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Bars, barriers and ghost amenities: Defensive urban design in Toronto

A new website documents defensive urban design around the city. Hidden (and not-so-hidden) design features shape how we experience the city. Some of these features are meant to improve accessibility, like the textured yellow line that warns of the edge of subway platforms on the TTC. Others are designed to exclude. Defensive urban design, also known as hostile or unpleasant architecture, is a collection of […] The post Bars, barriers and ghost amenities: Defensive urban design in Toronto appeared first on Torontoist.
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