Kitchener City Hall's 25th anniversary celebration


Twenty-five years ago, Kitchener City Hall opened its doors with a vision of being the open and welcoming heart of the city. A place where community is built. A place where people connect with each other, and with those who represent them.

To celebrate this important milestone, you are invited to join us for a day of free entertainment and information with live musical performances, guest speakers and tours of special locations, as well as some beautiful art, inside of city hall. See some of the design concepts and hear from the award-winning architect, Bruce Kuwabara. Relive some of the amazing festivals and events that have taken place at city hall and enjoy some cake and light refreshments.

Over the past 25 years, we have seen dramatic changes developing around city hall and we are excited to see what the future holds over the next 25 years and beyond. Be a part of this exciting future by taking part in a community photo and help decide what goes into our next time capsule.

City Hall 25th Anniversary Celebration:

Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 from noon to 7:30 p.m.
Schedule for the day

  • Welcoming ceremony at 12:30
    with words from Mayor Berry Vrbanovic, former Mayor Carl Zehr and Kitchener City Hall architect, Bruce Kuwabara
  • Live music performed by Jack Pender and Danica Guenette from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Explore council chambers from 1 to 7 p.m.
  • Community photo on Carl Zehr Square 1:15 to 1:30 p.m. (community members are encouraged to gather in Carl Zehr Square for a large community photo, similar to the photo taken at the ground breaking ceremony)
  • Architecture/design tours at 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • Public art tours at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m.

There will also be a variety of artifacts and photos from the construction of city hall that will be on display throughout the event.

Below is a community photo taken at the ground breaking ceremony as well as a time lapse photo collection showing the construction progress from month to month.

Photo Gallery: Construction of Kitchener City Hall will appear here on the public site.

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