by Kevin Gould
2016 – 2015
La Presse: Chapleau & others
Le Devoir: Garnotte & Fleg
Journal de Montréal: Beaudet & Ygreck
Metro consulted four people in the business of aesthetics, one way or another, over whether Montreal is a beautiful city.
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Montreal has a masculine beauty, it is in fact handsome.
What I find sad are all those once interesting duplexes and triplexes that have unfortunately been transformed over the years: pink concrete bricks, ugly aluminium doors, all details ripped off… For Montreal’s 375’s birthday, the city should pay in part for the refurbishing of the facades city wide.
There actually is a heritage department that will step in and yank permits from homeowners doing renovations.
A couple years back they questioned the repair work I was having done on my building’s crown lintels. Turns out they really, really did not want to have me replace them with something fugly like had been done to my neighbour’s building (which was never an option as far as I was concerned).
Frédérick Metz, professeur à l’École de design de l’UQAM:
«Et un endroit qui vous fait honte?»
«Le 1000 de la Gauchetière. C’est une catastrophe, quelque chose de rare! Ça a l’air d’un pénis posé avec ces deux boules…C’est épouvantable.»
What a relief to know that it’s not just MY Freudian/dirty mind. :-)
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