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. Contact information
  2. Hours
  3. Parking and transit
  4. Register for a program
  5. Book a gym
  6. Book a community room
  7. Leisure Access
  8. Neighbourhood associations
  9. Family outreach
  10. Sanctuary
  11. Wi-Fi
  12. Washrooms
  13. Rentals

Contact information

Address: 35B Weber Street West

Phone number: 519-741-2501

Email Downtown Community Centre


Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday: closed

Downtown Community Centre will be open on Monday, February 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. for gym and community room bookings.

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):

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

Get directions on Google Maps

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.

Registration dates

Registration for winter 2024 city-run programs at our community centres is open now.

Mark your calendars with these registration dates for spring 2024:

  • spring programs and swimming lessons: Tuesday, March 5 at 8:30 a.m.
  • summer camps: Tuesday, March 19 at 8:30 a.m.

Register on ActiveNet

Find a full list of our community centres.

Children and teens

  • sports and fitness
  • Ki Aikido program in partnership with the Kitchener-Waterloo Ki Aikido Club
  • art classes
  • youth development program
  • cooking programs
  • drama and creative writing


  • pole walking
  • fitness classes
  • Pilates
  • shape up with weights


Drop-in rates for fitness programs

  • 45 minutes
    • 18 to 54 years old: $6.35
    • 55 years old and over: $5.21
  • 1 hour
    • 18 to 54 years old: $8.46
    • 55 years old and over: $6.94

Book a gym

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

Book online

Visit our book free space page to find booking rules and safety measures.

Book a community room

Book a community room to host your next book club or neighbourhood project meeting! Multi-purpose rooms at city facilities can be reserved for free, for up to two hours and as far as 30 days in advance.

Book online

Visit our book free space page to find booking rules and safety measures.

Leisure Access

Visit our Leisure Access (fee assistance) page to apply for lower program registration fees. This does not include programs run by our partners. Check with community centre staff for fee assistance options.

Neighbourhood associations

There are five neighbourhood associations in the downtown area:

These groups may offer programs at the DCC or events in the community, check their pages for more information or to get involved.

Family outreach

The House of Friendship offers family outreach services at the DCC. Please call Laura at 519-591-9052 to book an offsite appointment.


The sanctuary is a dedicated space to be used for private prayer, reflection or meditation.

This space is available when the centre is open. Ask for the access key at the main desk.


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.


There are 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.


You can rent rooms at Downtown Community Centre for meetings or events. Room rates are per hour and include HST. Capacities include chairs only. If tables are required, the capacity will be less.

  • gym one (single) – seating capacity 150 people - $66.93 per hour, including HST
  • gym two (single) – seating capacity 200 people - $66.93 per hour, including HST
  • gym one and two (double) – seating capacity 400 people - $85.43 per hour, including HST
  • workshop – seating capacity 15 people - $21.58 per hour, including HST
  • senior day program room 1 – seating capacity 40 people - $30.77 per hour, including HST
  • Charles Street room – seating capacity 40 people - $30.77 per hour, including HST
  • multipurpose room A – seating capacity 30 people - $30.77 per hour, including HST
  • multipurpose room B – seating capacity 30 people - $30.77 per hour, including HST
  • multipurpose rooms A and B – seating capacity 80 people - $51.17 per hour, including HST
  • upstairs kitchen (cooking) – capacity 6 people - $32.75 per hour, including HST
  • preschool room – seating capacity 25 people - $30.77 per hour, including HST
  • youth room – seating capacity 30 people - $30.77 per hour, including HST

Note that when booked after business hours a three hour minimum rental is required and additional staff charges will apply.

Depending on the nature of your event other rental costs can include:

  • Resound and SOCAN fees
  • insurance
  • licensing

If you're interested in booking this facility or getting a more detailed quote, please complete the inquiry form to tell us more about your event. Staff will confirm the details of your event with you before finalizing the booking.