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Old Posted Jul 26, 2019, 3:04 PM
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Is there actually that big of a water line running through Centreport right now? I was always under the impression that the Centreport area had bedrock/lime stone close to the surface which made it extremely difficult and expensive to service most of the area relative to other parts of the city, leading to it growing slower than originally anticipated by politicians.
Yes, just this year in fact. Tricore is still finishing bringing water to the existing businesses north of Inkster and west of route 90. The line runs down Centreport Way from all the way from St Eustache to that new booster station that is by the Prairie Dog Central.

It is much more expensive than in most of the city to dig there. Sometimes you need to blast the rock. But big excavators can handle most of the material.
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Old Posted Jul 26, 2019, 4:25 PM
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BUSIEST CONSTRUCTION SEASON EVER AT CENTREPORT

https://www.centreportcanada.ca/uplo...1563905282.pdf

Also, that new Pea Processing facility from Burcon is going up on Route 90 and Farmer Rd.
they are claiming that Torque Brewery is in CentrePort???
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Old Posted Oct 22, 2019, 8:28 PM
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National Research Council (NRC) advanced manufacturing development facility
Location: CentrePort Canada
Developer: National Research Council Canada
Architects: Number Ten Architectural Group & Diamond and Schmitt Architects Inc,
Contractor: Penn-Co Construction Canada (2003) Ltd.
Status: U/C
Media: National Research Council to be new CentrePort Canada tenant
Description: The 70,000-square-foot building located at CentrePort Canada, North America’s largest inland port, will broadly support the advanced manufacturing sector in areas such as additive manufacturing (3D printing), robotics and the integration of new digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, into the manufacturing process. When completed, it will accommodate about 100 people, 40 per cent of those working in the building at any given time will be NRC staffers, while the rest will be from industry and academia.



National Research Council’s newest research facility, now under construction in CentrePort development. it's kinetic facade will move in the wind!
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2019, 3:34 AM
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Why is the NRC building another big facility like this while their downtown ones sit 95% empty and outdated. Either move some labs back in there or sell the land already, it's absurd the waste that is going on in that building.
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Old Posted Oct 23, 2019, 11:40 PM
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Thank harper for that.
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2019, 3:40 PM
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why exactly does the NRC need to be an an "inland port" on the edge of the city?
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2019, 3:58 PM
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why exactly does the NRC need to be an an "inland port" on the edge of the city?
I assume because they're supporting the advanced manufacturing sector which is located around there? Or to encourage advanced manufacturing to be located around there?
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2019, 4:02 PM
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I'm surprised also that this is located at Centreport. I though for sure that this would be built in the UM Smartpark.

It's a shame that the NRC can't find some way to repurpose, or continue using the existing buildings on Ellice. There were some productive partnerships with researchers in the Physics department at nearby UW. Makes some sense be in the existing location if they are continuing with the old lines of research - which had something to do with medical imaging technology, IIRC.
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2019, 4:17 PM
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Biggest issue with NRC Ellice is most of the building is extremely purpose-built laboratory space. Would be massive amounts of money to convert the space to other uses. They're currently renting out some of the office space to a few arms-length government agencies, but it's maybe at 10-15% capacity.

The best use for these buildings would obviously be to get new labs from the universities in there, or maybe medical diagnostics/imaging, but that's a long shot. I think the best bet at this point would be to sell the property for development, maybe see if U of W has any new building needs in the pipeline. It's unfortunate because the buildings themselves are gorgeous inside, just need some cosmetic upgrades. I fear that any sort of conversion could wind up like the PSB, and be better off starting again.
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2019, 5:36 PM
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There is an MRI clinic being run there. I was actually surprised when my son was referred there to get his knee checked out.

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Old Posted Oct 24, 2019, 7:25 PM
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I think the best bet at this point would be to sell the property for development, maybe see if U of W has any new building needs in the pipeline.
U of W has said publicly they are effectively done with their planned campus expansion. Perhaps Booth University College would be interested in expanding their science curriculum?
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2019, 7:35 PM
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Why is the NRC building another big facility like this while their downtown ones sit 95% empty and outdated. Either move some labs back in there or sell the land already, it's absurd the waste that is going on in that building.
More empire building by the NRC, you would think that after the Ellice location flop someone would cool their heels!
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2019, 7:39 PM
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Flop? Harper closed the NRC on Ellice during his reign of terror on scientists and all the high paid, smart people working there left town. If that's what you mean by flop, then 100%.
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Old Posted Oct 27, 2019, 12:02 PM
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Flop? Harper closed the NRC on Ellice during his reign of terror on scientists and all the high paid, smart people working there left town. If that's what you mean by flop, then 100%.
You almost make Harper sound like a mustache-less Stalin lmao

But yeah, to be brutally honest, so if there's "purpose built" labs in there... why not maybe turn it into an urgent care clinic, and take some pressure off HSC? Or maybe a private school for the kids, to brainwash them all into becoming eggheads, err I mean, scientists? A lab to destroy drugs? Disease research? Antarctic core sample research, or Nunavut core samples maybe? Just seems like a massive waste, to have it sit empty, with zero purpose or reason to live.

Maybe someone from the West can try and guilt-trip Trudeau into selling the land, so someone can maybe either transform/use it, or just knock it down and build a few high-rise apartments? As long as Armour Properties doesn't get wind of this and try to build another meth mansion, the site would be extremely promising for a developer. Maybe for Towers (the company)?
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Old Posted Oct 28, 2019, 2:57 PM
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Well, that's what the conservatives do. Cut the programs, such as climate science, that don't fit their agenda. In the guise of being financially responsible. Oil and climate science people generally do not agree with each other. When they should because it's not all doom and gloom.
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