The Community Edition set out to find the frames that withstood industry and time, the brick and mortar laid for generations to come. In a city of development, what historic buildings are candidates for renovation?
Finding sweet escape in a Waterloo Region sugar bush.
From the less travelled to the less-appreciated, TCE is exploring the good, the bad and the evolving neighbourhoods of Waterloo Region.
Claire Cameron’s “The Bear” deftly handles issues larger than the page span should allow.
Jeff Rosenstock’s new album, “We Cool?” debuted on the Billboard Charts at #7 for Heatseekers Albums, #43 for Rock Albums, and #157 for Current Albums.
Thousands of bands both new and old are posting music daily, and they’re all vying for the commodity most precious to them, your ears’ real estate. The Famines, who recently played Princess Cafe are taking a new approach.
Chloe Raincock, founder of Heel Boy, and Brie Heatherley, marketing and strategy manager are stepping up the shoe selection in uptown Waterloo.
First things first – always ask someone before licking their ass. The ass talk is an important talk to have, some people are not comfortable with sexual activities that involve the anus and that is okay.
The Savoury, hidden in uptown Waterloo is offering traditional English fare from shortbread to pot pies.
For this craft, you’ll need a mason jar, glitter and water.
“For me, and some people might disagree, to be a maker you have to do more than just make something or craft. Being a maker is also about rejecting aspects of modern consumer culture.”
Ontario’s sex education curriculum has not been updated in almost twenty years and navigating healthy sexuality through the lens of colouring book penises is no easy feat.
Once upon a time, the region was synonymous nationwide for manufacturing. Whiskey, hockey skates, Sorel boots, high definition televisions — they were all made within a stones’ throw of King Street.
Agricultural and chemical advances often come with unintended consequences. In an effort to fight harmful insect infestation, honeybees are taking a hit, too.
An awareness-raising campaign? A community art project? A neighbourhood party? Whatever your idea to better Waterloo Region, we want to hear it.
Unassuming art pieces link the region’s streets, highlighting local culture and heritage. TCE Photo Editor Matt Smith offers a walking tour.
Andy Brast, owner of Carry-On Comics in uptown Waterloo, breaks away from our interview to greet two customers who have just walked through the door. They exchange greetings of familiarity while he catches up with them and instinctually reaches for their weekly haul of comics behind the counter.
Four pylon-style gas lights have appeared atop Weber St. bridge, donned in art work representing the industrial heritage of the area.
In the midst of common despair, the playwright gives moments of grace and light and humour. Even though these are very flawed people, they reach for relationships and reach for something to grasp on to that gives them a bit of hope…
Can’t we simply outwit and outwait winter – sitting indoors basked in the warm glow of the screens that provide a safe and protected window onto our world? Of course we can. But I, for one, am skeptical of this long hibernation. Comfortable as it is, it comes at a cost.
Waterloo was noted as one of the country’s jewels, rating highly on most metrics, and coming out as one of the most attractive cities in the country – unfortunately, healthcare was not one of the city’s most charming qualities. Dan Herman explores the complexities of healthcare provision in Waterloo Region.
On the eastern edge of downtown, near an expressway onramp, under streets and residential properties, lie the remains of some of Kitchener’s poorest citizens.
I use a notebook for everything,” says Alistair MacLellan. As the executive director of Waterloo-based MacLellan & Baetz Publishing House, MacLellan will jot down lists, sketches and design concepts in his notebook as a place for safekeeping ideas. Consulting his notebook so often, MacLellan began to look beyond the pages.
I am not going to tell you what I thought of the books, the film, the writing or the acting. I am going to tell you that it is great to be curious.
Purchasing a suitable house is becoming increasingly challenging for the millennial demographic. The average purchase price for housing in Waterloo Region was $337,000, and though lower than many other large and mid-sized cities in Ontario, the figure has been gradually rising since 2005.
Superfoods are often used as a buzzword, Sasha Campbell shares effective ways to use these powerful produce in your daily menu plan.
