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Old Posted Jan 2, 2011, 3:58 AM
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From Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls.

I believe that would be reserved for the "Tacky Canada Thread", of which Niagara Falls would own all. The Royal Ontario Museum new addition could get an honourable mention. St. Jacobs (especially the "barn" outlet mall) and Niagara-on-the-Lake are also tacky, but in a more tasteful way.

I can't think of any other cities in Canada that could compete with NF. If we go stateside, I'm sure Orlando could give Niagara Falls a run for its money.


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Place Bonaventure in Montreal
I had suspected someone would post that. I love love love Place Bonaventure.
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I had suspected someone would post that. I love love love Place Bonaventure.
Why why why?
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^ummm.. it really is kinda awesome.
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^ummm.. it really is kinda awesome.
Prime (and first, really) example of mixed-use buildings made during the Technological Utopias era of planning.
I agree, I also like Place Bonaventure, but it is indeed ugly.
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Place Bonaventure...You should have seen this monstrosity before they did some renovations a few years ago,they added windows to the top section of the building. I remember reading once that this beast has more floor space than the empire state building, it even has friggin trains running through the building
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Place Bonaventure...You should have seen this monstrosity before they did some renovations a few years ago,they added windows to the top section of the building. I remember reading once that this beast has more floor space than the empire state building, it even has friggin trains running through the building
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Place Bonaventure: 288,000 m2 Source
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Like many buildings from the same train of thought Place Bonaventure is pretty crappy in the way it interfaces with the street and the neighbourhood around it, but from a purely sculptural/architectural form perspective I think it's pretty neat, in a sci-fi kinda way. Any building that massive piques my imagination. I think it was designed by the same firm who did the Life Sciences Centre, the largest building at Dalhousie.
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This guy gets an E for Effort:



The tree plays a very important role in this composition.
That building could actually look cool with some.. landscaping... that involves making that tree disappear.
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I had suspected someone would post that. I love love love Place Bonaventure.
I AGREE! I was hoping someone would come to the building's defense.
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That building could actually look cool with some.. landscaping... that involves making that tree disappear.
that's one sad looking tree.
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haha this thread is full of win

there are some ugly places in Winnipeg, but if I went there with a camera, i'd get robbed.
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The so-called forest city has about 50 metal trees scattered about downtown. fugly, fugly, fugly. in a few years, they will be rusted.


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OMG! They look bad new.
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Some "artist" started drooling when the City of London came knocking at their door.
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that's one sad looking tree.
You'd be sad too if someone planted you on South Vickers Street.
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ha, I actually don't mind the metal trees in London. They add some colour to the area and there aren't enough real trees on the downtown streets apparently because of road salt and snow removal issues.
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We have trees on our downtown streets here and they don't have many problems with snow banks and road salt. Just get hardier trees. They're not as pretty, but they're better than nothing.

Most trees we've lost downtown have either been due to vandalism or wind storms, not salt and snow. They're all protected with iron cages so that snow plows don't harm them, something you could do in London. (They're quite decorative so it doesn't detract from the environment.)
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ha, I actually don't mind the metal trees in London. They add some colour to the area and there aren't enough real trees on the downtown streets
^I agree!
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The corinthian columns add a nice touch.
More like the coup de grace! These oversized piles with the out of scale entrances seem to be going up in suburbs all over the place - I have yet to see one that isn't ugly.
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