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Old Posted Jan 4, 2012, 1:54 PM
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Winnipeg Convention Centre Expansion | Winnipeg | UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Important projects need their own threads... no one else is doing it so I will




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*all these images are from the Winnipeg Sun

some more from CBC




quoted from: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manito...expansion.html

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/loc...179242491.html


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Old Posted Jan 4, 2012, 6:33 PM
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Just wait til lboy proposes an 3-floor Grammar school with anti-Winnipeg courses

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Old Posted Jan 4, 2012, 9:02 PM
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this will have huge impact on the city and fill some of the largest surface parking lots in the downtown....especially now that we know lakewood is moving ahead with their parking lot fillers as well.

very good investment in the city.

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Old Posted Jan 4, 2012, 9:35 PM
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should be announced in a couple of weeks.....this will have huge impact on the city and fill some of the largest surface parking lots in the downtown....especially now that we know lakewood is moving ahead with their parking lot fillers as well.

very good investment in the city.
so I take it you've seen it, and you've been impressed by it?

that's a good sign
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Old Posted Jan 4, 2012, 10:10 PM
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it still hasnt been awarded but i am generally familiar with what the proposals look like.
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Old Posted Jan 4, 2012, 10:56 PM
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so with the proposals you've seen, they all look good? (as in it doesn't matter who wins, the outcome will be essentially the same)?
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Old Posted Jan 5, 2012, 7:07 AM
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Old Posted Jan 5, 2012, 2:09 PM
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no.
Ok, um...

Which one has the higher building? If so, whats the height, rounded off by 20 metres.
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Somewhat related-ish article on how similar arguments are being made to replace the Javits Convention Center in NYC...and how the convention industry ain't what it used to be...

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/05/ny...eens.html?_r=1
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Except that the US isn't Canada. New convention centres and similar facilities are being built across this country. There's obviously a reason.

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Old Posted Jan 5, 2012, 4:50 PM
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Except that the US isn't Canada. New convention and similar mfacilities are being built across this country. There's obviously a reason.
This is the same argument i have against people saying that no one believes the CMHR will act as a driver for private development. If EVERYONE (and i mean people in business that actually have money to invest in this city) thought that it wasn't a good idea and wasn't going to succeed then why are there so many hotel developments lately. Why is it that when reasons are given as to why these developments are being proposed and built, the same reason comes up - "we feel the WCC and CMHR will be a great driver of hotel stays in Winnipeg". These businesses are investing millions on what they see as a positive. They do business plans and studies and deem their projects to be worthy of proceeding based on research.

There are 5 hotels planned for downtown - Alt, Lakeview (2), new WCC Hotel and the new Waterfront Hotel as well as the Canad Inn HSC (UC). There are 6 new, planned or under construction near the airport - Mainstay Suites on Berry (built), Fairfield Inn & Suites on Ellice (Built), Grand Airport Hotel Winnipeg (UC), Days Inn on Berry (UC), Hampton Inn on Berry (UC) and the Homewood by Hilton on Ellice (planned).

As well as the new planned Canad Inn McPhillips St station all in a market where we keep hearing the hotel sector is saturated. They are building betting on the future and i would bet that these are fairly calculated risks they are taking.

.......anyways, sorry for the long post.
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Except that the US isn't Canada. New convention centres and similar facilities are being built across this country. There's obviously a reason.
'Obviously a reason' is hardly sound reasoning. If you had a list of say, 10 major conventions Winnipeg has missed out on recently due to lack of size---THAT would be reasons.
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So why do you see new convention centers popping up across the country? Do you have an explanatn for that?
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'Obviously a reason' is hardly sound reasoning. If you had a list of say, 10 major conventions Winnipeg has missed out on recently due to lack of size---THAT would be reasons.
You're against the expansion of the convention centre?
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I have seen one of the proposals and it is pretty impressive.
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would be nice if they revealed several proposals i.e. the finalists for the public to see

I do believe the Convention Centre folks understand how important this development will be to the downtown core, so they aren't going to gimp on it unless it is impossible financially, and they are going to go with the best they can.

frankly, good vibes from biff and viking is good enough for me
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yea would be nice to have all this stuff for the archives to dig up in 20yrs lol
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frankly, good vibes from biff and viking is good enough for me
The vibe I got from TV is that there are good proposals and bad proposals.

Hopefully a good one is chosen, but at the end of the day this IS Winnipeg, so...
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The challenge with convention centres is they are a little bit like arenas or stadiums. When there's something going on, they bring a lot of people to an area. When there isn't, a convention centre is basically a big sprawling dead zone. I'd like to see some media dig up just how busy the WCC actually is now -- and what specific events it thinks it will attract with a bigger centre. I've walked through there a fair bit, both on weekdays and weekends, and often there are just a couple small meeting rooms booked (events are posted on a board).
All of this to say that I hope there is more than just more convention space to this project -- and it sounds like that is the aim.
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Oh... My... God.... That was just the GREATEST post I have EVER seen in my life.....
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