That is certainly funny looking but since it really looks like POCO crimps and there is no bump out from the windows I am guessing the pipe goes to an LB on the inside wall. If the service disconnect was right there next to the window it is probably legal. I agree it would be worth a look inside if the owner would let you.
I went up to Nova Scotia a couple weeks ago for a Tour of Oak Island and spotted this in a nearby town.
My local POCO wouldn't easily allow something like this because of no outside Meter and possible theft of service concerns. I was wondering if the Utilities up north were less demanding and maybe more trusting.
Just guessing here but the head looks to be about ceiling height of the apartment. So, IF it LBs down to the required height for a meter and OCP, it must be in a room. That would not fly here, and I really doubt the CEC would allow unprotected conductors within a structure. I do not know if CEC has an "equal" to 2" concrete encasement as the NEC allows, but...inside a dwelling unit?
Where are our Canadian members who can shed some light
I had not thought of the metering aspect. Interesting tho. Is it possible the meter is on the pole? As for the SE the only way I see it as legal is if the service disconnect is right there between the windows. I have to admit I have seen some distressingly long "nearest the point of entrance" SEs passed here in the US of A tho..