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I spy with my little eye: a swastika
Regional officials had to change the design of one of the LRT anchor walls after citizens complained it looked too much like a swastika.
Proposed anchor walls receive mixed reviews
If there’s one anchor wall design that’s getting a lot of attention, it’s the one proposed for Cedar Street outside of the Kitchener Market.

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Affordability is essential along the LRT line
During my days at the University of Waterloo’s School of Urban and Regional Planning, I heard a story about a company in Markham that shut down and relocated to the United States.
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Cashing in on LRT
Local companies will be responsible for completing about $48 million worth of work on the region’s light rail transit project, ahead of its completion in 2017.
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LRT station walls receive lukewarm reception
The recommended designs for the 19 unique anchor walls for each LRT stop were met with some disappointment from regional councillors on Tuesday.
Station walls should show a little more imagination
I’m the first to admit that I’m no art critic, but there’s something about the new LRT station walls revealed this week that doesn’t sit well with me.
City airs LRT beefs
From fencing and public art to pedestrian overpasses and traffic concerns, local councillors met last week to get more details on light rail transit construction.
LRT complaints start rolling in
It seems that while some got behind the concept of the LRT coming to the community, the actual design and build of the system will cause much consternation until the fall of 2017 when Ion is officially launched.
Events could leave Waterloo Region due to LRT construction
Without a firm light rail transit construction schedule, local organizers were forced to start investigating alternative cities to host their national-level event.
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Season of detours
It’s going to be a painful construction season for motorists travelling near the light rail transit route as construction gears up during a critical period for the project.
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LRT communications strategy questioned at all-council meeting
When it comes to light rail transit, there are a few things councillors across the region want to know — is it on time and on budget, and what is the communications plan.
About $250 million to be spent on light rail transit by end of year
As much as $250 million will be spent on the construction of light rail transit by the end of the year, estimates Region of Waterloo staff.
Melissa Murray file photo
Will strike delay LRVs?
Although the nine-week strike at Bombardier’s Thunder Bay plant officially ended last Friday, one union representative said it could impact the region’s light-rail vehicles, to be delivered in 2016.
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GO Transit and land issues must be resolved for successful LRT: Fife
With the official groundbreaking of light rail transit now complete, Kitchener-Waterloo MPP Catherine Fife says two items must still be settled in order for the project to be successful.
Communication is key
It was delayed for a month, but the official groundbreaking of the new Ion light rail transit system took place yesterday, and it’s full speed ahead for the biggest infrastructure project in the Region of Waterloo’s history.
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Can you dig it?
Regional Chair Ken Seiling, Coun. Jim Wideman and Ontario Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca took part in the official groundbreaking ceremony for the Ion light rail transit project Thursday at the Dutton Street operations, maintenance and storage facility in Waterloo.
Melissa Murray photo
New signage marks the spot of future LRT stops
It’s not a small dot on a map that marks the spot for the future Ion stops any longer, but 16 signs that will be placed at all the light rail transit stop locations.
Melissa Murray photo
Show me the money
Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Glen Murray was in Kitchener last Friday to reaffirm the provincial government’s investment in rapid and GO transit.
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