Today, we'll take another look at the Kingsway area.. this time to the east of the mall!
See? I told you there was no greenspace. An old development, the Kingsway Towers sit directly across the mall from 127 St. (the road with the underpass). Much like the towers we showed you before (and you can see at the bottom left), these are highly populated by students and other low income families, enjoying the low costs of living close to a mall and public transportation.
Noise pollution is obviously a minor problem with Highway 1 running through the city near the apartments. For those living on the lower floors, the noise barriers provide some relief.
And just because I haven't done one in quite a while.. a mosaic. There are plans on redeveloping the midrises at the bottom and the sad looking residential just north of them. A third of the homes currently sit empty and the city isn't interested in this area becoming a hotspot of crime and drugs.
Looking north, you can see the LRT line running through the avenue, and Ramsey Station, named after the hospital, just at the edge of the image. Much behind comparably sized cities in the rapid transit department, city council is rushing to catch up and increase ridership. The city is expected to launch marketing campaigns in the coming weeks to get people on the trains.
And thats all for today, folks! Again, hopefully I'll have the urge to get something done in some of our other cities soon.. In the meantime, I hope you're enjoying our look to the future!