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    Katz & Friends.

    Katz & Friends.
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    does that mean the money wasn't spent in...

    does that mean the money wasn't spent in Edmonton? Or that the assets it created aren't currently in Edmonton? I guess I'm using "Katz" in place of "Whoever built everything in Ice District" if you...
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    Fine, EPRT, please provide a thorough accounting...

    Fine, EPRT, please provide a thorough accounting of the investment put forward for phase 1 by Katz. I just threw a guess out there, but now apparently that number has been 'debunked'. So please show...
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    If that's true, I'll admit I'm wrong. That said,...

    If that's true, I'll admit I'm wrong. That said, I would be shocked if the RFPs predate the city's initial choice to build the arena downtown.
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    After the arena deal (see: catalyst) was already...

    Neither of those what-if outcomes were acceptable under the terms of the RFPs for both buildings. The CoE & Stantec both wanted to amalgamate multiple offices Downtown.[/QUOTE]

    After the arena...
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    The word catalyst was thrown around a lot along...

    The word catalyst was thrown around a lot along the way, and the arena was exactly that. Stantec needed space but easily could have moved to a giant campus in a business park somewhere. COE needed...
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    Just raze it all. Everybody would be much better...

    Just raze it all. Everybody would be much better off with dirt cheap parking 3ft from the front door to Rogers Place I guess.
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    City borrows money for arena, which will be...

    City borrows money for arena, which will be mostly repaid by CRL and 'rent' as you like to call it.
    Katz & Co build two skyscrapers within CRL zone (which definitely cost more than the arena...
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    For the arena. I'm talking about all of the rest...

    For the arena. I'm talking about all of the rest of the development.
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    Apparently unless it literally came out of his...

    Apparently unless it literally came out of his pocket it doesn't count, Ken. At least that's what I'm reading.
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    Something tells me there won't be a signature...

    Something tells me there won't be a signature Telus building right next to Rogers Place.
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    Sure wasn't the city, which makes the ROI on the...

    Sure wasn't the city, which makes the ROI on the initial deal pretty stellar, especially if/when phase 2 gets going.
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    Just to clarify, the "couple billion $" was a...

    Just to clarify, the "couple billion $" was a shot in the dark. Pretty sure the two towers weren't cheap. Add in the massive underground parking structure and I'd be shocked if the number isn't...
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    What happened to all the people who ranted about...

    What happened to all the people who ranted about how the arena deal was nothing but corporate welfare and that Katz would never follow through with his promised investment. Or how the CRL was an...
  15. Perfect! I'm going to try to find that on foot...

    Perfect! I'm going to try to find that on foot since it's so close.
  16. I'm sure nobody will tell me exactly, but where...

    I'm sure nobody will tell me exactly, but where would one find #BrandysLanding? That looks like a great spot.
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    I've had flights cancelled through Westjet and...

    I've had flights cancelled through Westjet and Air Canada too. Should I only fly private from now on to avoid such hassles? Please advise.
  18. Yeah it was pretty wet so we decided against it....

    Yeah it was pretty wet so we decided against it. Next time.
  19. RE: MacTaggart House I was just hiking around...

    RE: MacTaggart House

    I was just hiking around that area last weekend! I was probably only a few hundred meters from it, in fact, but had no idea. At the top of the access road there is a gate with...
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    I thought it was just my lead-foot causing that...

    I thought it was just my lead-foot causing that time savings, but you're absolutely right. It's gotten so much better. As long as the weather isn't bad and there are no highway-closing incidents it's...
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    I hope they're going to move to the town square...

    I hope they're going to move to the town square after all of that construction is finished. All of those small retail bays lining the 'backside' of Cineplex are interesting too. Can't wait to see...
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    I'm torn about that State & Main example. On one...

    I'm torn about that State & Main example. On one hand, it definitely blocks the view of a passerby looking at the people on the patio, but would it block much for the people on the patio? Unless...
  23. Glad to see that they appear to finally be done...

    Glad to see that they appear to finally be done with the re-work on the plaza to the South. Seems like it's been under construction for years. Every time it looks done they put up the construction...
  24. Sticky: Good lookin' trains. Can't wait to see them...

    Good lookin' trains. Can't wait to see them downtown and in the valley.
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    Snow/ice sculptures, snowball fight tournaments,...

    I think your right and the ball park is seasonal given it has no roof.[/QUOTE]

    Snow/ice sculptures, snowball fight tournaments, maybe a man-made toboggan hill or ice slide, etc. Drive in a couple...
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