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Old Posted Jun 17, 2007, 6:12 PM
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Continuing with the Waterloo Region, this is Uptown Waterloo, just up King Street from Downtown Kitchener























































































































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Looks great! Good to see some quality photos from the city. I spent most of my time in Kitchener and only saw Waterloo briefly while driving through at night.
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excellent pics of the "world's most intelligent community"
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Great area!
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i like so much. waterloo has some nice, old architecture.
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Flar strikes again! All is lovely, except perhaps for that large modernist thing that sticks out of the skyline in a few of the images. Oh well, I suppose it is endearing to some.
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Nice city. I've never seen such a long window cleaner. That doesn't seem like a very efficient way of cleaning the windows.
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Great pics. On a day like that, I'm surprised I'm not in one of those pics.
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Excellent tour! Out of curiosity, which of the two cities (Kitchner or Waterloo) is the more historically industrial of the two? What are their differences in how each is and how each is precieved?
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it seems Waterloo has a bigger skyline that Kitchener!
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Waterloo looks nice. It appears to be denser than Kitchener.
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Excellent tour! Out of curiosity, which of the two cities (Kitchner or Waterloo) is the more historically industrial of the two? What are their differences in how each is and how each is precieved?
Well, Kitchener is definitely the more industrial of the two historically. However, both are becoming increasingly white-collar. Waterloo went through this transition earlier because of the Universities of Waterloo and Wilfred Laurier (Waterloo is a major university town). However, this trend is also filtering into Kitchener and even Cambridge. From what I've noticed, people in Waterloo tend to look down on Kitchener and pretend it's some bombed out slum like Detroit, when it's clearly not. People in Kitchener see Waterloo as the higher class city with lots of rich, snobby people.

Kitchener is also larger than Waterloo and its downtown is larger in scale as well. They are in close proximity and it's only a kilometre or two between Downtown Kitchener and Uptown Waterloo.
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Well, Kitchener is definitely the more industrial of the two historically. However, both are becoming increasingly white-collar. Waterloo went through this transition earlier because of the Universities of Waterloo and Wilfred Laurier (Waterloo is a major university town). However, this trend is also filtering into Kitchener and even Cambridge. From what I've noticed, people in Waterloo tend to look down on Kitchener and pretend it's some bombed out slum like Detroit, when it's clearly not. People in Kitchener see Waterloo as the higher class city with lots of rich, snobby people.

Kitchener is also larger than Waterloo and its downtown is larger in scale as well. They are in close proximity and it's only a kilometre or two between Downtown Kitchener and Uptown Waterloo.
Cool. Thanks. It reminds me a lot of the relationship between my area of Lansing (industrial town)-East Lansing (larger university town).
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Waterloo looks nice. It appears to be denser than Kitchener.
Kitchener's downtown is both larger and denser than Waterloo's. Most of what you are seeing in these photos is on one street (King).

downtown Kitchener:
http://www.globalairphotos.com/large...All/2006/003/2

uptown Waterloo (the centre to centre right of the photo. The far right is in Kitchener):

http://www.globalairphotos.com/large...All/2006/016/2

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From what I've noticed, people in Waterloo tend to look down on Kitchener and pretend it's some bombed out slum like Detroit, when it's clearly not. People in Kitchener see Waterloo as the higher class city with lots of rich, snobby people.
Well, I lived briefly in Kitchener, and I can tell you that although I don't necessarily believe Waterloo is a "higher class city", I can tell you that I certainly thought (think?) many residents were snobs. A lot of people from Waterloo tended to be shocked when I informed them that my neighbours in the "ghetto" downtown neighbourhood of Cedar Hill were doctors, lawyers and professors. Nary a crack rock in sight. That isn't to say the downtown core doesn't have its problems (or doesn't have poor people), but I believe they are often exaggerated.
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Cool. Thanks. It reminds me a lot of the relationship between my area of Lansing (industrial town)-East Lansing (larger university town).
I agree with what Cambridgite has said.

Waterloo is a wealthier city than Kitchener for sure. The area's booming high-tech industry is centered in Waterloo, as are the region's two universities. Manufacturing - which has been taking it on the chin - is much more heavily based in Kitchener.

BTW, excellent job Flar!
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Well, I lived briefly in Kitchener, and I can tell you that although I don't necessarily believe Waterloo is a "higher class city", I can tell you that I certainly thought (think?) many residents were snobs. A lot of people from Waterloo tended to be shocked when I informed them that my neighbours in the "ghetto" downtown neighbourhood of Cedar Hill were doctors, lawyers and professors. Nary a crack rock in sight. That isn't to say the downtown core doesn't have its problems (or doesn't have poor people), but I believe they are often exaggerated.
This regards the "Cedar Hill" neighbourhood of Kitchener: "Her small inner-city neighbourhood in Kitchener had become overrun with crack houses, prostitution, violent crime, property crimes, garbage, and dilapidated rooming houses. This was the neighbourhood in which she and her husband were trying to bring up their children. The once thriving community known as Cedar Hill had deteriorated in a matter of a few short years."

I can understand why they were shocked when you told them about all the doctors, lawyers and professors in Cedar Hill, in spite of the fact that the area has been improving.

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