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Waterloo Region In The Making

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Professor Rick Haldenby delivers an insightful and entertaining address to an audience of real estate enthusiasts at a breakfast event hosted by the KW Association of Realtors on Thursday, April 5th, 2018 at Bingemans Marshall Hall.

It is always a pleasure to hear Professor Haldenby speak. His passion for the industrial architecture of Waterloo Region is infectious, inspired by the wisdom of post war city builders whose economic development strategy enabled significant investment in training and education; building, as if with secret foreknowledge, the urban stage we see today. Act One of the Illustrious Industrious City was only a first draft, with the Second Act well into production with (seemingly) weekly funding announcements and new Scenes crafted in the presence of tech giants, plant expansions, and flourishing start-ups.

The Proverb ” A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children…” comes to mind as I reflect on Rick’s message summoned by the conviction that the “Waterloo Phenomena” has been made possible by inheritance. What really surprises me is that it remains unabashed throughout the panel discussion. We heard from four of the Region’s largest and most progressive developers: Craig Beattie (Perimeter Development Corporation), Scott Higgins (Hip Developments), Mike Maxwell (Momentum Developments), and Anne Marchildon (Andrin Ltd). Each one shared their perspective, back stories and vision with the civic pride and sincerity that comes with a personal commitment to the Region and a lot of skin in the game.

Yep, I’m going to listen to the tape again, to be sure it wasn’t just the chocolate chip pastries, but somehow I know they get inheritance…hmmm…stay tuned.

Brent Davis covers the event at The Record

More from Rick Haldenby…a series of thirteen video shorts recorded in 2016 at CSC & The Case of the Illustrious Industrious City: Act 1 Scene 1

Scott Higgins, President of Hip Developments Inc. expands on the ROI of “getting a little bit crazy” at Waterloo Region In The Making.  Scott leads his team to be bold, think big and take action focused on building creativity and culture, a guiding principle of their construction projects.

Memories of prepping for the Riverbank Lofts launch party in Hespeler Village…

Links:
Hip Developments
Launch Waterloo
Waterloo Chronicle
Day In The District
Cambridge Times

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TGIF in Hespeler Village

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TGIF June 17th, 2016…Opening Day of the Hespeler Village Market

hespelervillagemarket on facebook
hespelervillage.com

In the news:
570news.com/2016/06/17/hespeler-market-celebrates-grand-opening/

therecord.com/news-story/6456601-new-farmers-market-hopes-to-liven-up-downtown-hespeler/
therecord.com/news-story/6563842-ken-boyle-was-hespeler-s-champion/

Official Opening of the FHM

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Capturing the warmth and tremendous support from the City of Cambridge and many other visionary community leaders including Waterloo Regional Council during the ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of the Fashion History Museum in the village of Hespeler, Cambridge, Ontario

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“Stepping Out”

A 8 minute (gorilla) video of the proceedings here

Shot during the ribbon cutting ceremony and official opening of the Fashion History Museum on Thursday, March 10th, 2016. Features the (unedited) opening remarks by Kenn Norman, CEO and an inspiring message delivered by City of Cambridge Mayor, Doug Craig. A demonstration of authentic community building in action. Nicely done!

Kathryn McGarry

Shines!

Rebooting the Arts Experience in Waterloo Region

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memories of Night/Shift 2014

Artists, Art Administrators and Art lovers in Waterloo Region sharing their vision of the type of collaborative, connected and compelling cultural experience worthy of community support at a “town hall” meeting Saturday, January 9th, 2016  in downtown Kitchener.

Shout out to THEMUSEUM for hosting Reboot #3 and Martin de Groot for steadying the ship

Go here to get a taste of the action in under one minute

Fabulous Firkin Music Matinee

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 12th Cambridge Live Music Matinee MeetUp

25 minute montage capturing the Open Mic & Fundraiser
 Sunday, September 27th, 2015

Hosted by Official Live Music Venue Sponsor, the Fiddle & Firkin, 

707 King Street East in Preston Towne Centre, Cambridge, Ontario

WATCH 2.24 MINUTE TRAILER HERE

House Band – Factory City

Open Mic:
1. Alexia & Emma from Queen Street Music School  
2. Jim Dyer host of the Friday Night Jam at Brown Dog Coffee Shoppe
3. Piper In The Burg – Andrew Huxley Osborne
4. Craig Dougan Band   
5. The Sarcastic Onions  
6. Dan Walsh   
7. Sue Windover & Sandy MacDonald
8. Deluxe Drive Band
9. Legion – Derek Kasza
10. Joe Lopez of The Initials  

Gorilla recorded and mixed live off the floor using a Zoom H-6

Hosted by Midday with RJ from FM 98.5 CKWR – Cambridge Live Music’s Official Media Sponsor
Special thanks to the Fiddle & Firkin for preparing an amazing buffet for all the performers, and Black Tie Affair Hospitality for their assistance with serving and clean-up.

Great party! Can’t wait for #13

“I wish this was” La Mur

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Street Party Celebrations & Urban Art

captured live

Saturday, September 26, 2015

following 4 weeks of public outreach and community engagement

“I wish this was…”

A call for citizens to participate in the expression of a new vision for Hespeler Village, inspired by Neighborland (http://candychang.com/i-wish-this-was/), a forum/rally for collaborative civic art south of the border. Traditional media outlets, a social media campaign and a “chalkboard” have been used by the Village BIA to encourage community engagement and participation. The Chalkboard was mounted to a concrete monument located at the northeast gateway at Queen Street & Guelph Avenue which will soon be demolished to make room for the proposed Public Art. While the original intention was to commission the Work as part of the current streetscape project, the Hespeler BIA proposed to engage the community and get a sense of “I wish this was” at this very prominent corner. City of Cambridge staff are supportive and excited about the idea.

Follow the campaign at:
facebook.com/HespelerVillageSmashup
twitter.com/skitaberry

Curious about Hespeler Village? Visit:

facebook.com/HespelerVillage
facebook.com/thecityofcambridge
The Fashion History Museum
Company of Neighbours
Queen Street Music School
Urban Artist Ean Kools
Galt Strokers Club
O&V Tasting Room

FHM – Weaving the Threads

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Kenn Norman, CEO & Jonathan Walford, Curator, co-founders of the Fashion History Museum speak with students from Ryerson University’s School of Architecture during their site visit to 74 Queen St East in Cambridge on February 25th, 2015. Stefany Kawka shares her passion for Hespeler Village as a local restaurateur and Chair of the BIA. Students were conducting field measurements and gathering historical, demographic and cultural clues to inform their case study of the former post office building. The site was chosen as the subject building for the 2015 CSC Student Design Competition sponsored by the Grand Valley and Toronto Chapters of Construction Specifications Canada.

Special thanks to Lary Turner, a local historian for leading students in a walking tour of the village which included a view of the Riverband Lofts development site, a visit to the Heritage Centre and tour of the Hespeler Carnegie Library.

The FHM story fast forwards to opening day on Saturday, June 27th with a sample of the exhibit “Back to the Eighties”. Follow the developing story at:

facebook.com/fashionhistorymuseum
kickshawproductions.com/blog
fashionhistorymuseum.com

for more information about the 2016 CSC Student Design Competition watch this site! And bookmark:
grandvalley.csc-dcc.ca
cscdesignchallenge.ca
Curious about Hespeler Village? Visit:
facebook.com/HespelerVillage
facebook.com/HespelerVillageSmashup

like the soundtrack? Visit jojoworthington.com
facebook.com/jojoworthington