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Lesser recognized buildings in Toronto that you enjoy

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Maybe these aren't all that 'lesser recognized', but a couple that came to mind.

Cylinder on Alexander. It's a bit unattractive with the blue and white, but look how tall and round it is. Impossible not to notice when catching a glimpse from afar. I believe it's 16-sided (hexadecagon).

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The Huge Garner Coop. So weirdly shaped. There's brick, then orange and black aluminum-clad up top. With *bay windows*. What.

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And...do you believe in magic? Just cuz it causes curiosity to passersby. I could've sworn this building had a pentagram adornment out front but perhaps it's a false memory.

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innsertnamehere

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^ the length of those has always been completely ridiculous. Reminds me of those half kilometre long buildings you find in Berlin.
 

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^those are actually 5 different buildings, each about 500m long. Still pretty funky, but not as ridiculous as 4.5km sounds.
 

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I've always had a soft spot for the pavilions on the Islands – I love the low brown brick and the concrete lily-pads. Also, the carousel café building on Centre Island.

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Also, a shout out to the little modernist pavilion attached to the front of Knox Presbyterian church at Spadina and Harbord, which is I think not long for this world, but I've always thought was quite charming:

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I am wondering if people around the GTA shares a similar taste with the downtown Torontonians.
 

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The consistent problem with these Priis: pallid, unsympathetic balcony replacements. (Here's what 44 Walmer looked like before)

 

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