My ideal city


Calling all future leaders, decision makers and visionaries!

Are you between the ages of 10-12? What does your ideal city look like? 

We want to know what makes a city a great place to live!

Tell Mayor Vrbanovic and members of council how you would shape Kitchener for the future. 

My Ideal City is a contest that empowers young people to participate in municipal government. Students aged 10-12 who live in Kitchener are asked to think about the programs and services they would like to see in their "Ideal City," and write a 250 word report about why they chose them. 

Winners will participate in a live, televised council meeting (date to be announced) to debate a community-related topic and receive a tour of City Hall. As well, your report will be printed in an upcoming issue of the Kitchener Citizen!

Reports are due by (date to be announced)  and can be e-mailed to or dropped off at the Office of Mayor and Council in City Hall, 200 King Street West (after business hours, please drop off at security desk).  Reports submitted are graded based on creativity and persuasiveness of the ideas presented. 

A total of 11 reports will be chosen. All entries are the property of the City of Kitchener. Only the winner's names, their age and reports will be published. For more information, call 519-741-2300.

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