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Old Posted Mar 19, 2018, 8:41 PM
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I like the first tower in how varied the façade is, though the second example is more fugly with the fast food places in the foreground and the generic suburban tower designs of the time.
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A lot of Mississauga's former farmlands are still undeveloped, they're trash-slogged, fugly lands at times next to Hurontario st, which is a very important street in MissingSausage and will have an LRT built on it, construction starting this year. A good few stretches have barren fields, and are adjacent to highrise condos, stubby office buildings, unpleasant subdivisions or generic retail.


https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.60439...=en&authuser=0
https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.60552...=en&authuser=0

Some land here will be redeveloped here, they have plans for semi-detached/detached housing on one plot on the right, and a highrise on a plot adjacent to it on the right side.
https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.60810...=en&authuser=0

Over here, a few kilometres north, near the 401, ashort hotel will be built on the right side, and nothing's planned for the right
https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.62289...=en&authuser=0
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Some beautiful examples in Oakville:



Stalin would be proud. Those look downright menacing. Like military fortifications.

Edit: That bar looks like the most depressing shithole imaginable. Like something you'd see on Bar Rescue.
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A lot of Mississauga's forer farmlands are still undeveloped.....their trash filled fugly lands next to Hurontario rd other places. Hurontario will have an LRT in a few years, with construction starting this year, yet right along an LRT, we have barren fields......and at times highrise condos on the other side.


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Missingsausage is one of the ugliest cities I've been to. It didn't help that I was stranded in their industrial area the entire time. Based on that streetview it appears the other areas are just as fugly and wastelandish though.
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If the aliens attack, they will regret ever stepping foot in the GTA when these buildings turn into giant Transformers.
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The area around Square One is utterly soul-sucking. Soaring cookie-cutter towers (Exception for the interesting Marilyn Monroe towers), wide urban boulevards that are extremely uninviting for pedestrians, chain store sameness, parkinglotlandmanship...

It is a suburb masquerading as a downtown.
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If the aliens attack, they will regret ever stepping foot in the GTA when these buildings turn into giant Transformers.
That's what I was thinking. They would make good Clockzilla foes.
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Yeap, it's a real plethora of fugliness. I laugh at the Downtown 21 masterplan for Missingsausage, the renders are ridiculous. (From 2010....jeez)

http://www6.mississauga.ca/onlinemap...-04-08_web.pdf

The masterplan in 1969:
[IMG]downtown21 by Josh Kenn Photographics, on Flickr[/IMG]
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A lot of Mississauga's former farmlands are still undeveloped, they're trash-slogged, fugly lands at times next to Hurontario st, which is a very important street in MissingSausage and will have an LRT built on it, construction starting this year. A good few stretches have barren fields, and are adjacent to highrise condos, stubby office buildings, unpleasant subdivisions or generic retail.


https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.60439...=en&authuser=0
https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.60552...=en&authuser=0

Some land here will be redeveloped here, they have plans for semi-detached/detached housing on one plot on the right, and a highrise on a plot adjacent to it on the right side.
https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.60810...=en&authuser=0

Over here, a few kilometres north, near the 401, ashort hotel will be built on the right side, and nothing's planned for the right
https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.62289...=en&authuser=0
That's one of worst aspects of North American suburbs - gap-toothed leap-frog development.

Trash-strewn lots overgrown with weeds next to long-developed land can sit vacant for decades while they keep developing new areas much further away.

I know it's difficult to force developmnent in a free enterprise and market framework that holds land ownership sacred, but geez. It seems like many other parts of the world don't seem to have as big a problem with this. And urban development seems to radiate out much more incrementally from the centre, as opposed to leap-frogging.
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^it always struck me as an "Ontario" thing, just because there was so little comparative development in the Montreal region when I was growing up. Now I see it happening in Montreal too, esp. the South shore and Laval.

I hate the gap-toothed aspects. The weed lot on one side + the banal apartment/condo block or strip mall on the other inevitably = soul-sucking suburban fabric.
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The area around Square One is utterly soul-sucking. Soaring cookie-cutter towers (Exception for the interesting Marilyn Monroe towers), wide urban boulevards that are extremely uninviting for pedestrians, chain store sameness, parkinglotlandmanship...

It is a suburb masquerading as a downtown.
They always remind me of Guinness more than MM
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yep. right on the main gateway road into downtown london. Look at this shite:
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This was just in my newsfeed. Chic. Chic!? CHIC!?!?



Is their time zone 30 minutes and 30 years behind us?
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