When I moved to Waterloo in 1975 the old sugar factory "La Sucrerie" existed as it had been built in 1836. When the factory was closed it remained there empty or was sometimes used for workshops but it became more and more neglected until finally the city with other investors created the "Waterloo office park"
This picture I found on Internet and shows you "La Sucrerie" after it had been restored. The white building had once housed the main office and became now the best Hotel in Waterloo.
This is one part of the original building restored.
in which is now a quiet expensive but very good restaurant
Quiet a lot of companies have their main office here, like Ikea
same view from the street
smoking a cigarette outside, the "Grand Hotel"
Here is also my bank ! As all banks they are very poor and since last year even got some money from the government.
For insurance companies it is the same. They have real beautiful offices
Need some money ? Master card makes it possible
For lunch hours or just a rest from hard work
there is a fountain
and a pond with banks around
and just in front of the Office parc is this nice Pub named "La Pomme" which means the apple. They have nice food, snacks or only drinks and even a place to smoke. Lots of employees are here during lunch hours.