Not just buildings..infrastructure, public space, landscape
Kitchener "specials" our houses.. the phrase is taken from "Kitchener an Illustrated History",
and describes typical historic brick houses of good quality.
Glasgow Street bridges Waterloo and Kitchener and includes larger relatively
wealthy homes from 50s on.
Brick: Like much of Ontario, yellow brick is popular and looks great against the
snow. We have red brick too.
Stone: Not so much
Asphalt: This is our most ubiquitous contemporary building material. I sure would
love to see an "Asphalt Index" for this town.
So if you were looking for an "indigenous" colour for Kitchener, I would choose
this deep red, which has nothing to do with rust, or rustbelts.
Examples of unusual rustication..
These include a boulder look on Jubilee Drive and "sticky out" brick on Schneider.
We have a mix of urban and suburban arterial type lamps, that sometimes
result in interesting combinations where the "traditional" meets the modern.
We have a few examples, a style characterised by use of sculptural undecorated concrete, see
KWAG has a book -Images of Progress on the subject in this area http://www.abcartbookscanada.com/kwag.html
Kitchener has some good ones they tend to be very low, maybe just one storey.
DavidJensenius: Loves the Duke Street Parking Garage as it is...
Cherie: Likes our old factories like The Hide House on Victoria Street. The Hide house is about 55 meters long.
KenBrown!: Likes a small little office building on King East
Lisa1: Likes The End of the Roll (currently being unrolled)
& Laurier Pool (Waterloo).
Jilianpopplon: Would like to draw our attention to the Clocktower in Victoria Park, ubiquitous logo & a monument to our heritage history...Front Page
Adam: Selects the School of Pharmacy an obvious highlight http://www.e-architect.co.uk/toronto/pharmacy_school.htm
Steve Lambert: Is "taken" by the jail next to the Governor's House