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Friday, 9 December 2011

UPDATED Photos: Youth for Christ's new centre now open

UPDATE: See below for interior pics !



On
Friday, December 9, 2011 at 2:30 pm Youth For Christ's new Youth Centre for Excellence at Higgins and Main officially opens. Tours follow from 3:00 - 4:00pm.

Last summer at Winnipeg Downtown Places I took a look back at the history of Youth for Christ in Winnipeg and this new project.

Here are some construction update photos from the past year !

October 30, 2010:
Main Street
March 2011:
Youth For Christ Centre
Youth For Christ Centre
May 2011:
Youth for Christ Centre
July 2011:
Youth for Christ Centre
Youth for Christ Centre
September 2011:
Youth for Christ
Youth for Christ
November 2011:
Youth for Christ Centre of Excellence
Youth for Christ Centre of Excellence
December 9, 2011 (Official Opening)
Youth for Christ Youth Centre of Excellence
Youth for Christ Youth Centre of Excellence
Youth for Christ Youth Centre of Excellence
Youth for Christ Youth Centre of Excellence
Youth for Christ Youth Centre of Excellence
Youth for Christ Youth Centre of Excellence

4 comments:

Bryan Scott said...

I can't tell you how much I despise this building.

mrchristian said...

The building itself or the building in this location ?

I have to admit I'm unsure about the design as well. I'm willing to wait to see what it looks like all finished and landscaped to pass final judgement.

One Man Committee said...

I'm not crazy about the building's design... it's sort of in keeping with the low-rise, low-budget Centreventure-inspired office park aesthetic emerging along Main Street north of City Hall. Having said that, it is being built on a site that most would have regarded as very difficult to develop and it doesn't look as bad as the WRHA building.

It's certainly not what I would have considered to be a logical place to put a youth activity centre, but good on YFC for going against the grain on this one. It probably would have been 1,000,000x easier for them to just plonk it down on McGillivray or Gateway way out in the sticks... good for them for doing it in a way that will benefit the city.

Bryan Scott said...

The location is fine. In fact, I thought I'd be happy to see just about anything built in this location. But the design of the building makes me cringe every time I pass by it. There seems to have been an attempt at whimsy, but boy did it ever backfire.

As OMC suggested, the "office park aesthetic" does not belong on Main Street.