming condos resembling Manhattan's streetscape. Johnny Au (talk/contributions) 02:32, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

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