matt smith

LOUDER THAN THE CROWN

Miss Oktoberfest is no longer a beauty pageant. Women like Pearson and Kalbfleisch want to make a positive impact in their community, and the crown and sash let them do that. But in order for the role to really grow, all of K-W has to get on board and look past the crown....

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....

Of brick and beam

The Community Edition set out to find the frames that withstood industry and time, the brick and mortar laid for generations to come. In a city of development, what historic buildings are candidates for renovation?...