Can you help me find this house? I found this photograph while researching my current film project – "Finding John Lingwood" – at the University of Waterloo Library Special Collections and Archives. It's actually a black and white copy of the a colour photography Personal Studios' Bob Nicol made for John Lingwood, a modernist architect … Continue reading Mystery House
After visiting New York City numerous times over the past 5 years or so, I've come to understand why people love it. The vitality, resilience and complexity fills me with wonder at how so many people can coexist in such a small space, while maintaining a sense of autonomy. On a visit last May with … Continue reading A Visit to Harlem via Grand Magazine
It feels like I’ve been planning this day forever. Tomorrow, I am going to recreate a trip to the Lingwood Family Cottage on Burnt Island in Georgina Bay for my documentary "Finding John Lingwood". Along with John’s daughter Lisa and her husband Jeff we will be driving the cross-country route to Honey Harbour and hopping … Continue reading Finally, the day has arrived: Return to Burnt Island
I was happy to see in a recent article in the Region of Waterloo Record that the Region of Waterloo is interested in the former provincial courthouse at 200 Frederick St. Kitchener as a potential location for more regional government offices. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ UDPATE MARCH 29, 2018: The Region of Waterloo will renovate the courthouse to become the … Continue reading What will happen to John Lingwood’s Courthouse?
As the world continues to swirl about us – political maneuvering, terrorist attacks, climate change – the quiet life in Waterloo Region carries on. Ignoring the world is not the answer, but it is equally important that we hear and share the stories of how everyday people enrich the life we share here. I finished producing this short video for … Continue reading Meanwhile, in Waterloo Region lives are changed
The first time I set foot in the Kitchener-Waterloo Record building on Fairway Road in 1979, I knew right away something important was going on there. It was early in my newspapering career and most of the newspaper offices I had know were makeshift affairs or dishevelled versions of their former selves – places where … Continue reading Finding John Lingwood: The Search Begins