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Public/Street Art in Waterloo Region
#46
Nice initiative. Hope it goes well for them.

Now, about that blank wall at the end of the townhouse row at Benton and Courtland ...
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#47
(03-02-2017, 09:01 AM)panamaniac Wrote: Now, about that blank wall at the end of the townhouse row at Benton and Courtland ...

That concrete block wall sure isn't pretty (a byproduct of tearing down the last rowhouse unit for the Benton St widening in the 1970s).  But it's the property of the (now) end unit's owner so the city can't do anything about it unilaterally, and I suspect the owner also isn't keen on spending a lot of money on that.
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#48
I know. I was just waving my urban development magic wand, set to "murals". Wink
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#49
Oh that is fantastic. I can't wait to see what they come up with!
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#50
Does anyone know why the art project for the former Waterloo County Courthouse at 20 Weber St E, Kitchener has been delayed?

It was authorized in 2014, and was to be installed in spring 2015, but as of September 2016 was listed as delayed.
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#51
I have long wondered the same thing.
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#52
There's still plywood pieces and traffic cones there, if I recall. Something must have run into a problem.
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#53
A statue of Sir Robert Borden has joined those of Sir John A., Mackenzie King, and L.B. Pearson along the Prime Ministers' Path at Castle Kilbride in Baden.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-...-1.4391043
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#54
Borden, seriously? I'd have picked Laurier or P.E. Trudeau first, personally.
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#55
I don't know how they are determining the order in which the statues are being made. I'm guessing the artist(s) have their practical reasons.
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#56
Borden was also PM during the 50th Anniversary of Confederation. I'm certain that I read somewhere that after Sir John A, they wanted to start with Borden and Pearson because of the 50th and 100th anniversaries of Confederation. There are two more statues in the active pipeline but their names won't be revealed until closer to their installation.
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