Toronto has its fair share of uninteresting buildings. I hesitate to say ugly, because beauty is in the eye of the beholder and whenever I show my students the ugliest building in Toronto, they disagree with me. They also disagree on what I think is the coolest building in Toronto.
I came across this building when I was out with my friend the other day. We decided to walk down Bay street…because he had just come from a stressful meeting and felt that exercise was good for that. I agreed because….not sure why really. By the time I got home, I had racked up 23000 steps on my fitbit.
I admit that I know next to nothing about architecture and only became even mildly interested after I read Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead. When I saw this building I didn’t find it impressive. In fact, I was a bit confused by it. It was definitely modern and I didn’t find it ugly. The thought that came to mind was “afterthought’ as in, those windows look more like an afterthought than a plan. That is probably not true, but they just look kind of stuck there.
I welcome your thoughts as well as submissions for coolest or ugliest building in your area. Also, if you happen to be the architect for this building, I would love to hear how it came to be, and your thoughts on how it looks now.