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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.


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

(06-23-2015, 10:46 AM)panamaniac Wrote:
(06-23-2015, 10:41 AM)tomh009 Wrote: Workers were carrying plywood sheathing into the former Bargain Shop space yesterday.  Not clear exactly what was happening inside, though.

I saw that and assumed that they were putting in a new sub-floor. 

Subfloor is in, drywall is in.  Needs flooring and the walls finished.

And no indication of the future tenant yet.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - mpd618 - 07-28-2015

(07-28-2015, 02:39 PM)jgsz Wrote: 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.

From the CBC article:

Quote:"We're really excited. We think it's an incredible heritage building and we're looking forward to restoring the building," said Mitchell Cohen, CEO and president of Urbanfund Corp.


Which is fantastic news in my books.