Was it Stephen LaRose’s intention to use reverse psychology with his Sept. 24 Capital Pointeless post to prod the developers into proceeding with the long-delayed project?
If it was, it may have worked, as CBC is reporting that the developer of the combination hotel/condo project on the corner of Victoria Ave. and Albert St. announced today that construction will begin next week.
Of course, after repeated false-starts on the mammoth project, which includes 144 condo units, along with a high end hotel, and was originally supposed to be completed in 2013, most Reginans are in “believe it when I see it” mode when it comes to Capital Pointe.
So I guess we’ll see what next week brings.
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