Man i love these posts. Thanks for going into this level of detailPark or Helipad on top of Palliser Square (1969)
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Transportation Centre East of Palliser Square (1980)
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Palliser Square demolition, conversion and expansion as a convention centre
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Moving the VIA station into the post office site (now Penn West)
VIA tried to move (without paying for the new location, only for renovations) for 4, 5 years after the post office moved its consumer facing operations to Harry Hays, and sorting to a surburban plant in the early 80s. The building sat empty for years, and Canada Post eventually started using it again, killing the plan. VIA apparently hated the Palliser Square location, deeming it cramped, inaccessible to people with disabilities, and little more than a cocktail lounge.
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Olympic Centre 1.9 million square foot 4 tower complex bounded by 4th and 5th Street, and 9th and 10th Ave SW given planning approval in 1982.
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