Distant Skyline by Laurie Minor

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The major buildings along the Toronto skyline appear as a pinpoints in the distance (approx. 30 miles from this vantage point) across Lake Ontario. If you click on the top image, the CN Tower is just barely recognizable. Then again, you may need a loupe to see it. :)) The image is in stark contrast to the actual size of TO…
- Toronto – population approx. 2.79 million
- GTA (Greater Toronto Area) – population approx 5.5 million
- In 1954, 16 year old Long Distance Swimmer Marilyn Bell was the first person to swim across Lake Ontario, from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Toronto (32 miles). It took her 20 hrs and 59 minutes

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  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseabout 2 years ago

    This is fabulous, Laurie ,,, I love your choice of b/w!!

  • Thanks Dorothy! :))

    – Laurie Minor

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 2 years ago

    I knew it was Toronto right away because of the tower. great shot Laurie and so unusual ;)

  • Thank you, Manon! Am so glad you recognized it, – tiny as it is, lol!…but that’s how it is viewed from afar :)

    – Laurie Minor

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 2 years ago

    There’s a familiar sight! And you certainly caught it on the perfect, lowering but clear day! For as long as I can remember, looking for Toronto while driving down Lewiston hill has been a recreational activity, & in my childhood, pre-CN Tower, when the Bank of Commerce building was the tallest in TO (& maybe in the Empire?), it was more of a challenge. Upon occasion, when nighttime conditions were just right & the cloud deck was in a particular position, we would see an inversion, with the skyline below, reflected upside-down on the clouds above. One night my dad came home from somewhere & bundled us all into the car to ride back up to the top of the hill to observe this remarkable phenomenon! Well worth it… I recall that it was a COLD night, which probably contributed to the proper conditions. Wonderful shot, Laurie!

  • Wow! That is an amazing story, Sheila! Would love to see that!! This image was made a couple of days ago, and it was bitter cold out, and overcast, and the wind chill factor didn’t help ;) Thanks for the great comment, Sheilah, and fascinating story!

    – Laurie Minor

  • Shehan Fernando
    Shehan Fernandoabout 2 years ago

    looks great in monotone Laurie:)

  • Shehan – thank you so much! :)

    – Laurie Minor

  • LoreLeft27
    LoreLeft27about 2 years ago


  • Many thanks, Lorene! :)

    – Laurie Minor

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