We don’t normally post ridiculously open-ended questions on Torontoist, but the discussion about the Sam the Record Man sign and the excitement over a new column about Bad Buildings in the city got us thinking about that whole “Toronto aesthetic” thing that keeps coming up time and time again in our city. Not about defining that aesthetic, though (there isn’t an over-arching one—if anything, the lack of an aesthetic is our aesthetic), and more about trying to actually evaluate the way that our city looks.
So, let’s just get it out there, then. Is Toronto ugly?
Photo by 6oh from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.