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2006 03 24
PROUST QUESTIONNAIRE No. 16
imageWhat is your favorite new building?
New Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto.
What is your favorite old building?
John Bales House (log, 1824), in Earl Bales Park, Bathurst and Sheppard, now used as an Early Childhood Learning centre
What is your favorite street name?
Alfresco Lawn in the Beaches
What is your favourite intersection?
Dundas West and Roncesvalles - imagine a few diagonal vistas like that in the downtown
What do you like least about Torontonians?
The possibility that they believe what they read in the Saturday Globe’s “Style” section
If there was one Toronto building / place that no longer remains that you could visit for an afternoon what would it be?
Toronto’s former Crystal Palace
What is your most memorable event in Toronto?
Citizen initiative after the blackout in the summer of 2004
What is your favourite urban walk?
Lake Ontario shoreline east of the R.C. Harris Waterworks
If you could change one thing about the City what would it be?
Implement the 1920s Federal Avenue proposal, between Union Station and new City Hall
What’s your most treasured place in the City?
Distillery District
What building / place do you most dislike?
Sears inverted-ziggurat, office building on Jarvis, near Dundas
Who are your favorite Toronto architects?
The inventive, yet economical designers of the small infill housing and commercial projects around the City
What’s your favourite subway station?
Old Mill. Spatial release and greenery
Where would you most want to live, if not in Toronto?
South shore of Prince Edward County, overlooking the lake, with a vineyard and bee hives
Where would you most like to live in Toronto?
Frank Darling-designed, Classical-meets-Arts-and-Crafts, house on Glen Stewart Avenue (Kingston Road and Main). Also one of the biggest views in the City
[email this story] Posted by ERA Architects on 03/24 at 01:00 PM

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