Survivor garden


The City of Kitchener has been presented with a unique opportunity to create a garden as a tribute to and healing space for all survivors of illness, loss and/or trauma in our community, and those touched by or experiencing another’s survivor journey.

On May 27, 2019 Kitchener City Council approved the direction that staff work with Scott Barker and Gateman Milloy to develop a concept for a Survivor Garden to be located in Victoria Park.

Recognizing that each person’s story is different and personal, we are defining survivor in a very broad sense. This space is intended to be an inclusive place where people can connect, celebrate, find solace or reflect on their journey.

Because this is a space for the community, we need your input to help us design a space that is inclusive and that will help those in our community heal, celebrate and grow. Provide feedback by completing the survey by Sept.1, 2019.

This introductory video begins to shape the conversation about a survivor garden in Victoria Park. 

Staff will then gather the feedback to develop a final design, which will be available for the community to review this fall. Construction is scheduled to begin in the summer of 2020.

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