It's been a pretty good month for Portage Avenue. The Avenue Building, vacant for over a decade, reopened as a mixed use development. The Clarendeon Hotel and and Donalda Buildings are now gone making way for the Centrepoint development to get underway.
There are a lot of other projects going on around the city, some floating beneath the radar. Here's a dozen of them !
After the holdup in completing the steel canopy things appear to be back to full steam ahead on the stadium. These were taken April 7 - will it be ready for July or not ?!
Former Arena Site:
April 12, 2012
The Western Financial office / retail development is underway on the old arena site. I can't wait for the additional traffic on Empress !
Left: July 2011. Right; April 4, 2012
It's been quite a couple of years for my old stompin' grounds. Check out Thanks Stella's recently in the Free Press.
Misericordia Hospital redevelopment is well underway. A great chance to get a look at part of the original hospital that's been covered up for fifty years or so.
That 1910 building is next on the demolition list.
North End of Waterfront Drive:
YouCUBE on Heaton Avenue completed last year, it's time for more !
H20 Waterfront Condominiums under construction.
Of course, the 300 kg gorilla on that part of Waterfront is the Disraeli Bridge project. Most of the work on the span crossing Waterfront is now done. It's just needs an approach ramp !
Braunstein Block renovations continue but unfortunately it appears that the great store front facade is going to be replaced by a bedroom window.
Without the prominent location of the Union Tower conversion or the sexy marketing campaigns of nearby Waterfront Drive, Neeginan Village phase II often gets overlooked. Its 15 units are geared at low income families and look like they're in the final phase.
Speaking of Union Tower
March 28, 2012The latest addition to Red River College which will host its culinary arts department and student housing. It should have been open last year but hopefully things are on track for this year.
April 8, 2012
The 48 unit immigrant housing Peace Tower complex is coming along on Princess.
Women and Newborn Hospital:
April 8, 2012
After a cave-in last month, the new Women's Hospital site seems to be back on track.