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The Uniqlo frontage is pretty miserable; such a waste of prime, visual real-estate. It's crying out for an LED display.
The Uniqlo frontage is a refreshing oasis of calm and works well juxtaposed with the sensory overload all around it. It stands out and isn't that the purpose of a sign? And it's a good looking sign as far as signs go, Besides it could be 100 times worse: it could be all glass.
 

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^^^ I'm sure an LED display could be done in a way that's consistent with their brand.
Anything with hundreds of pixels per square inch isn't going to be calming. There's a reason people with Attention Deficit Disorder prefer video over print. Most of them have trouble reading a book or can't do it at all.
 

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The Uniqlo frontage is a refreshing oasis of calm and works well juxtaposed with the sensory overload all around it. It stands out and isn't that the purpose of a sign? And it's a good looking sign as far as signs go, Besides it could be 100 times worse: it could be all glass.
Agree, though to be fair I'd stay as far away from YDS as I can if I wanted calm - and Uniqlo certainly didn't choose to locate in Eaton Centre because it is calm either. There is a certain irony in that (like the Apple Store is the one with the most unbearably hectic shopping experience - the antithesis of their design philosophy)

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A Toronto Archives photo of the Eaton Centre in its early days. I miss all the benches that were in the mall. There are only a few now, always overcrowded, with all those overhangs now just wasted space. I laugh at the "Ongoing Renewal" in this thread, because apart from the new Queen Street overpass, everything "renewed" doesn't feel like it.

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A Toronto Archives photo of the Eaton Centre in its early days. I miss all the benches that were in the mall. There are only a few now, always overcrowded, with all those overhangs now just wasted space. I laugh at the "Ongoing Renewal" in this thread, because apart from the new Queen Street overpass, everything "renewed" doesn't feel like it.

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All I can think is "damn, that skylight looks so clean..."
 

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All I can think is "damn, that skylight looks so clean..."
I'm honestly really amazed Cadillac Fairview hasn't done something with it yet. I can't imagine it would be an unbelievably large job to replace the glass panels, and it would make the mall feel so much brighter and nicer.
 

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I'm honestly really amazed Cadillac Fairview hasn't done something with it yet. I can't imagine it would be an unbelievably large job to replace the glass panels, and it would make the mall feel so much brighter and nicer.
Maybe they think it is a better idea for it to stay dirty and indirectly reduce the heat (thus AC) load...

All that vegetation...the only thing I don't miss is the No Frills yellow signage.

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When I worked in the mall, we always always had to deal with leaks especially during the winter with snow buildup. That was years ago - I wonder if they're just waiting it out. My worry was always a collapse from too much snow.
 

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