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  • #46
    There are a couple of holes need filling on Gateway too.

    But Gateway and transit? Don't think so.

    Still hoping for a developer to deliver a great Jasper Ave proposal. But if I had to bet - an arena district tower is the more likely.
    ... gobsmacked

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    • #47
      Originally posted by IanO View Post
      Originally posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
      Originally posted by IanO View Post
      ^I really would love one new tower on Jasper for excitement and energy.
      There's the Melcor lot next to RBC.

      Procura had some tower proposals on Jasper Ave (Hotel Mac park, theatre/Hat lot)...but given the turds they're crapping out lately, I hope they sell their lands and leave town.
      Don't discount either.
      Well if 'non-iconic' is a requirement, Procura seems to fit the bill.
      Though they seem to be more of an anti-iconic these days.

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      • #48
        ^again, don't rule out good designs from anyone...

        As for PCL being where they are, there is a reason.


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        • #49
          I think many of you are blowing these comments WAY out of proportion....wow.

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          • #50
            At first glance, the VP's comments about their culture and being open to a suburban move kinds smells of "good enough".

            But when you read the next bit, it's more heartening...and even a hint as to who the front runner might be (coughcoughKatzcoughcough).

            But the company does want developers to explain how the new building will enrich its neighbourhood and the city.

            “We know we have the potential to activate an area. We have 1,500 staff who will be boosting the area and we also know there’s not a lot of head offices in the city either,” Shillington said.
            “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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            • #51
              Originally posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
              At first glance, the VP's comments about their culture and being open to a suburban move kinds smells of "good enough".

              But when you read the next bit, it's more heartening...and even a hint as to who the front runner might be (coughcoughKatzcoughcough).

              But the company does want developers to explain how the new building will enrich its neighbourhood and the city.

              “We know we have the potential to activate an area. We have 1,500 staff who will be boosting the area and we also know there’s not a lot of head offices in the city either,” Shillington said.
              Agreed. That quote, and the part about how Stantec wants developers to explain to them how the new building "will enrich its neighbourhood and the city", tells me that downtown is the far more likely option. There are not many options outside of downtown where a corporate head office housing 1,500+ employees could (and should) be placed that "activate an area".
              Don't feed the trolls!

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              • #52
                Downtown seems the only logical choice IMO. Lets hope they follow logic
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                • #53
                  OOO imagine if they built a tower on SPR between 149st and 156.

                  It would transform the area!
                  "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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                  • #54
                    ^yeah they'd be able to easily buy up cheap land for surface parking for their staff if it was there.

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                    • #55
                      ^ they wouldn't do that...

                      I am just saying imagine what 1500 well paid staff would do to an area like that..
                      "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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                      • #56
                        ^I am certain if they go with a suburban location it will be somewhere where there is land for surface parking (this is one of the main attractions / advantages of suburban).

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                        • #57
                          ^ it really doesn't speak to Stantec's culture from what I understand.
                          "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
                            At first glance, the VP's comments about their culture and being open to a suburban move kinds smells of "good enough".

                            But when you read the next bit, it's more heartening...and even a hint as to who the front runner might be (coughcoughKatzcoughcough).

                            But the company does want developers to explain how the new building will enrich its neighbourhood and the city.

                            We know we have the potential to activate an area. We have 1,500 staff who will be boosting the area and we also know there’s not a lot of head offices in the city either,” Shillington said.
                            Interesting, since the arena would already be activating the area, they would not necessarily be activating the arena district with their presence.

                            If they want to activate an area, they should try downtown's blackhole: the boston pizza and surrounding lots.

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                            • #59
                              OR... the Quarters.
                              "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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                              • #60
                                Sorry to be the first to say it but Stantec has quite a reputation for being cheap. Buy up companies then slash and burn, keeping client portfolios and a few key talents. This is their Modus Operandi. The cheaper the space the better for their office space, no doubt.

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