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Wow, this is a rather lame renewal project, you'd think they add some retail in there or something beyond new glass.
 

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I too lament the loss of the entrance canopies. At the risk of resuscitating the "entrance to the Eaton Centre" debate that had the same duration as the seven year war, I find the current Dundas Square entrance totally bland and really miss the old entrance. I used to take some consolation that at least the south entrance reminded me of the north.

Now it's gone. Sigh.
 

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Architectural merit aside, the old enterance at Dundas was unbearably dingy and smelly. The ventilation system was terrible.
 

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Around 1990, when it was a generously glass-canopied open space, there used to be a nice little restaurant ( run by Roots, I believe ) inside the Dundas Street entrance, at street level, just to the west of the suspended kites. Later, if I recall, it became an area with bank machines.

Having "improved" the glass-canopied Dundas and Queen entrances by ripping them down, I wonder how long it will be before these dim bulbs turn their attention to the matching Galleria and "improve" that too?
 

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The sides are ok - the increased transparency is nice - but what's with the radiator grille at the front? It sure looked ridiculous in daytime.

AoD
 

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I like it.... the modern/mechanical design contrasts effectively against The Bay and Old City Hall's gothic architecture
 

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I saw it yesterday. It's nice on its own but doesn't even attempt to match the tower above. It's like wearing a pair of yellow pants with a black shirt.
 

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I gotta check it again, but I think this new lobby can only be entered/exited via the corner; the old one had NW/SE egresses too...
 

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I gotta check it again, but I think this new lobby can only be entered/exited via the corner; the old one had NW/SE egresses too...
Only the corner and the photo show this.
 
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