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Walking Directions to Stop 4

June 22, 2012

Standing at the location marker with the street on your right, continue walking southeast along King St. E. Cross Frederick St. and walk to mid-block where you will find the marker across the street from 141 King St., the former KW Labour Association Hall.

Imagine standing here on September 3, 1946, with 35,000 other people who lined the street to watch the annual Labour Day Parade. Behind you would have been Kitchener City Hall. The last city hall on the site was built in 1924, two years after the Labour Hall across the street. The city hall was demolished in 1973 to make way for Market Square, a shopping mall, a home for the farmers’ market and a parking garage.

Over the years, it was converted to commercial office space. It now houses among, other things, the Waterloo Region Record. The Record traces its beginnings to the Berlin Daily News, first published on February 9, 1878.

Next stop co-ordinates N 043° 26.924, W 080° 29.210

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