Monday, 8 October 2012
Ugly Architecture of Toronto - 150 Sudbury Street
I want to highlight in these posts some of the more hideous buildings in our city. Not only the new, really bad ones that are being built, but also some of the old. The shame is many of the first one's I will post are in my own neighborhood.
I can't believe that architects put forth some of these designs.
I mean, developers don't care. They come in, put up crappy looking and possibly crappy built buildings, all designed to put bags of money in their vaults. And then they leave and leave behind the blight they have left on the the neighborhood and city, not caring, as they have their cash.
Not that I have anything against condos. They are being built and bought so there is a need. I am not sure as to what legal criteria the City of Toronto has to turn down a design of a building but ugly buildings are being built.
The very first one I am showcasing is in my neighborhood. Just look at this abomination! I knew one day a condo would be built to block out the setting sun. How could I imagine that it would be ugly like this!?
Hey! Let's add a few bricks. This will show people we know about design. No, it makes a mess!
Look at the size of the balconies! Two of you can sit out, as long as your legs don't line up, or you can store 1 bike!
I have never been inside but noticed when a woman came outside to water her plants, how the heating system was installed. It looks like a factory from the early 1900s, where the pipes just hang from the ceiling. I noticed how all units seemed to be the same and took a picture of an empty unit.
Finally, if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. I like the address sign!