Downtown

Suburbs

Conveniently nestled in the heart of our city, the Downtown Community Centre (DCC) has been providing the surrounding community access to programs and activities for all ages since 2005.

The centre is located at 35B Weber St. W and features eight multi-use rooms and a large double gymnasium.

The facility is fully accessible and within walking distance of public transit. Visit Grand River Transit for route information and schedules.

Passes are required for on-site parking; you can visit our main office to obtain a parking pass.

Centre hours

Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The community centre may be available for private events outside of regular operating hours.

Dates to remember

Summer registration is now open! Register in person, over the phone, or online on Active Net.

The centre will be closed Monday, August 6 for the civic holiday.

KW 2nd Chance 50+ Campers 25th Anniversary Celebration, Thursday July 26 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome, call for more information!

Important news

  • Our NEW Kitchener group card makes taking part in leisure activities even easier for adults age 55 and older. You no longer need a VIP membership to register for city-direct programs.
  • Volunteers are needed for the DCC Diner and our Sunshine Cafe. For more information, please call 519-741-2501 or e-mail us.
  • PARTS Midtown and Rockway, City of Kitchener
  • Our Duke Street entrance may be closed at times.

Programs

Downtown Neighbourhood Alliance programs

With representation from downtown neighbourhood associations, the Downtown Neighbourhood Alliance organizes recreational and social programs at our community centre to build community spirit and provide a forum for common issues that impact downtown neighbourhoods.

For a full listing of current programs, check out Active Kitchener.

You can register for Downtown Neighbourhood Alliance programs through ACTIVE Net. For detailed information about parking and policies, please review the DNA policies.

Adult programs

The Downtown Community Centre offers a variety of recreational opportunities for adults and older adults, including:

The centre also hosts many volunteer-run ongoing groups for older adults/older adults. More information on these programs and groups can be found in Active Kitchener and the Downtown Community Centre Guide.

Senior day program

The Senior Day Program assists older adults with mobility restrictions attend programs and activities at our older-adult centres.

Youth programs

Youth services offers free, year-round recreational programming for youth and young adults, ages 12 to 24. For more information, call us 519-741-2200, ext. 7603.

Community partners' programs

Our centre partners with local organizations to offer free programs and information to our community, including Conversation Circle.

Amenities and Services

In-house services

  • Sunshine Cafe. Our cafe is closed for the summer. It will reopen in September.
  • Hair Salon. Appointments are available from Tuesday to Saturday. Please call the centre at 519-741-2501 to book an appointment. The Hair Salon will be closed from July 30 until September 10. It will reopen Tuesday, September 11.
  • DCC Diner. Our diner serves lunch Monday to Saturday at 12 p.m. Please call the centre at 519-741-2501 for the menu or to make a reservation (at least 24 hours in advance).

Partner services

  • Community outreach
    • DCC's family outreach workers are Katharine Russell (519-498-7281) and Nazy Pazoki Zadeh (519-498-7468). Please call ahead to book an appointment.

Community amenities

Neighbourhood associations

Available for rent

The Downtown Community Centre is a great location for meetings, parties (large or small), sporting events, receptions and special events.

The warming kitchen in two of our larger rooms make them ideal for catered and licensed events.

For information on rooms at the centre that are available for rent, please call 519-741-2501 or email us.

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