What I.M. Pei’s pyramid is to the Louvre, so is the relatively new Michael Lee-Chin Crystal to the Royal Ontario Museum. While many praise the glass structure, just as many are troubled by the incongruity to the original, more traditional museum that still sits directly beside it.
When contacted by the National Post, David McKay, the ROM's communications co-ordinator, declined comment.
“We won’t be commenting. I guess the only thing I can say is that we won’t be saying anything.”
Sensible policy, Mr. McKay. As my mother always said, if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.
(If you're interested in my previous rants about Toronto's ugliest building, go here, here, here, here and here. )