Originally Posted by SubwayRev
I wish we had more of those, or at least more bright, neon billboards. However, not on MacLeod Trail, they should be downtown.
They can provide an empty street with a little more life at night, or at least the appearance of a little more activity. I think the one at Flames Central provides a little vibrancy to 8th Ave at night.
I like those garish, neon street scenes. Not everywhere, but in entertainment areas they certainly add some life. Times Square, Piccadilly Circus, even Dundas Square in Toronto.
Blatant commercialism, yes, but visually interesting and pleasantly hypnotic.
Edit: And to clarify, not necessarily roadside billboards - more like the examples found in the aforementioned examples.