Post Tagged with: "uptown Waterloo"

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RinkWatch gives people an opportunity to make a difference

With climate change becoming a bigger issue every year, it is becoming more important than ever to measure and study its potential long-term impacts. RinkWatch, an initiative launched at Laurier in 2013, has provided people who enjoy outdoor skating an opportunity to make a change. Individuals who like to skate outdoors can contribute towards helping scientists measure the impact of […]

by Pranav Desai· · Sports ·
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The community weighs in on St. Patrick’s Day

Ahh mid-March! A time when the not-Irish and stressed university students come together to drink belligerently and fill the streets of Ezra. The pressure of making “Ezra great again” might be high this year due to the fear in some students instilled by Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS). There has been an increase in buzz of stricter regulations this year […]

by Katherine Weber· · Arts and Life ·
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King Street opens after construction closures just in time for the holidays

  Dec. 1 marked the last day of construction for 2017 in Uptown Waterloo. King street has finally reopened, a sign of relief for many of the businesses in the affected area. The section between Willis Way to Bridgeport Road reopened just in time for the city’s holiday market that took place over the weekend. Although this year has been […]

by Erin Abe· · Local, News ·
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Light Rail Transit vehicles will be arriving this week for testing

  The first stage of testing Waterloo’s new ION Light Rail Transit system is expected to begin in the next week, being completed by GrandLinq and Bombardier.    The second ION train has arrived in Waterloo and testing of the track is expected to commence, though there are ongoing repairs and modifications being made on both trains.  For the initial tests, […]

by Erin Abe· · News ·
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Uptown businesses address continued construction

On Monday Sept. 12, business owners, city councillors, mayor Dave Jaworsky and many others gathered at the intersection of King Street and Bridgeport Road for an event called “Let Uptown Breathe.” Melissa Durrell, uptown city councillor and member of the Uptown Business Improvement Association Board, hosted the event and started it off by reading out a statement on behalf of […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·
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Unsigned: Students’ responsibility to support uptown businesses

In the last few years, going to uptown Waterloo has seemed like a hassle to most students. Whether it’s the inconsistent bus routes or lack of parking, the construction made the core of Waterloo inaccessible and unappealing. The local businesses are now feeling the ramifications of these choices. They’re suffering, even now that the roads are open. We’re nothing if […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Local business owners seek compensation against region

Business owners in the Waterloo Region who have been impacted by Light Rail Transit construction have taken the first step towards seeking compensation through legal action against the Waterloo Region. Since LRT construction began, the Region has received dozens of letters from businesses indicating that they reserve the right to seek legal action as a result of the losses they […]

by Safina Husein· · News ·
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Uptown Waterloo continues with streetscape improvements

The City of Waterloo, in partnership with the Region of Waterloo, will be working towards improving the uptown streetscape starting this spring. The roadway improvements were proposed to begin on King Street from the ION tracks south of Erb Street and would continue up to University Avenue. The construction, in phase one, will include a single travel lane in each […]

by Safina Husein· · Local, News ·