Originally Posted by 240glt
^ I'm saying that people moving in now are hardly pioneers. That's not negative, that's a fact
Things will always change and evolve, in every neighbourhood and every city. That's not exclusive to the downtown area.
Not a "fact", there is no empirical evidence, you just have a different perspective on it, leading you to a different opinion.
When I look at moving into downtown Edmonton, I am looking at it VS. Moving into a fully mature urban environment... To me the friends I have are pioneers, they moved into an area where amenities and population levels are sparse, there is really one Street in the entire core that has any life during the day as well as after hours. For an urban lifestyle... Yea they are the ones helping it to continue to turn the corner and it isn't there yet.
If you want to move to a city and in twenty years look back and can actually say your presence had an impact on shaping it... You can actually still do that in Edmonton and the greatest opportunity to do that, in my opinion, is in our downtown.
My opinion and my perspective of why I hold that.
Check that... Quarters, but you aren't even a pioneer there, you are maybe one or two boats after Columbus.