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waterloowarrior
Jan 13, 2009, 10:54 PM
330 Gilmour (ashcroft retirement home proposal, heritage district) was approved by the OMB in December
http://www.omb.gov.on.ca/e-decisions/pl080119-Dec-17-2008.pdf

note that this render is not the approved version
http://ottawa.ca/calendar/ottawa/citycouncil/pec/2007/12-18/ACS2007-PTE-APR-0191_files/image020.jpg

http://ottawa.ca/calendar/ottawa/citycouncil/pec/2007/12-18/ACS2007-PTE-APR-0191_files/image018.jpg

Davis137
Jan 14, 2009, 5:55 PM
Looks good as far as the rendering goes...

Ottawade
Jan 14, 2009, 6:37 PM
I guess they are demolishing a portion the building that is attached to the O'Conner side? It's not that bad looking of a building. I live about a block away and totally love the neighborhood. It's unfortunate, for me, that its a retirement residence. I'll take some pictures soon.

[Edit: maybe if i hadn't had been so lazy and read the report first I would have realized that this is the case. All the more reason for me to snap some pics before the thing is torn down]

Mille Sabords
Jan 14, 2009, 8:35 PM
It will populate the block, which right now is pretty empty. It only has Colonnade Pizza to liven it up at the corner, otherwise it's much parking and empty offices.

Jamaican-Phoenix
Jan 14, 2009, 10:40 PM
It will populate the block, which right now is pretty empty. It only has Colonnade Pizza to liven it up at the corner, otherwise it's much parking and empty offices.

That parking lot right across from it will probably be the next thing to go and the next thing to receive Diane Holmes' unwarranted revile at being "too tall".

m0nkyman
Jan 14, 2009, 11:14 PM
That parking lot right across from it will probably be the next thing to go and the next thing to receive Diane Holmes' unwarranted revile at being "too tall".
And to be appealed to the OMB by David Gladstone....

Mille Sabords
Jan 15, 2009, 1:40 AM
^^ Man, do we ever have a predictable cast of characters! It's like watching reruns of Three's Company over and over and over....

highdensitysprawl
Jan 15, 2009, 3:12 AM
^^ Man, do we ever have a predictable cast of characters! It's like watching reruns of Three's Company over and over and over....

You mean all of these OMB appeals are based on a misunderstanding from one character overhearing something another character said?

harls
Jan 15, 2009, 2:47 PM
'starring Larry as Mr. Furley' ?

Mille Sabords
Jan 15, 2009, 3:50 PM
'starring Larry as Mr. Furley' ?

^^ and ^^^^ :haha: :haha: :jester:

And the CEO of Ashcroft Homes as Jack Tripper.
And Diane Holmes as Chrissy.

rodionx
Jan 15, 2009, 5:04 PM
^^ and ^^^^ :haha: :haha: :jester:

And the CEO of Ashcroft Homes as Jack Tripper.
And Diane Holmes as Chrissy.

Diane Holmes is more of a heavy. I'd say she's Mrs. Roper...

I need to stop thinking about this now.

Ottawade
Jan 16, 2009, 10:02 PM
I took some pictures on my way to the grocery store today:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3445/3202505012_b40f27e6fc_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3392/3201658327_83abe25200_b.jpg

And the view from the opposite corner of O'Conner and Gilmour:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3390/3201659083_e134febc09_b.jpg

waterloowarrior
Dec 15, 2009, 8:23 PM
from the Centretown Buzz
http://centretownbuzz.community.officelive.com/Documents/December%20BUZZ,%20Vol.%2014,%20No.%2012.pdf

330 Gilmour
The Ontario Municipal Board has effectively taken over from city staff in getting
agreement between the owner/developer Ashcroft and residents on what will replace the
OBE Headquarters building. The agreement: building an eight-story seniors' residence
retaining the west end of the OBE Headquarters building with roof-top structures. There
will be some setback from Lewis Street, respecting the heritage residences on the south
side of the street.

Louis-Riel
Mar 6, 2017, 7:48 PM
This popped up the other day. Looks like the French Catholic board wants to build a school here as part of the condo development.
http://www.ecolecatholique.ca/nouvelleecole

waterloowarrior
Mar 6, 2017, 11:19 PM
from the link

http://www.ecolecatholique.ca/user_files/users/63/Media/glebe4(1).png

J.OT13
Mar 7, 2017, 10:49 PM
Seems a little tall and massive for the area.

1overcosc
Mar 7, 2017, 11:53 PM
^ Not really. There's plenty of buildings in that area that are of similar height. 335 MacLaren, 263 MacLaren, and 325 Waverly are all in the 10-15 stories range and they're within a few minutes walk of this site.

There's also tons more (probably like a dozen) 5-10 story buildings within a couple blocks; the immediately adjacent 267 O'Connor is 6 stories and right across from that is 320 MacLaren which is 7 stories.

