Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Save 22 Oakmount!

When we first moved back here about a year ago I thought 22 Oakmount was the ugliest apartment building in a neighbourhood of ugly apartment buildings. It seemed to have come straight out of some Eastern Bloc country. This might make the majority of the people in our Polish / Ukrainian neighbourhood feel right at home, but I didn't like it one bit. Not to mention, if it weren't there our view of Lake Ontario would triple.

But the more I had to look at it the more I saw something different about it. It's certainly not another of the mass-produced condo towers that are popping up like mushrooms all over Toronto. 22 Oakmount still has a quirky feel that makes you wonder, "just what were they thinking when they built that thing?"

All of the properties surrounding 22 Oakmount are empty and boarded up. Obviously the developers are planning something big for the neighbourhood. 22 Oakmount may not be long for this world, but while it's here I'm going to enjoy it.

Click the pic to see in full size. It is so totally worth it.

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