august 18 2009

I accidentally found this place, the Shops at Don Mills when I got lost a month ago and I was like, woah this is what the States looks like, it’s like I went through a wormhole and emerged below the 49th.  That was 1am so I went back today when there were people and stuff open.  The photos are not translating this at all, and I can’t really put my finger on why it is, but it just does feel like you’re in the USA.  

Don Mills was North America’s first fully-planned community built right after the WW2, and based on these 5 design principles never before implemented in Canada.

Cool logo, eh? They’re calling themselves ‘Ontario’s first and finest outdoor lifestyle centre’ that has a ‘lovely Town Square’ and WOAH OKAY SO… as I was researching and I just found that my Top 3 Authors, Douglas Coupland, is the one who made that clock, bottom right.  No wonder I liked it so much.  And that’s a weird connection based on my next blog post.