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Old Posted Jun 20, 2019, 6:10 PM
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yeah that's what I had thought it was, which should be fine. There's tons of non-profit housing in the city that doesn't have the same problems MB Housing does. Who knows why? I assume a private non-profit can be more selective in their tenants and has more ability to evict people but that's just speculation.
Ah, I misread it. It's Winnipeg Housing Rehabilitation Corp. Looks like they manage a lot of affordable housing (including some MB Housing owned buildings).

http://www.whrc.ca/whrc_properties.cfm

I still have my doubts that a 100-unit all-affordable-housing approach is the best one. I would much rather 100 units spread throughout the Exchange than all on one site.

I liked Buzz's idea about moving market square up into the marketlands and using the city-owned property where Market Square currently is to do something more interesting (without the fetters of the land restriction).
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OMS packed at lunch, barely anywhere to sit... however the beer gardens were closed. Don't understand why they wouldn't open them at lunch, not only a huge missed revenue opportunity, but all that space is wasted when there's people that were looking to sit.
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Old Posted Jun 20, 2019, 7:07 PM
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Part of me wishes the city would do something revolutionary .
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Old Posted Jun 20, 2019, 7:15 PM
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There is a big difference between what Winnipeg Housing and Manitoba Housing do...Consider this project as an example.

http://www.whrc.ca/transconadevelopment.cfm

Affordable. Family income of $70k. It will be a different model from typical social housing.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2019, 3:55 PM
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There is a big difference between what Winnipeg Housing and Manitoba Housing do...Consider this project as an example.

http://www.whrc.ca/transconadevelopment.cfm

Affordable. Family income of $70k. It will be a different model from typical social housing.
Oooo...they had me at Sir Paul Martin. I'm amazed by that alone.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2019, 4:05 PM
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Posted this in the Exchange thread, maybe better here:

Part of me wishes the city would do something revolutionary and consider building a new park/stage on the Marketlands site, and move the new market/art centre proposal to OMS. I would just love to see some monumental change to how Bijou Park/OMS/Marketlands are planned and used. The Cube seems really poorly located now as it blocks off all of OMS from Marketlands. It's even worse during festivals as it's all backstage loading and toilets behind it.
The cube is in a great location, honestly... Not for marketlands, but that's not the cube's fault.

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There is a big difference between what Winnipeg Housing and Manitoba Housing do...Consider this project as an example.

http://www.whrc.ca/transconadevelopment.cfm

Affordable. Family income of $70k. It will be a different model from typical social housing.
$70k is just fine for this community, or most any community.

Hell, a lot will be single earners, and 70k is more than enough for a manageable life where you don't need to drive to work.
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Oooo...they had me at Sir Paul Martin. I'm amazed by that alone.
When did that goofball become a Sir?
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2019, 4:21 PM
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When did that goofball become a Sir?
That is no way to talk about someone who landed on the shores during D-Day!

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manit...obit-1.3665352
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2019, 4:26 PM
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That is no way to talk about someone who landed on the shores during D-Day!

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manit...obit-1.3665352
Different Paul Martin.... got it.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2019, 5:46 PM
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PSB could start coming down as soon as august.
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PSB could start coming down as soon as august.
I hope they will be respectful and not be doing demolition while festivals are going on... which is quite often in August.
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Old Posted Jun 22, 2019, 3:25 AM
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Different Paul Martin.... got it.
Oh.

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So whats going on with this project? Has it been put on hold?
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Old Posted Aug 29, 2019, 5:51 AM
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So whats going on with this project? Has it been put on hold?
No, the demolition permits have been awarded I believe it will start in the fall.
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Old Posted Aug 30, 2019, 5:02 PM
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The City is still getting their shit together. They did that design contest thing. Then immediately went in and started work on changing it, optimizing it, whatever they were doing. Finalizing it. Seemed like the contest really didn't mean much. They chose a partner and are moving forward, so that's good.

Maybe my interpretation is not correct, so please let me know. But yes, demo was awarded to Rakowski IIRC.
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Old Posted Aug 30, 2019, 5:20 PM
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Construction Manager should be awarded in a week or so.
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That is no way to talk about someone who landed on the shores during D-Day!

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manit...obit-1.3665352
Oh crap, lol. I was thinking of ol' Mr Dithers, our former goofball Prime Minister.
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Old Posted Sep 4, 2019, 3:07 AM
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I've always maintained that the Exchange District is the gem of Winnipeg, and there is no reason it cannot be as popular as Osborne Village. I hope to see the area around the Exchange start to gentrify. We can build some anmeties, like a Sobeys nearby, and attract some hipsters to the District.
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Old Posted Sep 4, 2019, 3:22 AM
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there is no reason it cannot be as popular as Osborne Village.

"may you be as popular as Osborne Village" sounds more like a curse these days
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I've always maintained that the Exchange District is the gem of Winnipeg, and there is no reason it cannot be as popular as Osborne Village. I hope to see the area around the Exchange start to gentrify. We can build some anmeties, like a Sobeys nearby, and attract some hipsters to the District.
I think the hipsters already found the Exchange...it's been cooler than Osborne for quite a while.
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