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Old Posted May 14, 2019, 3:41 PM
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What is that - exposed aggregate?

Either way it looks like an improvement.
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Old Posted May 14, 2019, 9:33 PM
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What is that - exposed aggregate?

Either way it looks like an improvement.
It's just concrete with different pigments in it.
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Old Posted May 14, 2019, 10:06 PM
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Thanks. It should be easier on the ankles...
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Old Posted May 21, 2019, 1:13 AM
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A couple photos from the other night:


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Old Posted May 21, 2019, 4:15 PM
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They gave up on pavers all together.

20190512_204106 by Jonovision23, on Flickr
Was through there on the weekend, and found some poured concrete (some with exposed aggregate) and some pavers. Looks like they mostly decided to cover the vehicle traffic areas with concrete and frame it off with pavers. Only noted it in passing, so that's all the detail I can add at the moment. Also looks like a vestige of an NS flag in there, though it's not completely obvious when you are at street level.

Overall not a bad area, but definitely not as bright and inviting as the rendering had us believe it would be.

Unfortunately it looked like Gahan didn't have their place ready in time for the Memorial Cup either. That would have been a lucrative weekend as all surrounding bars/restaurants were extremely busy.

As a side note, I did not witness any extreme traffic jams caused by Argyle Street being blocked off...
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Old Posted May 21, 2019, 4:26 PM
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As a side note, I did not witness any extreme traffic jams caused by Argyle Street being blocked off...
Nobody drives downtown any more, it's too hard to get around and it's clear HRM doesn't want motorists to patronize DT businesses and events.
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Old Posted May 21, 2019, 5:26 PM
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... HRM doesn't want motorists to patronize DT businesses and events.
I hear all motorists are curmudgeonly patrons anyway.
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Old Posted May 21, 2019, 6:00 PM
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Nobody drives downtown any more, it's too hard to get around and it's clear HRM doesn't want motorists to patronize DT businesses and events.
Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.
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Old Posted May 21, 2019, 6:14 PM
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Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.
Exactly!!
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Old Posted May 21, 2019, 6:38 PM
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It’s been delightful seeing downtown so crowded over the last several days as people take in all of the Memorial Cup activities. Because of the weather, last night’s concert moved to Rogers Square. I didn’t get there but the reports I heard said it was crowded. Walking along Brunswick Street after the game late Sunday night I eavesdropped on some visitors admiring the Nova Centre. “That’s really pretty,” they concluded. On the flip side we did dinner at the Rockbottom on Spring Garden Friday night. I would say it was less busy than typical and the wait staff were surprised. It may be Argyle Street’s gain drew some business away from other neighbourhoods...
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Old Posted May 21, 2019, 7:59 PM
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Nobody drives downtown any more, it's too hard to get around and it's clear HRM doesn't want motorists to patronize DT businesses and events.
That must be why I had such an easy time driving around the downtown! We should encourage HRM to continue doing what they are doing...
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Old Posted May 21, 2019, 8:22 PM
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It has been fantastic to see the Argyle Street pedestrian areas and the Nova Centre being used as intended this weekend. Visited the fan zone in NC and it was interesting to see it from the inside for the first time - very large and spacious and the windows allow some great views even though it was just one level up. The streets were alive with people and I did not witness anything negative, just a lot of people using the facilities as intended, and having a great time.

Things were definitely busiest around Argyle, but also noted that the restaurant in The Maple (The Mercantile Social, which was very good, btw) was quite busy. A little further down on the waterfront things were slower, but still well attended, despite the cooler weekend that we had.

Also tried out the newer additions on Brunswick and was pleased to see things going well at Orso Pub and Grill around game time. FWIW, 2 Crows is worth a try for some tasty brews, if you're into that kind of thing.

All in all a good experience and nice to see the Nova Centre doing what it was meant to do.
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Old Posted May 22, 2019, 12:07 PM
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All in all a good experience and nice to see the Nova Centre doing what it was meant to do.
I'm glad to see Rogers Square actually getting used if that's the case. I think with more restaurants opening up in it I'm coming around to it a little more. I wish they'd swap the purple street-level lighting and warm white roof lighting. The dash of purple on the skyline would be really interesting, and the warm light below would be a win for me.
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Old Posted May 22, 2019, 1:52 PM
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I'm glad to see Rogers Square actually getting used if that's the case. I think with more restaurants opening up in it I'm coming around to it a little more. I wish they'd swap the purple street-level lighting and warm white roof lighting. The dash of purple on the skyline would be really interesting, and the warm light below would be a win for me.
I agree, that would be an improvement.
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Old Posted May 23, 2019, 11:58 AM
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I agree, that would be an improvement.
With the green light on the Alexander it would add a bit of fun to the skyline. That purple is just not at all flattering to anybody walking up the street, though.
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I wish they'd swap the purple street-level lighting and warm white roof lighting. The dash of purple on the skyline would be really interesting, and the warm light below would be a win for me.
A lot of LEDs have multiple colors native to the device and they can change colors simply with a switch. I wonder if doing a color change here (which I agree with) would be that easy.
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Old Posted May 27, 2019, 3:48 PM
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It occurred to me while walking on the waterfront, that whomever decided the location of the BMO branding on the Nova Centre...



...knew what they were doing...



Source: my photos
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Old Posted May 31, 2019, 10:07 PM
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Old Posted May 31, 2019, 10:14 PM
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Cool! It is quite a phenomenon that has caught on.
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Old Posted Jun 1, 2019, 12:24 PM
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Cool! It is quite a phenomenon that has caught on.
I guess the bandwagon must have been just out of frame.
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