Grahame Farquhar has seen a lot of changes in the forty or so years he's called Waterloo home.

He still remembers what it was like when the site of the Waterloo Town Square Mall was a factory that made farm machinery -- before the city core transformed from a manufacturing centre to a commercial one.

He also remembers the smells that came from the Seagrams Distillery, which has since become condos and home to the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

"You smelled whisky distilling or beer fermenting. It was wonderful," he recalled with a laugh.

As far as this retired University of Waterloo...

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