Williamsburg restaurants … and goodbye

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In the 1840s, the hamlet of Williamsburg had a sawmill drawing water for power from Strasburg Creek, and by 1864 a one-room schoolhouse had been built on Bleams Road in what is now southwest Kitchener.

Town Hall clock (Photo/andrewcoppolino.com).

Much of the history of the small village, named for German immigrant Anthony Wilhelm, is lost, but in 2009 a red brick building, currently housing the Williamsburg Community Centre, was erected replete with a town clock in Roman numerals and cupola with a weather vane, re-presented the hamlet.

Hasib Rasuli of Antalya Restaurant (Photo/andrewcoppolino.com).

Today, Williamsburg Town Centre is home to about 50 businesses and 15 restaurants

For more — and for my goodbye to loyal readers as I move out of Waterloo for family — visit CBC-KW.

Deconstructed shawarma at Shawarma Star (Photo/andrewcoppolino.com).

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