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Circa 1877 - Brick Brewery Redevelopment | 20fl | U/C
#11
I don't know who defines what "uptown" means, but the city's uptown walk does include this block.
http://www.waterloo.ca/en/gettingactive/uptownloop.asp
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#12
I would consider it on the border of Uptown and Midtown. This is a little boundary map I made to define midtown:

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#13
What are the significance of the green and blue lines? Core Midtown and "Greater" Midtown?

I've always thought that Waterloo defined Uptown as being as far south as Union, which would mean Midtown stretches between Victoria and Union. It would make sense to me if it was something like Allen instead.

I would guess the west and east boundaries are somewhere around Park and Weber as you have marked.
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#14
I don't know what the official definition is, but I'd consider the area between William and Central as Uptown.
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#15
(02-15-2016, 09:50 AM)jamincan Wrote: I don't know what the official definition is, but I'd consider the area between William and Central as Uptown.

The Uptown BIA includes, quite naturally, all the businesses between John and Central on King+side streets .
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#16
(02-15-2016, 11:12 AM)BuildingScout Wrote:
(02-15-2016, 09:50 AM)jamincan Wrote: I don't know what the official definition is, but I'd consider the area between William and Central as Uptown.

The Uptown BIA includes, quite naturally, all the businesses between John and Central on King+side streets .

I think Uptown BIA's definition is as official as it gets!
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#17
Here is the Uptown map on the City of Waterloo's web site

That should probably be considered official.
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#18
I'm looking forward to seeing what they end up doing with the old brewery part of the building... it would be neat to see it converted into another brewpub if the local market could bear another one; I don't really know what the scene is like these days.
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#19
The point stands, though, that it's not like they're putting a tall building at the corner of King and Erb. The character of the street is pretty different at this location.
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#20
(02-15-2016, 12:22 PM)jamincan Wrote: The point stands, though, that it's not like they're putting a tall building at the corner of King and Erb. The character of the street is pretty different at this location.

Yes, it is different: the buildings are much taller south of William.  Bauer Lofts is a block away, 144 Park (and its future cousin) are on the next street, Sun Life is a few blocks further south.  And even Allen Square, Red and Cortes are taller than anything that's around Erb or Bridgeport.  This would fit in nicely.
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