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Old Posted Jul 29, 2017, 12:44 AM
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WATERLOO REGION | Construction and Development Thread

I have been a member here over ten years, this is my first new thread, and it is regarding something I've pondered since shortly after registering. Can anyone explain why Waterloo/Waterloo Region/Tri-Cities/KWC (I think it would be best calling it Waterloo for the Region as the townships basically mostly work in the city (KWC) and are very much a part of the whole) does not have it's own sub-forum under Canada? At present, there are represented the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th, and 20th largest cities (by metro/CMA (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Templa...reas_of_Canada)) in Canada with Waterloo being 10th and not represented. This is also with more than 50 buildings over 50m and loads of development in the last number years in particular. I know there are many dedicated and passionate members on this forum from Waterloo and I would love to see it happen and contribute to it. Can we make it happen?
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Old Posted Jul 29, 2017, 12:47 AM
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You should probably contact mods of the Ontario subforum.
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I forget how we went about getting the St. John's section. Architype started it, and then we had this flourish about two years ago where there were a couple dozen of us. It's died off a bit but we keep the section going.

I think we posted in the Forum Issues thread. Or perhaps the other people in the Atlantic subforum complained about all the St. John's threads. I forget which. But I would start by posting in there and asking. I think you'll need enough active members, enough active threads in whatever forum you're in now, and a couple of obvious mods.
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Old Posted Jul 29, 2017, 1:01 AM
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Thanks but I was thinking more Canada than Ontario as the other cities mentioned have representation there from the main page. Who are the mods there?
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There was a Waterloo sub-forum but the top poster threw a hissy-fit, deleted all his posts and started a new site "Wonderful Waterloo." That site eventually died and most people went to a new message board Waterloo Region Connected (http://www.waterlooregionconnected.com)

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=212899
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=192219
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I forget how we went about getting the St. John's section. Architype started it, and then we had this flourish about two years ago where there were a couple dozen of us. It's died off a bit but we keep the section going.

I think we posted in the Forum Issues thread. Or perhaps the other people in the Atlantic subforum complained about all the St. John's threads. I forget which. But I would start by posting in there and asking. I think you'll need enough active members, enough active threads in whatever forum you're in now, and a couple of obvious mods.
No, I didn't start the SJ one (you were more instrumental), I only started the one thread in the Atlantic section. Sub forums are fine if there's enough activity, but will just stagnate if there isn't enough activity. Many people from outside never visit most of the subforums, so that's important to remember.
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As waterloowarrior said, there is a great forum at the link he provided for Waterloo Region Connected. It is quite active as well.

Here again is the link.
http://www.waterlooregionconnected.com/index.php
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Old Posted Jul 29, 2017, 5:48 AM
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While we're on the topic of getting new sub-forums, how about an Okanagan region subforum?
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Old Posted Jul 30, 2017, 8:27 PM
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Why isn't there a Waterloo sub-forum here regardless of whether there is an active one on another forum? Perhaps people could come back. I just don't know who is a Canada mod.
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It was shut down. You want another? You're going to have to work on it in the Ontario section. Up those posts from 1 a year to 1 a day.

someone close this thread
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There was a Waterloo sub-forum but the top poster threw a hissy-fit, deleted all his posts and started a new site "Wonderful Waterloo." That site eventually died and most people went to a new message board Waterloo Region Connected (http://www.waterlooregionconnected.com)

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=212899
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=192219
Indeed. Quite the implosion, it was.
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I'd like to see a return. It's much easier to use one site to check out the goings-ons of multiple cities. It also encourages people from outside of your home city to check out and comment there and thus spurs some interesting discussions / debates.

I used to check out Wonderful Waterloo and to a much lesser extent Waterloo Region Connected. Now other than Urban Toronto I come here for all my Canadian city updates and happenings. Would love to see Waterloo return!
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There was a Waterloo sub-forum but the top poster threw a hissy-fit, deleted all his posts and started a new site "Wonderful Waterloo." That site eventually died and most people went to a new message board Waterloo Region Connected (http://www.waterlooregionconnected.com)

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=212899
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=192219
I never knew that. I was an occasional poster at Wonderful Waterloo, and am a regular poster at WRC (under a different screen name- this one refers to what was my Hamilton address). I had always wondered why Waterloo Region had its own site instead of a page here.

WRC is great. I think a subforum here could be quite active, too.
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Post any development/construction news related to Waterloo Region. Perhaps with more activity a full subforum can be possible.
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More activity would be great.

I've been busy keeping the KWC diagram up to date as best I can...

http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?searchID=78065229
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More activity would be great.

I've been busy keeping the KWC diagram up to date as best I can...

http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?searchID=78065229
Hey that's cool. I did not know there are 100m+ proposals. Thanks, and they look great too!
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Thanks...

Those tallests, Virerra Village, are directly on the new ION line, Courtland/Block Line station. The SIXO proposal is across the street from the Downtown Transport Hub. More "new tallests" are expected in the near future...
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What's the best resource to discover/keep track of proposals in the area?
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What's the best resource to discover/keep track of proposals in the area?
Here you go.

http://www.waterlooregionconnected.com/portal.php
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