Downtown Community Centre

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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.


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.


A variety of drop in sports are available every day of the week for $3 per drop in.  See a complete list of dates and times on Active Net.

For a full listing of current programs, check out Active Kitchener, pick up the DCC Guide at the Downtown Community Centre, or email and request an electronic copy of the guide.  

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

 Downtown Neighbourhood Alliance policies

Thank you for choosing a Downtown Neighbourhood Alliance (DNA) program. This alliance of Neighbourhood Associations, in the hub of Kitchener, organizes recreational and social programs at the Downtown Community Centre. DNA is committed to accessible, quality service and aims to build community spirit and be a forum for the common issues that impact their neighbourhoods.

The online program registration system, known as ACTIVE Net on the City of Kitchener website, provides information about withdrawals, refunds, program cancellations, and so on. By registering for a DNA program, you are eligible to become a Community Member of the DNA. If you would like to receive timely information about programs and events or be a volunteer with DNA, email, phone 519-741-2501 or connect on Facebook.

Parking for Programs:

Please ensure that you have a valid parking permit displayed on the front dash of your car. Obtain the permit from the front desk at the Downtown Community Centre. Overflow parking is available in the Duke & Ontario Streets parking garage; bring the ticket you receive on entering the garage to the DCC main office to receive a slip to exit at no charge.

Class Cancellations & Emergency Closings:

Classes may be cancelled in the event of insufficient registration. We reserve the right to change, cancel or alter classes. If classes are unexpectedly cancelled due to an emergency, announcements will be made on most local radio stations; we also make every effort to contact all participants by phone.

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

For a full listing of current programs, check out Active Kitchener, pick up the DCC Guide at the Downtown Community Centre, or email and request an electronic copy of the guide.  

 Ongoing Groups
 The centre also hosts many volunteer-run ongoing groups for adults/older adults.
 Pay as you Play
The centre offers pay as you play adult pickleball. It is offered Wednesdays and Fridays 1:30-4 p.m. (year round) and Fridays 7-10 p.m. (Sept. to June). Tickets cost $3.88 (Adults 55+) or $4.72 (Adult 18-54). Prices are subject to change. Books of 10 or 20 tickets are also available at discounted prices. 


 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.

School year YDI runs from September until May. YDI for Ages 12-17 runs on Tuesdays from 6:30 - 9 p.m.

 Community partners' programs



  • Stong Start programming, and CFNA Tot Programs are cancelled for the duration of current COVID-19 school closures.
  • From March 16-20 there will only be takeout meals and mini meals available from the DCC Diner.
  • Due to limited parking, we encourage patrons (who are able) to park in the Duke and Ontario garage and ask the front staff at the community centre for an exit ticket. Please see updated parking lot map and park in spaces marked accordingly. To avoid a ticket, a parking pass must be displayed in all vehicles. 
  • Our Kitchener group card makes taking part in leisure activities even easier for adults age 55 and older. You can now renew for 2020.
  • 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

Amenities and services

  In-house services
  • Sunshine Cafe. Our cafe is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  
  • Coffee is available for purchase anytime from our new Van Houtte machine located in the cafe area.  Specialty coffees and hot chocolate are also available.
  • Hair Salon. Appointments are available from Tuesday to Saturday. Please call 519-741-2200 x5077 to book an appointment.
  • DCC Diner. Our diner serves lunch Monday to Friday at noon. Please call the centre at 519-741-2501 to make a reservation and click here to view our monthly menu. (we recommend at least 24 hours in advance). Mini meals are also available for takeout.  Availability varies each day, please call the centre or check in at the kitchen.
 Partner services
  • Family Outreach: DCC's family outreach workers are Dianne Piluk (Monday and Thursday) 519-498-7815 and Meenu Bhandari (Tuesday and Friday) 519-498-7649. Please call ahead to book an appointment. Run by the House of Friendship.
  • Youth Sexual Health Clinic: Wednesdays from 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. Run by the Region of Waterloo.
  Community amenities
Important dates

Centre Closures:

  • Friday April 10:  Good Friday

Spring Program Registration

  • Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 8:30 a.m.

Neighbours Day

  • Saturday June 13


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.

Photo Gallery: Downtown CC - Rental will appear here on the public site.

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.
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