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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Owen - 12-11-2017

(06-29-2017, 11:19 AM)Owen Wrote: https://www.therecord.com/news-story/7397459-manulife-pulls-the-wraps-off-renovated-space/

... "Adolphe did hint that Manulife is looking into further real estate investment in downtown Kitchener." ...

A little bird told me that the parking lot across the street (boxed in by Water and Francis, Joseph and Charles) is in the planning stage for a major development: 3 story podium plus two +20 story towers.  Additional Manulife offices in the podium with residential condos above.

Hey guys... your forgot to move this over to the Manulife thread!

ps - called it Wink


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - jgsz - 12-12-2017

Good article about downtown Kitchener in the Globe and Mail.

Quote:1. The Breithaupt Block, Google, 25 Breithaupt St.
2. Multi-modal hub (proposed), 510-520 King St. W.
3. VIA Rail/GO Transit (existing) 126 Weber St. W. 
4. 1 Victoria condo, 1 Victoria St. S.
5. Perimeter Development’s purpose-built office, 345 King St. W.
6-7. City Centre Condominiums and City Centre Phase II, 55-85 Duke St. W./31 Young St.
8. Charlies West condo, 24 Gaukel St. (construction expected 2018).
9, with 11-12. The Tannery and Communitech hub, 113-151 Charles St. W./3-44 Francis St. S./170-188 Joseph St. 10. Deloitte Canada, 195 Joseph St. 
13. 100 Victoria condo, 100-118 Victoria St. S. (under construction).



RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - jeffster - 12-12-2017

(12-12-2017, 08:59 AM)jgsz Wrote: Good article about downtown Kitchener in the Globe and Mail.

Quote:1. The Breithaupt Block, Google, 25 Breithaupt St.
2. Multi-modal hub (proposed), 510-520 King St. W.
3. VIA Rail/GO Transit (existing) 126 Weber St. W. 
4. 1 Victoria condo, 1 Victoria St. S.
5. Perimeter Development’s purpose-built office, 345 King St. W.
6-7. City Centre Condominiums and City Centre Phase II, 55-85 Duke St. W./31 Young St.
8. Charlies West condo, 24 Gaukel St. (construction expected 2018).
9, with 11-12. The Tannery and Communitech hub, 113-151 Charles St. W./3-44 Francis St. S./170-188 Joseph St. 10. Deloitte Canada, 195 Joseph St. 
13. 100 Victoria condo, 100-118 Victoria St. S. (under construction).

It's really nice to see all this work being done. 20 years ago it looked to be headed for a complete death. Hopefully the momentum will continue for some time. Simply amazing to see the transformation.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 12-12-2017

And that's not even including things a little further, err, east (Arrow 2, Barra, Drewlo), or anything west or the railway tracks, including SIXO.

There should be no question about the momentum now.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 12-13-2017

I love that the Globe and Mail article finished with a quote from Carl Zehr. He must be feeling pretty good about his vision at this point.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - rangersfan - 12-16-2017

There is also the potential Urbanfund project on Scott St, and there were some rumours a while back on here about a potential project on College St in behind the Shoppers Drugmart. There was a building demolished within the last year on this property.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 12-16-2017

I refuse to believe anything about anything on Scott near Weber until I see it. Fool me once...or twice, or whatever...


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - GtwoK - 12-16-2017

The building on the corner of Scott / Duke (had a salon and spa in it I believe) was recent sold. Whoever was planning on developing in that block might now own the entire block fronting Scott, which could be nice


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Square - 12-16-2017

(12-16-2017, 10:20 AM)Spokes Wrote: I refuse to believe anything about anything on Scott near Weber until I see it.  Fool me once...or twice, or whatever...

Lol, or the land across from there.  EIWO has been talking about a building for over 20 years!


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Spokes - 12-16-2017

(12-16-2017, 02:45 PM)Square Wrote:
(12-16-2017, 10:20 AM)Spokes Wrote: I refuse to believe anything about anything on Scott near Weber until I see it.  Fool me once...or twice, or whatever...

Lol, or the land across from there.  EIWO has been talking about a building for over 20 years!

That's what I'm talking about.  It's not just the Scott St that's been toying with my emotions, it's the corner lot too.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - kidgibnick - 12-20-2017

Does anyone know what's going on at the corner of King St. E. & Eby St. N in Kitchener? The exterior looks simple but freshened up with new windows.
I couldn't tell what was happening inside, nor any signs on the door.
https://imgur.com/a/GxQ0e
https://imgur.com/a/AKGTa


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Pheidippides - 12-20-2017

453 Park St is being demolished (Park at Wood)


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Viewfromthe42 - 12-20-2017

Hospital parking, or Sunlife parking?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 12-20-2017

(12-20-2017, 07:52 PM)kidgibnick Wrote: Does anyone know what's going on at the corner of King St. E. & Eby St. N in Kitchener? The exterior looks simple but freshened up with new windows.
I couldn't tell what was happening inside, nor any signs on the door.
https://imgur.com/a/GxQ0e
https://imgur.com/a/AKGTa

Work has been proceeding intermittently for at least two years on that building.   It's a wonderful interior, but I don't think the owners have a tenant for the space.

One of the first things they did was to paint over the old advertising sign on the side wall facing Eby (Braun Bicycles?).  I remember thinking at the time that that was a bone-headed thing to do!


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 12-20-2017

(12-20-2017, 10:37 PM)panamaniac Wrote:
(12-20-2017, 07:52 PM)kidgibnick Wrote: Does anyone know what's going on at the corner of King St. E. & Eby St. N in Kitchener? The exterior looks simple but freshened up with new windows.
I couldn't tell what was happening inside, nor any signs on the door.
https://imgur.com/a/GxQ0e
https://imgur.com/a/AKGTa

Work has been proceeding intermittently for at least two years on that building.   It's a wonderful interior, but I don't think the owners have a tenant for the space.

One of the first things they did was to paint over the old advertising sign on the side wall facing Eby (Braun Bicycles?).  I remember thinking at the time that that was a bone-headed thing to do!

I check this frequently, and there does not appear to be anything active.