Aptly named


This is a typical strip mall that you'll find around Toronto. Although I don't find these shopping centres very attractive, I had to get a picture of this one because the name "Pants Shortening" really tickled my funnybone. I think it's great that this store has used a name that so aptly describes their services. Perhaps other businesses should take note! For more signs, visit Signs, Signs.

17 comments:

RedPat said...

Everything in that little mall seems to be well labeled. Those malls are so ugly.

Norma Ruttan said...

I too don't care for the looks of strip malls, but they do provide convenience for their customers. "Alterations Done Here" is what is often on signs around here, especially dry cleaners who often have someone that does what the sign says here.

Lesley said...

I agree they are pretty ugly, but at least you don't have to drive from one store to the next like in those big box malls.

Lowell said...

That's exactly the store I need. It's hard to find anyone who does alterations anymore. Sure is an ugly strip mall though. :)

VioletSky said...

Just about every store here has a no-nonsense name. Nothing too cutesy for this strip mall!

ewok1993 said...

a common sight here too. they're not pretty at all.

EG CameraGirl said...

I confess that I have never seen this strip mall.:) But "Pants Shortening" is certainly "short" and to the point. :)

Randy said...

Nice shot for the theme.

longbeachpeninsuladailyphoto said...

Thanks for the chuckle! It may be ugly, but there are some interesting storefronts here, and I'm trying to figure out where the stairs to the second floor are. Something about it strikes my imagination. I think it might make a good setting for a story.

cieldequimper said...

:-)

Luna Miranda said...

LOL Pants Shortening! we have shops here who do clothing repair but i've never seen the word "shortening" in those shops. hahaha funny! we have this kind of strip malls all over.

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Gemma Wiseman said...

Definitely a no nonsense shopping area! The closest we have to your strip malls are the village shopping centres!

Tanya Breese said...

yeah, these little strip malls aren't very attractive are they. i can't imagine photo bloggers a hundred years from now getting pictures of them like we do of historical things lol...yes, funny name :D

Cezar and Léia said...

They are very useful!
Léia

Pat said...

Although it's ugly, it looks like one stop shopping! In the Southwest (US), the malls are constructed to fit in with the surroundings with similar colors. You wouldn't find a mall like this there. At least not in the newer areas.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The sign probably works, because you'd remember seeing it if you needed alteration...all ugly strip malls look alike, so they have to do something to stand out. The only reason I'd ever go to a strip mall if they offer a service you can't find anywhere else. There's one in Eugene Oregon where we get knives sharpened, for example, or keys made. Those services are hard to find.

John stratzi said...

These strip malls and the signs in Toronto are terrible.

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