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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 07-22-2015

(07-22-2015, 04:15 PM)white_brian Wrote: Consolidating the two locations is gonna create even bigger headaches. Weber St can be crazy busy most of the time but there is a fairly large waiting room, lots of parking and close to transit.
Duke St is small has nearly not waiting room you have to go up the elevator. Parking is nearly impossible to find but it is close to transit. As I recall there wasn't very many service counter spots either

The Duke St location was seldom very busy, but I wonder if they will be expanding it?  Parking is abundant nearby (the Duke St garage is across the street), although as often as not I'm able to find street parking when I'm down that way.  The surprise for me is that the province would favour a Downtown location over one out in the burbs - it's kind of refreshing! Smile


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - ookpik - 07-22-2015

(07-22-2015, 04:15 PM)white_brian Wrote: Consolidating the two locations is gonna create even bigger headaches.

This consolidation only makes sense if they expand Duke St to handle the extra capacity.

BTW some other options:
1. There's also a Service Ontario on Davenport Rd in Waterloo but AFAIK it's only for vehicle-related stuff.
2. You can do a lot of Service Ontario stuff online these days, e.g. renew license plate stickers. It's a lot more convenient than bricks and mortar.
3. If you have to go to B&M, e.g. to get your photo taken, you can now make appointments through Service Ontario's website. I've only used that once (at Duke St) and it worked smoothly. No waiting.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - white_brian - 07-22-2015

The Davenport location is a full line service center as is Manitou and Victoria St. For those people with a vehicle Victoria and Davenport are the best options for you parking. Manitou has very little parking and the Duke St location is downtown street parking only.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 07-22-2015

(07-22-2015, 05:53 PM)white_brian Wrote: The Davenport location is a full line service center as is Manitou and Victoria St. For those people with a vehicle Victoria and Davenport are the best options for you parking. Manitou has very little parking and the Duke St location is downtown street parking only.

Not street parking only -- there is a multi-level parking garage literally across the street.

In any case, I expect ServiceOntario is seeing a continuing trend toward online transactions, so the Duke Street office will be able to handle the volume.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - MacBerry - 07-24-2015

(07-22-2015, 05:53 PM)white_brian Wrote: The Davenport location is a full line service center as is Manitou and Victoria St. For those people with a vehicle Victoria and Davenport are the best options for you parking. Manitou has very little parking and the Duke St location is downtown street parking only.

Coming soon an LRT stop near by! Ok 2017 but still


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 07-24-2015

Walper Hotel being used for movie filming again, it appears:

[Image: 381C8mo.jpg]


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - tomh009 - 07-24-2015

(06-29-2015, 02:22 PM)tomh009 Wrote:
(06-28-2015, 05:20 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Landscaping is done and the construction fencing is down at the former Waterloo County Courthouse/new Regional Archives.  It is looking very good, although I don't know if the archives have started to move in yet.  No sign yet of the artwork that's to be installed on the Queen St side.

Not quite yet, it appears; this is the lobby as of a couple of hours ago:

The lobby is still lacking some finishing touches, but it appears they are open for business.  Archives, Facilities Management, Waste Management and one more group whose name I forgot, sorry.

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RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - panamaniac - 07-24-2015

(07-24-2015, 04:06 PM)tomh009 Wrote: Walper Hotel being used for movie filming again, it appears:

[Image: 381C8mo.jpg]

I hadn't heard about anything being filmed in town.  I wonder what this is for?  Nice way for the owners to spin a bit of revenue while the hotel remains closed. 

EDIT:  Filming is for the TV version of "12 Monkeys".


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - Markster - 07-24-2015

Browsing streetview, it looks like 9 West 23rd Street doesn't actually exist, at least, not in Manhattan. The building that is occupying where 9 would be has an address on 5th Ave.
https://goo.gl/maps/3fLdS

Though, the building across the street (also a building technically on 5th Ave) looks a bit like the Walper.


RE: General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours - BuildingScout - 07-24-2015

(07-24-2015, 05:21 PM)Markster Wrote: Browsing streetview, it looks like 9 West 23rd Street doesn't actually exist, at least, not in Manhattan.  The building that is occupying where 9 would be has an address on 5th Ave.

12 Monkeys takes place in Philadelphia and Baltimore, if I remember correctly.