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Woah, nice project! That's a pretty neat concept.
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not necessarily public realm but a new addition to
Saskatoon's Wanuskewin Heritage Park & the future site of UNESCO World heritage site is getting a face-lift, including a children's park and a herd of bison. renos began this Summer & should be finished in 2020.



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https://wanuskewin.com/visit/

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saska...site-1.4458107

https://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/wanuske...more-1.4075048
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One of the transformations is taking place in downtown London. 4 blocks of it's downtown main drag, Dundas Street, is being completely transformed. They have already taken all buses off the road and shifted to a joining streets and the 4 blocks are becoming a 'flex' street. Construction is well underway and it will be a real showcase. Downtown London has done a complete 180 since the dismal years of the early 1990s and is really becoming very vibrant and is enjoying, like the city itself, a soaring population.


See for yourself...... www.dundasplace.ca
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One of the transformations is taking place in downtown London. 4 blocks of it's downtown main drag, Dundas Street, is being completely transformed. They have already taken all buses off the road and shifted to a joining streets and the 4 blocks are becoming a 'flex' street. Construction is well underway and it will be a real showcase. Downtown London has done a complete 180 since the dismal years of the early 1990s and is really becoming very vibrant and is enjoying, like the city itself, a soaring population.


See for yourself...... www.dundasplace.ca
None too soon. I was in downtown London in July for the first time in years and I was surprised at how rundown some parts had become.
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Construction for Cielo Raso has begun! This project, in partnership with @Stantec, will transform this downtown back alley with amazing lights. Visit our website for more info: https://goo.gl/9hCQZj #finditdowntown

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The back alley behind Mountain Equipment Co-op (303 Portage Ave.) will also be transformed and strung with lights designed by Stantec Consulting. Renderings of the project (Cielo Raso), show the lights changing colour based on time of day and the space taking on different modes, whether for patios, parties or a combination of both.

The BIZ has put out a call for proposals for people who want to throw events in the lane. Grant money is available through their Host It Downtown events fund.

“You’ve got the Alt Hotel and you’ve got a cluster of restaurants and businesses that are starting up in that area, a tremendous amount of pedestrian activity. But yet there’s a back alley that’s a little bit dark, it’s a little bit grungy, it smells a little bit. How do we bring that to life?” Grande said.

“And how do we use that space to allow people again to be attracted to that space? To check it out, to sit down, to attend an event that will be programmed there… Something that’s cool, something that’s hip, something that says, ‘Yeah, our downtown’s got an edge to it.’

“Amazing things happen when people just slow down and do things,” he said. “I think it’s something that Winnipeggers are going to react to — particularly downtowners — in a positive way.”




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Nice! And a pretty forward-thinking idea for Winnipeg. They could even do like Montreal with those colorful balls hanging all summer along Ste Catherines.
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Great to see all these projects happening across Canada.
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Pathway Development at The Forks Honouring Indigenous Past
September 14, 2018 12:24 PM

WINNIPEG — A popular pathway at The Forks has been named to honour the city’s Indigenous heritage.

The South Point pathway is now known as Niizhoziibean, meaning two rivers in Ojibway, and is located near where the Red and Assiniboine rivers meet.


“Niizhoziibean not only embodies the spirit of the traditional past of The Forks but enhances our understanding of what this place means – a collaborative space where people have been coming together to trade, grow, and make life for millennia,” said Niigaan Sinclair, associate professor Dept. of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba.

The name was uncovered by elders Clarence and Barbara Nepinak during a ceremony on Friday.

The Forks, Ottawa and The Winnipeg Foundation is undertaking $1.2 million in improvements to the pathway that will include a 30-foot sculptural piece to be installed at the pedestrian entrance to the site from Queen Elizabeth Way.

Artists K.C. Adams, Jamie Isaac, and Val Vint were chosen through a call for submissions to create pieces on the site.

The path will also be linked to the promenade and pathway being developed on the St. Boniface side of the river, creating a full 2.5-kilometre loop between Esplanade Riel and the Norwood Bridge.

