Diamond & Coal Awards

Gems of east downtown Kitchener

Gems of east downtown Kitchener

I regularly awarded Diamond & Coal awards. On my Jane’s Walk of east downtown Kitchener, I pointed out many gems along or close to our route. While they may not all be Diamond award quality, they are all gems that make living in this part of Kitchener more enjoyable–and are worth a trip from other parts of […]

My Diamond & Coal Awards: March 2012

My Diamond & Coal Awards: March 2012

Diamond Award Winner Waterloo Region Museum Ever since I first stepped inside the Waterloo Region Museum a year ago, I knew it was a diamond award winner. The central atrium alone could be a diamond award winner. I love how they have worked Huron Road and the Grand Trunk railway into the floor so that […]

My Diamond & Coal Awards – January 2012

My Diamond & Coal Awards – January 2012

Before getting to this round of awards, I would like to share some updates. Past Coal Award Winners I’m pleased to pass along that the retail level of the Eaton’s Lofts building that was given a Coal Award in November 2011 is looking better. I don’t know if I can take any credit but shortly […]

My Diamond & Coal Awards: November 2011

Diamond Award Winner: Borealis Grillehouse & Pub At times, I could be accused of being too downtown-centric. I’m not but it is where I spend most of my time. But this month, I go all the way out old King Street E. for our Diamond Award winner: Borealis Grillehouse & Pub in Kitchener. What I love […]

My Diamond & Coal Awards for October 2011

It’s been far too long since the last Diamond and Coal Awards. I hope it won’t be nearly so long until you see them again. Diamond Award Winners: University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy & Satellite Medical School These two buildings at King and Victoria have been nothing short of transformational. They transformed an intersection […]

My Diamond & Coal Awards – January 2011

Hey there! Hope you’re all doing well. I’m long overdue for a new set of Diamond and Coal Awards so let’s get right to it. Diamond Award Winner: The Market Place at the Kitchener Market I love new ideas that help to improve the original idea. The Market Place room that the Kitchener Market has created […]

My Diamond & Coal Awards for October 3

Before I dive into the awards, I have some good news. St. Anne’s school in Kitchener is getting a long overdue new gym! Seems there was a misunderstanding somewhere between the Catholic School Board and the Ministry of Education and the money for the upgrade existed all along. Marion Thomson Howell said the intense lobbying […]