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    Quote Originally Posted by Merry View Post
    Such a shame about that south side.



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    I really hope that these hideous J&R buildings are razed. They block the view of the magnificent Victorian buildings behind them.

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    There's no way they'd be razed and not replaced with something notably more view blocking.

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    Plus it's not the buildings, it's all that crap signage tacked onto them. Is that even legal?

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    I love those buildings and the signs. Shows character, shows a lived in city.

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    It's different when you live here.

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    Signs add so much​ charm to buildings

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed007Toronto View Post
    I love those buildings and the signs. Shows character, shows a lived in city.
    The buildings are fine, but for the big one, which is obscured by the trees in the photo. I hate the signs though.

    My hope is for them all to be razed and replaced with a slender tower, so that the gems behind them are visible.

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    I think those buildings are in character with the beauties behind them, and with renovation and the removal of those hideous signs would be much more preferable to something new.

    It's a superb streetscape overall and this would be spoilt by another new tower, which wouldn't work proportionally IMO.

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    Have you been through there, Merry. If not, I am referring to the biggest of those buildings, which is largely obscured in the photo, and is hideous. The smaller buildings to the north are fine, but for the signs.

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    Never stepped foot outside of Oz .

    I was only referring to what I can see in the photo. Maybe something new to replace what you're talking about, but I think it would need to be in context.

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    That view will be so much nicer when Seaport City rises as a mega-block along the other side of the river and secures Manhattan

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