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#521 G-Man

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 12:46 PM

Latest post is up on Sidewalking. This time I look at the opportunity for new uses on the building tops. Let me what you think!

https://www.sidewalk...ur-building-top

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Posted 30 July 2019 - 09:29 PM

With props to Aastra contained, my latest post is on the Adelphi Building. I am just not sure which building it is...

https://www.sidewalk...ldings-one-name
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Posted 08 August 2019 - 08:51 PM

Just put up a new post, this time on my recent visit to Westham Island. If you haven't been, you need to go!
https://www.sidewalk...stham-island-bc
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#524 aastra

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 09:11 AM

Are you just making places up now?


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Posted 09 August 2019 - 05:21 PM

You can't prove that it's fake.

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#526 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 04:24 PM

Recently, a Victoria blogger posted about vast unused space in Victoria’s skyline: rooftops.
 
 
“Open up the satellite view of Victoria on Google Maps and the rooftops all look pretty black,” wrote blogger and urbanist Thomas Guerrero. “Sure there is the odd green roof here and there but the vast majority of the city looks to be covered with tar paper or gravel.”
 
 
“People are always saying they would like more spaces to have recreation or parks downtown, here we have this vast open space that’s just not being used,” Guerrero said in a phone interview with Black Press Media. “In New York you have things like the Highline Park, which uses an old rail line. A school or office building downtown could maybe be turned into a public park.”

 

 



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Posted 19 August 2019 - 08:20 PM

^ If the top level Yates Street parkade was a cool park with art and benches it would be a top level attraction in Victoria.

 

In other news, if you want to check out the latest post on Sidewalking Victoria, it is about James Bay Village. Have a read and let me know what you think!

 

https://www.sidewalk...mes-bay-village


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#528 Ismo07

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 08:18 AM

^ If the top level Yates Street parkade was a cool park with art and benches it would be a top level attraction in Victoria.

 

In other news, if you want to check out the latest post on Sidewalking Victoria, it is about James Bay Village. Have a read and let me know what you think!

 

https://www.sidewalk...mes-bay-village

 

Hmm, the parkade is so busy and useful that changing the use would push more vehicles elsewhere but what if a deck could be built above that created some sort of park/public/small event space?



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Posted 20 August 2019 - 08:23 AM

^ If the top level Yates Street parkade was a cool park with art and benches it would be a top level attraction in Victoria.

 

In other news, if you want to check out the latest post on Sidewalking Victoria, it is about James Bay Village. Have a read and let me know what you think!

 

https://www.sidewalk...mes-bay-village

 

Hmm, the parkade is so busy and useful that changing the use would push more vehicles elsewhere but what if a deck could be built above that created some sort of park/public/small event space?

 

Yates Street Parkade has the best publicly accessible view of the inner harbour in the city. I remember there was that "Thinklandia" event series on the rooftop a number of years ago, which was pretty cool. 



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Posted 20 August 2019 - 02:11 PM

It is an awesome view up there for sure.

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#531 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 02:15 PM

what about a set of ping pong tables up there?


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 07:12 PM

I think that may be a difficult place to play. 


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:06 AM

Table diversity is important. Need to have representation from foosball, shuffleboard, billiard...



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Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:02 PM

Chessboards are good if you can get people to bring their own pieces.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:06 PM

Sidewalking has a new post up, this time on North Park's first mid-block walkway. Unless someone can think of another one...

https://www.sidewalk...d-block-walkway
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#536 Mike K.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:14 PM

Oh wow! I had not realized that this was part of the project.


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:56 PM

Definitely could be a real bonus for the park!

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:08 PM

Sidewalking has a new post up, this time on North Park's first mid-block walkway. Unless someone can think of another one...

https://www.sidewalk...d-block-walkway

 

right around the police station or across the street from it you can do a bit of a dipsy doodle through a church parking lot(s) and around some buildings from quadra or north park street to caledonia.   going to/from the arena from cook/fort area i've taken that shortcut route.

 

what about the lane/parking lots behind the bagel place on grant through to north park? 

 

or you can use the romeos parking lot to cut through to the arena too if you are walking from downtown up blanshard and you want to head to the arena's back doors.  i've done that coming from downtown dinner and heading to an arena show.


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#539 Mike K.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:59 PM

There’s also the Sand’s alleyway between North Park and Caledonia.
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Posted 21 August 2019 - 05:23 PM

If you read the article you will see I mean purpose built 😉

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