It won't stand out that much.

rakerman
Sep 4, 2017, 4:49 PM
Any update on this, considering it's supposed to become the French Catholic school by fall 2018?

http://www.ecolecatholique.ca/en/Press-Releases_33/New-French-Catholic-Elementary-School-In-Ottawa-For-2017_916

Ottawa Community News - French Catholic board to open new school downtown (https://www.ottawacommunitynews.com/news-story/7231250-french-catholic-board-to-open-new-school-downtown/) - April 7, 2017

J.OT13
Feb 3, 2018, 2:10 PM
Another broken promise from Ashcroft. Project is dead. Article in French only (because none of the English media covered this as far as I know).

Ashcroft had originally called for two phases; phase 1, the school, phase 2, the tower. I feel they probably added the school (and used the French Catholic School Board) to get approval from City Hall. The school project would probably had been dropped even if they received approval for the tower (just like the Re' hotel portion and the promise to maintain the entire convent intact on Richmond).

Le déménagement d’une école primaire francophone d’Ottawa abandonné

ICI Radio-Canada
Publié le jeudi 1 février 2018 à 19 h 44

EXCLUSIF - Le projet de déménagement de la Nouvelle école élémentaire catholique au coeur d'Ottawa vers un immeuble du centre-ville tombe à l'eau, puisque le promoteur immobilier a abandonné le projet.

L’école primaire francophone occupe pour le moment des locaux temporaires au 88, rue Main, près de l’Université Saint-Paul. Le conseil scolaire avait laissé entendre aux parents que l’école déménagerait dans un bâtiment au 330, rue Gilmour, pour la rentrée de 2018.

Or, le promoteur responsable de l’aménagement du nouvel espace, Ashcroft Homes, a abandonné le projet.

« Il y a un revirement dans le dossier [...] Pour le moment, les négociations entre la Ville et le développeur sont plus ou moins arrêtées, parce que le développeur a un plan qui dépasse la limite du nombre d’étages permis par la Ville », relate la surintendante de l’éducation pour le Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est (CECCE), Danielle Chatelain.

Le projet, développé en collaboration entre le CECCE et le promoteur, devait comporter deux phases. Dans un premier temps, un immeuble patrimonial au 330, rue Gilmour, aurait été rénové pour accueillir les élèves dès septembre de façon permanente.

La deuxième phase impliquait la construction d’un nouvel immeuble sur le même terrain.

« Aschroft, sur la deuxième partie du terrain […] allait construire un immeuble à plusieurs étages. Nous aurions pris une partie de ce développement-là pour installer notre gymnase et d’autres salles de classe », raconte le directeur de l’éducation du CECCE, Réjean Sirois.

« Je reçois un courriel il y a à peu près deux, trois semaines [après avoir rencontré le promoteur], et puis le message dit : “Ce n’est plus un projet en deux phases, c’est un projet en une seule phase, puis il faut qu’on puisse avoir notre permis pour construire un édifice à étages” », poursuit M. Sirois.

https://images.radio-canada.ca/q_auto,w_635/v1/ici-info/16x9/330-gilmour-ottawa-ecole-cecce.jpg
Ce bâtiment du 330, rue Gilmour à Ottawa, aurait été rénové pour accueillir les élèves de la Nouvelle école élémentaire catholique au coeur d'Ottawa. Photo : Radio-Canada

L’immeuble qu’Aschcroft Homes projetait de construire comptait 22 étages. Sa construction avait été initialement rejetée par la Commission des affaires municipales de l’Ontario en 2007.

La centaine d’élèves inscrits à la Nouvelle école élémentaire catholique au coeur d'Ottawa pourront rester dans leurs locaux d’accueil pour encore un an.

Malgré les défis que pose la recherche d’un nouvel espace pour une école au centre-ville, Danielle Chatelain a « beaucoup d’espoir » de trouver une solution rapidement.

Avec les informations de Gilles Taillon


http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1081685/demenagement-une-ecole-ottawa-francophone-abandonne

rocketphish
Feb 3, 2018, 2:13 PM
Another broken promise from Ashcroft. Project is dead. Article in French only (because none of the English media covered this as far as I know).

Ashcroft had originally called for two phases; phase 1, the school, phase 2, the tower. I feel they probably added the school (and used the French Catholic School Board) to get approval from City Hall. The school project would probably had been dropped even if they received approval for the tower (just like the Re' hotel portion and the promise to maintain the entire convent intact on Richmond).

What news source is this from?

J.OT13
Feb 3, 2018, 2:16 PM
What news source is this from?

Sorry rocketphish. You know I always post the source. Just forgot this time.

kwoldtimer
Feb 3, 2018, 2:25 PM
What's the connection to the proposed residential component? School buildings are renovated all the time. :shrug:

rocketphish
Feb 3, 2018, 3:50 PM
Sorry rocketphish. You know I always post the source. Just forgot this time.

No problem... I just wanted to go read the article and look for more photos.