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Sign me up... my main concern is that we come off as professional, and not as a bunch of hippies.
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Councillors square off over old Exchange buildings
Last Updated: Thursday, November 23, 2006 | 5:05 PM CT
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History and progress clashed at Winnipeg City Hall this week, with councillors sparring over a bid to tear down a century-old building and addition in Winnipeg's Exchange District and turn the space into a parking lot.

Progress won the battle Tuesday when the Lord Selkirk-West Kildonan community committee voted 2-1 to deny a house built in 1878 and an attached storefront from the mid-1920s status as historical.

But the war isn't over: The decision has to be ratified at the city's property, planning and development committee early next year and both sides are already marshalling their arguments.

A parking lot company owns the property on Albert Street near Notre Dame Avenue and wants to take down the buildings to make way for a surface lot.

Winnipeg was 'little more than a pioneer village'
However, the city's historical buildings committee recommended to the community committee that the buildings be designated as historical.

"If you put a different surface on this building, you'd be standing in the oldest building in the downtown," Fort Rouge Coun. Jenny Gerbasi, who chairs the committee, said Thursday.

Gerbasi said the house was built when Winnipeg was "little more than a pioneer village."

"Pave paradise and put up a parking lot, is what they want to do," said Old Kildonan Coun. Mike O'Shaughnessy, who voted Tuesday in a community committee meeting to give the sites historical status.

Time to take a stand, councillor says
O'Shaughnessy, who in 1979 helped draft Winnipeg's historical building bylaw, said it's now time to take a stand for the Exchange District.

"The integrity of the Exchange District is a fragile thing. And which will be the straw that breaks the camel's back, I don't know," he said Thursday.

"If it isn't this one, then the next one becomes the one.… No one knows exactly where that line will be, so let's draw the line here."

But Mynarski Coun. Harry Lazarenko, who voted against the status, said the owners of a hotel near the site need the parking space.

"The owner of St. Charles Hotel, who wants to expand his hotel and also put in a patio, has made it very clear that 'If I can't expand my hotel, I am going to give up that building,'" Lazarenko said.
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Sold. That sounds fine.
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my main concern is that we come off as professional, and not as a bunch of hippies.


no kidding... I don't think it would do much for downtown or any of us if it comes off as another Save Eatons group of hippies. They hurt there cause more than they helped it, as they just came off as an angry group of dreamers with little conection to reality. It was more sad than anything, and as someone who had some contacts on the project, this group was seen more as humour than serious.
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Sold. That sounds fine.
UWI ok...


as for archiseek's comment...... i am using firefox with spell checker when i am on the laptop witch is windows and firefox in linux.... i am not calling my self the leader i am just doing my part and i don't make mistakes on purpose... you have no idea how much this drives me nutz and i literally don't see my mistakes inless they are pointed out to me threw the spell checker or some one says something... i just want to go on contributing to the community doing my thing...

anyhow we should get together and make the group official and get ahold of the people who want to develop the St. Charles hotel and see what it is exactly they are doing and maybe come up with a compromise of some sort?
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as for archiseek's comment...... i am using firefox with spell checker when i am on the laptop witch is windows and firefox in linux.... i am not calling my self the leader i am just doing my part and i don't make mistakes on purpose... you have no idea how much this drives me nutz and i literally don't see my mistakes inless they are pointed out to me threw the spell checker or some one says something... i just want to go on contributing to the community doing my thing...
First off... I really enjoy your contributions. I especially enjoy your pics.. they are great!!

As for your spelling ... it doesn't bother me. Perhpas you are like me and type quickly and get a few typos, but always proof read before you post, or go back and edit any errors you come across.
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Old Posted Nov 24, 2006, 4:48 AM
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First off... I really enjoy your contributions. I especially enjoy your pics.. they are great!!
Ditto to that. Frankly, the misspelling doesn't really bother me...
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I agree in large with with Newflyer on the grounds that (potentially) spurning these developers could spurn future developers.

Of course, this is an embryonic statement, but I would definitely want to formally weigh the pros and cons of saving the buildings & possible draw-back in future investment/developers before diving head first into the save the building project. I guess I take a Dan Vandal stance ...bad until proven good, but will give it ample opportunity to prove good.
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Ditto to that. Frankly, the misspelling doesn't really bother me...
Well, it kinda bothers me - but I get through it That last post 1ajs is about the best so far (with the exception of "witch"...but I guess spellcheck won't catch that )
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Ditto to that. Frankly, the misspelling doesn't really bother me...
Proof's in the pudding, kids. Have him write the press releases for your newfound group and just wait for the accolades and respect to roll in.
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Old Posted Nov 24, 2006, 9:00 PM
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Proof's in the pudding, kids. Have him write the press releases for your newfound group and just wait for the accolades and respect to roll in.
I think earlier comments in this thread indicate that I don't approve of 1ajs's spelling habits. However, I would rather have him on the group than have him go away; he is one of the better contributors here (especially his photos, which have an eloquence that his writing doesn't share).
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Proof's in the pudding, kids. Have him write the press releases for your newfound group and just wait for the accolades and respect to roll in.
theres no fucking way i would i right a press release..........

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I've written a short checklist of things I think this group needs:

Urban Winnipeg Initiative Information

-Who we are
-What we do
-Current Projects
-Media
-Vision for Winnipeg

Things this group needs:
-Website
-Writers/Bloggers
-Events Organizers

Feel free to comment and add anything you think this group needs
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Proof's in the pudding, kids. Have him write the press releases for your newfound group and just wait for the accolades and respect to roll in.
There are other things he can do besides writing the press releases, although I'm sure they'd be attention-grabbing if he did write them. Some people have conditions like dyslexia that can make spelling extremely difficult.
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