Last Saturday was the June Sketchcrawl of Urban Sketchers Edmonton and we went as a group to sketch the Glenora Bed and Breakfast Inn before the wrecking ball hits it. Built in 1912, a 24 storey apartment tower is to go up in its place. Thankfully the developers are taking the facade down brick by brick and it will be rebuilt to form the the base of the new apartment tower (restored to what it looked like in 1912).
There has been some controversy over whether the new high-rise will spoil the character of the neighbourhood. Glenora is an old, attractive and somewhat upmarket neighbourhood. It’s said that when the area was being developed in the early 1900’s, the local elite wanted to live close to the original Government House which is just across a bridge from where the Glenora Bed and Breakfast Inn presently stands. I guess this all makes good sense.
It was a wonderfully warm day to be sketching outdoors again (this has been a long time coming). A great Indian lunch and show-and-tell for the group was held later at Nosh Cafe just down the street. Unfortunately I was too hungry to sketch my lunch and my Masala Dosa was just too good.
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