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Old Posted Mar 24, 2014, 6:26 AM
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When I see stuff like the riverwalk, the riff plaza, etc. I'm reminded of Jamieson Park and Tanner Springs Park in PDX in terms of quality. Yaletown only has Emery Barnes Park by comparison. With the Cantos Centre under construction, it looks like the EV is poising itself as an affluent artsy community, not unlike the Pearl, with the numerous galleries, art walks, and the Museum of Contemporary Craft.


It's not the same, but the East Village does have the Glenbow Museum (has the largest art collection in Western Canada, major museum), Epcor Centre for Performing Arts, the Art Gallery of Calgary, and a couple other Galleries in the Stephen Avenue area, only a few blocks away. The East Village is a victim of its own size, being only 500 sq. meters (half a sq. km). Or only 200 sq. m, depending which source you read.
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Old Posted Mar 24, 2014, 6:34 AM
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Only city in Canada that even comes close in comparrison to Portland, might be Halifax if it got on steriods!
Portland, Maine maybe.

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It's not the same, but the East Village does have the Glenbow Museum (has the largest art collection in Western Canada, major museum), Epcor Centre for Performing Arts, the Art Gallery of Calgary, and a couple other Galleries in the Stephen Avenue area.
Does the East Village not start at MacLeod, past City Hall? Glenbow is a block west, then, and the Art Gallery is even further into the core. These are great amenities in close proximity to the East Village, but not in the East Village.
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Exactly, that's what I said, they're close to it, but not in it. The East Village, as I said, is a victim of its constrained geographic area, whereas the Pearl District is 3x the size, including all of the cultural venues. If Calgary wanted to, they could just move the geographic boundaries 100 or 200 meters west to Macleod Trail, and include the Performing Arts Centre and whatnot.

In response to your inquiry, no, the East Village only goes as far west as 3 St SE. The Google Maps definition of "East Village, Calgary" is even smaller, starting at 4 St SE.
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^ Ok, but you said the East Village has X, Y, Z, when it doesn't have X, Y, Z. The area those places are in have a different feel to it from the East Village. Of course if you move the goalposts, anything is possible. The main cultural amenities in Portland still aren't in the Pearl District, they're south of Burnside (OHS and PAM). The art galleries in the Pearl District are more private galleries akin to what you'd find in the Gallery Walk area of Edmonton, or parts of Inglewood and the Beltline in Calgary.
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No, I didn't. I edited my post to correct what I said before you responded, you just happened to quote it before I saved the edit. Those things being a couple hundred feet past an imaginary boundary don't really change the effect they will have on that community. Can we stop the whole "take a shit on Calgary for no reason" bullshit for a little bit? I'm tired.
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Old Posted Mar 24, 2014, 7:15 AM
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^ Oh please, quit being so sensitive. What, I'm not allowed to critique things Calgary does? I don't think I've ever shat on the city, just because I disagree with you doesn't mean I have a vendetta against your chosen homeland. In this case, I wasn't even saying anything negative about Calgary (and on the previous page you'll note I stated many positives about the city); if I was critical of anything, it was you.

I agree that it will still impact the neighbourhood in a positive light, but it isn't the same community, though definitely a closely linked one. Chill out.
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The East Village will be a great neighbourhood, stop it with the fat girl syndrome comparing everything in Calgary to Edmonton, blaming Calgary for why Edmonton isn't noticed, and whatever else has been complained about since the second edition of this thread started. It's not Calgary's fault that Edmonton doesn't promote itself as much as Calgary does.
Oh for fucks sake, we're merely discussing things here, but none of us bashed Calgary in the process, we simply stated things as they are and the fact that yes, Calgary does receive more attention than Edmonton. I don't recall saying here or in any other thread that it was Calgary's fault, but definitely Calgary's boisterous attitude (which we could use more of up here) plays a factor in things because the two cities are pretty similar and directly and indirectly influence each other.

Don't get your panties in a knot every time someone says something that could be construed (but isn't really) as negative towards Calgary. I like the city, but it isn't perfect, and I'm willing to point that out, but I'm not bashing Calgary. I also know Edmonton isn't perfect either and have pointed it out over the years. Don't assume that just because we may disagree with you on something related to Calgary, we don't know what we're talking about. Like it or not, some of us have been observing these things for longer than you have and have just as valid opinions on the Edmonton-Calgary dichotomy.

Did you even read the last page in a half? I never said the East Village wasn't going to be an excellent neighbourhood. If things go as planned, I think it most certainly will be. Go back. I compared it to the Pearl District, a successfully gentrified neighbourhood, I also remarked about how I liked the river walk and public restroom design. So what, because I merely corrected you in saying that the Glenbow and Art Gallery of Calgary aren't apart of the East Village before you corrected yourself, though still agreed that they will be important amenities for new arrivals to the area, as well as existing, you think I think the East Village is going to turn into a shithole?

Jesus...

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I always thought Edmontonians had the biggest inferiority complex but Chadillac is making me re-examine that position.

Now, back to Calgary boosting. Don't dare say nary a word about the Garden of Eden that isn't a raving compliment.
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Please don't even joke about such a thing. There will be more then enough histotecture in Calgary with the Stampede expansion.... Actually, there already is more than enough.
That's the first time I've heard that term. We generally call it Stampitecture.
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I always thought Edmontonians had the biggest inferiority complex but Chadillac is making me re-examine that position.

Now, back to Calgary boosting. Don't dare say nary a word about the Garden of Eden that isn't a raving compliment.
One mans drunken, overly defensive comments don't and can't define an entire city. I'll remember to steer clear of here next time I get home from a night out.
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East Village has potential but is not finished yet. Let's all agree on its potential and move on.
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Portland, Maine maybe.
I've heard a lot of people say that Halifax reminds them of Portland, OR. I think the similarities are cultural, not architectural. I'm not particularly familiar with Portland ME but I would guess that it lacks Halifax's distinct counterculture vibe while sharing a lot of the sou'westers and lobsters sterotypes. I've always made more of a connection between Portland ME and Saint John, NB, which is culturally quite different from Halifax.
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The airport plan looks great! Hope for a speedy development of that land. It is a great opportunity for Edmonton's inner city.



Here's a new one (though long-rumoured) for Calgary, Union Square II at 99 meters and 31 floors! Certainly isn't a looker, but I am loving the height and added density.


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I've heard a lot of people say that Halifax reminds them of Portland, OR. I think the similarities are cultural, not architectural. I'm not particularly familiar with Portland ME but I would guess that it lacks Halifax's distinct counterculture vibe while sharing a lot of the sou'westers and lobsters sterotypes. I've always made more of a connection between Portland ME and Saint John, NB, which is culturally quite different from Halifax.
That makes a lot of sense actually. I just have difficulty seeing Portland, with 2.1 million people, and Halifax, with 400,000 as similar, though of course similarities are bound to exist.
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Hendrix Tower in Edmonton passed its DC1 hearing tonight, 29 stories, LEED Silver.

















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Maybe East Village is more like Liberty Village Toronto? InstaHOODS are rather dull.
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