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Old Posted Jan 16, 2019, 7:46 PM
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Setbacks on the road to increased vibrancy, not actual building setbacks.
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2019, 10:42 PM
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Setbacks on the road to increased vibrancy, not actual building setbacks.
Ah yes, silly me! Lol
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The One from today at 1pm. They are starting to drill into the bedrock now.


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Old Posted Jan 19, 2019, 5:53 AM
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Looks like a city from the future...
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Old Posted Jan 19, 2019, 6:35 PM
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It just needs genetically modified palm trees and more shops along the water. Miami North.
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Old Posted Jan 19, 2019, 7:17 PM
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there are actually quite a few restaurants opening up along Marine Parade Drive now at the base of all the new condos - in 5 years there will probably be a strip of 10+ restaurants with generous patios looking over the lake.

The former Mr Christie site looks like it'll be the community hub however - First Capital is looking to build a half-decent amount of commercial and retail there as well as some residential.
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2019, 9:04 PM
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Nice! For some reason that street feels like it's missing something and I can't put my finger on it. Maybe it's the lack of grit or clutter that I'm used to.
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Nice! For some reason that street feels like it's missing something and I can't put my finger on it. Maybe it's the lack of grit or clutter that I'm used to.
Calgary's downtown is exceptionally clean and modern. So much so that the Central Business District feels heartless in most areas. Beauty at the expense of soul.
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^That's especially true of 7th avenue though - the combination of the transit mall and main pedestrian street being a block south makes it feel especially quiet.
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2019, 9:16 PM
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Plus it being winter doesn't help. As more condos go up in and around the core that will all change. It won't take very long.
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Nice! For some reason that street feels like it's missing something and I can't put my finger on it. Maybe it's the lack of grit or clutter that I'm used to.
They even had the sense to put the trees between the sidewalk and road. If that were Toronto they'd put the sidewalk next to the road which speaks volumes about how little thought goes into it.
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Calgary's downtown is exceptionally clean and modern. So much so that the Central Business District feels heartless in most areas. Beauty at the expense of soul.
I read somewhere that Calgary is Canada's cleanest city. That's nothing to denigrate. A city doesn't need rampant filth or tagging to have soul or character. To my consternation, Toronto isn't as clean as it used to be.
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I read somewhere that Calgary is Canada's cleanest city. That's nothing to denigrate. A city doesn't need rampant filth or tagging to have soul or character. To my consternation, Toronto isn't as clean as it used to be.
Exactly what I think.

I'd say Ottawa and Calgary are Canada's cleanest cities. Trash and garbage don't add character at all. While Edmonton's downtown core is getting cleaner, there are still some areas full of trash and it just creates an instant negative reaction from me.
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2019, 1:35 AM
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That's not it. I walk 10 km to and from work everyday and Toronto is very clean. But it is gritty. There is a big difference. You won't find trash on roads or sidewalks here but you will find urban decay, rundown next to brand new, poverty next to the ultra rich. It's busy though. Even the side streets that lack retail still buzz. I think Calgary will be the next city to reach that point and we will no longer say The Big 3 but the Big 4.
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Nice! For some reason that street feels like it's missing something and I can't put my finger on it. Maybe it's the lack of grit or clutter that I'm used to.
To a Torontonian, that view is conspicuously free of signage and may feel a little alien. Except for "Field law" and that yellow clearance sign on the +15 bridge, there's nothing to read in that whole picture.
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