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Old Posted May 4, 2017, 3:20 AM
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Not sure if this has been covered elsewhere, but a demolition notice went up on 151 Metcalfe, the London Arms apartment building. According to the proposal summary, the degraded physical condition is the rationale being used for demolition. No immediate use for the site, but it will be prepared to be "construction-ready for future development."

In the interim, the site will be partially fenced and partially landscaped with seating / greenery.
Is the condition so bad they would forego rental revenue for however long it takes to get a new development approved by council?
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Old Posted May 4, 2017, 2:38 PM
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a substantial much needed project:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...onde-1.4098806

Ottawa to get new jail, province announces
No timeline yet on when jail will be built, and no word on where
CBC News Posted: May 04, 2017 9:59 AM ET Last Updated: May 04, 2017 10:32 AM ET

Marie-France Lalonde, Ontario's corrections minister, announced Thursday that Ottawa is getting a new jail.

The announcement was made Thursday morning by Marie-France Lalonde, Ontario's minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

There is no timeline for when the jail — which will have 725 beds — will be built, and no word yet on where. It's being billed as a "multi-purpose correctional centre."

"This investment will increase capacity and reduce overcrowding," she said.

Announcement follows segregation report

Lalonde's announcement came just after the presentation of a report on segregation by Howard Sapers, Ontario's independent advisor on corrections reform, which made 63 recommendations to reduce the use of segregation and increase accountability surrounding it.

The report recommends that solitary confinement be used on an inmate for no longer than 15 consecutive days. Cumulatively, it should not be used for more than 60 days, and that should be allowed only in extreme cases where an extensive review has occurred. It should never be used on an indefinite basis, he added.

Sapers told reporters he's pleased with the government's initial response to his findings.

Lalonde said the province is "committed" to each of the recommendations as correctional reform continues.

"I will say right now that we need to do better," she said, adding that a significant amount of work needs to be done.
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Old Posted May 4, 2017, 4:22 PM
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Word going around the rumour mill is that they are going to make POW from Hunt club to barrhaven 4 lanes sometime this summer
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Old Posted May 4, 2017, 5:01 PM
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Word going around the rumour mill is that they are going to make POW from Hunt club to barrhaven 4 lanes sometime this summer
Pretty sure they are not widening it but replacing the pavement, adding turn lanes and fixing intersections.
The project is called "Prince of Wales Drive Coordinated Network Modifications project". For some reason there is nothing on the city website but here's some stuff here:

http://michaelqaqish.com/prince-of-w...tions-project/
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Old Posted May 4, 2017, 6:18 PM
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Not sure if this has been covered elsewhere, but a demolition notice went up on 151 Metcalfe, the London Arms apartment building. According to the proposal summary, the degraded physical condition is the rationale being used for demolition. No immediate use for the site, but it will be prepared to be "construction-ready for future development."

In the interim, the site will be partially fenced and partially landscaped with seating / greenery.
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Is the condition so bad they would forego rental revenue for however long it takes to get a new development approved by council?
Development application:http://app01.ottawa.ca/postingplans/...appId=__AJG96O

Building Condition report
http://webcast.ottawa.ca/plan/All_Im...05-17-0004.PDF
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Old Posted May 4, 2017, 10:09 PM
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Pretty sure they are not widening it but replacing the pavement, adding turn lanes and fixing intersections.
The project is called "Prince of Wales Drive Coordinated Network Modifications project". For some reason there is nothing on the city website but here's some stuff here:

http://michaelqaqish.com/prince-of-w...tions-project/
Correct. They are not widening POW to four lanes unfortunately.
Link to City's website with project info:
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Old Posted May 5, 2017, 3:00 AM
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Correct. They are not widening POW to four lanes unfortunately.
Link to City's website with project info:
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On paper they are "Multi Use Pathways" but in reality they are just giant 3m wide paved shoulders reserved for future road widening

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On paper they are "Multi Use Pathways" but in reality they are just giant 3m wide paved shoulders reserved for future road widening

If they installed curbs they would have to include storm water drains, which would drive the cost up significantly. I don't like it, but I understand the logic.
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Is the condition so bad they would forego rental revenue for however long it takes to get a new development approved by council?
The poor old London Arms... rather non-descript and outdated building, and I wouldn't be overly sad to see it go, EXCEPT it has an awesome old-school elevator.
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Old Posted May 11, 2017, 8:29 PM
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Love that building. Too bad for the poorly done patch work after those bricks fell down.
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Ya, that new brick isn't exactly a match, is it?

https://www.google.ca/maps/@45.41974...7i13312!8i6656

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Old Posted May 16, 2017, 3:13 AM
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Ya, that new brick isn't exactly a match, is it?

https://www.google.ca/maps/@45.41974...7i13312!8i6656
That building shouldn't be called London Arms. It should be called Gorbachev's Birthmark
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Found out that the corner of Metcalfe and Albert--which, up until a few months ago, housed St. Vincent de Paul's "The Paul" store--was recently leased by a business called The Mad Radish:

http://www.madradish.com/

A job posting on indeed.ca indicates the following:

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Mad Radish is a new fast-casual salad concept, created by DAVIDsTEA founder David Segal. Serving chef-driven salads, soups and healthy snacks, we are bringing a new perspective to the salad category, emphasizing food that tastes as great as it makes you feel. Our first two stores are opening in June in Ottawa, and we will be supporting them with community involvement, fun events and a donation partnership with Community Food Centres Canada.
It looks like it will be a direct competitor to Ottawa-based Green Rebel, and Toronto-based Freshii.
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It looks like it will be a direct competitor to Ottawa-based Green Rebel, and Toronto-based Freshii.
I keep thinking Green Rebel is one of them special pharmacies.
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