Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Doors Open Waterloo Region – The Old Button Factory

The Old Button Factory Exterior

The Old Button Factory Waterloo

The Old Button Factory in Waterloo was our 7th stop on the Doors Open Waterloo Region Tour. Built in 1886 it was home to the buttom manufacturing company of Richard Roschman & Brothers. In 1982 the city of Waterloo designated the building as an architecturally significant and historical landmark. Today it is home to The Waterloo Community Arts Centre offering classes, workshops, and a wide variety of exhibits, performances, and demonstrations to encourage growth in community art.

The Button Factory gives artists a unique space to work out of. Check what they have to offer at their web site.


4 responses

  1. Thank you for the beautiful photos! Let us know if you would be interested in being an official Doors Open blogger/photographer for Doors Open 2013. We could arrange for advance-access to Doors Open buildings… email us at!

    October 9, 2012 at 10:29 am

  2. Thank you for these beautiful photos of our building! We’d love to be able to use them sometime. Contact me at if we could work something out.

    Jamie Quinn
    Programs Coordinator – WCAC

    October 9, 2012 at 12:03 pm

  3. 321095 366802I just put the link of your blog on my Facebook Wall. very nice blog indeed.,-, 847029

    July 14, 2013 at 9:55 pm

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