The Globetrotters participated in their usual family friendly antics – such as the “bucket of water” gag, the “slow motion replay” gag and alley-oop, after alley-oop, after alley-oop, to be up by 9 points with just over a minute left.
Is your closet overflowing, yet you have nothing to wear? Do you dress in the same outfits regularly? Are you shopping frequently for new items? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, it’s time for a closet cleanout.
With little fanfare (save for an unassuming sandwich board proclaiming “Now Open!”), Raja has entered the fray of Kitchener-Waterloo eateries. And get this: with no advertising except word of mouth, there’s hardly a single table available on a Friday night.
As the city’s calendar dictates, initial responsibilities for Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky include everything from engaging the public to passing a budget. TCE sat down with Jaworsky to get some reflections on his mayoral experience.
It’s the space where the décor isn’t overthought and the paintings are either celebrating “the best team” or knick knacks you can find at a Saturday garage sale. Join TCE for breakfast as we profile our favourite greasy spoons in Waterloo Region.
Join us as we live blog from #Studio54KW, on Saturday, Feb. 28 at THEMUSEUM.
Follow as we brave the cold to curate content from the #BOHOGrandOpening.
Dani Saad goes under the blade at G&T Barbers to experience the long-standing tradition of a straight shave.
“How many varieties of cheese are there?” Mike McGuire asks rhetorically. “The only limit on the variety of cheeses is the imagination of the cheese maker.”
It’s a bold move to take on the name of a local historical figure. Bearface reports that Waterloo’s newest pub has done old Abe proud.
In the pantheon of geek culture, few things are more celebrated then the holy grail of all events, Comic Con. The celebrated convention makes its way to Kitchener this month.
Many experience trauma, embarrassment or poor health for not acknowledging or caring for all of their body’s parts. Stacey Jacobs shares how to #heartyourparts
Taking place in a pub or restaurant, Paint Nite introduces social art to the masses with the motto “drink creatively”.
Christina Proctor introduces her column on the economic impact, service and community of fashion in Waterloo Region.
It’s hiding in plain sight, nondescript, above an uptown bike shop; one of Canada’s most vital and celebrated underground collectives calls Waterloo home.
Urban Editor Andrew Morgan highlights content in this month’s letter from the Community Edition team.
Folk Roots Brew, a weekly music series is proving to be an alarm for a city that’s waking to a reinvigorated folk music scene and environment of community support.
Just up hill from the Kitchener Market, you’ll find a heavily populated, highly historic and unappreciated grouping of homes; welcome to Cedar Hill.
In a letter to the Community Edition, Alistair MacLellan shares his intention to give up alcohol for Lent and experience a self-exploring roller coaster all the way to Easter weekend.
It’s not everyday that you see the cast of a play smile their way through a dress rehearsal having as much fun when things are going wrong as when they go right.
Elliott Brood’s news album, entitled Work and Love opens with “Little Ones.” It’s a song that has the guts of Bruce Springsteen style heartland rock, combined with piano and slide guitar to elicit even more emotion.
Singing your name to 30 or so strangers is a really great way to jump into the fire.
Winter gives the quest for hydration — chapped skin, flare-ups of eczema and rashes, even wrinkles and fine lines appear more prominent. Jennifer Freitas shares skin care methods for the season.
In the wake of the most widespread Ebola epidemic in history Alan Quarry and his business partner, Glen Drummond, come up with the idea for Stone Soup WR: A Benefit Concert in Support of Doctors Without Borders.
Strides have been made in developing culture, community and economy, but don’t get lost in the #kwawesome hashtags, we’ve got a few steps to go.
If the social determinants of health hold such promise, what are we doing locally, provincially, and nationally to apply these ideas? This month, Cameron Dearlove asks how Canada measures up in prenatal care.
Apollo Cinema, a new independent, single-auditorium movie theatre has claimed its place in downtown Kitchener.
Don’t let winter put the brakes on cycling. Our friends at Tri-TAG and Recycle Cycles offer tips for braving the weather on two-wheels.
