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Old Posted Dec 27, 2010, 2:02 PM
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obviously there is a typo. It must be the Dreary Manor
That's the typo you want to go with? I was thinking the 1833 typo. I didn't realize we started building Brutalist buildings 177 years ago!!
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Would that be considered a Brutalist building?
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http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&ie=...31199&t=h&z=16

Simpler Times Cremation Centre? I'm also wondering what they do in Northwest Funeral Alternative Inc...
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They're both cremation companies. The fact that they're located directly across from each other is simply icing on the cake. I love it.

Northwest Funeral Alternatives is for people who can't afford a bunch of pomp and ceremony around the funeral. After my uncle was killed a few years ago we used their service and then had a ceremony in his home town that summer where we deposited his ashes in his father's grave (we had to use our own container, since they just bag the ashes; ironically, I suppose, it was a wooden box that my uncle found himself; he also found his gravestone shortly before he was murdered. He came home with a nice chunk of granite, plopped it on the floor in front of everyone and said "this will be my gravestone". He was a crazy guy. ) Simpler Times will set you up with a beautiful urn and help plan ceremonies and whatnot, it's more "traditional" that way. I actually prefer the more simple, family made ceremonies you get with somewhere like Funeral Alternative as opposed to the awkward elaborate ceremonies but a lot of people like the tradition I guess. I certainly wouldn't want my family to spend thousands of dollars to bury my remains. Personally, I find the idea very creepy. I like the "wrap you in a shroud and let the forest eat you" type thing hippies do in BC.
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A good chunk of Niagara Falls would fit in this thread.
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^^Yep. Thier highrises and the casinos are a drag.
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This thread is nothing without some Longueuil! I took these a few years ago!



















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They do exist, just not as common. There is actually one right by our downtown, in an historic neighbourhood. In that context, it actually isn't too bad (it has trees on the lot and everything), but it still pales in comparison to the turn of the century mansions around it.

Across the street is a beautiful Romanesque house. Another one here at the northernmost reach of the city. (This house is further north than Timmins.) Around it are houses from basically every year since 1945.
Sorry, I meant to say Southern Ontario...............
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Behold Princess Towers in Kingston. This picture doesn't quite capture its true post apocolyptic feel.

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Behold Princess Towers in Kingston. This picture doesn't quite capture its true post apocolyptic feel.

that place is brutal - looked at a unit inside once when looking for an apartment there once it was such a weird layout and it was on mulitiple levels
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This thread is nothing without some Longueuil! I took these a few years ago!

(photos of Longueuil)
There IS some place like home!
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I worked with a girl who lived in Bromley last year, heard a few crazy stories about that place. It was home to this Darwin award winner who jumped down the garbage chute after a night of Stampeding - he didn't realize there was an automatic compactor at the bottom:
http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2000-31.html
Of course it happened in Bromley Square. That makes perfect sense. If I lived in that monstrosity I'd kill myself too.
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Downtown Vancouver ugly:

This is an unanimously ugly and soul-destroying building, right in the heart of downtown on Granville street:
Oh SEARS... so suiting that it's a SEARS. And oddly enough I remember this building quite vividly from a visit a couple years ago. Is it at that intersection with the 2 Cafe Crepes across the street from one another?
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Oh SEARS... so suiting that it's a SEARS. And oddly enough I remember this building quite vividly from a visit a couple years ago. Is it at that intersection with the 2 Cafe Crepes across the street from one another?
It was an Eatons.

There is a Cafe Crepes at this intersection and one block south there is another.

Its not as bad as the huge amount of Starbucks we have in the downtown core.
Heck the starbucks app crashes when used in Downtown.
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Longueuil...ahh, the true grit and shit. I spent aeons at the damned bus terminal back in the day (gf lived in St Hubert: the armpit of the world).
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From Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls.

I forgot to mention. This place plays the soundtrack for John Carpenter's Halloween over, and over, and over, and over and over again (all day, all night). A couple of years back, while at a conference, I stayed at the Sheraton at the Falls, and would walk up/down the Clifton Hill stretch for my dose of cheese.
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Man, suburban Canada is pretty ugly in general, but the outskirts of Montreal seem to just be tops in this regard. The pics of Longueuil attest to this, but the drive from the west on the 40 passing through Vandreuil-Dorion is even worse. I guess it evens out with how good the inner-city looks.

Toronto just has a uniform level of ugly throughout. I mean, I'll take Dufferin (south of Eglinton obvs) over say, Dixie road any day, but it isn't exactly an attractive street.
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the starbucks app crashes when used in Downtown.
I kinda want this as a bumper sticker.
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