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In photos: Major Canadian city skylines then and now

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With Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation upon us, Canadians can reflect back on the major changes their cities have witnessed. In the last decade, places such as Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton have seen major developments.

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Global News has gathered past and present photos of some Canadian cities to see how they’ve evolved over the years. Included are a mix of recent and archive photos throughout the century.

Vancouver

CANADA – Canada – British Columbia – Vancouver – Skyline (Photo by John Mahler/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
CANADA – Canada – British Columbia – Vancouver – Skyline (Photo by John Mahler/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, CANADA – The city skyline and Coal Harbour is viewed in this photo taken from Stanley Park on June 30, 2016, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, CANADA – The city skyline and Coal Harbour is viewed in this photo taken from Stanley Park on June 30, 2016, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images) (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Edmonton

Archive photo (City of Edmonton) circa 1964
Archive photo (City of Edmonton) circa 1964
EDMONTON, CANADA – JULY 1: The downtown skyline, with its new highrise office buildings, is viewed on July 1, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, CANADA – JULY 1: The downtown skyline, with its new highrise office buildings, is viewed on July 1, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Regina

Regina, Saskatchewan; ca.1930–Cities– Skyline view looking along Scarth St., from the Hotel Saskatchewan, Regina. (CP PHOTO) 1999 (National Archives of Canada) PA-119921
Regina, Saskatchewan; ca.1930–Cities– Skyline view looking along Scarth St., from the Hotel Saskatchewan, Regina. (CP PHOTO) 1999 (National Archives of Canada) PA-119921
The Regina, Saskatchewan cityscape as seen from Taylor Field on Sunday, May 29, 2005. Regina is the second largest city in Saskatchewan and the provincial capital. (CP PHOTO/Geoff Howe)
The Regina, Saskatchewan cityscape as seen from Taylor Field on Sunday, May 29, 2005. Regina is the second largest city in Saskatchewan and the provincial capital. (CP PHOTO/Geoff Howe)

Winnipeg

Winnipeg Skyline, ca. 1920 Photo: City of Winnipeg
Winnipeg Skyline, ca. 1920 Photo: City of Winnipeg
WINNIPEG, MB –  An aerial view of the Winnipeg skyline by the Red River on June 15, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
WINNIPEG, MB –  An aerial view of the Winnipeg skyline by the Red River on June 15, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

Toronto

CANADA – MAY 08: Canada – Ontario – Toronto – Skyline – 1972-75 (Photo by Doug Griffin/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
CANADA – MAY 08: Canada – Ontario – Toronto – Skyline – 1972-75 (Photo by Doug Griffin/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA – 2016/08/19: CN tower in Toronto skyline seen from Lake Ontario. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA – 2016/08/19: CN tower in Toronto skyline seen from Lake Ontario. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images) Roberto Machado Noa / File / Getty Images

Montreal

Montreal, Canada: Aerial showing St. Helene’s Island and the Jacques Cartier Bridge. The skyline of Montreal is seen in the background (Photo: Getty Images)
Montreal, Canada: Aerial showing St. Helene’s Island and the Jacques Cartier Bridge. The skyline of Montreal is seen in the background (Photo: Getty Images)
Canada, Quebec Province, View of Montreal city. (Photo by: JTB/UIG via Getty Images)
Canada, Quebec Province, View of Montreal city. (Photo by: JTB/UIG via Getty Images)

Halifax

View of Halifax, Nova Scotia, from the Citadel looking North Northeast to Dartmouth with Brunswick Street, foreground and centering on the Trinity Episcopalian Church, Poplar Grove. Circa 1892-1893. (Novia Scotia acrchives)
View of Halifax, Nova Scotia, from the Citadel looking North Northeast to Dartmouth with Brunswick Street, foreground and centering on the Trinity Episcopalian Church, Poplar Grove. Circa 1892-1893. (Novia Scotia acrchives)
A sailboat is seen in front of the Halifax skyline on Sunday, July 31, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
A sailboat is seen in front of the Halifax skyline on Sunday, July 31, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese Darren Calabrese/CP

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