The Non-Conformists

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Grange Avenue

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Kensington Avenue

Building like these are like the proverbial blades of grass: if they stick up too high, they’re cut down. Often, when a building breaks with the architectural norms of its surroundings, it is lambasted by nearby residents for being ugly, intrusive or out-of-place. But these kinds of buildings provide a necessary diversity in the streetscape. They are unexpected and visually engaging; in their way, they become landmarks by which to navigate the city.

This entry was written by Christopher DeWolf , posted on Wednesday August 01 2007at 02:08 am , filed under Architecture, Canada and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

One Response to “The Non-Conformists”

  • Jesse says:

    Yes, these building stick out, but it’s like a child getting attention from misbehaving. When walking down the street, I don’t notice these buildings for how they enhance the city.