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Old 03-06-2024, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Saskatoon - Saskatchewan, Canada
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These pictures you posted are not really from those ultra low density suburbs. I believe it's quite common to find similar suburbs in various Canadian cities.

This one would be an example of ultra low density suburb that is easily found in many American cities but really rare in Canadian cities. People who live there can barely see their neighbor's houses. This one is in Atlanta:

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Old 03-06-2024, 12:08 PM
 
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You're right we probably don't have a lot of suburbs like that. There may be some out there. The closet that came to mind was the suburbs of Halifax, they are really spread out.
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Old 03-06-2024, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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You're right we probably don't have a lot of suburbs like that. There may be some out there. The closet that came to mind was the suburbs of Halifax, they are really spread out.
When I was thinking of this thread I immediately thought of Atlantic Canada cities in general.

https://www.google.com/maps/@46.1985...6656?entry=ttu

https://www.google.com/maps/@45.9017...6656?entry=ttu

Granted, the cities in Atlantic Canada are older so the downtowns tend to be a lot denser than on the Prairies, but on the outskirts there are probably even more recent low-density suburban areas in Atlantic Canada than on the Prairies these days.
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Old 03-06-2024, 12:52 PM
 
Location: ottawa, ontario, canada
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You're right we probably don't have a lot of suburbs like that. There may be some out there. The closet that came to mind was the suburbs of Halifax, they are really spread out.
one of my colleagues actually lives in the area map you posted, small world.
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Old 03-07-2024, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Centre Wellington, ON
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If you mean truly low density suburbs, then yeah, Atlantic Canada has a lot of that. If you just mean smaller, more quiet suburbs with little to no highrises or large apartment buildings, then in the Toronto area, Georgetown is like that, along with Bolton, Brooklyn, Bowmanville, or better yet, East Gwilimbury, Georgina or Innisfil.

Those are all far flung suburbs of Toronto though. The majority of the GTA is going to be denser and busier.

Quebec cities, while they have a dense urban core, have a lot of fairly standard low density suburbs. Ex North Shore suburbs of Montreal, and much of suburban Quebec Cit (especially northern suburbs).
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Old 03-08-2024, 10:43 AM
 
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If you just mean smaller, more quiet suburbs with little to no highrises or large apartment buildings, then in the Toronto area, Georgetown is like that, along with Bolton, Brooklyn, Bowmanville, or better yet, East Gwilimbury, Georgina or Innisfil. (especially northern suburbs).
What about Newmarket, Aurora or Barrie or is there lot of highrises residential?
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Old 03-08-2024, 04:20 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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What about Newmarket, Aurora or Barrie or is there lot of highrises residential?
True high rise residential is rare except for the municipal boundaries of Toronto and a few areas of places like Mississauga and Richmond Hill. You’ll get your odd 7-12 storey condo or retirement residence everywhere though, that kind of stuff is everywhere. Out of those 3 places you listed, Aurora would be the least number of condos/apartment towers. If big lots is what you’re looking for and price isn’t a factor I’d look into King City, Stouffville and Caledon. All are super expensive areas though where millionaires have custom built houses
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Old 03-08-2024, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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If you mean truly low density suburbs, then yeah, Atlantic Canada has a lot of that. If you just mean smaller, more quiet suburbs with little to no highrises or large apartment buildings, then in the Toronto area, Georgetown is like that, along with Bolton, Brooklyn, Bowmanville, or better yet, East Gwilimbury, Georgina or Innisfil.

Those are all far flung suburbs of Toronto though.
I grew up and spent most of my life in Georgetown. I retired a few years ago northwest of there as I saw Brampton growing into the Halton area. It's a shame as Georgetown was a great town to grow up in.
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Old 03-08-2024, 04:51 PM
 
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You’ll get your odd 7-12 storey condo or retirement residence everywhere though, that kind of stuff is everywhere.
That is what I mean a city that has little to no apartments or condos beyond the 5 floor, a city that is mostly flat and homes.

Well probably such a city does not exist in Canada. Well Toronto, Vancouver and Mississauga has lots and I mean lots of high rise residential all over the city and in different parts of the city. And Brampton well way less than say Mississauga there still many high rise residential.

Brampton there is still enough there it does not feel like a low density suburb and lots of traffic and homes very close to one other in the new areas.

Not sure about Newmarket, Aurora or Barrie if they have any apartments or condos or if they do it is way less than Brampton. The same with Niagara or St. Catharines?
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Old 03-08-2024, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Centre Wellington, ON
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What about Newmarket, Aurora or Barrie or is there lot of highrises residential?
Barrie has some around its downtown waterfront and one by Bayfield Mall. Newmarket has a few along Davis and Yonge St. I think Aurora doesn't have any highrises.

Niagara Falls has some hotel highrises by the falls, but I don't think it has any residential highrises. St Catharines has a few in the downtown and North End of the city.

But I wouldn't fixate too much on highrises if you want to get away from traffic. Most small cities don't have too much traffic - that's mostly just a problem in the big metropolitan areas like Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. To a lesser extent the next tier of cities like Winnipeg, Hamilton, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton... but in the small cities like Brantford, Thunder Bay, Regina, Moncton, traffic isn't really an issue, where there are highrises or not.
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