cont’d from previous post Depending on the nature of uses for outdoor areas associated with the Gallery, some mitigating measures such as soil capping may be required. These measures will have a minimal impact on the cost of site development and construction of the Gallery’s facilities. I wonder what Brook McIlroy and the Waterfront Development Office consider minimal cost […]
The triumph of common sense Thursday, January 2, 2014 AS we enter a new year there are signs that 2014 may witness the triumph of common sense. At all levels of society there are people forging practices that defy the bad habits of avoidance, obfuscation and outright nonsense. It is as if the pendulum swung […]
There is a rumour floating around that the developer building the condos in Marina Park is looking to increase the height of the condo/condos. Add several more storeys. I do not not know how many. My guess? Three more to make an even ten? I wonder what people who have already purchased condos in either […]
Demolition order is still posted on the Lyceum building. I wonder why? I thought the order has been rescinded.
Demolition order still posted in window of Lyceum Building. Has the order really been lifted or is the City of Thunder Bay still in the process of getting it lifted?
The City of Thunder Bay Admin is now presenting itself as the saviour of our historical buildings. Saving the Lyceum building from the wrecking ball which they themselves were forcing the building owner to use. (see here and here) So, atta boys/girls and high fives all around. Life is good. I wonder just what would […]
Mark Smith, the city manager of development services, explained the reports were not contradictory and that the building on Cumberland Street has just held up better than expected. “What (the first report) said, it was within a year that the building would have to be demolished,” Smith said Tuesday. “This second study really just […]
For almost one month, the City of Thunder Bay has required the owner of the Lyceum building to demolish the building immediately. The order is very specific and lists reasons why this action is necessary. Now…in one month, all this went away? Why? How can the first engineering report be so wrong? Previous posts here.
I could see this coming years ago (and here and here). Another example of Thunder Bay’s historical buildings disappearing due to neglect. Not caring. Not giving a damn. This is very sad and frustrating to no end. Places like the Lyceum are privately owned, which makes it difficult for the city to do anything about abandoned buildings […]
The City of Thunder Bay has never met a facility that will not be be a great fit for Prince Arthur’s Landing. Cost be damned. Whatever they build there will require millions of additional dollars to clean up a very contaminated parcel of land. Maybe the City of Thunder Bay can win another Brownie Award! […]