Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Shops At Don Mills - 2009

After adorning the north wall of the former Eaton's store at the old Don Mills Centre, Charles Staffer's "Don Mills Montage" now faces Lawrence Avenue from the wall between Mark McEwan's unfinished gourmand epicerie (pretentiousness mine) and the Ontario government plonkatorium.

Wall detail.

"Clock Tower" by Douglas Coupland

You are here. Somewhere.

Domin....I mean Metro carts. One of the few survivors of the old mall, if not in name.

The new anchor of the plaza, Winnipeg's McNally Robinson Booksellers. Thank gawd it wasn't a Chapters/Indigo.

This sure isn't your (grand)mother's Don Mills Centre. Today, Ontario's first "lifestyle centre" (a/k/a strip plaza with obscenely overpriced stores) opened on the southwest corner of Lawrence Avenue West and Don Mills Road.
Photos taken Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at the Shops on Don Mills, North York, Ontario.

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