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Now you're making me wish you'd stayed away!
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Old Posted Apr 21, 2017, 4:06 PM
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It's to cover the walkway leading up to the door of your house.
You've got to be kidding me! Since we don't have those things out west could one of you from Ontario or Quebec snap a pic one of these days?
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No! I'm not sure how they're still in business. They closed the Sears in Chinook a couple years ago and replaced it with a Nordstrom's. One of the busiest malls in Canada and they couldn't turn a profit. It was like a funeral home. I'm still mystified that the one at Northhill mall remains open.









There was a plan to build condos on the adjacent parking lot a few years ago but with the snag in the economy there's been no action. Maybe it's the captive market of old geezers in the Mansard roofed condos attached to the mall that keeps it alive?

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Old Posted Apr 21, 2017, 4:22 PM
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Old Posted Apr 21, 2017, 4:26 PM
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^What the Sears?

Haha. That is going to catch on.
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Old Posted Apr 21, 2017, 4:29 PM
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That's right out of Dawn of the Dead! The yellowed ceiling tiles are horrific.
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You've got to be kidding me! Since we don't have those things out west could one of you from Ontario or Quebec snap a pic one of these days?
A former neighbour put up one of these obnoxious things. Unfortunately for him, municipal licensing and standards was somehow made aware of it and it was gone in a matter of days.
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No! I'm not sure how they're still in business. They closed the Sears in Chinook a couple years ago and replaced it with a Nordstrom's. One of the busiest malls in Canada and they couldn't turn a profit. It was like a funeral home. I'm still mystified that the one at Northhill mall remains open.
That's not entire true that the stores weren't profitable. They just got offered a very sweet deal to vacate the premises.
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That's not entire true that the stores weren't profitable. They just got offered a very sweet deal to vacate the premises.
Years ago I worked at Sears. The most profitable store in the city was Southcentre where I worked. The three worst were Northhill, Marlborough and Chinook at the bottom. They would constantly call us as they had low to none inventory.
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Found that one while browsing pictures I took for a school project. The abandoned Target props really add to the landscape. Lovely.

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^Are those Clocktower turds?

This thread certainly belongs in here. Just read the last ten or so pages.
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Old Posted Apr 21, 2017, 8:12 PM
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Found that one while browsing pictures I took for a school project. The abandoned Target props really add to the landscape. Lovely.

The gonads of other monsters Clockzilla has vanquished.
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It looks like Reno Depot has now made a human sized tempo shelter. Not sure what purpose something this size would serve other than to act as a tent in a UN refugee camp.


Perhaps it would be for something like this.



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Haha thanks! Glad to entertain. Do you work at an architecture firm? Or do you just happen to work with other architecture nerds?
In a heritage, landscape architecture and environmental studies firm, yep. We're real professional (well we try) but geeks when it comes to architecture, especially the ugly one. Many of us are from Laval (though not me, fortunately haha). Your images always bring general laughter. If you come to Montreal, write me! I am sure my peeps would LOVE to meet the famous creator of Clockzilla


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Sure Laval is a blossoming field, full of gems. But it's not the only ugly place around ;-)
In my hometown, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, 3 of the main boulevards are major eyesores (rue Saint-Jacques, boulevard Saint-Luc and route 133). If you explore them carefully, you find diamonds, such as these :

La Boucherie... in our beloved caca-d'oie green castle :


Chez Dan, a secular potato joint that probably was handcrafted from papier-mâché :



The guy used to hold a coke and a hot dog. He had to adapt to the economic cycles I guess



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Found that one while browsing pictures I took for a school project. The abandoned Target props really add to the landscape. Lovely.

Great photo

Has anyone met/interview/heard of the actual architect of this infamous building

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In a heritage, landscape architecture and environmental studies firm, yep. We're real professional (well we try) but geeks when it comes to architecture, especially the ugly one. Many of us are from Laval (though not me, fortunately haha). Your images always bring general laughter. If you come to Montreal, write me! I am sure my peeps would LOVE to meet the famous creator of Clockzilla


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Sure Laval is a blossoming field, full of gems. But it's not the only ugly place around ;-)
In my hometown, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, 3 of the main boulevards are major eyesores (rue Saint-Jacques, boulevard Saint-Luc and route 133). If you explore them carefully, you find diamonds, such as these :

La Boucherie... in our beloved caca-d'oie green castle :
That place looks like it started out life as a White Castle although I've never seen a White Castle in Canada.
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