Celebrate Canada 150


The 150th anniversary of Confederation is a time to celebrate the places across this great country that unite and connect us in our communities. These projects are just some of the over 350 Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) projects approved in southern Ontario

Kitchener Public Library (KPL) events

Read across Canada

To celebrate Canada's 150th year, join us to read your way from Cape Spear, Newfoundland, to Mount St. Elias, Yukon, in 150 books. Every Monday, a new province or territory set of books set in Canada will be unveiled!

Learn more about this event. 

Heritage buildings older than Canada

In celebration of Canada's 150 birthday, Heritage Kitchener is excited to share that there are 44 properties in Kitchener that were built prior to 1867, making them older than Canada!

Cool facts:

  • Most of these heritage properties were original and continue to function for residential purposes and include log, stone, clapboard and brick homes.
  • Three of the properties represent the earliest cemeteries in the City of Kitchener
  • Four properties, originally much larger farms,  continue to demonstrate our rural past (although now smaller in size)

Other buildings include: the Waterloo Region gaol, an early schoolhouse converted to a single detached dwelling, workers row housing, a stone smoke house and the Joseph Schneider Haus.

You can be a part of this history by taking a drive, walk or bike ride throughout the city and take in some of Kitchener's history. 

Check out this map that will guide you to these heritage buildings. 

Learn more about heritage buildings in Kitchener

Huron Natural Area trails project

The HNA trails are improving! Some existing trails will be enhanced, new trails constructed and new links to pathway networks in the city will be established.

More information coming soon! We'll update the Parks, Trails and Urban Forestry Current Development page when we have news.

Public Wi-Fi expansion

The federal government has approved up to $250,000 through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program to expand Wi-Fi in public places in Kitchener. The following locations are identified as part of this project:

  • The Aud;
  • Victoria Park Pavilion;
  • McLennan Park;
  • Carl Zehr Square;
  • Activa Sportsplex, and
  • Lions Arena.

The expansion of Wi-Fi in these public locations supports the city's Digital Kitchener strategy to promote digital governance, increase digital literacy and promote economic development.

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program supports the renovation, expansion and improvement of existing community and cultural infrastructure, including projects that support the government's priorities to ensure a better future for indigenous peoples and promote a clean growth economy.

You can find a full listing of all city-owned facilities with public wi-fi access here.

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