Get your business in front of residents and visitors by advertising with us. You can advertise on city assets that include facilities, equipment, vehicles, events and more.

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On this page:

  1. Advertising with the city
  2. Current opportunities
  3. Guidelines

Advertising with the city

At the city, advertising refers to the sale of a municipal asset to an external company, organization, association or individual to influence, educate or inform the public.

Advertising opportunities do not imply a direct relationship between the advertiser and the City of Kitchener.

Current opportunities

Our current advertising opportunities include:

  • parking receipt ads
  • city publications
  • outdoor banner ads

We also offer sponsorship opportunities.

Parking receipt ads

Place your message directly in the hands of hundreds of thousands of vehicle owners. This innovative advertising concept is great for reaching consumers active in the marketplace with offers or creating top of mind awareness.

These are the pay and display tickets/receipts that are printed and placed on the dash of your car while parking in all city-owned surface lots in and around the Downtown Kitchener area.


Over 290,000 transactions in 2019 made by vehicle owners like:

  • professionals
  • students of the Laurier, UW and Conestoga College Downtown campuses
  • families visiting Downtown Kitchener events, shops, and service providers
  • Grand River Hospital visitors
  • over 24,000 tickets are distributed monthly
  • 14 cm x 4.5 cm colour ads (if your ad is in Adobe Illustrator .ai or .eps format)
  • innovative ad placements that won’t go unnoticed
  • perforated middle line allows for redeemable coupons, while still keeping the receipt stub
  • guaranteed distribution from automated machines with no wastage

Pricing for a 6-month supply (80 rolls, approx. 180,000 tickets distributed)

  • 4 advertisers - $1320 (or $220/month) + HST
  • 3 advertisers - $1680 (or $280/month) + HST
  • 2 advertisers - $2400 (or $400/month) + HST
  • 1 advertiser (exclusive ad on all ticket backs) - $4500 (or $750/month) + HST

City publications

One of the ways we share information with the public is through our Active Kitchener and Kitchener Life publications which are delivered to homes throughout the city.

Both publications are delivered four times per year to more than 65,000 homes in Kitchener. Copies of the publications are also available at community centres and other city facilities.

Outdoor banner ads

Coming soon!

Inquire today about our upcoming opportunity to advertise your business or event at outdoor sportsfields, pools, and dog parks.

You can also subscribe to this page to get an email when we post information about banner ads.


All advertisements must meet the city's advertising standards and principles, which is guided by the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards (CCAS).

We will not accept advertising whose reputation, products, services or message could negatively impact the city's public image or reputation.