A city's skyline is the face it presents to the world, a key factor in its identity.
We live in the Scarborough area of Toronto and this is a picture of our Southern Skyline. Here there is an abundance of lake access for everyone, with no buildings close to the shoreline. The view is looking west along the bluffs. This is Barry's favourite place to take our dog Lindsay for a run
Traveling east, this is the skyline of the 401, Highway of Heroes. Five hours driving east on this highway will land you in Montreal.
The highest point in Scarborough is the top of Garbage Hill, a huge mound where the city's refuse was dumped for decades. Now covered with earth, trees and grasses, it resembles a natural feature of the landscape. Here is the view from there looking west toward North York. If you click to enlarge the picture you can see the teeny tiny high rise buildings of the Toronto suburb of North York off in the distance.
Here the sun sets from another high point in Scarborough, Tabor Hill. Tabor Hill is an Iroquois First Peoples' sacred burial site. You can see down to the lake and up north to the Ganaraska Highlands from there.
As a contrast, consider the skyline of Hull Quebec, taken from Parliament Hill, Ottawa Ontario. A cross the river you can see the Musuem of Civilization and in the background the Gatineau Hills.
Further to the west of us is the downtown core of the city, seen from Ontario Place at midday, showing the famous Toronto Skyline.
And this of course, is the same Toronto Skyline from Centre Island, just at sunset.