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King & Gaukel St., Kitchener, Canada, 2012[open in full screen]  

 
 

This no name newly developed square is in the city of Kitchener approximately 100 km west of Toronto. Until 1916 it was called City of Berlin reflecting the significant number of German [particularly Lutheran and Mennonite] immigrants.

  In 2009, the City of Kitchener began a project to reconstruct and revitalize the main street in Kitchener’s downtown core, King Street. This square is result of that initiative. Movable stages were installed to add flexibility to the streetscape, accommodating main street events and festivals.   In 2010, the redesigned King Street was awarded the International Community Places Award for its flexible design intended to draw people into the downtown core. One noticeable feature is beach volley court just across from the square, including the mural on its wall. Nice touch!

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