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View Poll Results: Which city is more urban?
Toronto 45 70.31%
Sydney 19 29.69%
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Old 08-02-2022, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Australia
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Often as part of other medium density developments in Sydney.

In our area every second old house is being replaced by duplexes.
Like these. https://www.meridianhomes.net.au/occupancy/duplex/
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Old 08-02-2022, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Neither one is that thriving.
There are cities out there that go around Toronto and Sydney in circles when it comes to being urban, big, dynamic.
well not thriving is relative I guess. In any event the point of your post? This is an urban examination of Toronto and Sydney, not Tokyo or NYC.
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Old 08-02-2022, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Are either city / metropolitan areas building significant new rowhouse / terraced house developments?
Quite a few Highrise condo developments In Toronto incorporate this type of development around their base

Here is an example:

https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.66714...7i16384!8i8192

Each one is not significant but when looked at cumulatively, it is quite significant
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Old 08-02-2022, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Neither one is that thriving.
There are cities out there that go around Toronto and Sydney in circles when it comes to being urban, big, dynamic.
Tell us something we don't know
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Old 08-04-2022, 11:57 AM
 
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Are either city / metropolitan areas building significant new rowhouse / terraced house developments?
Sometimes new suburban development include stuff like these:
https://www.google.ca/maps/@-33.7818...7i16384!8i8192

As far as I've noticed it's usually a row or two of these mixed in with other forms of housing. I'm not really noticing any new areas filled entirely with terraces the same way as with those Victorian terraces in the historical areas. Most new infill are mid and highrise apartments.
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Old 08-04-2022, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Are either city / metropolitan areas building significant new rowhouse / terraced house developments?
In Toronto, yes. The condos get all the attention, but there are tons of townhouse/row house developments being shoehorned into the dense residential neighborhoods east and west of the downtown. Most infill in these areas is of the rowhouse/townhouse/duplex/ variety. They are everywhere. Small ones and large ones. Near a relative’s house in Little Italy, there was a small gas station on a mostly residential street. It was a very small lot, but when the gas station sold, they built 5 or 6 rowhouses there. That is happening all over Toronto, on a large and small scale.
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Old 08-05-2022, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Australia
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Sometimes new suburban development include stuff like these:
https://www.google.ca/maps/@-33.7818...7i16384!8i8192

As far as I've noticed it's usually a row or two of these mixed in with other forms of housing. I'm not really noticing any new areas filled entirely with terraces the same way as with those Victorian terraces in the historical areas. Most new infill are mid and highrise apartments.
These could easily be from Sydney. Probably a longer row than is common here, but these are the type of buildings found in duplexes that are being built everywhere.

As I complained before, the world is becoming too similar and that takes so much of interest away.
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Old 08-05-2022, 09:24 AM
 
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These could easily be from Sydney. Probably a longer row than is common here, but these are the type of buildings found in duplexes that are being built everywhere.
What do you mean, that street view is from Sydney

I get your point about architecture becoming homogeneous globally though. These days ideas and influences spread around the world and we're drawing from pretty much the same pool of architects anywhere. There's still some differences with trends across different continents but it's no where near as diverse as what you see with historic architecture.
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Old 08-05-2022, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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What do you mean, that street view is from Sydney

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LOL don't you hate it when you try to make a point and doing a faceplant

FTR - that housing stock you showed in what is it Epping? You will not much of anything similar in Toronto new or old. If I were walking there, I would definitely not feel like i'm in any part of Toronto.

How common is Victorian style architecture in Sydney? I'd posit pretty common, but just curious.

Toronto has some ubiquitous forms like this known as Bay and Gable

https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.66600...7i16384!8i8192

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Old 08-05-2022, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Australia
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These could easily be from Sydney. Probably a longer row than is common here, but these are the type of buildings found in duplexes that are being built everywhere.

As I complained before, the world is becoming too similar and that takes so much of interest away.
Sorry, as you don’t have your location listed I must have assumed you were a North American poster.
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