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Location DB > Canada > Ontario > Kitchener > Nuclear Bunker
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Nuclear Bunker
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 Database Info
created by Crossfire on 8/7/2003 9:34 AM
last modified by phrenzee on 5/31/2010 11:30 PM
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 Overview
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 Basic Information
Type: Bunker
Status: Active
Accessibility: Difficult
Recommendation: forget it
 Physical Information
Address

Kitchener, Ontario
Canada
Owner: Cambridge Rowing Club
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  •  Hazards
  • air quality
  •  Interesting Features
    Large situation room with original maps, antenna patch boards, 'escape hatch' to surface, circuit network maps and dorm rooms.
     Security Measures
  • locked gates
  • Heavy padlocks on entrances
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1966
    Closed: 1992
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  •  Recommended Equipment

     History
    In the 60's, the threat of a nuclear holocaust was hanging over the heads of North Americans. In southern Ontario, Hamilton was a prime target for an enemy strike with its steel mills and harbour. Prevailing winds would blow fallout to the north, into the Golden Triangle, affecting Kitchener/Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph.

    The thought was that if this was to happen, a command center for the local government would need to be built. If possible, rescue operations for Hamilton would be staged from this command bunker.

    In 1966, MEGHQ Freeport was built in order to coordinate other local governments via radio in the case of a nuclear attack. It was utilized for this purpose, as well as office space, training and storage off and on until Waterloo Region built it's new city hall and the extra space was no longer needed.

    In 2003, the Cambridge Rowing Club purchased the property and is currently renovating it for the purposes of turning it into a storage facility and clubhouse.
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     Future Plans
    Cambridge Rowing Club is currently renovating this property
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    Hitman X
    Thu, Sep 18th, 2003
    posted by Hitman X
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    11.20.03
    Mon, Nov 24th, 2003
    posted by manitou
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    March 29, 2004
    Tue, Mar 30th, 2004
    posted by Chronic
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    Historical K/W Record photo from 1969
    Mon, May 31st, 2010
    posted by phrenzee
    1 pictures


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     Web Links
    http://news.therecord.com/article/719015
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 6/1/2010 3:19 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jun 1 10 at 3:19, Steed validated this location
  • on May 31 10 at 23:27, phrenzee deleted 1 pictures from gallery Historical K/W Record photo from 1969
  • on May 31 10 at 23:24, phrenzee changed the following: Web Links
  • on May 31 10 at 23:22, phrenzee added some pictures to a gallery
  • on May 31 10 at 23:20, phrenzee added some pictures to a gallery
  • on May 31 10 at 23:20, phrenzee created a new gallery
  • on Aug 15 06 at 1:41, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on May 30 06 at 17:55, Crossfire made this location public
  • on May 30 06 at 17:55, Crossfire changed the following: Notes for Mods, Recommendation
  • on Feb 21 06 at 12:57, ednothing deleted gallery Kitchener Bunker Photos and its 5 pictures
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