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General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours
Renovations at 50 Ontario St: the tenants (driving school and African restaurant) have moved out and there is some preliminary work ongoing.

   
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Article in the record had a render of the new downtown LCBO. The retail component will be 6,000sqft

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Has anyone else noticed the recladding going on at the old apartment building on Kehl St over by Queen E school? It is startling and very visible from the expressway. I think I'm going to like it.
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The one that they redid in the very funky tri-colour over the past few years? (https://goo.gl/maps/mWD7AvnGDzj) Are they doing it again?
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(04-06-2018, 07:21 AM)timio Wrote: The one that they redid in the very funky tri-colour over the past few years? (https://goo.gl/maps/mWD7AvnGDzj) Are they doing it again?

I like that building, it reminds me of dazzle camouflage ships from WW1.
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(04-06-2018, 07:21 AM)timio Wrote: The one that they redid in the very funky tri-colour over the past few years?  (https://goo.gl/maps/mWD7AvnGDzj)   Are they doing it again?

That's the one.  I thought it was just being done now - hazards of not living in K-W anymore!
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The west side was done last year, now they're doing the east.
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Renovations (no, not demolition) no under way at 178 Queen St S.

   
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Anyone know what is happening with the old Bullas Glass building behind the one above?
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50 Queen St N (Commerce Court) appears to due for some renovations and rebranding.
   
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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That open plaza has been nearly screaming for some kind of re-work. Good to see there's a plan.
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I've always thought some sort of patio would fit really well on the ground floor
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(02-14-2018, 11:49 PM)Pheidippides Wrote: Looks like the final purpose for 533 Queen St S (SW corner of Queen @ Mill) is finally known. Building permit indicates:
PERMIT IS FOR THE INTERIOR ALTERATION TO A SDD INTO A HOME HEATING BUSINESS

Not sure why such a large parking lot was needed. I guess it is a fairly large or growing business with lots of trucks?

Some additional definition (permit 18-105558 MS), and this makes a bit more sense now, it really is a retain business:

"Permit is for interior alterations to an existing detached house to create a new furnace and fireplace store."
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(04-02-2018, 07:48 PM)GtwoK Wrote: Article in the record had a render of the new downtown LCBO. The retail component will be 6,000sqft

[Image: VjWwlQ9.jpg]

There is now a building permit for this project.
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Both houses at Queen and Schneider are gone now:
   
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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