It's photos like this that hammer home how Canadians just don't get how to design an appealing public realm. Look at the ugly mess on the right sidewalk. Every square inch of it makes my head shake. Yellow fire hydrant smack dab in the middle of a sidewalk, primitive paving, ugly wonky bike path pilons, that orange/black striped pilon has probably sat there for 6 months, 2-3 types of crap paving, overhead wiring, ugly lamp post, ugly traffic lamp and post, even the curb looks bad. Top it off with an ugly building next to it and it never had a hope in hell of being attractive.
I'm continually astonished how we're so bad at this. We have no clue how to do public realm.