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Arriva, Guardian and Victoria Park Schools - news

Postby Bob van Wegen » Sun Nov 06, 2005 11:19 am

Updated March 2012 - see bottom posts
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http://www.arrivacondos.com/

An article by Harry Sanders on how the Arriva condo development is contributing to saving the Victoria sandstone and bungalow schools.

(broken link)
http://www.avenuemagazine.ca/October2005/icon.html
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Victoria School new home of Venture Communications

Postby newsposter » Sat Dec 24, 2005 10:51 am

The sandstone Victoria School will be the new home of Venture Communications, a Calgary-based national marketing and advertising company. - David Parker (Calgary Herald, Feb. 24, 2006)

Venture website: www.openminds.ca

New: June 2006 - information on the Victoria School

http://www.historicplaces.ca/rep-reg/af ... px?Id=2100
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Postby newsposter » Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:20 am

The historic Victoria bungalow school is being moved to another part of the Arriva site (slid on steel rails using bars of soap!), and may ultimately house arts facilities. News article September 29, 2007. Full story at the link:

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/new ... 1aece2dfca

Photo by Jenelle Schneider, Calgary Herald.
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Postby newsposter » Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:41 am

See above for more on Arriva and the Victoria Park schools ^

June 6 2008 - Developer John Torode has commissioned a spectacular artwork by Micah Lexier that will wrap around the Victoria Bungalow school. ...the sculpture, to be made of 500 metres of painted steel pipe, will twist, curl and flow around the Bungalow School in a series of arabesques and arch up into the air above it. Its open volumes will occupy space in a dynamic way that creates maximum visual impact by engaging and moving the eye, unlike solid, static sculptures dwarfed by the towers they adorn...

Stories below:

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/new ... 12b0dd0939

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/new ... 2e3bb7a862

http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Alberta/200 ... 1-sun.html

Another story on this, June 14 2008:

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/new ... 656c996ed8
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Postby newsposter » Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:38 pm

Stories on this above ^. Image from Artdaily.org
Story: http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_s ... _new=24617

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Postby newsposter » Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:42 am

Well, since we last updated this thread the financial crisis happened, the Torode realty empire as it existed then, including the Arriva project, was dismantled. See the stories posted elsewhere:
http://calgaryheritage.org/CHIForum/viewto ... =2023#2023

The balance of the Arriva site is now the Guardian, under a new developer: http://theguardiancalgary.com/

The Victoria Bungalow school will not be wrapped in artwork (as Torode had proposed - see above), but by the end of March is reportedly opening as the new sales centre for the Guardian project (existing sales centre is in the base of Arriva, but that's supposedly temporary).

http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/r ... story.html
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