Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Beautiful city

Often, it is at night when the true beauty of the city comes to light. Though we may complain of advertisements creeping deeper and deeper into public space, it does give Toronto a unique identity, and gives us comfort on an otherwise cold, dark night.

Finally, the building below looks like it belongs in Liberty Village, or the Portlands of our dreams. At first glance, it is an old industrial building, renovated and converted to a loft or mixed-use building.

Though it is not in a downtown area (it is actually in the Airport Corporate Centre, Mississauga), it is an example of a mixed-use structure that is architecturally attractive. It houses the Canadian Centre for Advanced Eye Therapeutics, Innovative Insulation, and a second medical facility. Perhaps the suburbs isn't filled with drab industrial buildings and houses as far as the eye can see?

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