Saturday, November 28, 2009
No lobby for the homeless
The two new condo towers downtown on Kent Street called the Hudson have their entry keyboard on the outside rather than in the Lobby.
I haven't noticed this in Ottawa before. It is common in Vancouver, where the climate is milder. Approaching and using this key pad felt cramped and uncomfortable.
It is reality today that so many buildings now have to have their exterior doors locked to prevent people moving into the comfy chairs in the lobby, but this is the first time I have seen one keep people out of the airlock entry. It's one more step to a more unfriendly, colder city.