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Rec'd Centre

Location #16108
City: Kitchener-Waterloo
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Status: Abandoned
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Created By:Skye_Ann
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Creation Date: 7/19/2019
Last Updated: 1/26/2020
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The "Islamic Association of K-W" purchased an 11 acre plot of farmland on the outskirts of Kitchener in 1998 with high aspirations of building the "Largest Islamic centre in Canada". However, securing funding was tough and no action was taken until 2005 when the city issued a building permit for a "Multi-Purpose Recreational Facility". Seemingly little action took place from then on, until a permit for plumbing was added in 2007.

It appears as though the building has sat vacant since then, despite a 2016 news article stating that over $2M in donations had been secured and progress was to begin shortly, with the building expected to be complete and active within a few years. Well, it's now 2019 and the building is still a concrete shell. The ceiling is leaking, there's no flooring anywhere to be found, a collection of a couple dozen toilets, light fixtures and HVAC components lay vandalized and rusting away inside.

Not much here
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Address: 1680 Glasgow Street, Kitchener, ON, Canada

Wizx2002 11/17/2019 6:20:16 PM

This location is under construction right now

Quinister 8/10/2019 2:42:52 PM

I just went there yesterday great place but watch out there are some not so friendly homeless people currently living upstairs

mobileworks 8/8/2019 3:05:58 PM

good find what tipped you off that it might e vacant? only the roof shows.

sleestak35 7/30/2019 1:06:32 PM

Thanks for sharing this location Skye_Ann!

DDR12 7/22/2019 7:38:41 PM

Nice find, I''ll have to check this one out when I''m in the area.

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