Walper Terrace Hotel
The Walper Terrace Hotel is a Kitchener landmark. When I stayed in Kitchener on a trip in high school, we stayed in the Delta Chelsea, so I have to admit that I don’t actually know what the interior of the hotel is like. It is one of the historic buildings in the centre, and survives from the period in which the city was known as New Berlin (Queen Street used to be called Walper Street). There an elegant café (well, elegant for the city) on the first floor that is open to all patrons and not just those who stay in the hotel. Everything is done to ensure that the hotel’s historic character is maintained, including the tobacconist’s on the ground floor, which has adds to the image of the hotel and the town in its days as an important urban centre in a thriving agricultural area.