Winner of the Leading Edge Award at the 25th Arts Awards Waterloo Region, JoJo Worthington may well be the next big musical act coming out of Waterloo Region. I caught her as the opening act of Craig Cardiff’s December 17 show at Queen Street Commons.
Jon Johnson highlights his favourite beers of 2014: Looking back at the beers I’ve had this year, I’m also flooded with fond memories of the things I was doing and the people I was with when I first had them.
A soulful singer blessed with earthly grit and a gift for dense, technically immaculate, sensual arrangements, D’Angelo was on the brink of stardom after the release of 2000 sophomore album Voodoo. For the last decade and a half, waiting on a new album has become a parlour game on par with making year-end lists and complaining about each update to the iTunes interface.
In a way, FLASH WR is much more than an attempt to uncover talent in the region – it’s an opportunity to celebrate the intersection between Waterloo Region’s thriving technology sector and it’s ever bubbling, yet ever hidden, arts and culture ecosystem.
Paint by Munzy has been at 32 King St. N in uptown Waterloo for just over a year, and the community has been extremely supportive. It’s clear that Laura Munz has found her own passion in promoting her brother Jonathan’s work. It’s a bright, inviting space that showcases the scope of his work and his talent.
Sex education is more than sex. It teaches life skills that children and teens will use every day for the rest of their lives. Sexual health and sexual well-being are an important part of our overall health and well-being.
The Community Edition snapped a lot of scenes in KW this year. While we couldn’t get it all, we chose some of our favourites to recap 2014 in Waterloo Region.
Sasha Campbell encourages you to try a juicy new diet and gives you tips to help you succeed.
As one of the newest vendors at the Kitchener Market, Soup Surreal has been working hard to make sure downtown market-goers are acquainted with their extensive lineup of made-from scratch soups.
For more than five years, Stare City has made it their business to inform the community about all things local. Self-proclaimed “hyperlocal- focused” owners Vivian and Jason have found their niche by putting hard working citizens in the spotlight.
Arts Editor, Anna Beard, reflects on our makeover and sweet talks you into joining our awesome team.
This holiday season, the Community Edition is giving you the gift of eye-pleasing community media. We’re sorry that you missed the hilarious makeover montage but those suck anyway. In true Sandy Olsson fashion, we’re starting our makeover with a name change.
Youth in Kitchener will soon be able to access sexual health services without having to travel to Waterloo or Cambridge — or having to make an awkward trip to their family doctor.
According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the first day of winter is Sunday, Dec. 21, and the first day of spring is Friday, Mar. 20. That gives us 90 days of cold winter weather. Sheena Bounsanga helps you find your zen during the cold season
Tis the season. Parties, presents and good cheer – and to make the holidays extra special, a little smooching under the mistletoe. Special indeed, but this is exactly how you may get a cold sore (read: oral herpes). Herpes is highly contagious and can be contracted by kissing.
The KW music community is alive and kicking, that’s for sure — hidden somewhere outside of the traditional offerings, musicians are leaving it all on the floor for intimate crowds. The Community Edition set out to tell you where to find these hyper-local and pseudo-secret shows.
As Stitch ’n’ Kitsch craft show approaches its tenth year, this crafty collective is stronger than ever.
Stewart McLean is currently on the road with the annual Vinyl Café Christmas tour, which began Nov. 25 in Vernon, B.C., and is landing in Kitchener’s Centre in the Square on Dec. 16 and 17.
The Community Edition ventured backstage to bring you the performance behind the curtain at Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre. From rehearsal to opening night, the little space brings big-time heart to the Kitchener-Waterloo theatre scene.
The holidays and alcohol seem to go hand in hand. Sure, you’ve got your seasonal beverages – your rum and eggnogs, your hot toddies – but when it comes to beer, the Community Edition has got your seasonal options covered. Bearface breaks down the top brews to gift, to taste and to share.
