Friday, August 26, 2011

Kent Street Quadruplets

I generally avoid Kent Street, as it's not a very people-friendly place ever since they widened it and cut down the trees for the introduction of trolley-buses.

The downside of this is that I miss little gems like this foursome of old houses between Somerset and Cooper. It looks like they were all built as exact duplicates of each other, and many of the original features have survived, despite each house taking on its own unique identity.

The Centretown Traffic Calming Plan (an electronic copy of which apparently does not exist) has made Kent a bit more hospitable to use, the little bulbouts and dying trees aren't enough to make it actually look nice.

[Look for more one-photo posts under the label Singles]


  1. It's too bad about Kent. Lyon, between Gladstone and Catherine has a great canopy of trees that arch over the road. Kent should have been the same.

  2. Now it makes sense! I always wondered why there was no buffer between the sidewalk and the buildings on Kent street. It's such a bad design. It would be neat if there was a way to revert this.

    I never noticed how neat those little houses were and how cuter they could be if they were shown a bit more TLC and if professionals were hired to refurbish them in a way to preserve the charm of the original architecture.

    The first one on the left for example has a horrible signage that detracts from the building and too many shades of brown patches on the side.