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Old Posted Sep 19, 2019, 12:57 PM
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Oakville doesn't have many malls. Oakville Place is the only real mall there and I like it. Wouldn't have said that in my 20s but it's always bright in there, very low vacancy, never congested with people but never dead. Not much of a store selection though, but at this point I don't need that.

However, that mall is very surprising. It's in an amazing mature neighbourhood and you'd think there would be something, anything better than that. There is a fancy restaurant in there, which is surprising, so I guess they much have a really low lease rate.

It also unsurprisingly has a basement bowling alley, which is what you'd expect given the exterior.

The only reason I go to this mall is to see what inventory that Winners currently has in stock.
I have eaten at that restaurant (it’s called Tavolo for the record) and the food was fantastic. Like a light at the end of the tunnel. A certain type of building tends to attract bowling alleys. The parking lot tends to be a mess (like the Hopedale Mall), awful selection (like the Hopedale Mall), and anchored by a Shoppers (like the Hopedale Mall).
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Old Posted Sep 19, 2019, 2:28 PM
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Truly awful. To think an architect got paid to design this. The fakeness and hollowness of the Mansard roofs in this picture is just the icing on the cake.
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Hmph! I think it's kind of cool - way more interesting than some block of brick and glass pretending to be 'modern', even though it's just the same technology that's been used for the past 50+ years.

Just don't take it as an exact replica of anything, but rather a variance of architecture with a nod to previous styles.

Of course, nobody will take it that way. I already know this.
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Hmph! I think it's kind of cool - way more interesting than some block of brick and glass pretending to be 'modern', even though it's just the same technology that's been used for the past 50+ years.

Just don't take it as an exact replica of anything, but rather a variance of architecture with a nod to previous styles.

Of course, nobody will take it that way. I already know this.
To me anyways thats kind of where the problem starts. They've taken traditional architectural elements like quoins, pilasters, and capitals, and catroonized them down into their most ugly basic components, molded them out of styrofoam, and glued them onto a box with no rhyme or reason. Now I'd love to see more "nod[s] to previous styles" but I think it's got to be handled really carefully or else you end up Disneyfied versions of architecture, like this.
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To me anyways thats kind of where the problem starts. They've taken traditional architectural elements like quoins, pilasters, and capitals, and catroonized them down into their most ugly basic components, molded them out of styrofoam, and glued them onto a box with no rhyme or reason. Now I'd love to see more "nod[s] to previous styles" but I think it's got to be handled really carefully or else you end up Disneyfied versions of architecture, like this.
I don't disagree, but taken in context for what it is - a glorified strip mall - I don't think it comes across as being all that bad, Disneyfied or not. It's not trying to be authentic, just different, and at least somewhat interesting.

Now, if this was placed in the middle of an historic district and given the job of blending in with surrounding heritage structures, then in my book it would be a huge fail.
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Update on the ugly Ches':



They renovated PART of the inside!



Tasteless but funny aside, there's now a memorial picture/plaque there for a guy that notes he ate there every day and was a favourite customer but tragically died aged 44 of colon cancer.
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Tasteless but funny aside, there's now a memorial picture/plaque there for a guy that notes he ate there every day and was a favourite customer but tragically died aged 44 of colon cancer.
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I feel just like I’m in Europe!




I dined in Europe today for lunch. Great food, but if you want the pinnacle of Quarry Park’s baroque mid 00’s extravagance then check out the interior of The Park restaurant:

https://images.app.goo.gl/WLJmLwr3EJXkbkVbA

It even has a fake tree!

https://images.app.goo.gl/1fWXsu577RPwo7D48
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Update on the ugly Ches':



They renovated PART of the inside!



Tasteless but funny aside, there's now a memorial picture/plaque there for a guy that notes he ate there every day and was a favourite customer but tragically died aged 44 of colon cancer.
The walls changed colour but the dead skin coloured placemats remain! Breathtaking!

Not the best endorsement when someone who ate your food every day gets colon cancer...
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The walls changed colour but the dead skin coloured placemats remain! Breathtaking!

Not the best endorsement when someone who ate your food every day gets colon cancer...
I just... I loves home.

Inspired by... our mutilation of the poutine...

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Tasteless but funny aside, there's now a memorial picture/plaque there for a guy that notes he ate there every day and was a favourite customer but tragically died aged 44 of colon cancer.
It's called "endorsement".
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I dined in Europe today for lunch. Great food, but if you want the pinnacle of Quarry Park’s baroque mid 00’s extravagance then check out the interior of The Park restaurant:

https://images.app.goo.gl/WLJmLwr3EJXkbkVbA

It even has a fake tree!

https://images.app.goo.gl/1fWXsu577RPwo7D48
It looks like it has pretty good food. Tacky decor though.
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I just... I loves home.

Inspired by... our mutilation of the poutine...

Sounds tasty. The worst poutine is this.


Or poutine glacée.
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Good old Mississauga.
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^ Is that not technically the side of the house? The entrance is likely fronting the other street.
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Hmph! I think it's kind of cool - way more interesting than some block of brick and glass pretending to be 'modern', even though it's just the same technology that's been used for the past 50+ years.

Just don't take it as an exact replica of anything, but rather a variance of architecture with a nod to previous styles.

Of course, nobody will take it that way. I already know this.
I agree, this could have just been anoth big box mall but as fake and phoney as it is, it has decent street prescence for shoppers.
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The walls changed colour but the dead skin coloured placemats remain! Breathtaking!

Not the best endorsement when someone who ate your food every day gets colon cancer...
Hey, those aren't placemats they're tablecloths! This joint is classy dontcha know.
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A house for sale in Regina. Seems very disproportionate to me.

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