Originally Posted by Mininari
This condo project is going to add a very interesting element to an area of the city that is showing some real signs of coming alive. The whole waterfront / cultural district south of the Disraeli could be a really nice pedestrian friendly area in a few short years, provided that we don't experience a real estate collapse before then.
I for one, am hoping that the Sunstone hotel proposal gets going soon; I've just started a new job here the University that has me (among many other things) organizing workshops and small conferences. Don't get me wrong; there are lots of great venues in this city, but its difficult to find places with nice views, walking areas, etc. Our go-to place is usally Inn at the Forks, but it will sure be refreshing to have another new, fresh downtown option. I guess ALT will be another too.
Some of the participants have high expectations for their venue / dinners / hotels, and I think some of this new stuff coming down the pipes will help.
Sorry if that sounds elite-ist... unfortunately some of the people I have to cater to *are* very elite-ist.
In terms of places in the city that aren't nice to look at, my daily commute to work in the morning has left me extremely surprised and very pleased. Beforehand I had never ventured through West Broadway and I have become extremely surprised at its beauty. I was expecting some really ugly, run down properties - because of its status of poorest neighbourhood in the city -, yet I was reminded of brooklyn for some reason. I love W.B and it, along with Woseley and Broadway-Assiniboine are becoming my favourite neighbourhoods.
Here is my bike route every morning:
As you can see, there is not one area that I am unhappy with in the morning, driving through these neighbourhoods lifts my spirits before work everyday, and just reassures me that I made the right move in coming back here! The only blight is in Woodrow Place, and hopefully as we know that will be remedied by my favourite form of housing!