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December 14, 2005 - A Lesson in Traditional Urbanism

Camera: Canon Powershot A60. Townhouses along Jones Avenue.

These townhouses, although not the most architecturally impressive in Toronto, represent good urbanism to me. Not simply because they allow higher densities in a comfortable, human scale, but because these ones in particular embody good urban architectural principles: the height is in scale with the street width, ad the facade is uniform, and the features are repetitive. Although the architecture is quite repetitive, note how different colours or features such as awnings break the monotony.

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