A rare commodity in smaller cities, public space helps the traveler find a way to connect. I find it inspiring to see such large and generous space committed to sheltering the transient passerby. Inspiring because it speaks of the Canadian climate and the recognition that sometimes the elements can be quite harsh and as a collective group it is important to provide protection from such conditions whenever possible. Generous because at the end of the day these spaces are used only for temporary and occasional usage and yet the elegant articulation of structure speaks volumes of the investment into the development of attractive public spaces.
Andre Arseneault, B.A.S., M.Arch, MRAIC