Since 2010, I have been sharing on this blog my passion for a better world starting with a better Kitchener.

Record says, “An unfair fate for the Mayfair”

Record says, “An unfair fate for the Mayfair”

I’d like to share a couple items from today’s Waterloo Region Record. The first an excellent editorial about the Mayfair Hotel. I’m sharing excerpts here but I encourage you to read the full editorial and share it widely. Also below that is the text of my letter to the editor also published today. This week’s Kitchener PostContinue Reading

King W. streetscape at risk in heart of the city

King W. streetscape at risk in heart of the city

I didn’t sign the petition to save the Mayfair. It disappointed at least one supporter of the building who believed as long as its standing there is hope. I disagreed. As much as I disliked the decision, the chances of getting at least 4 Councillors to support reconsidering the matter were virtually none. And even ifContinue Reading

Self-guided walking tour: Kitchener’s disappearing heritage

Self-guided walking tour: Kitchener’s disappearing heritage

What follows are my notes for a Jane’s Walk I lead on May 1, 2015 which I titled: Kitchener’s disappearing heritage. I was interested in this walk because I’ve always valued continuing of carrying a connection of our past by integrating it into our future. While the walk has a provocative title, my intent was toContinue Reading

Join me Friday evening for a Jane’s Walk: Kitchener’s disappearing heritage

Join me Friday evening for a Jane’s Walk: Kitchener’s disappearing heritage

“Cities need old buildings so badly it is probably impossible for vigorous streets and districts to grow without them…. for really new ideas of any kind—no matter how ultimately profitable or otherwise successful some of them might prove to be—there is no leeway for such chancy trial, error and experimentation in the high-overhead economy ofContinue Reading

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