The email from Dave LeBlanc The Architourist columnist for the Globe and Mail (Canada's national newspaper) arrived just as I was about to sit down at a lecture by well-known Toronto urbanist Ken Greenberg facilitated by the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery at the Walper Hotel in downtown Kitchener. I fidgeted through the whole talk, turning the message over and … Continue reading “Finding John Lingwood” featured in Canada’s national newspaper
Anyone who – in their adolescent years – wanted to paint their bedroom walls black knows that putting your mark on a space makes it your own. Former president of the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Paul Motz, had much more to play with when in 1970 his father assigned him to managing the interior details of the … Continue reading How to choose a carpet … Lingwood style
But, the story of the building doesn't end there ... with demolition.
https://youtu.be/Bw0x2A8tbTI I’ve gathered at least 20 hours worth of interviews, additional hours of location video and 100s of photographs for my film “Finding John Lingwood.” The finished film … 55 minutes. A mountain of information to work with and a lot left on the cutting room floor. It’s not quote as bad as you might … Continue reading Once a darling, always a darling