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Public/Street Art in Waterloo Region
#76
Garage on Highland @ Queen:
   
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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#77
Very nice!
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#78
New art on a fence opposite the Kitchener city hall, replacing the old photos on the catch-fencing.

   
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#79
Looks really nice !!!!
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#80
The artist's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trishaabe/
My Twitter: @KevinLMaps
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#81
I was out by Mill Ion station this morning and noticed these slabs for the first time, between the walking paths. Presumably the bases for the art installation there.

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My Twitter: @KevinLMaps
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#82
(12-29-2018, 07:59 PM)tomh009 Wrote: New art on a fence opposite the Kitchener city hall, replacing the old photos on the catch-fencing.

Looks great.  Know what would look better?  Not a vacant lot!
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#83
(01-07-2019, 11:21 AM)Spokes Wrote:
(12-29-2018, 07:59 PM)tomh009 Wrote: New art on a fence opposite the Kitchener city hall, replacing the old photos on the catch-fencing.

Looks great.  Know what would look better?  Not a vacant lot!

Sadly we can't force the owners to build. I would, however, like to see an end to discounted property taxes for vacant land, which just encourages developers to sit on empty lots.
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#84
Vacant lots have discounted taxes??
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#85
(01-17-2019, 06:04 PM)Spokes Wrote: Vacant lots have discounted taxes??

Yes.
https://www.kitchener.ca/en/resourcesGen...x_Rate.pdf
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#86
If they insist on that it shouldn't happen downtown
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#88
Ira Needles?
My Twitter: @KevinLMaps
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#89
You got it
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#90
Since I haven't mastered posting photos here, the text from the plaque is below. The border line runs right through his chair. On a side note, this solves a mystery that had been bothering me. Before this plaza was built, the statue sat outside the medical building for several years with no identification.

"Ira George Needles
1894 to 1986

Ira George Needles was instrumental in the establishment of the University of Waterloo and its Engineering School. Ira Needles Boulevard is named in his honour.

Here he is seen writing his 1956 speech, "Wanted: 150,000 Engineers - the Waterloo Plan". He sits straddling the Kitchener-Waterloo boundary owing to his vision for the community where he lived and worked as President of B.F. Goodrich Canada.

Take a moment to sit beside him and perhaps be photographed with this pioneer of engineering education at the now globally respected University of Waterloo"
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