This is Waterloo, Phillip St.
On a lunchtime walk up Phillip, it struck me that this scene of careful deconstruction and reclamation of materials of the student housing co-op was in stark contrast to the context of rubble in other parts of the world. Both in the slow and deliberate pace of the change and in what it represents in our community. Here in Waterloo, no one thinks, “Ah, results of the latest drone strike”. Instead, they perhaps think, “What shiny new building will replace the perfectly functional one that was there before?”