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Old Posted Nov 19, 2017, 5:25 PM
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There was a complete lack of news about this event until it happened. Which is shocking considering that I read the local news every day. I was with my family at Kingway Garden Mall, if I knew about this parade I would have brought my family over to take a look.
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Old Posted Nov 19, 2017, 6:29 PM
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I knew about the parade but didn't make it down.

I've seen some online complaints about the late start, lack of music and poor quality of the parade.

My one gripe about this was that they closed 108 St south of Jasper Ave at 2:30 PM and a couple of tow trucks showed up. That's 3 hours early, at the end of the parade route! I was at Monument for a snack and my car was parked on the other side of 108 St. There were no "don't parking" signs when I arrived.

As for getting the word out, that all boils down to advertising and such.
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The Strand Tower


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So is the name going back to the original.
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Old Posted Nov 21, 2017, 4:02 PM
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Have not heard anything as of yet, my guess is not, but who knows.
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Hopefully the nasty concrete piece on the front will be removed, and the tower gets a face lift.
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It definitely does need a cleaning. and maybe, install the solar panels on the roof like they had planned to do years ago. (they planned to use the panels to heat the building).
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I always really liked that tower, but it could definitely use a cleaning and a minor facelift.

Anyone know what the vacancy rate is for it currently and what major tenants are occupying space right now?
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Enbridge vacated it. It is essentially empty and awaiting a new future.
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Enbridge vacated it. It is essentially empty and awaiting a new future.
Shit, I knew Enbridge leaving created a major hole in the tower but didnt know it was that big.

Any rumours of anyone sniffing around for space there right now?
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New owner, new future.
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A good candidate for Residential?
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Small floor plates and LRT make me think that this could go mixed use.
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Are all those marks where the signage used to attach?

What's the vacancy rate like up there? obviously not like here, but with all the new construction I'd expect there to be a surplus currently.
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IPL/Enbridge pins, yup.

17-20% depending on who you ask.
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New owner, new future.
Did AIMco pick this building up? If so, perhaps a new HQ for them? I'm not sure how big AIMco's Edmonton operations are (I was surprised that they run an office in Toronto too).
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^ AIMCO picked up the old Allstream. They are fitting that up and moving there, Pulling out of their 8th street location.

I mean, for what Dream sold it for they practically had to buy it.

As for the old Enbridge Centre, all these building owners are going to the city asking for tax breaks to retrofit their buildings, and the city is not biting. Too bad for the empty buildings but that's what you get when you invest zero in your assets while cashing the lease cheques. Expect more buildings to end up like this. I can't see the old building going residential anyways, terribly suited for it and with the glut of stock out there probably not viable at the moment
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17-20% depending on who you ask.
Damn, what's going to happen when the current batch of office buildings are finished? you guys might get numbers approaching what we are seeing here!
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A good candidate for Residential?
Or a Suites type hotel - rooms and few amenities other than a breakfast room.
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Let's bring this back to the Construction forum
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