Kitchener, Ontario As Waterloo Regional Police take the lead in the investigation on Sprucedale Crescent, the City of Kitchener has turned its attention to increasing efforts to support the residents of this street.

Residents of Sprucedale Crescent who were displaced as a precaution returned to their homes yesterday evening, with the exception of the three principal residences involved in the incident. Sprucedale Crescent is open to residents only, via pedestrian access. The road remains closed to vehicle traffic.

However, the normally quiet crescent continues to see a steady stream of onlookers, despite the road closure. City staff has worked to put in place additional measures designed to protect the privacy and dignity of the residents of this street, including:

  • The placement of additional “Emergency – No Parking” signs on Blackwell Drive.
  • Implementing a parking permit system for Sprucedale residents and affected Blackwell Residents to allow for stronger enforcement of those not complying with the road closure.
  • Adding bylaw enforcement staff onsite Friday, Saturday and Sunday to check pedestrian traffic and enforce the street closure.
  • Adding sidewalk signage to inform pedestrians that access to the street is for residents only.




Victoria Raab
City of Kitchener