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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 01-11-2018

Anybody thinking of joining when the new location opens? In the absence of a "local", having a club to go to has a certain appeal, istm.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - MidTowner - 01-11-2018

That's a good point, too!

I had the same thought as panamaniac, that this would be as good as a local (it will be the closest bar to me...), which is why I asked about the bar's public accessibility. Does anyone know what dues are like?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Viewfromthe42 - 01-11-2018

A lot of interior torn up in the giant ground level of the Eaton lofts at King and Water, near to the rear laneway.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 01-11-2018

(01-11-2018, 06:38 PM)Viewfromthe42 Wrote: A lot of interior torn up in the giant ground level of the Eaton lofts at King and Water, near to the rear laneway.

You mean the two storefronts on Water St, closest to the lane?


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Pheidippides - 01-11-2018

(01-11-2018, 10:09 AM)urbd Wrote:
(01-11-2018, 12:19 AM)Pheidippides Wrote: Future site of The Waterloo Club, apparently rebranded Founders Hall (shouldn't there be an apostrophe at the end of founders?)

No apostrophe is Founders is being used as a proper noun, because then it is the name of the hall, and it doesn't refer to anyone's possession.

Really? If it were just "Founders Hall" I could see it as simply attributive or plural noun (the hall exists to serve its members not that the hall is owned by its members), but the name (and URL) is "The Founders Hall" which to me means the hall belonging to the founders (more than one) and needs an apostrophe as a plural possessive not a plural noun.

Learn something on here new everyday.

And so this post is completely devoid of relevant content, 270 Spadina Rd E now has a construction fence around the front and all the vegetation except for the big tree closest to Highland has been ripped out.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - jeffster - 01-12-2018

(01-11-2018, 10:29 PM)Pheidippides Wrote:
(01-11-2018, 10:09 AM)urbd Wrote: No apostrophe is Founders is being used as a proper noun, because then it is the name of the hall, and it doesn't refer to anyone's possession.

Really? If it were just "Founders Hall" I could see it as simply attributive or plural noun (the hall exists to serve its members not that the hall is owned by its members), but the name (and URL) is "The Founders Hall" which to me means the hall belonging to the founders (more than one) and needs an apostrophe as a plural possessive not a plural noun.

Learn something on here new everyday.

And so this post is completely devoid of relevant content, 270 Spadina Rd E now has a construction fence around the front and all the vegetation except for the big tree closest to Highland has been ripped out.

Further down the road near Blockline and Homer-Watson, an apartment building went up. Five floors, on your right when heading south on Homer-Watson.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Viewfromthe42 - 01-12-2018

(01-11-2018, 08:25 PM)panamaniac Wrote:
(01-11-2018, 06:38 PM)Viewfromthe42 Wrote: A lot of interior torn up in the giant ground level of the Eaton lofts at King and Water, near to the rear laneway.

You mean the two storefronts on Water St, closest to the lane?

I thought it looked like the large area and not the small ones but I'm not 100% sure.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - jgsz - 01-12-2018

Frank Etherington's blog mentions 30 + storey condo towers planned for the transit hub.  When was that approved?

Quote: He (Rich Haldenby) also wants a quality design standard for buildings that will form Kitchener’s future core plus an attractive focal point for the $43-million LRT hub and the 30-plus-storey condo' towers planned at the Victoria and King transit hub.



RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - jeffster - 01-12-2018

(01-12-2018, 08:17 PM)jgsz Wrote: Frank Etherington's blog mentions 30 + storey condo towers planned for the transit hub.  When was that approved?

Quote: He (Rich Haldenby) also wants a quality design standard for buildings that will form Kitchener’s future core plus an attractive focal point for the $43-million LRT hub and the 30-plus-storey condo' towers planned at the Victoria and King transit hub.

Apparently there might be something planned for behind Shoppers Drug Mart -- I gather around the existing parking lot.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 01-13-2018

(01-12-2018, 11:22 PM)jeffster Wrote:
(01-12-2018, 08:17 PM)jgsz Wrote: Frank Etherington's blog mentions 30 + storey condo towers planned for the transit hub.  When was that approved?

Apparently there might be something planned for behind Shoppers Drug Mart -- I gather around the existing parking lot.

Isn't that supposed to be a 17 storey apartment building?  I seem to recall a suggestion of that when the site was cleared a couple of years ago.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - jeffster - 01-14-2018

(01-13-2018, 10:30 AM)panamaniac Wrote:
(01-12-2018, 11:22 PM)jeffster Wrote: Apparently there might be something planned for behind Shoppers Drug Mart -- I gather around the existing parking lot.

Isn't that supposed to be a 17 storey apartment building?  I seem to recall a suggestion of that when the site was cleared a couple of years ago.

Yes, something to that effect.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 01-19-2018

Amalgamation-related discussion moved to the amalgamation thread. Any mistakes, please blame the tyro MyBB moderator! Smile


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Pheidippides - 01-23-2018

Apparently the owner, "2407850 Ontario Inc.", of 453 Park St in Kitchener, the medical building that was just demolished at Park and Wood, wants to build a "3-story 30-unit stacked townhouse development."

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Source: November 15, 2016 committee of adjustment minutes (sorry Kitchener's new system does not link)

I got to it by searching here: https://lf.kitchener.ca/WebLinkExt/Search.aspx


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 01-23-2018

That's a nice density increase, very appropriate for the location. And they should have no trouble finding buyers for the stacked townhouses.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 01-23-2018

I wonder if they'll get any grief about the proposed rear setback? What's behind the site?