Well, at least they didn’t install gaudy reflective windows …


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Jimmy Flynn on December 20, 2007 - 22:23 Permalink

Pretty much anything built in Charlottetown since the Ellis Brothers Shopping Centre, or the Royalty Mall, is taken right out of Vulgaria, Ontario —- ie. anything west of Kingston or Brockville, and even then there’s room for interpretation.

Developers and fans of tilt-up buildings should be proud of the awful architecture polluting this place. I blame foreign imports for this influence (ie. anyone “from the other side”)…

Alan's picture
Alan on December 21, 2007 - 15:58 Permalink

Blame yourselves for your own building code standards if you don’t like what you have to look at when you walk down the street.

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andrea on December 21, 2007 - 21:28 Permalink

I heard an interesting interview with Moshe Safdie last week on As It Happens about his quitting the McGill Health Centre project — here is a link to the story about in the G&M — public/private partnerships may be a major contributing factor to that consistently uninspired formulaic building style we’ve seen on the Island and every Canadian city for the last couple of decades.

Give it a read: