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MolsonExport Dec 21, 2010 7:06 PM

The Ugly Canada Thread
notice how I didn't say ugly Canadian (although, I am tempted to after reading through the Voting inequality in Canada to continue thread, and also after making the mistake of going to Walmart the other day).

I'm talking about ugly things in the neighborhood. The city. The countryside. In Canada. Person, Place, or Thing.

Here is a starter. I've hated the 'new' CIBC logo since it first appeared about a decade ago (I much preferred the old symbol that vaguely looked like cupped hands). But what drove my hatred deeper was this photo from the Sarnia photo thread (a great thread by the way:

How tacky. Just plastered over the original elegant inscription.

And from London, Ontario (Drum roll please), behold our ugliest ugly, the London Courthouse building:

No words are necessary. On the ugliness scale, it ranks up there with the catwoman (wilderstein), the Goblin Shark, and maybe the Kentucky Fry (err, Calgary) tower.

Coldrsx Dec 21, 2010 7:09 PM

dont get me started

Highinthesky Dec 21, 2010 7:29 PM

Not a building but the use of Military equipment for a fast food run?

Highinthesky Dec 21, 2010 7:40 PM

Also the wonderful apartment building smack in the middle of my view of the core from my old place.

MolsonExport Dec 21, 2010 7:42 PM

^It sure ain't the Chrysler building. I know that building well.

Highinthesky Dec 21, 2010 7:48 PM

Hopefully none of the posters in here live in the building. Love Winks just down the street though

MonkeyRonin Dec 21, 2010 9:36 PM

BretttheRiderFan Dec 21, 2010 10:47 PM

Royal Ontario Museum

Winnipegger Dec 21, 2010 10:49 PM

Do I win?

Edit: You said person, right?

Gresto Dec 21, 2010 11:33 PM

:previous: The thread is "Ugly Canada", not "Show us a picture of four fucking ├╝bertools", but I guess they fit.

1ajs Dec 21, 2010 11:38 PM

Blitz Dec 22, 2010 12:15 AM

My least favourite building in Windsor:

Sticking with the CIBC theme, here's one in Amherstburg!

Photos are my own

The_Architect Dec 22, 2010 1:09 AM

I actually like the ROM, I don't like the mismatched job they did cladding it, but the overall design isn't bad. I like the mix of old and new, and it's quite daring for Toronto, you can't say it's boring to say the least. Going there tomorrow actually.. Though I also don't hate the Louvre Pyramid..

My vote is for the TorStar building. Not because of it's Brutalism, I like Brutalism. It's the fact that it's ugly as sin and the base of Yonge St.

Devon Dec 22, 2010 1:09 AM

Depends how you look at it. Saskatoon mostly.

1ajs Dec 22, 2010 1:13 AM

really? saskatoon is quite nice actually.

Devon Dec 22, 2010 1:21 AM


Originally Posted by 1ajs (Post 5101330)
really? saskatoon is quite nice actually.

It's a beautiful city! Just photos I have taken. Seedier type stuff interests me haha.

PhilippeMtl Dec 22, 2010 1:28 AM

Hotel de la Montagne


Flamesrule Dec 22, 2010 1:42 AM

I like the CIBC logo.

vid Dec 22, 2010 5:02 AM

Why was the top sign even necessary? Are the words "Canadian Bank of Commerce" not sufficient to let people know which bank it is??

Here is our downtown CIBC:

You can't even see the signs. :rolleyes:

This guy gets an E for Effort:

The tree plays a very important role in this composition.

Only The Lonely.. Dec 22, 2010 5:27 AM


Originally Posted by 1ajs (Post 5101239)

Where is this?

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