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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 07-24-2015

Walper Hotel being used for movie filming again, it appears:

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 07-24-2015

(06-29-2015, 02:22 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(06-28-2015, 05:20 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Landscaping is done and the construction fencing is down at the former Waterloo County Courthouse/new Regional Archives.  It is looking very good, although I don't know if the archives have started to move in yet.  No sign yet of the artwork that's to be installed on the Queen St side.

Not quite yet, it appears; this is the lobby as of a couple of hours ago:

The lobby is still lacking some finishing touches, but it appears they are open for business.  Archives, Facilities Management, Waste Management and one more group whose name I forgot, sorry.

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 07-24-2015

(07-24-2015, 04:06 PM)tomh009 Wrote: Walper Hotel being used for movie filming again, it appears:

[Image: 381C8mo.jpg]

I hadn't heard about anything being filmed in town.  I wonder what this is for?  Nice way for the owners to spin a bit of revenue while the hotel remains closed. 

EDIT:  Filming is for the TV version of "12 Monkeys".


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Markster - 07-24-2015

Browsing streetview, it looks like 9 West 23rd Street doesn't actually exist, at least, not in Manhattan. The building that is occupying where 9 would be has an address on 5th Ave.
https://goo.gl/maps/3fLdS

Though, the building across the street (also a building technically on 5th Ave) looks a bit like the Walper.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - BuildingScout - 07-24-2015

(07-24-2015, 05:21 PM)Markster Wrote: Browsing streetview, it looks like 9 West 23rd Street doesn't actually exist, at least, not in Manhattan.  The building that is occupying where 9 would be has an address on 5th Ave.

12 Monkeys takes place in Philadelphia and Baltimore, if I remember correctly.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Markster - 07-24-2015

I checked Philly, and 23rd St is a north-south street there, so no dice. Baltimore doesn't appear to have one. This is a decidedly fictional location.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 07-24-2015

(07-24-2015, 05:44 PM)Markster Wrote: I checked Philly, and 23rd St is a north-south street there, so no dice.  Baltimore doesn't appear to have one.  This is a decidedly fictional location.

But it's OUR fictional location.  That's what counts!  Smile


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - BuildingScout - 07-24-2015

(07-24-2015, 05:44 PM)Markster Wrote: I checked Philly, and 23rd St is a north-south street there, so no dice.  Baltimore doesn't appear to have one.  This is a decidedly fictional location.

Baltimore:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/9+W+23rd+St,+Baltimore,+MD+21218/@39.3152392,-76.6175015,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c804e9de7c518b:0x39f31b456319e199


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 07-26-2015

Has anyone heard whether the sale of Zion United Church on Weber St has now been completed? I think the move of Rockway Mennonite out of Zion and into the former Olivet United is now underway. I am very interested to learn what will become of the Zion building.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Lens - 07-28-2015

48 Weber has been sold to a North York based developer for 2.4 million.

That kind of money tells me they'll be completely renovating the space.

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/urbanfund-corp-announces-completion-acquisition-controlling-interest-multi-residential-tsx-venture-ufc-2042453.htm


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - MidTowner - 07-28-2015

Lucky for the seller, he was able to give them a building that was already vacant as he had allowed it to become unsafe to occupy. Shrewd.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Chris - 07-28-2015

(07-28-2015, 02:08 PM)MidTowner Wrote: Lucky for the seller, he was able to give them a building that was already vacant as he had allowed it to become unsafe to occupy. Shrewd.

At least they have stopped burning them down when they wanted to change tenants/owners. This whole thing seems like a cooked deal.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - ookpik - 07-28-2015

So "burning them down" isn't considered "a cooked deal"?   Tongue  Big Grin


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - jgsz - 07-28-2015

(07-28-2015, 01:56 PM)Lens Wrote: 48 Weber has been sold to a North York based developer for 2.4 million.

That kind of money tells me they'll be completely renovating the space.

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/urbanfund-corp-announces-completion-acquisition-controlling-interest-multi-residential-tsx-venture-ufc-2042453.htm

Their notice says it's a "redevelopment project."  To me that suggests it may be more than a renovation.  If they add on to the building I hope it won't end up like the Mayfair Hotel.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 07-28-2015

(07-28-2015, 01:56 PM)Lens Wrote: 48 Weber has been sold to a North York based developer for 2.4 million.

That kind of money tells me they'll be completely renovating the space.

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/urbanfund-corp-announces-completion-acquisition-controlling-interest-multi-residential-tsx-venture-ufc-2042453.htm

Interesting ... Urbanfund (the buyer) is headed by Mitchell Cohen, who is also the CEO of Westdale Construction.  I believe they are also building the Sage series of properties in Northdale -- as well as the far bigger One Bloor in Toronto.