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Old Posted Sep 9, 2019, 1:40 PM
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Now that is a forest of piles.....love it!
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I am glad to see this project moving along. I was privy to conversation the other day however where someone was saying that Agape Table moving out of that little hall is the moment people are going to look back on and say 'that was when gentrification hit West Broadway.'

I couldn't help but think (after having lived in Austin TX from 2009-2014) hmm, I don't think 'gentrification' is quite the right word to use here.

I have found some research by Jennifer Logan and Marc Vachon saying the G word is for sure happening in West Broadway, but to my mind, the area is still a little too rough around the edges for most people. I don't even have a solid definition of gentrification either, just a feeling that it has to do with people moving into an area because of some hipster cache...

What do you guys think, is West Broadway gettin gentrified?
Gentrification is when there is so much development that the rich displace the poor on a large scale, which is certainly not happening anywhere in Winnipeg. The developments we do have are mostly happening on surface parking lots. Hippies who think all developers are evil capitalist pigs tend to call it "gentrification" anytime a new building goes up in the inner city, but they are wrong.
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I am glad to see this project moving along. I was privy to conversation the other day however where someone was saying that Agape Table moving out of that little hall is the moment people are going to look back on and say 'that was when gentrification hit West Broadway.'

I couldn't help but think (after having lived in Austin TX from 2009-2014) hmm, I don't think 'gentrification' is quite the right word to use here.

I have found some research by Jennifer Logan and Marc Vachon saying the G word is for sure happening in West Broadway, but to my mind, the area is still a little too rough around the edges for most people. I don't even have a solid definition of gentrification either, just a feeling that it has to do with people moving into an area because of some hipster cache...

What do you guys think, is West Broadway gettin gentrified?
I think I agree with your assessment, actually. I think the dynamic in Canada just can't be compared with the American as we have much stronger social programs. I don't think there's really any city in Canada that can be called gentrified but I'm no expert.

That being said, West Broadway was a real shithole when I was growing up. Not somewhere you wanted to spend a lot of time in, that's for sure. That's definitely changed. There was a point in the not-so-distant past when West Broadway was essentially the murder capital of the country so there's been some really big changes.
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Old Posted Sep 23, 2019, 5:37 PM
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Old Posted Sep 23, 2019, 6:07 PM
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Love it. Broadway is long overdue for a project with some height.
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Looks great. What a nice location too.
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The pile driving is apparently causing some of the older apartment blocks on Colony to shift.
A young nephew of a friend of mine lives in one of them and now the doors in his suite are not closing properly according to what he told his uncle.
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That wouldn’t surprise me. I e never felt ground move the way it does here.
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Wasn't there an old creek that went through that area years and years ago?
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Yup. That’s why it has that dip in the road. You can feel the shock waves of water under your feet if you stand on the street next to pile driving. It feels exactly like a wave in the water.
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Looks like the crane is coming in this weekend.
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Despite all the negativity around the city this fall, it’s nice to see so many cranes in and around downtown, I’ve never seen this many in my lifetime.
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Yup, I think 5 years from now downtown will be much more active. Hopefully this momentum can continue.
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Despite all the negativity around the city this fall, it’s nice to see so many cranes in and around downtown, I’ve never seen this many in my lifetime.
I agree. We can't ignore the city's problems, but it's too easy to fall into the "it's all bad here, it's heaven everywhere else" trap (though some folks seem to gleefully jump into that trap face first).
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Yup, I think 5 years from now downtown will be much more active. Hopefully this momentum can continue.
Totally... especially if Graham becomes pedestrian-only. Could be a monster of a game changer for that area.
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