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    [–] Ottawa/ Charles Demolition Nextasy 5 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in kitchener

    As others have said, expropriated for road widening.

    See this drawing

    They're expropriating ~1-2 metres from every property on Ottawa between the ramp and Charles. AFAIK this corner is the only one causing any demolitions

    [–] PSA: Devon McKenzie is running for councillor in Ward 7, and it's a massive conflict of interest Nextasy 5 points ago in waterloo

    What about the people in the ward who want a country bar with a rooftop patio? Who do they complain to if the new councillor shoots it down?

    [–] PSA: Devon McKenzie is running for councillor in Ward 7, and it's a massive conflict of interest Nextasy 5 points ago in waterloo

    Tbh after stampede closed yeah lol. Although I wish it was further from student central since that wasn't really the draw for stampede but tbh we don't have a great general country draw

    [–] PSA: Devon McKenzie is running for councillor in Ward 7, and it's a massive conflict of interest Nextasy 20 points ago in waterloo

    I mean.... It's 80m from Becky's Apartment and 50m from Ethel's, it's on king street in uptown.....if not here than where?

    [–] PSA: Devon McKenzie is running for councillor in Ward 7, and it's a massive conflict of interest Nextasy 5 points ago in waterloo

    There is very little chance, afaik, that that bar would not be approved. Most of the issues would probably relate to the patios (not sure who would be anti-patio??)

    [–] PSA: Devon McKenzie is running for councillor in Ward 7, and it's a massive conflict of interest Nextasy 6 points ago in waterloo

    Conflict of interest? Maybe an argument there

    But what the hell does anyone have against that bar? It's already been a restaurant for years.

    [–] Remember, no tabletop radios on the bus! Nextasy 11 points ago in waterloo

    OR hot dogs.

    Hamburgers are fine tho

    [–] Okay who drove the streetview car in the LRT lane?? Nextasy 10 points ago in waterloo

    It was some third party site that rehosted the streetview content. Doesn't look like the google car to me though.

    [–] As an Adult what's the best way to be tested for ADHD? Nextasy 1 points ago in waterloo

    You'll probably have to see a psychologist and do a full evaluation. It can be expensive. PM me for more info.

    [–] Police lay 462 charges during Laurier Homecoming Nextasy 3 points ago in waterloo

    People clog those lawns regardless of whether theres a party happening inside. The correct action would be tell them to leave and then arrest for trespassing, but obviously the scale of the thing is way beyond the proper enforcement procedure.

    They need to make it easier to enforce the rules using the laws and tools that they have, rather than dance around infringing rights and trying to intimidate. Officially closing the street with barricades etc would be a great start IMO. Make it hard to blend into the street then back onto lawns to drink "totally legally"

    [–] Police lay 462 charges during Laurier Homecoming Nextasy 2 points ago in waterloo

    Good start would be smaller setbacks in zoning for when those homes are redeveloped. Can't have a lawn party if the lawns only 2 metres.

    Edit: but that'd be the city, not the property owners

    [–] Police lay 462 charges during Laurier Homecoming Nextasy 4 points ago in waterloo

    Most of the buildings on ezra are owned by Laurier and managed by CLC. Every on of those buildings has TONS of security, which is why most residents get only 1 guest some days of the year (which is honestly already dangerously close to infringing on their rights). The difference between Ezra and street parties in other cities is actually how much goes on indoors vs outdoors - there is very little "public use" of the buildings on ezra compared to say, those on broughdale in London. It all happens on the street.

    [–] Police lay 462 charges during Laurier Homecoming Nextasy 5 points ago in waterloo

    100% this answer exactly.

    This is far from a uniquely Waterloo issue - look to Western, queens, etc - these parties are on the rise everywhere and nowhere has an adequate solution been found. Yes this needs to be dealt with, but no, it's not like Waterloo is a completely unique scenario or the only ones struggling with the issue.

    On the flip side - how much money do our culture/arts council pour out attempting to drum up attendance and tourism for festivals downtown? Very little comes anywhere near the attendance of Ezra - but there is a very hypocritical response.

    The issue needs level-headed, unemotional and fair response, but the truth is many of the logical options down that route get shouted out by angry citizens who want to see people punished.

    [–] Police lay 462 charges during Laurier Homecoming Nextasy 12 points ago in waterloo

    Was this not the exact plot of arrested development with Cinco de mayo

    [–] Kitchener development includes grocery store, 60 apartments Nextasy 7 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago) in kitchener

    The development will have 105 parking spots rather than the 152 required

    It's a start. I have to say though, one of the biggest arguments I hear often for requiring a car, even from those living in downtown areas, is the issue of grocery shopping.

    How many of those spaces were required for the residential units, and how many for the grocery and offices? Pretty sure city of Waterloo's new parking bylaws would have required something like 35-40 for the residential units and <20 each for the grocery and office in proximity to LRT...

    No time to look too deeply into it but even with the grocery & offices Kitchener can definitely do better than requiring 150 spaces for this development.

    [–] Driver ignores road worker Nextasy 59 points ago in JusticeServed

    for those unaware

    Term understood by everybody

    [–] housing for next year Nextasy 1 points ago in wlu

    Whatever you rent, look up first reviews for the building and the property management company (eg accomod8u, domus, atlas, etc). These are the guys who take care of the building and deal with tenants on behalf of the owners. Many are predatory and will try and screw you over.

    Campus Living Centres is always a safe bet as far as management.

    Also this page will be very useful for you

    [–] Waterloo grow-your-own startup ready to bloom Nextasy 7 points ago in waterloo

    Don't worry, a copycat will be on aliexpress within the month

    [–] Region of Waterloo Library goers will be able to borrow internet hotspots Nextasy 4 points ago in waterloo

    I'm pretty sure this has been available at KPL for a while. Never tried it but it could be useful if youre doing a project where you need to travel around the citny or what have you

    [–] TriTAG 2018 Municipal Election Candidates' Survey Nextasy 1 points ago in waterloo

    Or the fact that some people bike to get places rather than "for fun"

    [–] Protected Intersection concept for King/University Nextasy 0 points ago in waterloo

    The biggest advantage to this intersection is safety for cyclists. Imagine a red light in any direction and consider where the cyclist would stop compared to where the car would stop - if the car then makes a right turn into the cyclist he has a very long chance to see the cyclist before striking them compared to our current configuration.

    To make a left turn, the cyclist first travels straight, and then waits until the light turns to continue left.