An Insider's Guide to Waterloo Region

Interesting places on and off the beaten track

Posts Tagged ‘everyday life


February 24th and 25th, 2010


Look back at the prices in the past year…

July 2010– $0.98.8/l

June 2010– $0.90.7/l

I posted this picture of a Petro Canada sign in Toronto in June 2008 when the price per litre was $1.38.9

I hope we are not continuing in that direction again!

Written by Ruth

February 26, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Moonrise at Fairview Mall

I am more of a nature trail person than a shopping mall person, but we did stop at Fairview Park Mall in Kitchener last evening around dusk. The full moon was rising over the busy commercial district along Fairway Road. And I enjoyed the beauty of nature at a mall on a late summer evening.

Written by Ruth

August 25, 2010 at 12:06 am

Guerilla Knitting

King Street North Waterloo

Hilary of RQ Magazine featured two recent posts (here and here) about guerilla knitting in UpTown Waterloo. My world has not been affected by this urban movement so I walked along King Street between Bridgeport Rd and Princess Street on Monday and saw these warm and fuzzy additions on steel and concrete structures for myself.

On another note of the same tune, there is still time to contribute to a huge knitting project in Cambridge. KNITcamBRIDGE encourages “knitters from the community and beyond to contribute their knitting to the creation of a collaborative, large scale piece of outdoor public art – the covering the Main Street Bridge in knitting!”

Follow this link to the City of Cambridge website for information on more knitting events.

Written by Ruth

August 17, 2010 at 12:00 am

Gasoline + HST

Gasoline cost around 90 cents a litre on June 11 as seen in this archived post. Since the HST came into effect on July 1st this year, prices are hovering around $1.00 a litre. I find prices in the southwest side of Kitchener are usually cheaper than other areas of Kitchener-Waterloo. Our local prices are consistently lower than London, Toronto and areas to the north.

Written by Ruth

July 22, 2010 at 12:10 am

Parks are for People

I can sit in my backyard on nice evenings but city parks are the best way to enjoy the outdoors for many people who live in apartments and boarding houses in the downtown core. It isn’t unusual to see a violinist or someone playing a guitar for pleasure on a bench in Victoria Park…and I like that!

Written by Ruth

July 20, 2010 at 12:02 am

Posted in City Views, Parks

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Summertime Flower Garden

There are many lovely gardens on private property in Waterloo Region. The garden at this house on Allen Street East in Waterloo is a good example. I love the red front door as well and the lovely veranda next door.

Written by Ruth

July 19, 2010 at 12:04 am

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Fill ‘er up

Oil was about $75 a barrel today so I think gas should cost about 75 cents a litre at the pump. Instead it is around 90 cents a litre which is lower than we have seen in a while. I have noticed that gas prices in Kitchener-Waterloo are often lower than in London, Hamilton, Guelph and Toronto. I wonder what the price will be after the HST comes into effect?

Written by Ruth

June 11, 2010 at 12:07 am