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.
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?