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The Gaslight District | HIP Developments
#1
Found this on HIP's page following the announcement this afternoon!
http://www.thegaslightdistrict.ca/
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#2
(11-17-2016, 02:05 PM)white_brian Wrote: Found this on HIP's page following the announcement this afternoon!
http://www.thegaslightdistrict.ca/

It looks nice.  But $100 million?  I guess it costs lots of money to recreate something that never was.
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#3
(11-17-2016, 04:22 PM)jgsz Wrote:
(11-17-2016, 02:05 PM)white_brian Wrote: Found this on HIP's page following the announcement this afternoon!
http://www.thegaslightdistrict.ca/

It looks nice.  But $100 million?  I guess it costs lots of money to recreate something that never was.

Plus the horrible name: "gas light district". Couldn't they find a nice fact from the past to reminisce about? gas light was an expensive, highly polluting, inferior form of illumination. If we are going that way, how about "outhouse district" or "polio district" or "women can't vote district?" Huh   Undecided
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#4
My mind immediately went to:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslighting

Whenever you come home from the Gaslight district, everyone will tell you what a good time you had, even though you thought you didn't??? Maybe you're just forgetting the fun times? Why is everyone so sure that you had an amazing time? Maybe you did? I guess you should go back???
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#5
Grand Innovations has a little more meat and potatoes in comparison to the other page!

http://grand-innovations.com/
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#6
Has anyone seen any renders of the Gaslight District showing the full site?
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#7
(11-17-2016, 05:41 PM)Markster Wrote: My mind immediately went to:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslighting

Whenever you come home from the Gaslight district, everyone will tell you what a good time you had, even though you thought you didn't???  Maybe you're just forgetting the fun times?  Why is everyone so sure that you had an amazing time?  Maybe you did? I  guess you should go back???

That was my thought - mainly because the map shows a theatre next door and across the river. One of them's going to put the play on sooner or later.

Is it time for a new project thread?

[MOD edit: good idea! Done! ~markster]
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#8
(11-17-2016, 09:30 PM)rangersfan Wrote: Has anyone seen any renders of the Gaslight District showing the full site?

No, interestingly- there's a glimpse of one of the residential towers in one render on the site, but no overall view. Hmmm.
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#9
(11-17-2016, 05:21 PM)BuildingScout Wrote:
(11-17-2016, 04:22 PM)jgsz Wrote: It looks nice.  But $100 million?  I guess it costs lots of money to recreate something that never was.

Plus the horrible name: "gas light district". Couldn't they find a nice fact from the past to reminisce about? gas light was an expensive, highly polluting, inferior form of illumination. If we are going that way, how about "outhouse district" or "polio district" or "women can't vote district?" Huh   Undecided

"Couldn't they find a nice fact from the past to reminisce about? "

Isn't that what they did?
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#10
Completion by 2020? I do wonder whether that's realistic, it's a lot of condo units to sell.
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#11
Here's a new Cambridge Times article about the development. Craig is calling it the biggest thing to happen to the city since Toyota. Bit of hyperbole there, I think.

A lot of the tenants at the mall got little notice that they were getting the boot. I hope they'll be able to find new locations, the independents especially.
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#12
Heres the Records article
http://www.therecord.com/news-story/6972...west-galt/
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#13
(11-19-2016, 12:37 AM)DHLawrence Wrote: Here's a new Cambridge Times article about the development. Craig is calling it the biggest thing to happen to the city since Toyota. Bit of hyperbole there, I think.

A lot of the tenants at the mall got little notice that they were getting the boot. I hope they'll be able to find new locations, the independents especially.

Is he wrong?
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#14
I don't see it as any bigger than Riverbank Lofts in Hespeler. The biggest thing about it is that it's bringing a new focal point to the west bank alongside the theatre.

A lot of people are up in arms about the pedestrian bridge, saying it's a waste of money and a vanity project. I think it plays a big role, Southworks or no Southworks. There's a big stretch between Concession and Main without a crossing; this will aid pedestrian traffic flow.
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#15
(11-19-2016, 04:48 PM)DHLawrence Wrote: A lot of people are up in arms about the pedestrian bridge, saying it's a waste of money and a vanity project. 

I presume many of those people are not regular pedestrians.
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