Downtown Kitchener continues to evolve its vibrant core and dynamic skyline with the announcement of Momentum Development’s new condominium, Q Condos, which will soar 34 floors above 20 Queen Street North. The design of Q is uniquely slender with larger balconies that will allow residents spending more time at home to enjoy more outdoor living space. It will rise atop the original 1917 building that was originally designed and built for The Economical Insurance Company. A short time after, and for decades to follow, the building became home to the Royal Conservatory of Music, the Ontario Conservatory of Music, the Elsie Ewald School of Dance and the Queen Street Conservatory Dance Studio. The corner of 20 Queen and Goudies Lane has become a prominent place in Kitchener’s musical history. To honour this, Q Condos will include a community performance space for the residents and the community to enjoy.
There’s an evolving Arts District growing at the corner of 20 Queen and Goudies Lane, where artists enjoy showcasing their work and where musicians come to play. Q Condos will build on this creative atmosphere, and tie into the creative placemaking that is already in progress on Queen Street.
We call it “Life on Q”. You’ll call it creative living, where the vibe promises to be eclectic–mixing art, music, food, architecture and history.