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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 12-09-2014

The headline is rather over the top (not D'Amato's fault, I know), but otherwise a good column on the Trinity Church redevelopment concept.

http://www.therecord.com/opinion-story/5187297-d-amato-a-church-that-s-losing-its-members-may-end-up-saving-downtown/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Pheidippides - 12-09-2014

I've noticed a number of miovision scout collection units deployed along Queen St lately. Are these being used by the city, the Region, developers? Are they counting pedestrian, bikes, vehicles, all?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Markster - 12-10-2014

At Bread & Roses housing co-op, they're counting the vehicles in and out of our front parking lot.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 12-12-2014

I don't want to be starting/spreading rumours, but I wonder has anyone heard anything about a new Downtown supermarket?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - REnerd - 12-12-2014

(12-12-2014, 11:26 AM)panamaniac Wrote: I don't want to be starting/spreading rumours, but I wonder has anyone heard anything about a new Downtown supermarket?

Spill the beans panamaniac.  You are our #1 downtown source.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - BuildingScout - 12-12-2014

(12-12-2014, 11:26 AM)panamaniac Wrote: I don't want to be starting/spreading rumours, but I wonder has anyone heard anything about a new Downtown supermarket?

I don't want to start any rumours but am I the only one who saw the neighbour's wife sleeping with the milkman? Tongue


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 12-12-2014

Yeah, turned out to be less than first heard - just the site of an eventual supermarket (Charles and Francis, behind Ziggy's), not about who or when there might actually be a supermarket.

In other news, B&T Supermarket is stocking shelves so I imagine they will be re-opening very soon.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 12-17-2014

There has been some digging this week at the apartment project site on Courtland Ave. Not sure if it's the beginning of excavation, or just cleaning up the property.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 12-19-2014

The Record's arts and culture columnist, Martin de Groot has concerns about the idea of tearing down Trinity United Church. He sees Trinity's value not as a heritage structure in itself, but as part of the larger collection of Downtown churches and other structures; and he sees the Trinity proposal as a bad precedent for other Downtown churches. He has a point with the first concern, but I'd be sceptical about the second. For me, it will come down to the quality of the development that's proposed to replace the existing church. If it includes well-designed social housing and space for the congregation along with a (non-ugly) condominium tower, I think it would be hard to argue for preservation of the existing building.

http://www.therecord.com/whatson-story/5215547-demolishing-trinity-sets-a-bad-precedent/


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - BuildingScout - 12-19-2014

Quote:Under such a standard, very few of our churches, or any other kind of structure, would quality.


For a born conservationist reactionary, this a nightmare vision.

On the other hand if anything mildly remarkable can never be torn as de Groot suggests then landlords will only build the most mediocre of structures lest they loose a chance to redevelop in the future.