The Evolution of King and Young

The intersection of King and Young in downtown Kitchener has taken on quite the transformation since late spring. In April it was decided that the Mayfair Hotel at this intersection was no longer safe and had to be demolished. About a month after this news broke, the building finally came down. It took some time due to a few safety concerns but the site is more or less cleaned up now, with some extra shoring installed to reinforce the neighbouring buildings.

As you can see, there is still a construction fence up around where the Mayfair once stood. Nobody really knows what will come of this lot right now, but I’ve heard the corner will be turned into a park until another development can be built. As long as it isn’t a parking lot I’ll be happy.

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