It's one of those depressing things that in the renderings, the square was to have noticeable lines running across it north to south, with the entire surface done entirely in granite.The aspect I dislike so much about the existing square is that it’s all one ugly grey tone.
A fortune was spent, and the granite procured, but all of it was of the grey colour we all know and love - which is practically indistinguishable from asphalt. I couldn't believe so much care and money was used to produce such a drear result.
The lines are still in there, faintly distinguishable from the broader bands between them. It would cost money, again, but if the majority of the grey was replaced with a warm-coloured granite instead (say, not unlike Scotia Plaza), it might cheer the place up a bit.