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    Yes.

    Nothing like having the little ones mingling among the down and outers working off community service hours by cleaning up other people's garbage while their parents get half cut.

    So bourgeois.


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    Friends/expats in from Calgary last night who were very impressed with how many people were downtown, new places, patios, new condos, the look and feel.
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    I was shocked when I walked by the capital Blvd while passing through town the other night. It used to be a ghost town but it's become a natural gathering area for families. And it wasn't just one or two families, there were probably fifty or sixty people there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Dawg View Post
    Yes.

    Nothing like having the little ones mingling among the down and outers working off community service hours by cleaning up other people's garbage while their parents get half cut.

    So bourgeois.

    I'm sure the little ones hardly even noticed you.

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    Sweet Sunday. Noonish at Credo and realized, no taste of Edmonton, nothing (yet) at Rogers - only the folks who live DT were around - felt like a real neighbourhood.

    Almost magical I tell ya!
    ... gobsmacked

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    Planning a vibrant Downtown for all
    February 15, 2018

    Join in a Downtown Public Places drop-in engagement session and help build a vibrant, safe and welcoming downtown for everyone. Learn why this project is important and share your ideas on the kind of public places we need Downtown. Input will be used to inform the vision of the Plan and areas of improvement the Plan needs to address.

    Date: Wednesday, February 28
    Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Location: Edmonton Tower Main Floor Lobby, 10111 104 Avenue

    Date: Thursday, March 1
    Time: 4 - 8 p.m.
    Location: Boyle Street Plaza, 9538 103A Avenue

    Date: Saturday, March 3
    Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Location: City Market, City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square

    Date: Thursday, March 8
    Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 4 - 7 p.m.
    Location: Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Avenue

    Downtown public places provide space for Edmontonians to socialize, celebrate, recharge and live life. These places need to act as the playgrounds, resting spots and social spaces for residents, workers and visitors, while also providing great locations to host international and local festivals, events, commerce, arts and culture. The Downtown Public Places Plan will help guide direction for open space development, design and programming in Downtown Edmonton and the Quarters Downtown.


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    [email protected]

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    Downtown population is almost or is around 6 times higher than the City overall?
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    Come again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GenWhy? View Post
    Downtown population is almost or is around 6 times higher than the City overall?
    Nope

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    Population density, I meant.
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    What's the timescale for that projected population & where's the underlying data from? Other CoE projections put the population of central Edmonton (not just Downtown) at ~110K by 2044, that'd put half of all central Edmontonians Downtown, a far larger proportion than we currently see.

    Given that the 2014 projections show an increase of ~30K people in central Edmonton over the next 30 years I find the addition of 35K into Downtown alone to be a little suspicious, but perhaps there's some new projections out there beyond the ones I've been able to find in CoE documents/plans.
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    I would also like to know where the numbers/predictions were from and am meeting with them soon to chat about that.
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    Awesome. I know the 2014 projections (from the mode-shift report) are 4 years old now & likely outta date but I can't think of any factors introduced in the intervening years to warrant such a dramatic upswing in the projections, so I'm guessing it might be a combination of revised projections and a time scale that's greater than 30 years.
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    Downtown must be planning to annex more of downtown. Include Boyle Street/quarters and a bit of the north edge and at least you could fit that many people.
    There can only be one.

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    I'd also love to see a breakdown of where the 70,000 people who commute Downtown live, if available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Highlander II View Post
    Downtown must be planning to annex more of downtown. Include Boyle Street/quarters and a bit of the north edge and at least you could fit that many people.
    Don't need to. Quarters are included in 'Downtown' for these purposes, but given the amount of vacant or underused land, you could easily put those kinds of numbers into the core.
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    ^^x2! Would love to know the broader stat for that beyond my anecdotal observations.
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    I have no idea where to put this.


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    In a meeting right now about furthering a more Child Friendly Edmonton and in particular for me, a Child Friendly Downtown.
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    Join @IPAC_yeg and the Oxygen Network for Chat at The Hat 2018! Each month a guest talks about his/her own public service journey before the floor is opened to questions. It's a great opportunity to network with other employees across the public service...and it's FREE!


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    Quote Originally Posted by IanO View Post
    Planning a vibrant Downtown for all
    February 15, 2018

    Join in a Downtown Public Places drop-in engagement session and help build a vibrant, safe and welcoming downtown for everyone. Learn why this project is important and share your ideas on the kind of public places we need Downtown. Input will be used to inform the vision of the Plan and areas of improvement the Plan needs to address.

    Date: Wednesday, February 28
    Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Location: Edmonton Tower Main Floor Lobby, 10111 104 Avenue

    Date: Thursday, March 1
    Time: 4 - 8 p.m.
    Location: Boyle Street Plaza, 9538 103A Avenue

    Date: Saturday, March 3
    Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Location: City Market, City Hall, 1 Sir Winston Churchill Square

    Date: Thursday, March 8
    Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 4 - 7 p.m.
    Location: Enterprise Square, 10230 Jasper Avenue

    Downtown public places provide space for Edmontonians to socialize, celebrate, recharge and live life. These places need to act as the playgrounds, resting spots and social spaces for residents, workers and visitors, while also providing great locations to host international and local festivals, events, commerce, arts and culture. The Downtown Public Places Plan will help guide direction for open space development, design and programming in Downtown Edmonton and the Quarters Downtown.


