An Insider's Guide to Waterloo Region

Interesting places on and off the beaten track

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My Old PC

Boyer RONA Building Center- 5 Forwell Road, Kitchener, ON

Two years ago we recycled a couple of computers at Computer Recycle Depot on Erb Street in Waterloo and I wrote a post about this new company. We had a computer and scanner to dispose of this weekend and discovered that Computer Recycle Depot was no longer across from the Erb Street landfill site. Their website now directs to and a number of drop off locations are available in the region. I ended up driving to the new RONA store on Forwell Drive in Kitchener to use this free electronic drop off box. Here is a partial list of drop off locations:

Elmira:            MCC Thrift & Gift    59 Church Street, Elmira, ON

Kitchener:    Boyer RONA Building Center   5 Forwell Road, Kitchener, ON

Aaron’s Sales & Lease Ownership  1-1120 Victoria St. N, Kitchener, ON

New Dundee:  Formerly Harron’s RONA  1127 Bridge St. New Dundee, ON

Waterloo:  Waterloo Generations -another MCC Thrift Shop 50 Bridgeport Road, Waterloo, ON

Written by Ruth

May 29, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Maple Syrup for Sale

Sobeys on Fisher Hallman Road in Kitchener has allowed the sale of farm-fresh maple syrup outside their front door in recent weeks. These boys were waiting for their next customer last Saturday.

Written by Ruth

April 6, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Local Produce

Martins Family Fruit Farm retail store still has lots of local produce for sale at competitive prices.

Written by Ruth

April 4, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Elmira Maple Syrup Festival

It was a perfect early spring day for the annual Elmira Maple Syrup Festival. We arrived well before 9 AM and Arthur Street was already jammed with pedestrians. It was the busiest I have seen it in a few years and when we returned to Kitchener, the traffic was backed up all the way to Waterloo on the expressway. There is a good variety of street food for sale besides pancakes and maple syrup.

Written by Ruth

April 2, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Kitchener Waterloo Home and Garden Show 2011

March 25- 27, 2011 at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex, East Avenue, Kitchener. For more information check this website.

Written by Ruth

March 26, 2011 at 5:24 pm

K-W Asian Food Market

K-W Asian Food Market 607 King St West Kitchener ON

There are a few ethnic food stores we visit in the region including this one which specializes in Korean and Japanese food. The shop is small but is a good source for reasonably priced sushi ingredients. The staff is very helpful if you need help with unfamiliar items. (map)

Written by Ruth

March 23, 2011 at 10:55 am

At the Crossroads

At the Crossroads is located at the south end of Elmira. This popular country style buffet also offers breakfast, lunch and dinner options from a menu . The Mercantile has a large selection of items for sale including home and garden decor, giftware, cards and an attractive quilting shop.

384 Arthur Street South Elmira, Ontario, Canada   (map)

Written by Ruth

March 3, 2011 at 7:36 am