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Shops at Waterloo Town Square
#11
Anything that isn't another place to buy food is welcome. I had a friend who used to be able to do all of her Christmas shopping between William and Bridgeport. I used to do the same. Each year it is getting harder and harder as yet another food venue pops up.
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#12
(10-05-2014, 10:54 PM)The85 Wrote: Is that the right and best place for a cell phone store?

There's already a Wind Mobile store across from Valu-Mart. Perhaps they have something in their lease that precludes a competitor within the mall.

Also many people go to a Rogers store to pick up or return merchandise like phones and modems. These aren't impulse purchases but rather deliberate stops where the exact location is less important than the proximity to them as well as the free parking.
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#13
Does anyone have any details of what went on at Waterloo City Finance & Strategic Planning Committee Meeting last night? Apparently Chris Pidgeon, GSP Group and Jamie Crich, President, Auburn Developments Inc. were on the agenda and Auburn donated $500,000 for the water feature in the public square.

I thought they roughed that in during initial construction, how could finishing it cost that much?

From City of Waterloo Twitter account:
https://twitter.com/citywaterloo/status/...8187609088
Thanks to Auburn Developments, Waterloo Public Square is getting a water feature! More details to follow #kwawesome
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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#14
The Record is reporting that the total cost of the water feature will be $1.1 million. Construction in 2017, if approved. I believe the City's cost reflects the cost of Evian. Wink

http://www.therecord.com/news-story/5145...-fountain/
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#15
Maybe they could help finance it by selling that unsightly bell "sculpture" for scrap metal value. Or we could start a collection: donate a toonie if you want this eye-sore gone.

If we had done this for Aporia (aka the Turd) we would have had enough funds to cure cancer by now.
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#16
(11-19-2014, 11:48 AM)BuildingScout Wrote: Maybe they could help finance it by selling that unsightly bell "sculpture" for scrap metal value. Or we could start a collection: donate a toonie if you want this eye-sore gone.

If we had done this for Aporia (aka the Turd) we would have had enough funds to cure cancer by now.

Sometimes the value of public art is not in being aesthetically pleasing but rather in provoking discussion. Who am I to say?
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#17
(11-19-2014, 11:56 AM)plam Wrote: Sometimes the value of public art is not in being aesthetically pleasing but rather in provoking discussion. Who am I to say?

Usually it is only bad artists who say such things.  Tongue
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#18
(11-19-2014, 11:48 AM)BuildingScout Wrote: Maybe they could help finance it by selling that unsightly bell "sculpture" for scrap metal value. 

Yes but then Beertown's matching rusty facade would look out of place.

[Image: beertown.jpg]
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#19
Looks good! Seems pretty expensive though, so hopefully it gets approved.
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#20
(11-19-2014, 11:29 AM)panamaniac Wrote: The Record is reporting that the total cost of the water feature will be $1.1 million.  Construction in 2017, if approved.  I believe the City's cost reflects the cost of Evian.  Wink

http://www.therecord.com/news-story/5145...-fountain/

I like the concept which will add much to make the area less concrete wall and flat surfaces. 

This project would be a much better concept for all the community if they built a wide ramp where the tiered staircase is going. Why plan for accessibility if you aren't forced to? 

Even for public projects (outside Toronto and Ottawa) accessibility is really never considered. Cheaper to build a wide, sweeping ramp than sets of landings and stairs.
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