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More Snowy Queen Street

This is a photo of Toronto's Queen Street at University Avenue. Behind the iron fence to the left is the beautiful Osgoode Hall, home of the Upper Canada Law Society. To the right is the hideous mess that the new Toronto Four Seasons Centre has created of Queen Street with its ugly grey brick face and advertising posters that do nothing to complement the architecture of Osgoode.  The opera house turns its back on Queen Street and faces only onto University Avenue. City Hall is the next lot past the fence on the left. This is an important stretch of roadway, leading to Toronto's most well used public/civic square, and the opera house has continued to degrade the quality of the urban landscape here.

Sorry for the rant but I find it very sad since the opera house just opened and so much more could have been done and, the City, should have never approved the site plan until the developer and architect were made to understand that there were two facades for this building, both of equal importance.

More Snowy Queen Street

This is a photo of Toronto's Queen Street at University Avenue. Behind the iron fence to the left is the beautiful Osgoode Hall, home of the Upper Canada Law Society. To the right is the hideous mess that the new Toronto Four Seasons Centre has created of Queen Street with its ugly grey brick face and advertising posters that do nothing to complement the architecture of Osgoode.  The opera house turns its back on Queen Street and faces only onto University Avenue. City Hall is the next lot past the fence on the left. This is an important stretch of roadway, leading to Toronto's most well used public/civic square, and the opera house has continued to degrade the quality of the urban landscape here.

Sorry for the rant but I find it very sad since the opera house just opened and so much more could have been done and, the City, should have never approved the site plan until the developer and architect were made to understand that there were two facades for this building, both of equal importance.

comments (2)

  • Martin
  • Houston
  • 6 Feb 2008, 05:47
Strong lines and slightly ominous trees. Nice!
  • vintage
  • australia
  • 6 Feb 2008, 07:26
Wonderful street shot

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camera E-330
exposure mode shutter priority
shutterspeed 1/25s
aperture f/2.8
sensitivity ISO400
focal length 17.0mm
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