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Rec'd Centre


Discovered by MacabreKiss
Created Jul 19 2019
Recent status Abandoned
Category Commercial
City Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario
Location # 16108
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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.

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Xsterious Visited this place about a month ago. I've heard an upstairs mentioned a few times, but couldn't seem to find any access. Maybe it was removed?

Jun 14 2021  • 0 like(s)

isayuhh update may 2021: the building is still there, not really much to see tho

May 27 2021  • 0 like(s)

Jesse Stopped by here a few days ago, really empty place with lost of graffiti, very cool aesthetic and some admittedly talented vandals. Seems like a really popular spot, two guys stopped by to practice boxing each other on the second floor. There is however an apparent "drunkard" that sleeps there at night. Two of my friends went to check it out at night and when they entered they heard loud stomping coming from the second floor and noped out of there pretty fast.

Oct 26 2020  • 0 like(s)

ishootthings Stopped by today but didnt go in. It appears most the doors are boarded, however, the main front door appears to have had a board ripped off as it appeard cockeyed. I was at quite a distance tho.

Oct 14 2020  • 0 like(s)

Wizx2002 This location is under construction right now

Nov 17 2019  • 0 like(s)
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Unknown user I just went there yesterday great place but watch out there are some not so friendly homeless people currently living upstairs

Aug 10 2019  • 0 like(s)

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

Aug 08 2019  • 0 like(s)

sleestak35 Thanks for sharing this location Skye_Ann!

Jul 30 2019  • 0 like(s)

DDR12 Nice find, I''ll have to check this one out when I''m in the area.

Jul 22 2019  • 0 like(s)