Skylines of Waterloo Region
Alpz (SSC) - mid 2000's
Hot Air Balloon Ride over Kitchener-Waterloo
Items are from between 05 Jun 2006 & 07 Jun 2006.
Downtown Kitchener Closer-Up
Downtown Kitchener View from the School of Pharmacy Lounge.
From Benton Street - May 13, 2007
Last edited by UrbanWaterloo; 12-24-2009 at 02:49 AM.
Here are two bigger photos of Kitchener-Waterloo taken by scarfinv from the Sunlife Tower
Uptown - 2009
Downtown - 2009
From McLennan Park - April 2006
by paulcthomas (flickr)
Too bad this isn't a full 360 degree pano (it's roughly 270 degrees which means it's missing the new Waterloo Town Square, Seagram Lofts and Westmount/Erb Cluster) or that it wasn't taken from a bit higher point so we could see the Bauer Lofts. Still though, it's an interesting pic of Uptown Waterloo.
Taken by Wikipedia user Giligone on Sept 20, 2008 from the North East corner of the Uptown Parkade : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:W...tario_Pano.jpg
Last edited by UrbanWaterloo; 12-24-2009 at 03:05 AM.
ok this pic is by far the coolest, i never knew waterloo was sooooo big..
definaly woudl love to visit soon
Uploaded on September 10, 2009
by Ryan Hadley
University Of Waterloo
Research And Technology Park
The 4th picture (looking right up King Street) is one of my favourite of all time. Everyone should look at the original full-size version: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanhad...7622275193244/
Last edited by UrbanWaterloo; 12-26-2009 at 03:22 PM.
That's an awesome picture.
I like this one a lot too; it looks like you're just hovering above downtown
/\ Wow, I never realized that the King Centre took up such a large footprint downtown. Anyone know how many square feet it is?
I'm not sure. But you raise an intereting issue. Can builders build on top of existing developments? So for this for example, could, if Manulife wanted, they build a tower on top of the existing building. (would also be a great idea for Waterloo Town Square.)
Very awesome pictures, espically appreciated the aerial view very cool
Manulife Financial Offices
In 2001, Manulife Financial invested more than $10 million to redevelop the 300,000 sq. ft. King Centre shopping mall into an office complex, bringing 1300 employees to the core. It is important to increase downtown employment because it increases activity and improves the economy of the community.
Generally yes it is possible (depending on what provisions were made when the original structure was built), a local example being the Sunlife Tower in Uptown.
The 1976 addition included provisions for an office tower...Construction of the eighth addition, a 13-storey office tower, began on June 11, 1986. It was built atop the existing four-storey and a penthouse portion built in 1976. An open house was held on Saturday, Nov. 21, 1987 for the public to have a tour of the new tower. It's still the tallest office building in the area.
It's clear sailing for Manulife; If company decides to expand King Centre, approvals already in place
The Record - Kitchener, Ont.
Author: Ron Deruyter
Date: Apr 28, 2000
Start Page: B.01
Text Word Count: 684
Abstract (Document Summary)
It has been told it can put up a nine-storey tower on top of the existing three-storey structure at Water and Charles streets, Manulife spokesman Tom Nunn said. The tower could contain up to 144,000 square feet.
Although a tower isn't in the works, "we are very pleased that is an opportunity for us in the future," said Trevor Matthews, executive vice-president of Manulife's Canadian operations.
[Ray Royce] planned to turn the building into an office complex and was counting on Manulife to take over the space Sears is vacating. Instead, Manulife offered to buy the property.
Last edited by UrbanWaterloo; 01-25-2010 at 05:26 PM.
Wow, that's quite great news. Here's hoping it'll happen. That'd change the makeup of Downtown for a long time. Unfortunately a long time is exactly what it'll take for that to happen.
hmm 300,000 SF is pretty significant. Is that larger than Market Square?
Last edited by Duke-of-Waterloo; 01-26-2010 at 12:36 AM.
Yup, Market Square is 237,593 (http://www.realexproperties.ca/properties.html)
Some photos I took from rear parking lot of the plaza at Lexington Road & Davenport Road:
July 30, 2009
Last edited by Duke-of-Waterloo; 02-05-2010 at 05:10 PM.
Great pictures! Makes it look really dense.
First photo from the WW meet. This is taken looking north from the Bauer Lofts. I still haven't sorted through all the photos or stitched a panorama, just wanted to get this one up there.
Note: Click for a much bigger view. The quality seems to have been reduced by the forum software even on the large size. I'll see what I can do.
Edit 2: If you want to see the full quality/size version, it's at http://taylorbyrnes.org/uptown.jpg . Don't open it on an old computer, it will crash it due to size.
Last edited by taylortbb; 02-06-2010 at 10:28 PM.