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Walking Directions to Stop 9

June 22, 2012

From here retrace your steps to Victoria St. N. and turn right. On your right is the site of the former Rumpel Felt factory, established in 1875 and closed in 2008. It is one of three parcels of land between here and King St.W. that will be home to a new transit hub, designed to bring together regional transit services, inter-city buses and commuter and passenger trains in one location.

Across the street on your left, the Kaufman Lofts rise above the surrounding parking lot. The building was home to the Kaufman Rubber Company (founded in 1907 and later called Kaufman Footwear) until the company declared bankruptcy in 2000, leaving the building vacant.

As you approach King St. W. you will see the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy building. Glass panels decorated with images of plants soar above the street in sharp contrast to the BF Goodrich plant that once stood on this spot.

You will find the next marker on the southwest corner of King St. W. and Victoria St. S. opposite the pharmacy school.

Next stop co-ordinates N 043° 27.166, W 080° 29.882

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