I am always dating myself by referring to things by their old name, or to things that no longer exist and so no one (except other older people) knows what I am referring to.
Are you old enough to remember the Friendly Giant on CBC TV?
I could hear the phrase “Look up, look way way up” when I saw this condo building on West Wellington near Island Park.
I do wonder just how well that concrete overhang will shelter the entrance a number of floor below. Or if it will simply feel like it is about to come crashing down.
And do we really want to be reminded of who the builder is every time we look up? Well, at least it isn’t the normal door number.
When this building was first proposed, I noted that it reminded me very much of the not-very-loved exteriors of the LeBreton Flats condos by Claridge. These ones were designed by Barry Hobin, but have many of the same vocabulary elements: variation in window placement, variation in exterior textures and finishes, etc. But no yellow brick, instead there is black brick. The proposed Claridge condos opposite Loblaws at Kirkwood look even more like the Flats.