Located in the heart of Kitchener-Waterloo, this unique venue has the feel of a private European home. Its design and architecture was actually inspired by the road to Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain.
Dare Cookies Fire feb 15 1943: Doerr's Biscuits was in the midst of changing its name to Dare's when a disastrous fire struck its factory at Weber Street and Breithaupt Street on February 15 1943. The night watchman was killed and the factory fully destroyed. Reportedly, melted sugar ran down the street throughout the night.
King at Gaukel Looking East: A remarkable scene from the early 1940s capturing a brightly-lit downtown Kitchener. Lights were string across the street above the streetcar wires. The photo was taken by Len Suffolk. Within 20 years much of this scene would be transformed by a series of fires. Budd's at right survives as a business at the same location.