Simcoe Chapter Field Trip to Kitchener-Waterloo

Simcoe Chapter Field Trip to Kitchener-Waterloo

Held September 18, 2018

Eight years have passed since the Simcoe Chapter’s last visit to Kitchener-Waterloo. Since that time Canada’s Technology Triangle has continued to evolve and reinvent itself. The 2018 field trip provided an opportunity to explore this evolution of land use and development in K-W. The itinerary included:

  • A walking tour led by Carl Zehr, former long time Mayor of Kitchener, through the City’s downtown technology hub and the King-Victoria Major Transit Station Area.
  • A tour of Catalyst137, the world’s largest Internet-of-Things manufacturing facility, led by Kurtis McBride, CEO of Miovision.
  • A bus tour led by Dan Currie of MHBC’s Kitchener Office down King Street following the new Light-Rail Transit Line exploring the new transit supportive development that is occurring along this new infrastructure investment.
  • A visit to the former Blackberry Campus around the University of Waterloo and the David Johnston Research & Technology Park, led Ryan Mounsey, Senior Economic Development Advisor, City of Waterloo.
  • Cocktail reception and dinner at St. Paul’s University College at the University of Waterloo.
  • A panel discussion following dinner focusing on the creative economy and how development in Kitchener-Waterloo is adapting to accommodate initiatives in this sector. Panelists: Kurtis McBride (CEO, Miovision), Craig Beattie (Partner, Perimeter Development Corporation) and Mitch Blaine (Senior Vice President, CBRE).

 

Credit: Laura Taylor

Credit: Laura Taylor

Credit: Laura Taylor