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Toronto Skyline

 
 
Toronto Skyline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 22, 2014
1. Toronto Skyline Marker
Inscription. You are looking at Lake Ontario, which is approximately 6,000 years old, 193 miles long, 53 miles wide, with a maximum depth of 802 feet. In surface area, Lake Ontario is the smallest of the Great Lakes. The largest waterway feeding into the lake is the Niagara River located twelve miles west of here. Many smaller lakes flow into the St. Lawrence River east of here.

On a clear day it is possible to see Toronto across the lake. Toronto, originally called York, was founded in 1793 as a defense post to guard against the threat of United States invasions. York was incorporated as the city of Toronto in 1834. The Industrial Revolution of the 19th century and immigration after 1945 caused the city to grow tremendously. Toronto, with over 2.5 million residents, is a culturally diverse city with a prosperous economy.

CN Tower This 1,815-foot tall building is the signature piece of Toronto's skyline. Since 1976, Canada's National Tower has been the world's tallest self-supporting structure. In 2006, at 1,465 feet, the tower's Space Deck was the world's highest observation deck.

Toronto Dominion Bank Tower This 731-foot-tall, 56 story building, completed in 1967, was designed by noted architect Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe. It was Canada's tallest building until the CN Tower was constructed.

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View of 12-Mile Creek and Toronto Skyline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 22, 2014
2. View of 12-Mile Creek and Toronto Skyline Marker
Marker is located at the junction of Twelvemile Creek and Lake Ontario, as can be seen here.
Canadian Place
This 978-foot-tall, 72-story building, has been Canada's tallest office building since 1975. First Canadian Place has the tallest sign in the world, The Montreal Bank logo, but lost that distinction in 1997. Over 10,000 people work in the building and more than 16 million visit it each year.

Canada Trust Tower This 856-foot-tall, 53-story building is one of the most distinct in Toronto's skyine. Completed in 1990, the building's lobby is connected to a glass galleria designed by world-renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.

Commerce Court West Completed in 1972, this 784-foot 54-story building with its stainless steel exterior was designed by I. M. Pei, one of the 20th century's most successful architects.

Bay Wellington Tower Completed in 1991, this 679-foot, 49-story building has totally column-free office floors. The square surfaces of the tower make it appear as two, depending on your view.

Scotia Plaza This 902-foot-tall building was completed in 1988. The unique V-shaped design emphasizes the building's top floors. Over 8,000 people work in this 68-story building.
 
Location. 43° 18.675′ N, 78° 51.21′ W. Marker is in Wilson, New York, in Niagara County. Marker can be reached from Lake Road. Touch for map
Opposite View Toronto Skyline Marker and Beach image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 22, 2014
3. Opposite View Toronto Skyline Marker and Beach
Here is the view from the opposite side of the marker, looking east towards the beach at Wilson-Tuscarora State Park.
. Marker is located within Wilson-Tuscarora State Park, 3371 Lake Road (NY Route 18). See picture captions below to locate it. Marker is in this post office area: Wilson NY 14172, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to Wilson-Tuscarora State Park (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beach Treasures (about 700 feet away); Lake Shore Rarities (about 700 feet away); O'Connell Island (approx. mile away); A Solemn Tribute to the Men and Women of Wilson who Served (approx. 0.9 miles away); Vietnam Memorial in Memory of 1st Lt. Michael E. Witkop (approx. 0.9 miles away); Lake Island Park, Wintergreen Island, Tugwell Island & Clark Island (approx. 0.9 miles away); Greenwood Veterans' Memorial Park (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilson.
 
More about this marker. Wilson-Tuscarora State Park has an admissions booth. A fee may be collected for admission in season during business hours.
 
Also see . . .
1. CN Tower - Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 6, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Toronto Dominion Centre - Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 6, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Brookfiled Place - Wikipedia
Beach Approach to Toronto Skyline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 22, 2014
4. Beach Approach to Toronto Skyline Marker
This is the beach approach to the marker. The staircase to the beach from the public facilities building is in the distance.
. TD Canada Trust Tower and Bay Wellington Tower (Submitted on June 6, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 

4. Commerce Court - Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 6, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
5. Scotia Plaza - Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 6, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Landmarks
 
Wide View Toronto Skyline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 22, 2014
5. Wide View Toronto Skyline Marker
The quickest way to the marker is to park and descend a gated short access road. Backing away from the marker, this is the view from the access road.
Access Road Toronto Skyline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 22, 2014
6. Access Road Toronto Skyline Marker
This is the gated short access road to the marker.
Access Road Divergence to Toronto Skyline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 22, 2014
7. Access Road Divergence to Toronto Skyline Marker
The access road to the marker is at the left. The main park roadway bends to the right.
Park here for the Toronto Skyline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 22, 2014
8. Park here for the Toronto Skyline Marker
Straight after the park admission booth, you can find parking at the access road, then walk past the gate.
Wilson-Tuscarora State Park Entrance Sign image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 22, 2014
9. Wilson-Tuscarora State Park Entrance Sign
On NY Route 18 - Lake Street.
Toronto Skyline Marker and Horizon image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 22, 2014
10. Toronto Skyline Marker and Horizon
When this picture was taken, the Toronto skyline could be seen by the naked eye in gray-blue outline on the horizon above the marker, but not by the camera. For a view as good as that depicted on the marker, ideal weather and binoculars or a similar optical tool are required.
Twin Toronto Skyline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 16, 2014
11. Twin Toronto Skyline Marker
This identical twin marker is located in Fort Niagara State Park, midway along the north end of the largest parking lot; 43.264513N, 79.056708W
Twin Toronto Skyline Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 16, 2014
12. Twin Toronto Skyline Marker
Eastward view of identical twin marker, Fort Niagara State Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 576 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on June 6, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   11, 12. submitted on June 22, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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