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Photos of the Kidthink atrium project... or whatever may be going in there. PCL doing the construction... seems like it's legit.





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^ I'm not optimistic about this Kidthink project... something about it just smells funny.
If I were the CRA I'd be looking very closely at a charity occupying newly-renovated Class A space owned/developed by the charity's founders/directors or their relatives...
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Photos of the Kidthink atrium project... or whatever may be going in there. PCL doing the construction... seems like it's legit.
I believe this groundfloor space is going to be the new Scotia Bank location... new doors and other alterations to give access from the street, which would have been good timing if the Mayor didn't decide to potentially kill opening Portage and Main.
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if Scotiabank opens up anything as nice as that new TD location in the underground, it will be a good addition to the corner no matter what. that TD branch is gorgeous....
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I believe this groundfloor space is going to be the new Scotia Bank location... new doors and other alterations to give access from the street, which would have been good timing if the Mayor didn't decide to potentially kill opening Portage and Main.
All Bowman really needs to do is use the classic line "circumstances have changed" reason to "justify" opening P & M, if he feels he needs to do that after the election. The presence of a charitable organization that requires more convenient access than via the confusing underground walkways could potentially be that justification. Plus, if re-elected, he has four more years to get the corner opened.

The photos certainly suggest a solid re-development project is underway, and not just an organization floating an idea to see if there is interest in funding it.
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it would be an amazing branding opportunity if SKIP were to get the corner and put their logo up on there *continues daydreaming...*
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All Bowman really needs to do is use the classic line "circumstances have changed" reason to "justify" opening P & M, if he feels he needs to do that after the election. The presence of a charitable organization that requires more convenient access than via the confusing underground walkways could potentially be that justification. Plus, if re-elected, he has four more years to get the corner opened.

The photos certainly suggest a solid re-development project is underway, and not just an organization floating an idea to see if there is interest in funding it.
Exactly. If he wins, it'd be a pretty easy argument to say "you elected me TWICE knowing I wanted to do this" – especially if he doesn't want to go for a third term. Even if "yes" loses, if they get 35%+ of the vote, it's really not that bad in my eyes.

I've heard some rumblings from people fairly close to the situation that talks and planning are still quietly happening at city hall. Essentially want to be able to start immediately if the vote is close, or maybe even if it isn't.

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it would be an amazing branding opportunity if SKIP were to get the corner and put their logo up on there *continues daydreaming...*
Maybe one of these secret projects is a Skip tower at Harvard's empty lot... [I actually don't know just would be awesome]
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Exactly. If he wins, it'd be a pretty easy argument to say "you elected me TWICE knowing I wanted to do this" – especially if he doesn't want to go for a third term. Even if "yes" loses, if they get 35%+ of the vote, it's really not that bad in my eyes.

I've heard some rumblings from people fairly close to the situation that talks and planning are still quietly happening at city hall. Essentially want to be able to start immediately if the vote is close, or maybe even if it isn't.



Maybe one of these secret projects is a Skip tower at Harvard's empty lot... [I actually don't know just would be awesome]
What would a company whose product is essentially an app need with an office tower? It sounds like they could fill the Air Canada building or something like that. Maybe the old Canada Post block on Graham.
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^ I think it would be awesome for downtown (and the City of Winnipeg) if Skip moved into the Canada Post building. But I find it hard to imagine a hotshot tech company with money in the bank settling for a building lacking any sort of cachet or cool factor.
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^^^Never mind the asbestos remediation.
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^^^Never mind the asbestos remediation.
That would be on the city as the property owner to do if any tenant moves into 266 Graham.

If its being used as fireproofing material then after the asbestos is stripped a new type of fireproofing coating would have to be applied so there is an additional cost.

If its just pipe insulation for the hot water heating it may be able to be encapsulated instead of removed and replaced with fiberglass.
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The asbestos remediation is a cost on the books regardless of the fate of this building.

If it gets reno'd, it gets abated.

It it gets demo's it gets abated.
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Looks like there's a tenant lined up for the ground floor space at the corner of Main and Graham. A relocation from elsewhere downtown that should bring a lot of foot traffic.
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