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. Proof of vaccination
  3. Contact information
  4. Hours
  5. Parking and transit
  6. Register for a program
  7. Book a gym
  8. Book a community room
  9. Leisure access
  10. Neighbourhood associations
  11. Food and coffee
  12. Hair salon
  13. Outreach and health
  14. Wi-Fi
  15. Washrooms

COVID-19 updates

Community centres are open for essential services only

Ontario is in a modified version of step 2 of the province’s roadmap to reopen. Read more.

All City of Kitchener community centres are closed for registered programs and non-essential services.

Some community centres remain open for these services:

  • public access computers
  • emergency social services such as food distribution and addiction support

Contact your local community centre for more details.

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


Proof of vaccination

Individuals entering a City of Kitchener recreation facility or community centre must show proof of vaccination via a paper or electronic copy of their vaccine record as well as identification. Some exceptions apply. Learn more.  

You can print or download your vaccination receipt or QR code from the provincial booking portal.


Contact information

Address: 35B Weber Street West

Phone number: 519-741-2501

Email Downtown Community Centre


Hours

Downtown Community Centre is closed while Ontario is in a modified version of step two of the province's roadmap to reopen.


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.

Children and teens

  • teen gym time
  • sports and fitness
  • gym programs in partnership with the KW Gymnastics Club
  • art classes
  • youth development program
  • flag football
  • winter break camp

Adults

  • fitness classes, including Balls & Bands and Bonefit
  • Pilates
  • meditation
  • line dance

Older adults (55+)


Book a gym

The “book a gym” program is not available while Ontario is in a modified version of step 2 of the province’s roadmap to reopen.


Book a community room

The “book a community room” program is not available while Ontario is in a modified version of step 2 of the province’s roadmap to reopen.


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 may 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

Downtown Community Centre has a full-service salon for the whole family. Services are available by appointment only. 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.