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General Suburban Updates and Rumours
(06-05-2018, 10:24 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Anybody know anything about plans to build a French language public high school on the site of Rosemount School in Kitchener?

All I know is demolishing this summer, and I can't recall, but if memory serves me correctly, start to build in September 2018 to be ready for 2019.
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I hadn't realized another set of townhouses was going to fit at 85 Gage Ave:
   
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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Saw a zone change application sign in front of the Esso at Ottawa and River.
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(06-23-2018, 02:24 PM)timio Wrote: Saw a zone change application sign in front of the Esso at Ottawa and River.

It's been there for quite some time. It's on the Google maps street view as well, at the same time the 'east' (Stanley Park Mall) side of Ottawa was ripped up. If I'm feeling particularly ambitious this week, maybe I'll call the planning department number indicated on the sign...
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Not even sure what they would want to put in there... It would need some remediation if changing to anything other than a gas station. Perhaps adding a drive through?
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(06-23-2018, 03:36 PM)timio Wrote: Not even sure what they would want to put in there... It would need some remediation if changing to anything other than a gas station.  Perhaps adding a drive through?

I'm curious myself. There's a self-serve Tim Hortons in there, along with a car wash on the back side. I can't see how they could have both simultaneously. If removing the station altogether is the plan, the site is completely landlocked by the KFD station and adjacent driveway to River. 

I frequent the area, so I'll see what info I can scrounge up, and report back.
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Also the block of land beside the Esso has been empty for all the 16 years I have lived in the area. I think it has the zoning sign also?
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https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1425356

A drunk driver hit a pole last night beside Stanley Park Mall, causing the entire neighbourhood from Ottawa to past Chicopee to loose power. It occurred around 12:25 am, and our power was out until around 11:00 this morning.
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(06-24-2018, 04:58 PM)Square Wrote: Also the block of land beside the Esso has been empty for all the 16 years I have lived in the area.  I think it has the zoning sign also?

I believe so. I've always just assumed that piece of land belonged to the city, but I'm not sure. If KFD was willing to give up the River Rd access, some interesting development could occur on the two sites if combined.
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(06-24-2018, 07:09 PM)Chicopee Wrote: https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1425356

A drunk driver hit a pole last night beside Stanley Park Mall, causing the entire neighbourhood from Ottawa to past Chicopee to loose power. It occurred around 12:25 am, and our power was out until around 11:00 this morning.

Ya, I checked it out. What a mess!  My power went back on at 2am, lucky, cause I was worried about the food in the fridges.
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(06-25-2018, 01:23 AM)Square Wrote:
(06-24-2018, 07:09 PM)Chicopee Wrote: https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1425356

A drunk driver hit a pole last night beside Stanley Park Mall, causing the entire neighbourhood from Ottawa to past Chicopee to loose power. It occurred around 12:25 am, and our power was out until around 11:00 this morning.

Ya, I checked it out. What a mess!  My power went back on at 2am, lucky, cause I was worried about the food in the fridges.

I wasn't so lucky unfortunately. I lost about  $100 worth of food. Since drinking and driving is NO ACCIDENT, I believe that the 1400 or so hydro customers who had no power for 11or more hours should file a class action lawsuit for damages against the driver/insurance company. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has to put what was perfectly good food to the curb on Thursday.
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Realistically, class action lawsuits are not so easy in Canada. But you could still sue the driver as a group if you can find some other people who suffered from the outage.
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You're right Tom, and I'm glad Canada isn't as litigious as the US. I just hate wasting food...
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A bit of old news but over the past several months CAML-TOMLIN moved from their location at Parkside and Northfield and are now located at 608 Weber St N. Their previous building was recently sold.
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(05-26-2018, 12:16 PM)danbrotherston Wrote:
(05-26-2018, 11:01 AM)KevinL Wrote: "...the slow deterioration of her neighbourhood that's being overrun by students"

A neighbourhood adjacent to a educational institution is popular for students? How about that.

This is what bugs me so much.  This is a change that is happening.  You cannot pretend that change stops just because you refuse to accept new development.  The students are coming, they can either live in YOUR house, or in more suitable housing.

One cannot stop change, all we can do is try to guide it into a form we're happier with.

The project was rejected by the LPAT:
https://www.therecord.com/news-story/873...ent-lodge/

To their credit, the tribunal has no issue with student housing, and the decision was based on the density of the proposal.
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