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101 David Street, Victoria Park Heritage District, Kitchener

101 David Street, Victoria Park Heritage District, Kitchener

Located in the Victoria Park Heritage District in Kitchener is this substantial 2 1/2 storey Arts & Crafts style residence, built in 1913 by A. C. Quickfall. It is a yellow-brown brick side-gabled structure with gambrel roof having a prominent centre dormer flanked by two smaller dormers, a full-width front verandah (which is presently closed in), and an oriel window at the second storey level.

The lot was originally purchased in 1903 by William Collard, who was the ice contractor for Victoria Park, and also built an ice storage building there.

This handsome residence is in near original condition and excellently maintained.

Currently, 101 David Street is a temporary reception house for government-assisted refugees. Approximately 280 newly-arrived refugees and about 100 secondary migrants are served each year. Temporary accommodation is provided for up to two weeks. During their stay, each person or family is assisted to help find permanent accommodation.