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General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours
(07-25-2017, 01:20 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(07-25-2017, 12:53 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Seriously, if "Euro-style" just meant that you won't get your bill until you ask for it .....

... or no need to tip because they already pay a decent wage to their staff.

Well now you're just being silly ... Wink
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(10-18-2016, 02:07 PM)panamaniac Wrote: I wonder if they'll slap all the hydro metres on that street-facing wall, as they did with the development around the corner?  Yuck!

The townhouse development on Courtland is finally just about ready for occupancy -- with street-facing hydro meters, as panamaniac predicted.  Still, not terrible, and fits fairly nicely into the neighbourhood.

   
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Street-facing hydro meters make sense; it's a lot easier for the reader to walk up and find them instead of rooting around the backyard and walking past everyone's windows to read them.
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Or just scan the tags they're mounting on everyone's houses.
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All our meters are smart meters and don't require reading so far as I understand.
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(07-28-2017, 09:05 PM)danbrotherston Wrote: All our meters are smart meters and don't require reading so far as I understand.

We spent enough on them, they could at least have the courtesy to put them out of sight.

In this case it’s not at all obvious why the electrical and gas meters couldn’t go around the left side of the building.

Also, what is hideous bundle of black pipes running up the wall about halfway across?
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(07-29-2017, 09:28 AM)ijmorlan Wrote: Also, what is hideous bundle of black pipes running up the wall about halfway across?

I do believe that's the electrical service.  Now, why does it need to enter the building that high, and in the middle of the wall, that's something I can't answer.
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It's level with the floor of the second storey/ceiling of the first. Presumably there's a distribution bank embedded along that.
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"A smart meter is a new kind of gas and electricity meter that can digitally send meter readings to your energy supplier for more accurate energy bills."
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_meter
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This whole wall needs some guerrilla ivy planting...
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There is more sampling being done at corner of Highland and Spadina where they did the suspected soil remediation last year. Perhaps checking to see if they got it all?
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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They are looking for leaching from the surrounding soil
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Does anyone know what - if anything - was planned for the old St Patrick school in the east end?
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Wasn't some housing in the works last year?
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Noticed yesterday that Sterling Marking Products on the corner of Weber and Frederick has a moving sign for September 1, 2017. Not to start rampant development speculation but I wonder what there decision for moving is?

Building :


https://www.google.ca/maps/place/96+Fred...99918bf1f3
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