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Old Posted Aug 16, 2019, 6:17 PM
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some lybraries around the world have built synth labs into them along with 3d printers and such
Millennium Library has Idea Mill with 3d printers and what not:

https://wpl.winnipeg.ca/library/ideamill/
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How long b4 we find out more information about this portage place redevelopment.. i think federal govt stalling the sale was good idea we need more infornation reenderings of what they plan to do with site.. it has tons of potential
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How long b4 we find out more information about this portage place redevelopment.. i think federal govt stalling the sale was good idea we need more infornation reenderings of what they plan to do with site.. it has tons of potential
I wouldn't expect any of that information to be released until their due diligence is completed, the sale closes and they own the building, so probably not until the new year.
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I haven't followed too closely. But from what I know, the building is tentatively sold. They MAY redevelop. Doesn't mean they will instantly have a major plan to re-do everything. Unless I missed the part about they'll for sure be doing something real soon.
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I haven't followed too closely. But from what I know, the building is tentatively sold. They MAY redevelop. Doesn't mean they will instantly have a major plan to re-do everything. Unless I missed the part about they'll for sure be doing something real soon.

I think the sale is subject to some conditions and criteria the buyer must follow. One of which that
includes development of the pads.. failure to comply with the agreements could result in significant penalties..
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Millennium Library has Idea Mill with 3d printers and what not:

https://wpl.winnipeg.ca/library/ideamill/
yep and the push for that came from michael legary witch sucked in people interested in that. been workshops there on eltronics and 3d printing with members of skullspace as well (winnipegs hackerspace aka a club of nerdy people)
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Windsor Park Library

Windsor Park Library
Location: 1195 Archibald St, Winnipeg, MB
Developer: City of Winnipeg
Architects: David Penner Architects & Helio Rodrigues h5 Architecture
Contractor: Canotech Consultants Ltd.
Size: 8,000 Sq Ft
Cost: $4.9M
Status: completed March 2018
Media: Bigger, brighter, more accessible: New Windsor Park Library opens doors
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Description: The new library includes a multi-purpose programming room, a tutorial room, and space for a collection of approximately 25,000 items. Tall glass walls surrounding the exterior, letting in natural light and views of the forest behind it, it also features an outdoor reading area and a mural designed by artist Simon Hughes.














https://www.instagram.com/p/BmCE4YSn4tX/

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/winnip...89987/sizes/h/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/winnip...41352/sizes/h/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/winnip...92587/sizes/h/
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I think the sale is subject to some conditions and criteria the buyer must follow. One of which that
includes development of the pads.. failure to comply with the agreements could result in significant penalties..
There is no condition of the sale to develop the pads other than at most a vague reference to use their best efforts to find a cost efficient way to develop them in the fullness of time. Period.

The sale and purchase can only be of benefit to the purchaser, the City and especially Forks North Portage Corp. I just hope the sale proceeds are kept in place for FNP and not carved off for some nonexisting community interest group.

It reminds me of the rumblings in Toronto at the demolition of a covered mall and people complaining about not having anywhere to walk in the winter. As if it’s the developers fault there is snow in January.

This really will be a great catalyst for Portage if one just leaves private interests to do what they do. It just can’t get any worse than the way it is. I walked from the Hydro building to the Mere Hotel at 8:00 a few weeks ago down Portage. The situation is so dire and pathetic one really can’t imagine. My out of town guests were in shock and held me tight the whole way.

I no longer know what the solution is for these tired lost souls. Thank goodness for Siloam Mission.
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St. John's Library (ADDITION AND RENOVATION)
Location: 500 Salter St., Winnipeg, MB
Developer: City of Winnipeg
Architects: PUBLIC CITY
Contractor: Canotech Consultants Ltd.
Size: 950-squrare-feet of new space added to 104-year-old heritage building
Cost: $2.8M
Status: completed July 2019
Media: Winnipeg’s St. John’s library opens after $2.8 million in upgrades
Description: Updates to the library include a redesign of the main floor and lower level, two new tutorial rooms, two program rooms, and renovated washrooms. The work maintained and refurbished the library’s original features, and also saw new shelving and furniture, a lift, a new accessible entrance and washroom, and a new reading area and playground added.




http://www.whqwl.com/Mayor_Bowman/st...39711875960832

https://www.flickr.com/photos/winnip...425147/sizes/l

https://www.flickr.com/photos/winnip...429127/sizes/l

https://www.flickr.com/photos/winnip...336846/sizes/l

https://www.flickr.com/photos/winnip...in/dateposted/

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Cornish Library (ADDITION AND RENOVATION)
Location: 20 WestGate, Winnipeg, MB
Developer: City of Winnipeg
Architects: PUBLIC CITY
Cost: $2.8M
Status: U/C, Summer 2020 opening
Media: Cornish Library closes for upgrades
Description: Renovations to 104+ year old heritage building include accessible entrance and washroom, complete redesign of spaces with adult, children's and teen areas on main floor, a computer area, and study and leisure spaces. An addition to the south of the building will feature an inviting glass reading room, overlooking both the gardens and riverbank, providing an intriguing view from Sherbrook Street to the northwest.