Dave Emrich & Kurtis Thomas CONTRIBUTORS The Community Edition gives a low-down on top albums and books for gifting this holiday season. Album aficionados: For your pal: Bomb the Music Industry – Vacation Having called it quits back in January of 2014, Bomb the Music Industry were a tour de force in punk rock for…
Eat, drink and be merry – your holiday guide to WR.
Every Saturday at the far back corner of the Kitchener Market, behind a modest booth, stands Katharina Ortner. Fervently committed to perfecting her skill as a chocolatier, Ortner has found the market to be an ideal environment to share and sell her art without compromise.
GRT gave several reasons for eliminating the 7D and E buses, noting the proposal mostly has to do with the upcoming ION light rail transit service.
“There are people who aren’t served by the formal shelters and they aren’t served by Out of the Cold either — they’re sleeping in tents or on benches.”
Residing inside the new Delta Waterloo, Proof salutes the Region’s colourful past and exciting future in every facet of its business.
“Art has been a lifelong pursuit in a variety of mediums,” explained White when asked how he got involved with the arts. “Communicating through art just made sense with the way I was naturally wired.”
Andrew Morgan CONTRIBUTOR B.A. Johnston is labeled as “fat 30 Year-Old boy,” on the cover of his 2005 album, My Heart is a Blinking Nintendo. The ten-year anniversary of the album’s release was celebrated last month and for the occasion, B.A.’s label, Mammoth Cave, has issued a vinyl re-release of the recording. A new record,…
Smartphone in one hand, and a drink in the other, beer columnist Jon Johnson reviews pint-partnering apps.
In the words of HAL 9000 from Arthur C. Clarkes Space Odyssey series, not being at THEMUSEUM Saturday “could only be attributed to human error.”
12 Angry filmmakers (which actually contains over 3 times that many video creatives) has set out to create 12 original short films in only 12 months.
Uber, an app which connects drivers with ride-seekers and facilitates online payment has gained world-wide popularity. However, it’s this same popularity that has stirred the startup and brings forward questions of sustainability in disruptive innovation.
The impending closure of Schneider’s this December marks the end of another one of the city’s original industries; the innovative and entrepreneurial culture of the Region, however, remains.
Editor-in-Chief, Allison Leonard shares her experience with Night\Shift after the animations were dismantled and the city had gone to sleep.
The Community Edition caught up with Bill McTavish, owner of soon-to-open Boathouse for a tour of the tastes, talent and taps soon to grace the community pub.
James Hobson, Kitchener’s Tony Stark in the making and local engineering graduate from Conestoga College, has built a fully-functional exoskeleton in his garage.
Most over the counter whitening strips are made of polyethylene, a flexible plastic that molds to the tops, surfaces, edges and crevices of the teeth – a process that can be avoided with natural teeth-whitening methods.
The Waterloo Region Public Health Infectious Diseases Surveillance Report shows a significant increase in the rates of gonorrhea between 2012 and 2013.
The Community Editions compiles ten highlights of the 2014 election season.
The Community Edition curates election day coverage, discussion, information and results.
The Community Edition holds Twitter-only debates with participating Regional Councillor candidates for both both Kitchener and Waterloo seats.
The Community Edition hosts and curates Twitter-only debate with Waterloo mayoral candidates.
The Community Edition sources issues from citizens in every ward in Kitchener and Waterloo with the intent of shaping the debate from the ground up.
At Caroline and Erb Street, four uniquely crafted buildings bridge Waterloo’s history and innovation, landing national recognition. The CCE takes you inside WR’s Governor General Award winning buildings.
As part of Building Waterloo Region, an architectural festival that will commence at the end of the year, OnTheLine connects residents with a series of select destinations through both physical installations and digital interfaces.
Kurtis Thomas CCE CONTRIBUTOR A group of gamers aligning under the banner #GamerGate have started a targeted campaign against females in gaming, as well as those involved in the rise of independent video games. Imagine a multi headed hydra with no real focus or leader, lashing out through social media, and in some cases committing…