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Update: June 2021

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As a follow-up to the 2022 infographic posted in mid-October, here's renditions of Toronto's skyline in 2027. I have also re-uploaded a slightly revised version of the 2022 graphic which you can find below.

These images were created from modified versions of existing models in SketchUp's database combined with original work to create a geographically referenced model in 3D.

If the images appear blurry, click the links provided to download full-resolution versions on Flickr.

2027 Graphic

2027 Graphic A.jpg

Full size: https://flic.kr/p/G1ZrXM
2027 Graphic B.jpg

Full size: https://flic.kr/p/ZSTaXd
2022 Graphic

2022 Graphic A.jpg

Full size: https://flic.kr/p/ZXBMhP
2022 Graphic B.jpg

Full size: https://flic.kr/p/ZXBKdi

Isolated skyline images

W 2027.jpg

Full size: https://flic.kr/p/ZSTi1w
E 2027.jpg

Full size: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevevephotostream/38010691252/sizes/o/


Bonus: Animated GIF
*Not thrilled with the image quality on this one:
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Skylines Compared: Toronto vs New York City

In 2015, National Geographic published an amazing interactive-graphic visualizing how portions of Manhattan would look in 2020, a must-read for urban enthusiast (https://www.nationalgeographic.com/new-york-city-skyline-tallest-midtown-manhattan/). Using that composite image, the following is how segments of Toronto's skyline stack up against the Big Apple when compared at a 1:1 scale.

While the New York City image is not entirely up-to-date (over two years old), and is slightly compressed on the horizontal axis (approx. 25% less than what it should be according to my estimates), the existing buildings are accurately scaled in height (with the outliers being a few tower proposals that have become taller or shorter since then). Keep in mind the segments are also taken out of context, as in real life, 59th Street in Midtown Manhattan would be closer to Eglinton Avenue.

Toronto's skyline has arguably experienced more change than any other North American city in the last decade. However, New York City's dominance manages to grow even more impressive than it already is.

TO v NY 2022.jpg

Full size: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevevephotostream/39361979582/sizes/o/
TO v NY 2022 2.jpg

Full size: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevevephotostream/39361979252/sizes/o/
TO v NY 2022 Shadow.jpg

Full size: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevevephotostream/24526608257/sizes/o/

Happy New Year
 

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Skylines Compared: Toronto vs New York City

In 2015, National Geographic published an amazing interactive-graphic visualizing how portions of Manhattan would look in 2020, a must-read for urban enthusiast (https://www.nationalgeographic.com/new-york-city-skyline-tallest-midtown-manhattan/). Using that composite image, the following is how segments of Toronto's skyline stack up against the Big Apple when compared at a 1:1 scale.

While the New York City image is not entirely up-to-date (over two years old), and is slightly compressed on the horizontal axis (approx. 25% less than what it should be according to my estimates), the existing buildings are accurately scaled in height (with the outliers being a few tower proposals that have become taller or shorter since then). Keep in mind the segments are also taken out of context, as in real life, 59th Street in Midtown Manhattan would be closer to Eglinton Avenue.

Toronto's skyline has arguably experienced more change than any other North American city in the last decade. However, New York City's dominance manages to grow even more impressive than it already is.

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Happy New Year
I love stuff like this. Thank you!
 

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The Shift Toward Residential

Something more infographic oriented, visualizing just how much of Toronto's skyline is (and will be) defined by residential buildings - using colour.
It's a unique look as far as major North American skylines go, quite different than New York and Chicago, which have sizeable office towers spread throughout their respective downtown's, with residential buildings filling-in the gaps.
For Toronto: is it a cause for concern? Especially when losing great views of some of the Financial District's architectural gems, like the TD Centre - which won't be visible on the skyline in a decade or so. One can argue a lack of variety in massing (point tower) and architectural styles have been exhibited by the ongoing condo development cycle. When all is said and done, if such a thing, this will be a great talking point.

Full size: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevevephotostream/39479514142/sizes/o/

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The Shift Toward Residential

Something more infographic oriented, visualizing just how much of Toronto's skyline is (and will be) defined by residential buildings - using colour.
It's a unique look as far as major North American skylines go, quite different than New York and Chicago, which have sizeable office towers spread throughout their respective downtown's, with residential buildings filling-in the gaps.
For Toronto: is it a cause for concern? Especially when losing great views of some of the Financial District's architectural gems, like the TD Centre - which won't be visible on the skyline in a decade or so. One can argue a lack of variety in massing (point tower) and architectural styles have been exhibited by the ongoing condo development cycle. When all is said and done, if such a thing, this will be a great talking point.

Full size: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevevephotostream/39479514142/sizes/o/

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Another brilliant graphic! @steveve - are you producing these?
 

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Yes I am. Glad you like them.
First, thanks again. Second, how generous to share your meticulous work here. I love info-graphics like this. As a child, I'd have sat for hours looking at something like this in National Geographic, Discover, or other magazines. Heck - as an adult I am rapt by these. I could study them for hours. I used to study an atlas I was given by my grandfather for hours at a time.
 

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Project Spotlight - The One

Sampling annotations on Bloor-Yorkville - trying to get the right look before proceeding to a larger segment:
Bloor Yorkville Cross-Section.jpg


Not infographics, but perspectives of The One that may not have shown up in official renderings:

The One CNTB 2.jpg


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