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Old Posted Oct 13, 2019, 5:35 PM
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Now time for something other than 3 million instagram Montreal photos Not that they're not beautiful, but holy shit


My magical trip to the wonderful Winnipeg...


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Old Posted Oct 19, 2019, 1:44 PM
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You can see the new visitor entrance under the main staircase. The cylinder in the middle is a skylight which illuminates one of the main rooms which has been added to Parliement during the renovations.













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A few pictures from this morning's run...

Bannerman...

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You can see the new visitor entrance under the main staircase. The cylinder in the middle is a skylight which illuminates one of the main rooms which has been added to Parliement during the renovations.













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Beautiful new space.

Quebec has done incredible work of maintaining and adding to its capital building and grounds.
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I visited Quebec last summer and I realized just how stately and capital-material the Assemble Nationale grounds are. If I were a foreign tourist and you told me Quebec was the Canadian Capital, I would have believed it.
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I visited Quebec last summer and I realized just how stately and capital-material the Assemble Nationale grounds are. If I were a foreign tourist and you told me Quebec was the Canadian Capital, I would have believed it.
Queen's Park is kind of dumpy in comparison. Cracked asphalt and modest landscaping and sidewalks that you might find in a suburban park. In behind the legislature there is of course surface parking.

Victoria's legislature grounds are pretty nice.

Halifax has some of the worst legislature grounds in the country. The north end of the legislature grounds is still a parking lot, and it's a small site so it looks terrible. The south end was recently redone but the MLA's delayed the north side because they didn't want to lose parking. Across the street there's an empty 7 storey heritage building that the province abandoned years ago due to a humidity and mould problem. The building itself is from the 1810's, the oldest legislature in Canada, and one of the finest Georgian buildings in North America. But the standard of upkeep is really bad. Hopefully the penny-pinching culture that makes this seem normal or acceptable is on its way out.
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I think Halifax has the worst one in the country.
Someone123, your "mainlander" is showing. You forgot about us.

No other province can beat us in ugly legislature because we didn't join until 1949 and the current one didn't replace our former Parliament until the mid-1950s.

It was built on what was then the outskirts of the city...



And it looks like a high school:

Confederation Building in the light by Wichan Yingyongsomsawas, on Flickr

Confederation Building, St. John's, Newfoundland by Mark Plummer, on Flickr

And if you really want to realize how shit our Legislature is... it had an inspiration. Our rural, Protestant leadership was on a "unite the federation" kick when we joined. So they destroyed all our our old Parliamentary features, such as the mace, etc. And each Canadian province donated a few things to us, from desks, to maces, to the Speaker's chair, etc. And they also based the entire design of our hideous legislature on an actually gorgeous building from the other side the country, again, to bring us together... Vancouver City Hall.

So whoever the fuck made our legislature created it after looking at this:

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So, you know, chin up, Halifax.
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I visited Quebec last summer and I realized just how stately and capital-material the Assemble Nationale grounds are. If I were a foreign tourist and you told me Quebec was the Canadian Capital, I would have believed it.
on that note, the grounds of the Quebec legislature is more stately than that of parilament hill. I love the grandeur of parliament hill, but it could desperately use some major landscaping.. it is so baron and stark with just an unattractive paved driveway leading to the front door.
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Someone123, your "mainlander" is showing. You forgot about us.

No other province can beat us in ugly legislature because we didn't join until 1949 and the current one didn't replace our former Parliament until the mid-1950s.

It was built on what was then the outskirts of the city...



And it looks like a high school:

Confederation Building in the light by Wichan Yingyongsomsawas, on Flickr

Confederation Building, St. John's, Newfoundland by Mark Plummer, on Flickr

And if you really want to realize how shit our Legislature is... it had an inspiration. Our rural, Protestant leadership was on a "unite the federation" kick when we joined. So they destroyed all our our old Parliamentary features, such as the mace, etc. And each Canadian province donated a few things to us, from desks, to maces, to the Speaker's chair, etc. And they also based the entire design of our hideous legislature on an actually gorgeous building from the other side the country, again, to bring us together... Vancouver City Hall.

So whoever the fuck made our legislature created it after looking at this:

Vancouver city hall IMG_1712 by David Kim, on Flickr

So, you know, chin up, Halifax.
It's not ugly. It's just..... Different.
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Someone123, your "mainlander" is showing. You forgot about us.
Yes, I edited my post because I remembered about the Newfoundland legislature grounds.

I am talking most specifically about the grounds themselves. The buildings are all from different eras and all look different but there isn't really a good excuse for the grounds to be shabby.

The Halifax one is particularly bad because there's such a disconnect between the landmark status of the building (Canada's oldest legislature) and the grounds (ugly parking lot). There's a statue in the middle of the parking lot too. It's not on the outskirts of town either, but rather in the middle of the city, in what could be a very nice area.

Part of the problem was there was so much neglect from about 1940-2010 that now a lot of old landmarks need to be completely overhauled. 1990-2005 in particular was a kind of urban dark age.
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Fair.
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The Nfld legislature looks like it should be the headquarters for the CSDM.
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It's too bad they didn't carry the Art Deco (?) detailing from the top 1/5 of the building into the rest of the façade, and choose a more striking location (like a cliff looking out over the Atlantic, or something). As it stands it does just look like a typical largep pan-Canadian institutional building of that era, so if that was the goal...

It's an interesting contrast to the other provincial capitals. It's practical and just a normal-looking workplace that probably doesn't cost the government that much to maintain. It's kind of funny to think about all the pageantry and over-the-top, palatial working environments of a lot of government in comparison (both in the ROC and in general really). The territories are the only other part of Canada with post-war legislatures. The Maritime legislatures are old but are small, hemmed in by the urban fabric, and barely adequate in terms of actual space. The other legislatures are comparatively gigantic, high-maintenance showpiece buildings on huge properties on some of the most valuable real estate of their respective cities
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Nice slice of the original core now obscured in many lake povs.

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It's too bad they didn't carry the Art Deco (?) detailing from the top 1/5 of the building into the rest of the façade, and choose a more striking location (like a cliff looking out over the Atlantic, or something). As it stands it does just look like a typical largep pan-Canadian institutional building of that era, so if that was the goal...

It's an interesting contrast to the other provincial capitals. It's practical and just a normal-looking workplace that probably doesn't cost the government that much to maintain. It's kind of funny to think about all the pageantry and over-the-top, palatial working environments of a lot of government in comparison (both in the ROC and in general really). The territories are the only other part of Canada with post-war legislatures. The Maritime legislatures are old but are small, hemmed in by the urban fabric, and barely adequate in terms of actual space. The other legislatures are comparatively gigantic, high-maintenance showpiece buildings on huge properties on some of the most valuable real estate of their respective cities
Good commentary. NL's provincial legislature, to my mind, embodies the national state of mind back in 1960. A sort of cautious optimism... ready to be bold and forward thinking, but in a restrained way and on a somewhat modest scale.
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Someone123,....

And if you really want to realize how shit our Legislature is... it had an inspiration. Our rural, Protestant leadership was on a "unite the federation" kick when we joined. So they destroyed all our our old Parliamentary features, such as the mace, etc. And each Canadian province donated a few things to us, from desks, to maces, to the Speaker's chair, etc. And they also based the entire design of our hideous legislature on an actually gorgeous building from the other side the country, again, to bring us together... Vancouver City Hall.

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Isn't the old Newfoundland mace on display in the House of Assembly?
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