Looking northerly at the York Regional Administrative Centre, Newmarket
My town, East Gwillimbury, is situated just north of Newmarket, the centre of York Region (formerly York County), which is just north of Toronto. (Did you get that?)
Geographically, Newmarket is situated in the centre of York Region so the logical choice for the region's headquarters. Local politicians wanted a knockout building so chose a design by superstar Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal, known for designing buildings with flowing lines, a reflection of his heritage as a descendent of the Blackfoot First Nation in southern Alberta. It truly is a stunning building showing Cardinal's respect for nature and love for natural rhythms.
Clock towers on the south side of the main entrance
Truth be told, I had originally taken photos of this building to capture the incredibly neat reflections in the windows (more about that next Friday), but a day after I took these photos I saw a TV documentary on the building's architect. (Serendipity) Yep, I need to go back and take a longer view of the entire building.
Although this is the main entrance, the parking lot is on the north side of the building so it looked to me like the north entrance was actually the "main" entrance.
Clock towers and flags on the north side of the entrance
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