By comparison (and esp. from a driving-west-on-the-Gardiner standpoint), I'll suppose that Pinnacle and 18 Yonge are "bad vanilla"...the only thing impressive about MLS is the scale and massing when driving west on the Gardiner.
This is a vanilla building (as in boring and lacking in character), but a good vanilla building.
In terms of the " square ", the influx of thousands of sports fans will bring momentary colour to this drab space. If the city ever wins anything, the whole stretch clear to the Rogers thingey will be rockin'. The majority of these prospective celebrants don't give a hoot about the aesthetics. MLSE knows where to put a buck, and where not to . Personally, I'm left with admitting it's better than what was there before, a lot like having running toilets.I agree. Much ado about nothing.