Further plans for the Niizhoziibean​ site redevelopment include:

Preserving the existing forest in South Point, across the historic rail bridge from the main Forks site.
Improving the pathway for universal accessibility.
Relocating trees for a reconfigured pathway.
Including a drum park ceremonial space.
Improving lighting.
Restoring native plants.
Installing interpretive elements to recognize Indigenous history.
Establishing a boardwalk within the forest canopy.

The federal government and The Winnipeg Foundation are each contributing $500,000, while The Forks Renewal Corporation is donating $200,000.

Future fundraising efforts will allow for an outdoor bush gallery and boardwalk within the forest canopy.

https://www.chrisd.ca/2018/09/14/nii.../#.W5wnUM5Kipo

A rendering of the sculpture that will be part of the redevelopment along the Niizhoziibean pathway


The pathway through South Point Park at The Forks has been renamed Niizhoziibean, which means two rivers in Ojibway.


The Niizhoziibean path will be part of a 2.5-kilometre loop along the riverbanks at The Forks.

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Taché Promenade
The Taché Promenade project will improve public spaces and the riverfront area along Taché Avenue between Provencher Boulevard and Despins Street. The project will feature a widened promenade-style walkway and pedestrian belvedere, commonly known as a lookout, elevated above the riverbank that incorporates public art. Together, these features will build on the success of our core waterfront areas, improve connections to St. Boniface destinations and enhancing pedestrian and cycling opportunities. The project also involves riverbank stabilization work, which will protect the promenade, roadway and important sewer and water infrastructure in the area, and also increase the reliability of the City's primary dike.

Riverbank stabilization work will take place over the winter of 2017-2018, and construction of the promenade and pedestrian belvedere features will begin in 2018.
https://www.winnipeg.ca/publicworks/...ePromenade.stm

HTFC Planning & Design (@htfcwpg) on Instagram:The Tache Promenade project will improve public spaces and the riverfront area along Tache Avenue between Provencher Boulevard and Despins Street featuring a widened promenade-style walkway and pedestrian belvedere elevated above the riverbank that incorporates public art.
The belvedere is a 100 metre long walkway suspended in the river forest canopy off the Tache Promenade. It was envisioned to provide a unique perspective on the river landscape, and capture one of the most spectacular views in Winnipeg, framing the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, Esplanade Riel, The Forks, and the downtown skyline.










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The Taché Promenade project being undertaken by the City of Winnipeg will improve public spaces and the riverfront area along Taché Avenue between Provencher Boulevard and Despins Street. The project will feature a widened promenade-style walkway and pedestrian belvedere, commonly known as a lookout, elevated above the riverbank. Where the lookout is closest to the river, there is a widening with seating that will feature a new public artwork called Guiding Light by Winnipeg artist Marcel Gosselin.

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Homage to the Winnipeg General Strike in Pantages Plaza
Bernie Miller and Noam Gonick conceived of Bloody Saturday before beloved Winnipeg artist Bernie Miller passed away suddenly in the fall of 2017. Noam Gonick continues to work to realize their shared vision for the artwork, which will be installed in the summer of 2019 for the 100th Anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike.

This project is supported in part by the Government of Canada, the Winnipeg Foundation, Centre Venture and Manitoba’s unions.


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Waterfront Toronto, in partnership with the City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division, has announced the winning designs for two parks that will be built along Queens Quay in Toronto's Harbourfront area.


Source: https://www.waterfrontoronto.ca/nbe/...gn+competition

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http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2018/10/...g-park-designs


CCA's design for York Street Park is dubbed Love Park. It features a heart-shaped reflecting pond in its middle with an island in it where one of the site's existing trees, a majestic catalpa, will be preserved.
The pool is lined with a dark stone, tile, or concrete to reflect the sky and surrounding building, and is both shallow and drainable so that it could be used for events such as markets, if desired.
It has a sheltering but open pavilion on its southeast side with coffee stand and washroom, and plenty of seats. There is plenty of other bench seating proposed throughout the park, with a dog park in the northeast corner.
Construction of York Street Park, with a budget of $7 million, will start in 2019.






