While I reserve the right to have darts in my eyes with regards to past wrongs, it must be said that Tim Banks and his APM have done an absolutely stellar job restoring the Kays Building in downtown Charlottetown. The wrapping came off the building this week, and it’s obvious that the restoration involves good measure of both whimsy and careful attention.
Add that to the modernist palace of pleasure Mr. Banks is building from the ashes of the old Seaman’s warehouse on King Street (a development that, with every pass-along of gossip, gets more rotating Porsche elevators and helipads and tomato juice fountains), and suddenly APM emerges as an exceptional beacon of architectural courage in a city given to Homburg-style “preservations” and Atlantic Superstore disposa-buildings.
I don’t expect Tim and I will be going for coffee any time soon, but, kind sir, I tip my hat to you. Well done.