At the Downtown Community Centre, you can register for affordable fitness programs, learn how to use a computer and more.

Find a program

On this page:

  1. COVID-19 updates
  2. Contact information
  3. Hours
  4. Parking and transit
  5. Register for a program
  6. Book your bubble
  7. Leisure access
  8. Neighbourhood associations
  9. Food and coffee
  10. Hair salon
  11. Outreach and health
  12. Wi-Fi
  13. Washrooms

COVID-19 updates

All City of Kitchener community centres are closed for public use

Ontario is in a state of emergency and under a stay-at-home order. This is in addition to the current provincewide shutdown.

Some community centres will remain open for emergency social services such as food distribution, public access computers and addiction support.

Visit our COVID-19 updates page to learn what's open and closed as well as how city services are affected.


Contact information

Address: 35B Weber Street West

Phone number: 519-741-2501

Email Downtown Community Centre


Hours

All City of Kitchener community centres are closed due to the provincewide shutdown. Subscribe to this page to get an email when we re-open.


Parking and transit

If you're registered for a program or accessing a center service, you can get a parking pass for on-site parking from our office on the first floor, through the centre’s front double doors.

These Grand River Transit (GRT) routes stop near the Downtown Community Centre (DCC):

Plan your route with GRT’s trip planner.

GRT no longer offers paper bus tickets. Fare payment information is available on their website.


Register for a program

We offer programs for kids, teens and adults of every age. Check ActiveNet or your copy of Active Kitchener to find the right program for you.

Due to COVID-19, we are not currently offering our regular programs. If you're an older adult who wants to learn more about your computer or iPad, sign up for a free and virtual Kitchener Tech Connects class!


Book your bubble

You can book 45 minutes of open gym time for up to 10 people in your household (including yourself). This program is free.

Learn more about the program or book your time online.


Leisure access

Visit our leisure access page to apply for lower registration fees for city-run programs. This does not include programs run by neighbourhood associations or our partners. Check with community centre staff for fee assistance options.


Neighbourhood associations

There are six neighbourhood associations in the downtown area:

These groups offer programs at the DCC, check your copy of Active Kitchener for details.


Food and coffee

Sunshine Café

Closed due to COVID-19. Subscribe to this page to get an email when the café reopens.

DCC Diner

Closed due to COVID-19. Subscribe to this page to get an email when the diner reopens.


Hair salon

Appointments are available from Tuesday to Saturday. Please call 519-741-2200 ext. 5077 to book an appointment.


Outreach and health

Family outreach

The House of Friendship offers family outreach services at the DCC. Please call Dianne at 519-498-7815 to book an offsite appointment.

Sexual health

Due to COVID-19, the Youth Sexual Health Clinic at the DCC is closed.

To make an offsite appointment, call the Region of Waterloo at 519-883-2267 during business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).


Wi-Fi

Use your own phone, tablet or computer with our free Wi-Fi. Choose the “Kitchener Public WiFi” network and follow the instructions that show up.


Washrooms

There are men’s and women's washrooms on the first and second floor.

There are change tables in the washrooms on the second floor.

All our bathrooms are accessible. There is also an accessible changeroom.

Due to COVID-19, the washrooms are only open to those who are registered for a program.