    For more information:
    http://www.edmonton.ca/downtownpublicplaces
    [email protected]

    Media contact:
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    The hostility extended into their home. Davey says she was catcalled while on her balcony overlooking 104 Avenue. “I was definitely yelled at a few times,” she says. “Something like ‘Show me your tits,’ which is really nice when you’re trying to enjoy your home.

    ”Whether it was due to the type of crowds heading to events at the arena, or just that more people were coming to the neighbourhood, the women can’t say, but their response was to retreat. They started staying home on game nights, keeping off the balcony and altering the routes they took through the neighbourhood. Natalie even changed how she dressed. “I would put on what I wanted to wear and look in the mirror and be like, ‘Is this going to encourage someone to approach me?’ If the answer was ‘Yes’ I’d change,” she says. “I hated that. I hated that so much.

    ”When Davey moved to Ontario this past fall to go to school, Natalie chose to move out of the area, too. “I haven’t been back since.”




    Sounds to Top_Dawg like there might be a little too much vibrancy going on.

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    Sadly this persists in each and every city. Why people think that is acceptable is beyond me.
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    This is definitely unfortunate but as just mentioned this is a thing that happens everywhere. As long as there are individuals who have their heads firmly stuck up their own asses things like this will happen.
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    How do you and your children/family experience Downtown?

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    Go for a walk with Mark Connolly around our Downtown.

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    EDMONTON'S DOWNTOWN IS RIPE FOR DEVELOPMENT

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    I know a certain underused site right in the core that will be ripe for development in a few years...

    It was a joke! kinda. No actually. It's not funny?

    ...I'll see myself out...

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    I really wish the fountain sprays were colored again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    I really wish the fountain sprays were colored again.
    Same. Does anyone know why the colours were removed?

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    Child Friendly Edmonton launches recognition program for businesses



    June 13, 2018

    Edmonton businesses can now sign up through Child Friendly Edmonton to be recognized as a welcoming space for children and their families.

    The Child Friendly Business Recognition Program encourages businesses to be intentionally welcoming to children, families and caregivers through the program’s “Triple A” categories: attitude, amenities and activities.

    “We want to share this new program with the city and highlight the current successes of local businesses who have become more child-friendly,” said Councillor Bev Esslinger. “With more than 20 per cent of the population being under 18, it’s very important that kids feel welcomed and included in their city.”

    There are a number of simple improvements businesses can make to become more child-friendly, including providing appropriate seating for children, activity/colouring sheets and washrooms that can be used by all genders.

    Councillors Bev Esslinger and Aaron Paquette were on hand to help launch the program, which is now accepting applications for the growing list of over 30 child-friendly businesses in Edmonton.

    “Our vision is to create a vibrant, safe and welcoming city for all children and families,” said Councillor Aaron Paquette. “When more spaces become available for them to be included and contribute, their sense of ownership, pride and voice in their community grows.”

    The Downtown Business Association shared its support of the program, encouraging members to explore ways to be more welcoming to families, such as posting hours where children are welcome.

    “The Downtown Business Association has been working hard to ensure that we continue to make downtown more inclusive, eclectic and inviting,” said Ian O’Donnell, Executive Director of the Downtown Business Association. “We want to improve the family-friendly nature of downtown and continue to work with our member businesses towards a downtown for everyone.”

    Parents can also nominate and share feedback on businesses through social media using the hashtag #ChildFriendlyYEG.


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    What would the gender of the washroom have to do with making a "child friendly" business? Are you asking for change tables in both washrooms? Is this all because your friends' kids aren't allowed in The Red Star?

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    The key amenity to "welcome" families is more free parking, not less of it and less times where the parking is free. At least that is if they want to attract families to the DT that do not reside there.

    "Posting hours where children are welcome" lmao. So any hours outside of this they are unwelcome?


    Heres an idea. Don't lock several washrooms all day unannounced and without notifying signage or indication of alternative washrooms if there has been some incident in the largely non monitored washrooms that perpetuate in the DT. Another would be don't allow loitering in the washrooms by individuals and who wash up in there as if its their personal bathroom and that have all their worldly belongings with them in the washroom. or drug users, vagrants etc.

    Even as an adult male I've had countless experiences in DT washrooms that felt uncomfortable and as if somebody should be more carefully monitoring who goes in there for extended periods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajs View Post
    What would the gender of the washroom have to do with making a "child friendly" business? Are you asking for change tables in both washrooms? Is this all because your friends' kids aren't allowed in The Red Star?
    We want fathers to be able to change their child too, either in a gender neutral washroom or a mens washroom with a change table.
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    Change tables in both washrooms is a good idea. But it has nothing to do with gender neutral toilet facilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajs View Post
    Change tables in both washrooms is a good idea. But it has nothing to do with gender neutral toilet facilities.
    Then you should contact the author of the release, posted at the bottom of the release instead of some thinly veiled attempt to attribute the statement to someone else.

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