The winners for Rees Street Park (dubbed ReesRidge) are wHY Architecture of New York and Los Angeles, and Brook McIlroy of Toronto.
This will be the first Toronto project by wHY, who work around the world, while Brook McIlroy have been designing landscaped environments for years across Canada and beyond,
and are currently working on designs in Regent Park and are part of the Eglinton Connects study which will drive the improvements to that street once the Crosstown LRT is operating.
Construction of Rees Street Park, with a budget of $10 million, is targeted to start in 2020.





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National Capital Commission (NCC) Project calls for a roughly 8 kilometer linear park along the John A. Macdonald Parkway in Ottawa, between Britannia Bay and the War Museum.

This project came to be when in 2015, the City and NCC reached an agreement to bury part of the Confederation Line under a realigned parkway. The City was also asked to pay the NCC 30 million dollars in order to start the linear park project.

Here's the complete PDF of the plan, breaking it down section by section.

The park also needs a name and they are asking the public to submit their suggestions.


http://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/our-projects/ot...iverfront-park








http://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/our-projects/ot...ront-park-plan
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Calgary's new Central Library opens today, building looks gorgeous!
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The Ottawa River South Shore Park revitalization bears a striking resemblance to Calgary's award-winning Riverwalk, but potentially with even more substantial public realm components. Very impressive! I'm excited to hear more about its progress. Is it underway yet?
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City of Montreal: things to come

Here are some of the highlights in the $6.5-billion capital works program for 2019-21 unveiled alongside the city budget on Thursday.

Giving Ste-Catherine St. a new look, developing a network of express bike paths, extending the métro’s Blue Line: Those are just a few of the major projects the city is budgeting for in the next three years. In addition to tabling its operating budget for 2019 on Thursday, the Valérie Plante administration unveiled its $6.5-billion capital works program for 2019-21, outlining its spending plans for projects like roadwork, water mains, sewers, parks, bike paths and social housing.

$83.3 million to reconstruct Pie-IX Blvd.
$82.2 million to refurbish Ste-Catherine St. W.
$43.6 million to renovate the Plaza St-Hubert.
$84 million to upgrade street lighting
$38.5 million on school safety zones.
$89 million on bike paths, including the Réseau express vélo, and on the Bixi bike-sharing network.
$60 million to purchase green space.
$56.8 million to upgrade large parks.
$88.8 million for work on Jean-Drapeau Park, including the Gilles-Villeneuve racetrack and transfer $57 million will go to boroughs to upgrade local parks.

Science museums will be renovated and modernized, with $30.3 million going to the Biodôme, $26.1 million to the Botanical Garden, $19.8 million to the Insectarium and $5.1 million to update technical equipment at the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium.

The last phase of construction in the Quartier des Spectacles, the downtown entertainment district, will be undertaken at a cost of $34.9 million. The area around Place des Arts and the Clark Esplanade will be landscaped and upgrades of Clark and Bleury Sts. will begin.

The city will also spend $40.9 million on infrastructure and landscaping in the new neighbourhood being built around the Université de Montréal’s new Outremont campus.

Another $24.4 million will be spent on preparatory work and demolition for a $219 million project to revitalize Griffintown.

Source: The Montreal Gazette
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The River Landing project, located along Saskatoon's south downtown riverfront, will include a public plaza that links the two office towers, hotel, and condominium.

The K.W. Nasser Plaza is named after a local real estate magnate, engineering professor, and philanthropist.

Kay Nasser acquired the property that the project is being constructed on in 2010 after a string of failed attempts to develop it. When Nutrien Tower, the soon-to-be tallest structure in Saskatchewan opens in 2022, the entire site will have built out in the period of about 6 years. An urban project of such a scale that has never been accomplished in Saskatchewan before.











https://www.nadi.design/portfolio/river-landing-plaza

Kay Nasser is famed for his intense love of Saskatoon and his outsized generosity. He's quite elderly now, but I hope that he lives to long enough to see the buildings and the plaza finished -- a crowning jewel in his storied life.


Former Mayor Don Atchison with Kay Nasser at the groundbreaking of the hotel/condo in 2016
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I had no idea this is gonna happen. Thanks for sharing!
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