To continue with my Waterloo Region series, I now present to you, Uptown Waterloo. These pictures were taken in spring of 2007. Warning, this is a huge photothread. Hope you enjoy!
"Skyline" from Erb street, between Fischer-Hallman and Erbsville.
Parking lot for mennonites, lol.
Thunderstorm moving in....
New little office building under construction. It turned out quite well actually.
Hopefully more mixed-use developments!
Today, a parking lot. Soon to be a public square.
They really need to bulldoze that stupid mall though.
New mixed use buildings by First Gulf development group. Tenants include Starbucks, LCBO, the offices of RBC and KPMG and more retail is on its way!
A look north on King Street
Indicator of a healthy downtown!
Segrams Lofts...the first of many loft developments in Waterloo Region.
This much grass should NEVER exist in a downtown area. The upper part of it is soon to be the Basillie School of International Affairs.
Today, a large vacant lot. Soon, a community with 1006 units of high density housing, a 5-star hotel, and the "leasing" sign is already up for the office buildings. This will triple or quadruple the existing "skyline" of uptown Waterloo.
Tacky looking pile of barrels in memory of when today's Seagram Lofts once brewed beer.
Also used to be a Seagram brewery. But today, it is the building for the Centre of International Governance Innovation.
Ye olde grist mill.
Ye olde train station.
The Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. The buildings were clearly designed by physicists, not artists.
Bauer lofts. Now there is a crane and the underground parking is under construction. Will include a 15 storey building, 130 residential units, 75,000 square feet of office space, and retail tenants, such as Vicenzo's and William's coffee pub.
And more lofts...
Hope you enjoyed!