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Old Posted Oct 9, 2020, 11:55 AM
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This is a great location and exactly what I would have wanted when I lived on Bishop. The slog to Superstore is pretty long from downtown, so it's great to have something so close. Also good to see ground-level commercial that isn't just another restaurant.
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This is a great location and exactly what I would have wanted when I lived on Bishop. The slog to Superstore is pretty long from downtown, so it's great to have something so close. Also good to see ground-level commercial that isn't just another restaurant.
I think we are only really seeing the beginning of the transformation of businesses in this area, because there has been so much residential construction and there is such a lag to fully occupy buildings.

The Maple has, what, something like 250-300 units? That must amount to a significant percentage of all the people living in the old/lower downtown area, which if I recall correctly was only in the 3,000 range in recent census periods. And there is room for more units with the United Gulf site and Ralston.
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Corner of Gottingen and Cunard. I guess this is the building that will be redeveloped.


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It could be an impressive corner. Hopefully the design is nice. Too bad about that odd modern house that got built to the left. It would have been better to have the mixed use buildings run across the block then step down to the 3 storey apartment building across the street.

The intersection and street could use some municipal infrastructure TLC too.
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The intersection and street could use some municipal infrastructure TLC too.
As it is, it feels like it has very long crossing distances.

I think the stretch from the interchange up to Gottingen is covered in the Cogswell project. I imagine at least some AT infrastructure going up and tying Cogswell into the existing AT infrastructure around the Commons, the Rainnie bikeway, and Maynard/Creighton bike-friendly streets.
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As it is, it feels like it has very long crossing distances.

I think the stretch from the interchange up to Gottingen is covered in the Cogswell project. I imagine at least some AT infrastructure going up and tying Cogswell into the existing AT infrastructure around the Commons, the Rainnie bikeway, and Maynard/Creighton bike-friendly streets.
The Cogswell plan does display a separated bikeway going down Cogswell Street, the rendering only shows the intersection of brunswick street but it seems plausible the route would extend up to at least this intersection.
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What is the scope of the footprint to be redeveloped here? The old Dymaxion building forms the podium for the 7/8 floor brick apartment building on Gottingen. Is that included? I see the old Legion building is being gutted too.

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It could be an impressive corner. Hopefully the design is nice. Too bad about that odd modern house that got built to the left. It would have been better to have the mixed use buildings run across the block then step down to the 3 storey apartment building across the street.

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They're actually two separate buildings, though it's difficult to tell from that image.

Here's a better view: https://www.google.ca/maps/@44.65086...7i16384!8i8192
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2020, 9:21 PM
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Oh, cool. Thanks!

I've never noticed that despite walking by everyday

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They're actually two separate buildings, though it's difficult to tell from that image.

Here's a better view: https://www.google.ca/maps/@44.65086...7i16384!8i8192
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I believe the “Vimy Arms” tower in the background is social housing. I’m guessing they’ll be loosing their view in the coming years at the expense of a nicer entry to Gottingen st. What will really test the bias of local media is whether this lost view gets the same attention as that from Waterfront Place. I’m all in favour of redevelopment on this site, but since the development is revitalizing a blighted area it will be interesting to see how the coverage differs.

Perhaps I’m being overly cynical..?
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Edit: moved to the Suburbs thread...

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Can't remember where this was first posted but the old shed at the foot of Salter St. has come down (v. large image so it's linked instead of posted) with the remainder of the pier soon to follow. The neigbouring Svitzer / ECTug building and wharf are also being removed.

The latter wharf is being replaced, along with a small expansion/renovation of the boardwalk, filling in the V-shaped area in front of the Waterfront Warehouse.

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A huge amount of demolition permits were just issued for the Young-Oxford-Connolly-Bayers block including 6419 - 6465 Young Street and 6438 - 6460 Bayers Road which means the BAYERS + YOUNG project is proceeding.

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Interesting. So 3090 Oxford will be developed (or is right now?) and then the Look Ho Ho building (a little neighbourhood landmark) will stay while a bigger development will go in next door.

I always thought the "city streets" were nice but lacking in businesses within walking distance, being far from Quinpool Rd or the walkable stuff in the North End.
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Saw a tower crane for the first time ever in Sackville. Any info on the building(s) going up behind the Downsview plaza?
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Saw a tower crane for the first time ever in Sackville. Any info on the building(s) going up behind the Downsview plaza?
is the hotel finally being built?
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Corner of Gottingen and Cunard. I guess this is the building that will be redeveloped.


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It could be an impressive corner. Hopefully the design is nice. Too bad about that odd modern house that got built to the left. It would have been better to have the mixed use buildings run across the block then step down to the 3 storey apartment building across the street.

The intersection and street could use some municipal infrastructure TLC too.
Drove by this evening and the interior is being gutted.
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