Kitchener eyesore earmarked for demolition. Waterloo Region loses another historic landmark – the water tower.

water towerIt’s not quite as epic as the historic Lang Tannery Buildings or Barra Castle but Kitchener will soon lose another landmark, and another small but iconic piece of our history will be gone forever. The old water tower above St George Street on Cedar Hill will be demolished in November.

When it was built in 1926, it was the largest water tower in Canada. It holds four million litres. But as it hasn’t been used for years and the potential cost of repairs and maintenance far exceeds any preservation benefits; this old eyesore has got to go.

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