Well I never really understood Canada's fascination of highrise apartments popping up all over the place in the cities , suburbs , small cities and really small cities and towns.I also believe most of these highrise apartments where build in the 60's and 70's . But the past 8 years and very much so 5 years highrise apartments and highrise condos are making a big come back not only the cities but the suburbs !!! There are many highrise apartments and highrise condos that have been build and many being build in the suburbs like in GTA in Brampton, Vaughan and Mississauga so on .
What is really shocking I was checking out some places today and found highrise apartments way up north in Canada in the Northwest Territories !! I don't know how intense the highrise apartments up there are but even if there are only 5 or 10 in the small town that is shocking .
This in a small town out in Northwest Territories 2011 population: 19,234 has you see the highrise apartment in photo . http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ellowknife.jpg
Other one Hay River in the Northwest Territories Population 3,648 has you see highrise apartment in photo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay_Riv...st_Territories
What is highrise apartments doing out in in towns and rural areas I find this really strange!!!
Many small cities in Canada have highrise apartments too.
Brantford a population of 90,192 that is a sprawl very small town has this too !!
Thunder Bay population of 122,907 out in no where no other cities or towns close by and out in no where has this
Ottawa population 883,391.
Yes even Hamilton population 519,949 and London population of 366,151 have many highrise apartments.
And there is many highrise apartments in Mississauga a suburb just west of Toronto population 713,443 many in Erin Mills ,by Meadowvale town center ,Port Credit and Malton .I find it really strange that small cities , suburbs and even towns have highrise apartments it looks so out of place.
I understand in US some cities do have highrise apartments/condos like Chicago , some places in New York like upper Manhattan, Portland and also Miami and Fort Lauderdale by the water but nothing on scale like Canada and for the most part US is not into highrise apartments thing.Even with highrise apartments/condos boom in Miami and Fort Lauderdale it is by the water not like you see Canada all over the place and in the suburbs and looking out of place.
I never understood why the one ,two and three story apartment in most US cities never took of here?
Note there was some similar threads on this topic that I cannot find but if I remember the reply Canada planners where being educated in the UK and looked across the Atlantic for inspiration on urban design and housing issues and took inspiration on the towers in a park concept.
What I don't understand is how a lot of cities in Canada and places in Canada have the same concept? Are there only one or two schools in Canada and so they come out doing the same thing or did the planners take this concept to goverment or is there some Canadian urban planning act. Why did done of them look at US or even in 80's and 90's for that matter? Why is one ,two and three story apartments so foreign to Canada.
Is Canada the urban/city planning schools a close system and what I mean by that there is Canadian urban planning act or code that the planners follow and they not allowed to look at the US or try out new things .