Differing Densities in Three Canadian Cities

This report from The Globe and Mail looks at a recent study of three of Canada's big cities -- Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto -- and compares their densities and development patterns.

The study was conducted by the Neptis Foundation. It looks at how density is working in Vancouver, and how Calgary continues to sprawl.

"While Vancouver sits smugly as a dense urban planner's dream, Calgary's Wild West growth has seen it sprawl into southern Alberta's foothills. And, when it comes to urban density, Toronto the Good is Toronto the in-between."

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no, thanks

Frankly, I wouldn't want to live in any of these cities as they are all urban jungles. You can have your "grow up, not out." I like smaller communities rich in character with human scale buildings which most urban planners are trying to destroy by turning them into big cities.

Yes, please.

All three cities in the article have plenty of great low-rise neighbourhoods possessing the qualities you admire. These cities are not jungles but high-points of our civilization.

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I love Toronto

I've spent the past eight months in Toronto and it hardly seems like a jungle to me (or even New York City!)

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