Fusty columnist meets the listicle: the Star presents Toronto’s most beautiful buildings
At first glance, Toronto Star architecture columnist Christopher Hume isn’t who we’d expect to jump ship to the wild world of online media—and put forward a solid showing. But damned if he hasn’t done exactly that. His web videos have covered everything from Rob Ford killing Transit City to Toronto Hydro’s hidden pockets of infrastructure, and a now he’s presenting his picks for the city’s five most beautiful buildings. The first instalment is up today: the Pure Spirit condo buildings at Parliament Street and Mill Street.
Check out the video to hear Hume explain why he loves the condos so much (“so sharp you think you could cut yourself”); in the meantime, we’re going to ponder how it is that one of the Star’s best online assets is an old-school architecture critic.