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#741 sdwright.vic

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 01:59 PM

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#742 Cassidy

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 04:04 PM

I personally don't want any money spent here as it will not be taken care of and any improvement disrespected.


You mean the $1.65 million on the tiny “Spirit” portion of the square that was spent a few years ago doesn’t look like money well spent to you?

The drug dealers sure like it when the sun is shining ... they basically live there all day, every day.
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#743 Nparker

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 05:03 PM

Either completely redevelop Centennial Square or do nothing. Band-aid fixes are just throwing money down the drain.



#744 mbjj

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 06:54 PM

if by browsing you mean falling asleep and overdosing in the library then yes

Actually I've worked there for over 25 years, so I will dispute that. Yes, people sleep and overdose, but loads of people browse as well.


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#745 LJ

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Posted 06 September 2018 - 07:55 PM

i was at the library last week.  in the area near the microfilms there was not a sole in the rows and rows and rows and rows of books.  the library looks to me to mostly attract computer users and the odd person studying or borrowing the free wifi.  and yes the homeless for the bathrooms mostly or to charge their cellphones and sleep.

Were there any hands?


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#746 Nparker

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Posted 06 September 2018 - 08:43 PM

Were there any hands?

No but there were some carp and a couple of trout.



#747 Nparker

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 09:29 AM

From the CoV's "Centennial Square Action Plan"
 

...key strategies to bring more vibrancy to Centennial Square include:
 

- Increase ground-level commercial and cafe/restaurant space in the area
- Facilitate temporary installations such as cafe kiosks or food trucks in the Square
- Improve the Square's connections with Douglas Street
- Incorporate play elements to make the space welcoming for children and families
- Introduce new surface material to complement the existing heritage brick

Other than improving the square's connection to Douglas Street, and that will only occur if that over sized tree is removed (and we know that will never happen), I don't see one bit of innovation in any of these "visions".

Also, "heritage brick"? Do the brick pavers in the square come from some ancient and revered source?


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#748 Baro

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 10:50 AM

Brick is to victoria as river-rock to langford, it's like a mascot material.


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#749 Nparker

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 11:05 AM

Brick is to victoria as river-rock to langford, it's like a mascot material.

So even fresh-from-the-kiln brick is "heritage"?



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Posted 26 September 2018 - 11:55 AM

Brick is to victoria as river-rock to langford, it's like a mascot material.

It looked like Hades when it was running full tilt, with smoke pouring out of a half a dozen different chimneys at once, and it's now the site of the Mayfair Mall, but when it comes to brick and the City of Victoria ... you only need four words:

Baker Brick and Tile

probably 80+% of the City is built from brick from this yard, and it's definitely considered "heritage brick" by those who consider such things.

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#751 Nparker

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 12:04 PM

Maybe building a working replica of the brickyard at Centennial Square would enliven it. It couldn't make it a whole lot worse.



#752 Cassidy

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 12:05 PM

It's already Hades ... just minus the smoke.


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#753 Nparker

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 12:07 PM

It's already Hades ... just minus the smoke.

You've clearly never strolled by the square on April 20th.


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#754 johnk

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 12:55 AM

Were there any hands?


Maybe a few heels.

 



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