Plains Road in Kitchener is not one of the most popular routes (thank God for that, for I well remember how many times I raced up and down its hills hoping there’s no car coming from the other direction), nor is it a street that most Kitchener folk know about. It is hidden somewhere in the South-West corner of town, near a suburban area.
This is, however, one of the most beautiful places in town. Of course, not if you measure beauty by the diversity of products that you can buy in its vicinity, but if you enjoy raw nature, a road paved over rolling hills and not “through them,” by levelling them, having fields grow on either side of you, and having the opportunity to see trees that almost seem to have a personality of their own. This is Plains Road. But not for long. For a while now, plans have been made to scrap all of the above and put a shopping centre in its place.
The first step was to get rid of the farm that was at the intersection with Huron Road. You can see clearly in the image below that this has been quite successfully brought to completion.
It is only a question of time; regrettably, until all that I can do is wrote a blog post titled Plains Road, remembered. So if you happen to read this and the thought, “Oh my, I could do something about this, I have a say in this!” goes through your mind; then please, don’t let this piece of heritage, this living memory of what life was like around here in the past, be lost. And if you only happen to know someone who may be able to do something about this, please, share this with them. Don’t think “we only live here, we cannot change things around here.”