The Gardens on Rose condominium project (design drawing at left) that was announced well over a year ago is supposed to have a ground-breaking ceremony on Monday at the site on the east side of 20 block Rose St. Whether that will be followed by any actual construction activity remains to be seen, I guess. But for the sake increasing the number of downtown residents one can always hope.

Also, reports are circulating that construction of the new Sheraton hotel has started at the old Superstore site at Dewdney & Albert.  Its design is apparently smiliar to a Sheraton hotel that opened in Saskatoon last year (pictured below).