Matt Smith

Unbuilt WR: WESTIN HOTEL IN UPTOWN SQUARE

In the mid 2000s, soon after the Waterloo Town Square mall was partially demolished, the King Street frontage redeveloped, and the remaining indoor section rebranded as “The Shops,” a luxury hotel was set to rise next door at Caroline and Willis Way....

The Berlin: A “Kitchener” Restaurant in the Making

Downtown Kitchener will soon be home to a new restaurant at 45 King Street West. The Berlin, slated to open late November, is co-owned by Head Chef Jonathan Gushue and General Manager Ryan Lloyd-Craig. The two are currently hard at work transforming the space, which formerly housed Peter Martin’s The 41 Gastro Pub. Their vision is for a simple, laid-back restaurant that focuses on sustainability and the basics of cooking....