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#12701 Rob Randall

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:12 PM

I remember a Fernwood apartment building that had one in the '70s. You could peer in and look down but better to do that from the top floor to eliminate the possibility of getting smoked by garbage from above.
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#12702 LJ

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:14 PM

And you never wanted the garbage chute near your apartment, you would hear the door slam shut and garbage careening down.


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#12703 Nparker

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:27 PM

...the dumpster should be in a secured area in the parking garage and just taken out on pickup days.

That's how it works in my building.



#12704 mbjj

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:00 AM

My mum lived in Orchard House up until about 2000. They had a chute, it was great, especially for the older people. There wasn't as much recycling back then so most of your stuff just went down the chute.



#12705 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 08:07 AM

Ya, we had a chute at 350/360 Douglas when I lived there back in the late 80's.  Or early 90's.



#12706 Benn

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 10:55 PM

Sutton place buildings still have them. Would be interesting how they influence recycling/composting rates.

#12707 mbjj

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 06:29 PM

I noticed as I walked down to the parade this morning, that a dad with two young kids was playing at the courthouse park, despite the fences all still being up. When I walked home, someone had moved one of the metal fence units right out of the way and the park was full of kids. Is it officially open, lol? I hope no one goes in and vandalizes it.


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#12708 Rob Randall

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 08:17 PM

I know a three year old who sees that park every day. Put yourself in his shoes. It would be like every pub and liquor store posted signs saying, "closed, opening tomorrow or next week, whenever".
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#12709 pennymurphy2000

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 05:55 AM

People had moved the gates on Sunday afternoon as well. There was a dozen or more people in there. The kids were having a great time. Are they not locking the gates, or was someone in a rush to start their long weekend that they forgot to lock it? It isn't supposed to officially open till June. 



#12710 Mike K.

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 06:20 AM

Don't most places lock their dumpsters so this exactly situation doesn't happen? At my building they are all locked and only tenants have the key. Every now and then someone forgets to lock it up and the next morning it will look like raccoons got in there, but it mostly works fine. Also what are they even looking for in garbage? The only unlocked bin we have is for bottles and they take those and leave without any property damage or messes.


The issues I see are mostly with bins that have been carted out onto the street for the trucks to pick up and empty, so they have to be unlocked. It's at that time that they get ransacked as the big trucks can't get to them fast enough.

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#12711 Awaiting Juno

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 12:57 PM

People had moved the gates on Sunday afternoon as well. There was a dozen or more people in there. The kids were having a great time. Are they not locking the gates, or was someone in a rush to start their long weekend that they forgot to lock it? It isn't supposed to officially open till June. 

 

Drive by there quite often with my 4.5 year old - he so wants to go there and play!  Really - it's driving him (and me) bonkers to go by each day and see the fences....



#12712 Nparker

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 01:02 PM

... it's driving him (and me) bonkers to go by each day and see the fences....

Perhaps the fences are permanent as an homage to the SIC-ies who last inhabited this site.



#12713 mortvillemann

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 03:30 PM

The fence is down. Note the sign.Screen Shot 2017-05-25 at 4.27.00 PM.png


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#12714 Nparker

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 03:38 PM

...Note the sign

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Does that mean we'll never see Quentin Tarantino and George Clooney at this park?


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#12715 mbjj

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 03:42 PM

I also saw that the fences were gone, which is funny because yesterday a lot opposite the Y were actually padlocked shut. Someone changed their mind in a hurry I guess.



#12716 Nparker

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 03:47 PM

...Someone changed their mind in a hurry I guess.

Never think that the voices on VV aren't being heard.  :cool:



#12717 pennymurphy2000

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 08:16 PM

Cathedral School kids were playing at the park today while the Times Colonist snapped pictures.


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#12718 pennymurphy2000

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 09:01 PM

The fences are not all gone. There is still some at the back of the playground, close to the courthouse. 



 



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