Kitchener loses another iconic building. It’s not Barra Castle this time, or one of the Tannery buildings. It’s more like losing the rusty water tower up on St. George Street, a throw back to simpler times.
For as long as I can remember, in prime location, at the corner of King and Victoria, the unofficial start of downtown Kitchener, has stood an iconic A-frame.
When we first moved to Kitchener, it was still the Tin Roof Donuts, a rundown remnant of when the neighborhood shoe and related factories were in operation – the local coffee shop hang out.
Changing to reflect demographic shifts in our community it became a Korean Japanese Grocery store (about six or seven years ago).