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General Urban Kitchener Updates and Rumours
Mystery solved, the former Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral Home is undergoing renovations to become a medical clinic.

http://m.therecord.com/news-story/687342...cal-clinic
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(09-09-2016, 11:54 PM)mpd618 Wrote: Not sure if it's already been mentioned, but Nougat will be relocating from Queen Street to Courtland/Stirling. The property has been sold and will be redeveloped.

Interior work now under way at the new location.  It's somewhat baffling that it appears to be two completely separate spaces.  Store and cafe/bakery maybe?
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Interesting modern home slated for the Belmont Village/ Midtown area: https://www.realtor.ca/Residential/Singl...rio-N2G1T9
Current site conditions: https://www.google.ca/maps/place/605+YOR...2d!6m1!1e1
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Wow, that'll have lovely views of (and access to) the Iron Horse. Great stuff!
My Twitter: @KevinLMaps
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More poor reporting:
Police calls up in Kitchener core

This kind of lazy reporting really bothers me. The headline essentially screams “DANGER! Do not enter scary downtown Kitchener.”
 
First, the headline itself is bit of a leap to say that crime is up “in Kitchener core” when the central division covers the area from the Wellington-Waterloo border to the Wilmot-Kitchener border and south of Victoria/7&8 to Kossouth/401/New Dundee; the actual Kitchener core (Victoria park) policing zone is much smaller. For all we know crime could have been up in all the areas outside of the actual Kitchener core instead. Unfortunately a breakdown by policing zone/area is not available as it has been in previous reports. For example, in Q1 of 2016 you can see that that four of the eight zones in the central division had increases higher than the Kitchener Core and Victoria Park area including, Eastwood/Frederick, Rockway/Fairview Park Mall, Laurentian/Country Hills, and Mill/Highland/SMH.
 
Secondly, those raw counts do not account for population growth, which would limit the increase to <2%:
2015   51,567            575,000          89.7 per 1,000
2016   53,578            586,300          91.4 per 1,000
((91.4 - 89.7) / 89.7) x 100 = +1.89%

Finally, if you look at the list of ten most frequent types of calls responded to a large majority of the types are more along the lines of social services, medical, and by-law call types, and not “crime” or even “violent crime” as the newspaper would like lead you to believe.
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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If downtown is so scary, why are the offices of the Record there?
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(09-27-2016, 10:04 PM)DHLawrence Wrote: If downtown is so scary, why are the offices of the Record there?

Maybe not for long, looks like they're trying to sublease some or all of their space: https://www.realtor.ca/Commercial/Office...rio-N2G4E5
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Here's a render for the Sandrock funeral home clinic conversion:

[Image: 30522971_1.jpg]
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Hmmmm ... I find it hard to imagine that they will finish that (from the current state) within two months.
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Looks to be more of a long-term vision than an immediate state.
My Twitter: @KevinLMaps
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