I just checked out the website for the waterfront condos. See it here.
The photos are interesting in that very few have anything to do with the actual location of the proposed building. I only saw two photos that were of the actual waterfront area. The train station and the marina. Nothing at all about the rest of Prince Arthur’s Landing.
The above photo can be found under the “location” tab. It has absolutely nothing to do with the location. It appears to be Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. There is no mention of the children’s splash pad (the only waterfront facility that the City of Thunder Bay seems talks about) , the expensive public art works or the Spirit Garden area. Nothing about the festival area or even the restaurants and bars located in the downtown area across the street. Nothing at all about any part of the $70 million investment the taxpayers put into that site. Evidently, the developers don’t see any of those things as selling points to the upmarket clientèle they hope to attract. There is a photo of the Botanical Conservatory which is now closed. Even a photo of an indoor garden which isn’t even accessable is preferable to anything our $70 million bought.
If you look at the promotional material, you would never recognize the proposed building location. The railway tracks next door may be a surprise to the customers as will be the traffic on Water Street and the Pool 6 contaminated material dump site.
Prince Arthur’s Landing is supposed to be a thing to be proud of, according to our City Administration. Why then does our waterfront development partner seem to believe it to be a liability when it comes to selling condos? Just asking.