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Posted On Wednesday, 10 July, 2019

Classic cars are coming to town this Friday, July 12 for the City of Kitchener’s annual Cruising on King Street . Celebrating its 29 th year, this event has grown into one of Canada’s largest street parties. Beginning in Victoria Park at 2 p.m., approximately 140 classic cars will be on display for a show and shine. Admission is free and attendees can purchase food and drink from the food trucks that will be on location. A classic car parade is planned to begin...
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Posted On Wednesday, 26 June, 2019

KITCHENER – Celebrate Canada Day in Downtown Kitchener with a free concert, fireworks and family fun on July 1. Children can enjoy inflatables and other interactive activities from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Musical performances by Jessie T, Jessica Mitchell and Emily Reid will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Juno nominated country duo, The Rekclaws, will headline the event, preforming at 9 p.m.  A spectacular fireworks display, presented by the downtown Kitchener BIA, will cap...
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Posted On Wednesday, 26 June, 2019

Kitchener, ON – Kitchener City Council unanimously voted to declare a climate emergency during a session of council on Monday, joining 400 other Canadian municipalities in highlighting the urgent need for strong action in addressing the threat posed by climate change. The declaration follows the city’s approval of a Corporate Climate Action Plan in April, a detailed strategy to align city operations with the greenhouse gas emission targets of the Paris Agreement, which...
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Posted On Tuesday, 25 June, 2019

KITCHENER – This past Saturday, June 22, Mayor Berry Vrbanovic was joined by Councillor Christine Michaud, representatives from the Southwest Kitchener’s Optimist Club and City of Kitchener staff to celebrate the official re-opening of Upper Canada Park. During this first phase of work, the park’s five diamonds – three full size, one rookie/t-ball field and one t-ball/blastball field - were reconfigured and rebuilt, the playground was relocated and new...
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Posted On Monday, 24 June, 2019

Council approves the goals and actions of Kitchener’s 2019-2022 Strategic Plan
Tonight council approved the 2019-2022 Strategic Plan for the City of Kitchener. The strategic plan sets out 5 goals and 25 action statements under the themes of Caring Community, Vibrant Economy, People Friendly Transportation and Great Customer Service.
The strategic plan was built on extensive consultation and community’s priorities. Council and staff are committed to deliver...

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