https://media.winnipegfreepress.com/...nish-may23.jpg

Glass reading room addition, overlooking the gardens and riverbank

https://winnipeglibraryfoundation.ca...ish-prelim.jpg

https://winnipeglibraryfoundation.ca...in-294x300.jpg
https://winnipeglibraryfoundation.ca...ry-renovation/
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Great updates Wpg_Guy
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Waverley Underpass opened today.

Waverley Underpass
Waverley St. at Taylor Ave.
Display Boards: https://www.winnipeg.ca/publicworks/...playBoards.pdf
Cost: $98M
Status: Completed August 2019
Use: Railway underpass Length:
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Waverley Underpass - Design
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Waverley Underpass is (mostly) open. No more waiting for trains!

https://twitter.com/CJOBchristian/st...292610048?s=20

Of course, there’s still some work to do around the intersection of Taylor and Waverley...




https://twitter.com/CJOBchristian/st...221624833?s=20

And at Wilkes, there’s the whole business of cleaning up the temporary detour.




https://twitter.com/CJOBchristian/st...074150400?s=20
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I like how our major parks are increasingly getting beautiful modern architecture.

CRESCENT DRIVE PARK PAVILION
Location: 781 Crescent Drive, Winnipeg, MB
Developer: City of Winnipeg
Architects: PUBLIC CITY
Cost: $850,000
Status: U/C
Media: Design for Crescent Drive Park pavilion revealed
Description: Crescent Drive Park Pavilion is an amenity structure that reaches into the landscape to support four-season activity beyond the building and within Winnipeg’s urban forest. Framed with native plantings, the structure supports new washrooms and change rooms and includes a fire pit, barbeque areas, and a skate change area.




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First of all, I love seeing these smaller-scale (compared to major downtown projects) construction projects being showcased here. Nice to see what is going on outside of the downtown core as well as in it.

Second, great to see thee the Waverly underpass open early and under budget! Once the rest of the interest ion work is done there it will be a huge improvement for traffic in the area.

Of course, now i'm just waiting for the inevitable growing chorus of negativity to grow. ("Why isn't EVERYTHING open a year early? Why didn't they plant more/fewer trees? Why wasn't every intersection in the city done at the same time? Why wasn't it named after ME? Why aren't there flying trains? It's too narrow! It's too wide! it's a disaster! a catastrophe! a dumpster fire! a hot mess! IT'S THE WORST PROJECT IN THE HISTORY OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE!!!")

Ooops...sorry.....did I steal someone's thunder?
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^ I haven't heard any negativity so I'm not sure where that's coming from, but OK.

Anyway, Waverley was probably the most glaring deficiency when it came to lack of railway grade separations... now that it's open, along with Plessis, what are the City's next priorities for railway underpasses? Marion must be number one, but I would think (along the same railway line) Fermor and Bishop Grandin must be up there as well.

It's actually somewhat shocking that the railway crossing near the Perimeter and Dugald still hasn't been turned into an overpass/interchange, but that one is the Province's responsibility.
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I'd like to live in any of those libraries.
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I agree with you, Marion would be top priority. I think Bishop more so than Fermor being that they are not that from each other. But eventually Fermor is a must since it is part of the Trans-Canada Hwy. Railway crossing at Dugald should be the priority for the province when it comes to rail crossing grade separation.
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I agree with you, Marion would be top priority. I think Bishop more so than Fermor being that they are not that from each other. But eventually Fermor is a must since it is part of the Trans-Canada Hwy. Railway crossing at Dugald should be the priority for the province when it comes to rail crossing grade separation.
Yeah, we aren't in bad shape on that front. The city and province are a bit behind given that new grade separations stopped for a while when it looked like the railways might merge and they were looking at closing some lines, but that clearly isn't going to happen now.

Another 5 underpasses in the city (basically the ones mentioned + another one or two out around Charleswood) and things will be more or less set. Another one or two out on provincial highways and we're good.
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There are a few at grade rail crossings along the Perimeter but I'm not certain how frequent trains cross them and how much it impacts traffic. Anyway, as far as I'm concerned, there shouldn't be any at grade crossings of any kind along the perimeter. I think we're hi-jacking the construction thread...
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^ There are probably just two railway crossings on the Perimeter that warrant new grade separations, Dugald and the one between Lagimodiere and St. Anne's. Everything else is pretty lightly used.
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