Going Places: Past Present Future

On exhibit to Sunday, January 5, 2020

Going Places: Past Present Future, a major regional exhibit mounted in celebration of the ION launch, showcases how the people of Waterloo Region have been actively ‘on the move’ by water, road, rail, and air. Featuring immersive experiences and artifacts that will surprise and delight, the exhibition transports visitors through time and into the future.

As the Region has evolved, local modes of transportation have adapted and modernized to meet people’s needs. From canoes to hybrid cars, the Going Places exhibition explores the changes in travel experienced within the Region.

Citizens are affected by transit every day, whether they realize it or not. The evolution of transportation systems in Waterloo Region is closely linked to the growth of the Region itself. Transportation systems – roads, railways, and public transit – were as important to local residents in the early 1800s as they are today.

This exhibition has been created by the Region of Waterloo Museums’ exhibits team with the assistance of numerous partners and local contributors. Special thanks to all the organizations that helped us create Going Places: Past Present Future.

Region of Waterloo

  • Archives Department
  • Grand River Transit
  • ION - Rapid Transit
  • Region of Waterloo International Airport
  • Transportation Division

Partners and Contributors

  • Cambridge Corporate Archives and Records Centre
  • Canadian Automotive Museum
  • Canadian Canoe Museum
  • City of Waterloo Museum
  • Dou Tech Movement Inc.
  • Fashion History Museum
  • Heffner Toyota
  • Kitchener Public Library
  • Marcel Labelle
  • University of Waterloo Library, Special Collections & Archives
  • University of Waterloo, Waterloop Team
  • Waterloo Public Library
  • Waterloo Historical Society
  • Wellesley Township Heritage and Historical Society