Eaton Centre (early May 1999): Scumbone and I journeyed to Toronto's most popular tourist attraction with the intention of exploring the exciting new construction on both the east and west flanks of the building. A construction worker kicked us out while we were looking around the west side (which seems to be where the real action is), so we settled for the far less interesting east side. Gaining entry was a simple matter of peeling back a wooden barricade, and then we had full run of two levels of raw concrete and drywall. Unfortunately, it seems they're just adding a few new shops, so there was nothing architecturally fascinating to peek at.
For dessert, we headed into the employee corridors of the mall and went down to peek at the gigantic receiving bay four levels under, as well as the underground highway that serves it. It is an impressive sight, though not deserving of the "underground city" appellation I've heard a few people give it.
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