HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum About
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada


Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #1  
Old Posted Jun 28, 2019, 1:41 PM
stevanford1's Avatar
stevanford1 stevanford1 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 2,283
The Bizarre Canada Thread

This thread is for posting buildings in Canada that aren’t ugly but are bizarre.

For starters, here’s Toronto’s Greek house


Toronto’s Halfway House


Niagara’s Ripley’s Museum


Toronto’s OCAD


Edmonton’s AGA


And finally Edmonton’s Talus Dome
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2  
Old Posted Jun 28, 2019, 4:04 PM
333609543's Avatar
333609543 333609543 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Toronto
Posts: 278
Cool thread idea
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3  
Old Posted Jun 28, 2019, 4:24 PM
kwoldtimer kwoldtimer is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: La vraie capitale
Posts: 18,975
Thread might benefit from some suggested criteria for "bizarre".
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #4  
Old Posted Jun 28, 2019, 4:40 PM
SHOFEAR's Avatar
SHOFEAR SHOFEAR is offline
DRINK
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: City Of Champions
Posts: 8,185
__________________
Lana. Lana. Lana? LANA! Danger Zone
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2019, 2:28 AM
Nicko999's Avatar
Nicko999 Nicko999 is offline
Go Chiefs!
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Montreal
Posts: 17,255
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevanford1 View Post
Toronto’s Halfway House

What the...
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #6  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2019, 2:31 AM
Architype's Avatar
Architype Architype is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 7,626
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevanford1 View Post
This thread is for posting buildings in Canada that aren’t ugly but are bizarre.

...

Toronto’s Halfway House


...
It looks like something went wrong with the camera. Was the other half torn down? Nice idea for a thread.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #7  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2019, 12:31 PM
Innsertnamehere's Avatar
Innsertnamehere Innsertnamehere is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Hamilton
Posts: 6,050
Quote:
Originally Posted by Architype View Post
It looks like something went wrong with the camera. Was the other half torn down? Nice idea for a thread.
Yup. It was originally a semi, a developer bought one half and tore it down to build that apartment next door.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #8  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2019, 2:31 PM
JHikka's Avatar
JHikka JHikka is offline
Haru Urara
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Toronto
Posts: 7,092
Always loved the OCAD building in TO.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #9  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2019, 3:07 PM
Calgarian's Avatar
Calgarian Calgarian is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 23,899
This might be the strangest house in Edmonton.

https://images.dailyhive.com/2019050...on-Castle-.png
__________________
Git'er done!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #10  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2019, 5:21 PM
dennis dennis is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 1,186
Well, a man’s home is his castle.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #11  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2019, 5:59 PM
Stanz Stanz is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 7,570
If nightmarish qualifies, Saint John, New Brunswick has some of the creepiest Victorians I've ever seen.




By Craigford, on Flickr
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #12  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2019, 6:47 PM
rousseau's Avatar
rousseau rousseau is online now
Registered Drug User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 6,000
Love those. I wish we had streets and streets full of those, either as rowhousing or detached.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #13  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2019, 7:54 PM
scryer scryer is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 1,346
I already like this thread.

Big fan of the Saint John Victorian houses.

TO making me go WTF regarding the half-way house lol.

And that castle house is proof that money can't buy taste.
__________________
There is a housing crisis, and we simply need to speak up about it.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #14  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2019, 8:00 PM
wave46 wave46 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 2,881


The Moonbeam flying saucer. Because, why not?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #15  
Old Posted Jun 29, 2019, 8:09 PM
SignalHillHiker's Avatar
SignalHillHiker SignalHillHiker is offline
I ♣ Baby Seals
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: See post below...
Posts: 29,298
Bizarre but not necessarily ugly... I think our weirdest is the South Beach building.





There's also a random Winnipeg (and presumably elsewhere on the mainland) house in the West End. It's even stucco!

__________________
Note to self: "The plural of anecdote is not evidence."
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #16  
Old Posted Jul 2, 2019, 4:12 PM
stevanford1's Avatar
stevanford1 stevanford1 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 2,283
The UFO Restaurant in Niagara Falls Ontario. The food is horrendous but the atmosphere is so tacky ya just gotta love it.

Reply With Quote
     
     
  #17  
Old Posted Jul 2, 2019, 7:03 PM
wave46 wave46 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 2,881
Ah, Niagara Falls.

We take one of nature's wonders and stick tacky crap next to it. God bless us.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #18  
Old Posted Jul 2, 2019, 8:56 PM
stevanford1's Avatar
stevanford1 stevanford1 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 2,283
Quote:
Originally Posted by wave46 View Post
Ah, Niagara Falls.

We take one of nature's wonders and stick tacky crap next to it. God bless us.
Indeed










Beauty and The Beast


Like the dumb and dumber of architecture (Fallsview and Hellton)


Niagara Fails

Last edited by stevanford1; Jul 2, 2019 at 11:24 PM. Reason: Replaced Kelsey’s with TGI Friday’s
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #19  
Old Posted Jul 2, 2019, 9:36 PM
J.OT13's Avatar
J.OT13 J.OT13 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 10,816
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevanford1 View Post
Indeed
What's wrong with the Kelsey's? Very normal looking building and one of the nicest Kelsey's I've ever seen.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #20  
Old Posted Jul 2, 2019, 11:19 PM
stevanford1's Avatar
stevanford1 stevanford1 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 2,283
Quote:
Originally Posted by J.OT13 View Post
What's wrong with the Kelsey's? Very normal looking building and one of the nicest Kelsey's I've ever seen.
Yeah your right. it’s not that bad. I’ll replace it with this......



TGI Friday’s: Home Of The Worst Appetizers in the known universe which for some reason you are able to heap into your mouth in endless proportions
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:44 AM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.