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Same developer, but a block down on the other side of Victoria St.

Oh nice! Looks great! kitchener is movin on up
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The LRT and Places to Grow is going to do miracles for Kitchener Waterloo. Our transportation minister was in Kitchener to sign some stuff for the LRT today as well, it is officially moving forward. exciting!
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Le Carré St-Laurent va redonner de la noblesse à la Sainte-Catherine. Compléter l'effet canyon, Mtl est en feu.
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The LRT and Places to Grow is going to do miracles for Kitchener Waterloo. Our transportation minister was in Kitchener to sign some stuff for the LRT today as well, it is officially moving forward. exciting!
It is interesting these days to watch K-W making the transition from small to mid-sized cities. I sometimes wonder if Saskatoon doesn't have a similar vibe these days, although with its bigger hinterland it might feel like a more natural progression.
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This is what it looks like.

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The LRT and Places to Grow is going to do miracles for Kitchener Waterloo. Our transportation minister was in Kitchener to sign some stuff for the LRT today as well, it is officially moving forward. exciting!
I'm excited at the prospect of being able to see the changes that take place.

Should provide a useful local example for cities whose councils are reluctant to take the same steps, or put too many conditions on them (thinking of examples like... oh... I don't know... say, places at the head of a lake )
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^ Yes and no. Isn't Places to Grow a provincial thing? And isn't the LRT being funded largely by the province? So in some ways it will be a good example/case study for other similar cities, but the other cities being able to replicate the results seen in K/W would be contingent on them being in Ontario (or at least being in a province that supports this kind of thing).
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^ Yes and no. Isn't Places to Grow a provincial thing? And isn't the LRT being funded largely by the province? So in some ways it will be a good example/case study for other similar cities, but the other cities being able to replicate the results seen in K/W would be contingent on them being in Ontario (or at least being in a province that supports this kind of thing).
Places to Grow is a Province of Ontario Program. Re Ion, the Province is putting up $300 of the capital cost and the Government of Canada up to a third of the cost, to a maximum of $265 million. The Region's capital cost will be $253 million.
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I'm excited at the prospect of being able to see the changes that take place.

Should provide a useful local example for cities whose councils are reluctant to take the same steps, or put too many conditions on them (thinking of examples like... oh... I don't know... say, places at the head of a lake )
Thunder Bay? I suppose being two cities grown into each other they should take some inspiration from Kitchener-Waterloo, but LRT is a while off.
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Thunder Bay? I suppose being two cities grown into each other they should take some inspiration from Kitchener-Waterloo, but LRT is a while off.
I believe he was referring to Hamilton.
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Thunder Bay? I suppose being two cities grown into each other they should take some inspiration from Kitchener-Waterloo, but LRT is a while off.
I was thinking more of the head of a southern Great Lake.
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Hamilton? Windsor? Huh? I've only ever heard Thunder Bay or Duluth called the Lakehead.
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hamilton is at the "end" of lake ontario but the river flowing in is in St. Catherines.
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Hamilton? Windsor? Huh? I've only ever heard Thunder Bay or Duluth called the Lakehead.
It's not commonly used today, but historically the name applied to the Hamilton area.
http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/200/301...arks/twps.html
http://www.headofthelake.ca/history.html
http://henleyshamilton1.wordpress.co...ake-two-views/
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Places to Grow is a Province of Ontario Program. Re Ion, the Province is putting up $300 of the capital cost and the Government of Canada up to a third of the cost, to a maximum of $265 million. The Region's capital cost will be $253 million.
Envy. There have been proposals for rail-based transit in the Halifax area since the 70's, and I don't think the province has ever even vaguely considered helping to fund it, let alone covering >30% of the cost. I guess that's one advantage of living in a province with multiple cities in it that need this kind of thing.
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I believe he was referring to Hamilton.
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Hamilton? Windsor? Huh? I've only ever heard Thunder Bay or Duluth called the Lakehead.
I was in the same category as Chadillacc here (though I hadn't heard it for Duluth). I realised from context he was talking about Hamilton, but thought I would point out that Tbay actually has good reason to watch KW.
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Envy. There have been proposals for rail-based transit in the Halifax area since the 70's, and I don't think the province has ever even vaguely considered helping to fund it, let alone covering >30% of the cost. I guess that's one advantage of living in a province with multiple cities in it that need this kind of thing.
One of the unfortunate political dynamics that exists in a few different provinces (and states) is that highway spending can be sold as something "for everyone", whereas transit spending is viewed as special treatment for urbanites.

In some parts of the US politicians have politicized transit by spinning it as elitist and liberal. Rob Ford seems to be sloppily imitating this tactic. It's pretty corrupt; these politicians are sacrificing sensible planning decisions to boost their personal political fortunes.
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CARRÉ SAINT-LAURENT (Quartier des spectacles). Construction starts this spring.

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WELL DAMN ! Now this is top notch ! Congrats
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This is what it looks like.

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Et en plus c'est juste en face du Superbe 2-22 ! Beau complément !
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