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Neighbourhood update, August 2018

Here are a few things happening in and around our hood in the weeks and months ahead: The City of Kitchener is having several “Workshops on Wheels” to discuss the Cycling and Trails Master Plan. The event for… Read More

Duke Street West Music Fest — 2018

For several years a few people on Duke St. West have been thinking about organizing a music event in our ‘hood. The Duke Street Playground seemed like a logical place because it has play equipment for kids and… Read More

Duke St West Music Fest (Update)

UPDATE: The rain is going away, but there are safety concerns about running power. The rain might come back and the ground is wet as well. However, we have three tents and a porta potty, plus snacks! So… Read More

Duke Street West Music Fest, June 23

This year will have our very first Duke Street West Music Festival! We have a great list of local neighbourhood musicians: Buddy Choir The Duke Street Alicorns Bill & Allegra Bulmer Jakki & Wayne Rob Adlers Ted Parkinson… Read More

June Updates in the ‘Hood

A June Newsletter is being produced. If you would like to help deliver it, please email us at There are now revised plans for Breithaupt Block Phase 3 and a public meeting to discuss them at city… Read More

Photo Contest Winners 2018

Did everyone remember we held a photo contest? We received many amazing photos and we thank everyone who sent one (or more) in. They show off so much of our diverse neighbourhood and the beauty in our mix… Read More

152 Shanley Design Charrette

The City of Kitchener is hosting a Design Charrette for 152 Shanley property in preparation for its upcoming second attempt to sell. If you wish to attend they would appreciate you registering. Below is the letter sent to… Read More

Breithaupt Block update, City Council April 16, 2018

On Monday, April 9th 2018, the Planning and Strategic Initiatives Committee narrowly voted for the Perimeter Group’s office project to go ahead. The Record wrote a good article about this vote here. The Planning committee includes everyone on… Read More

Breithaupt Block Development and Community

  The Breithaupt Block Development, which includes the Google Building, has transformed our neighbourhood. Several industrial buildings which had sat vacant for many years have been renovated and are filled with workers paying taxes and living in our… Read More

Regional Transit Hub, 2018 and forward

Over the past few years there has been a great deal of talk about the planned Regional Transit Hub (or King Victoria Transit Hub). The Hub’s main page on the Region’s website is here and contains links to… Read More