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Old Posted Jul 18, 2018, 6:45 PM
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I keep forgetting that's a park/trail at the banks of the Bow, it just looks overgrown. It's definitely an interesting concept, but it doesn't look like a park where you're meant to walk along it, at least from that perspective.

(Nevermind…..still, the section right near the river is a tad odd)
The Riverwalk has won a couple urban design awards and been a finalist in at least one other, it's a very beautiful public space and trail system.


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Old Posted Jul 18, 2018, 8:14 PM
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Old Posted Jul 18, 2018, 9:43 PM
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The Riverwalk has won a couple urban design awards and been a finalist in at least one other, it's a very beautiful public space and trail system.


Another from last night!
It does look quite lovely, as long as proper maintenance is given of course.
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Old Posted Jul 18, 2018, 10:29 PM
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It does look quite lovely, as long as proper maintenance is given of course.
Which it will of course Oh cool, just realized my shot up there displays all 7 of Calgary's 650+ footers! That's sweet!


Also, here is another similar image of mine, showing more detail. With a view from the Bow River steps in the opposite direction. The "overgrowth" is purely intentional.


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Old Posted Jul 19, 2018, 12:34 AM
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Old Posted Jul 19, 2018, 1:10 AM
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I definitely have a new found respect for Winnipeg's downtown. I didn't know that the city has one of the largest historic districts in North America. I love a skyline full of tall but Winnipeg should pride itself in having something a bit different. I'm hoping these buildings are well preserved and protected. Oops.. I broke your quote..Wpg_Guy
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Old Posted Jul 19, 2018, 2:03 AM
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I definitely have a new found respect for Winnipeg's downtown. I didn't know that the city has one of the largest historic districts in North America. I love a skyline full of tall but Winnipeg should pride itself in having something a bit different. I'm hoping these buildings are well preserved and protected. Oops.. I broke your quote..Wpg_Guy
A great number of them are persevered and protected, over 150, but so many have been lost some due to redevelopment but others the lot is still vacant today that creates holes in the historic districts streetscape. It's disheartening to look back and see what spectacular buildings were lost especially along Main Street and Portage Ave, they both has such grand and striking architecture, but nonetheless am very pleased with what remains today, you're correct in that it's the one thing that makes Winnipeg stand out and a little bit different than anywhere else.
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Winnipeg, like all Canadian cities after WW11 lost a lot of gems but still has a great stock of beautiful buildings, intact neighbourhoods, and complete streets. Its one of the benefits of it`s very slow post WW2 growth...……..it didn't experience the wholesale destruction of whole neighbourhoods like Edm/Cal/Van did.
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Calgary and edmonton have a smattering of historic buildings here and there, while Vancouver has retained whole neighbourhoods of historic areas. All due respect to Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg, but Vancouver is in a whole different league.
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Calgary and edmonton have a smattering of historic buildings here and there, while Vancouver has retained whole neighbourhoods of historic areas. All due respect to Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg, but Vancouver is in a whole different league.
I assume you’re referring to places like Chinatown and LES. In terms of mainly older residential neighbourhoods like Strathcona, curious how Winnipeg’s Wolseley or West Broadway compare.
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Calgary and edmonton have a smattering of historic buildings here and there, while Vancouver has retained whole neighbourhoods of historic areas. All due respect to Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg, but Vancouver is in a whole different league.

Winnipeg was the largest city in the West until the late 20s, and it was still roughly the same size as Vancouver up until the post-war era, when Vancouver really started to boom. So I'd imagine the two cities to be fairly comparable in their stock of historic structures and neighbourhoods. Calgary & Edmonton of course, were much smaller.
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Old Posted Jul 19, 2018, 4:57 PM
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Winnipeg was the largest city in the West until the late 20s, and it was still roughly the same size as Vancouver up until the post-war era, when Vancouver really started to boom. So I'd imagine the two cities to be fairly comparable in their stock of historic structures and neighbourhoods. Calgary & Edmonton of course, were much smaller.
Winnipeg and Vancouver have some similar buildings and neighbourhoods.

For example, the Beatty-Pender-Cambie area has a bunch of mid-sized masonry buildings from circa 1900 that look like they could have been built in Winnipeg. Vancouver also has a lot of those lower end boom-era hotels that are common around the West. A lot of them are SROs or rooming houses today. Maybe Winnipeg has those too. The little one storey storefronts from 1900-1930 are also something I associate with Western cities.

Vancouver's a bit strange though in that some parts are ultra-gentrified (much of the heritage in those areas has been obliterated) while the Downtown Eastside is probably the roughest heavily built up downtown-type area in the whole country. The city would be much better if there were more neighbourhoods in the happy medium.
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