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Sonic Death Monkey
19-05-2010, 01:12 PM
Avenue magazine article on River Valley Alliance plans:

p.s. I love the idea of a man-made canal through Rossdale Flats.

19-05-2010, 01:35 PM
me too. Also, the idea of the glassed-in Albertasaurus down in the river valley sounds pretty sweet.

19-05-2010, 02:00 PM
I have never heard of this until this article. A great idea if you ask me. Progressive. I really like this idea!

19-05-2010, 02:41 PM
I believe Calgary still has plans for man-made canals in Inglewood (just east of their downtown core).

19-05-2010, 03:08 PM
^i believe so as well.

I dont like the 'venice' (real or beach) canal idea.

19-05-2010, 04:39 PM
If it was done more 'waterfront' style, it could be rather nice.

Sonic Death Monkey
19-05-2010, 05:04 PM
That's the way I look at it...if a river diversion in the form of a canal allows for more riverfront type development without impacting the main river, I'd say go for it.

19-05-2010, 05:23 PM
This sound like a fascinating plan, I am just worried at the disruption of the natural flow and development of the river. This could be awesome if it is done carefully and properly. I do have full faith in our Mayor to do the right thing here.

19-05-2010, 09:10 PM
Valley of Dreams
Someone will want to put a pyramid there and rename it Valley of the Pharaohs.
I can see a thread now on it.:smile:

19-05-2010, 09:22 PM
Thought some of you guys might like this.


Sonic Death Monkey
19-05-2010, 11:24 PM
Thought some of you guys might like this.


That would have cool if the CP Rail bridge over Jasper Ave was still around.

20-05-2010, 07:37 AM
Thanks Armin !!
What a park
This design could also be put into play for the high level as well as the now paved sections of the old rail right of ways throughout the north side of downtown and the south side

25-05-2010, 11:22 AM
Thought some of you guys might like this.


I'd been following this for some time on a NY based web site. An excellent example of creating a masterpiece from what most 5 years ago thought of as scrap iron.

Sonic Death Monkey
21-03-2011, 07:59 PM
The canal idea was brought up again on CTV News tonight.
They brought up comparisons to Rideau Canal in Ottawa and the River Walk in San Antonio.

See video link on right

21-03-2011, 11:52 PM
I just got back from Fort Lauderdale (brrrrr...) and really enjoyed their riverfront walk area - parks, Irish pub, etc. It would be a welcome addition to our river valley. Two thumbs up.

22-03-2011, 08:13 AM
Ha... all good ideas have their day: