Queen Street Placemaking


The Queen Street corridor through the downtown is an important part of Kitchener’s history and landscape. The roadway and sidewalks of Queen Street between Duke Street and Charles Street in downtown Kitchener need replacement due to their poor condition. As part of the work to repair Queen Street, the City is taking this opportunity to enhance the streetscape as well as complete some significant changes and improvements to nearby areas.One of the main objectives of the project is to create a pedestrian friendly environment and turn underutilized spaces into great, memorable places for people.

In August 2017, Council endorsed the Queen Street Placemaking Plan, which was developed with input from the public and key stakeholders such as the downtown businesses. The Project will see improvements to Queen Street between Duke Street and Charles Street, and areas adjacent to Queen Street such as Goudies Lane and a new parkette at the corner of Charles Street and Queen Street, as well as a rebuilding of Vogelsang Green. Some key elements of the improvements include lighting, more seating areas, more versatile public spaces, and new trees and planters.

Council will be considering budget allocation for the Project in January as part of the annual approval of the City’s budget.

The schedule has work starting in April 2020 with a completion date of August 2020. 

Photo Gallery: Queen Street Placemaking will appear here on the public site.


For more information, please contact:

Jon Seip, C.E.T.
Project Manager
519-741-2200 x 7143

Steve Allen, P.Eng.
Manager, Engineering Design and Approvals
519-741-2200 x7584

Additional Information:

Queen Street Placemaking - Council report

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