Living in Kitchener Waterloo - Stephanie Catcher and Brad Gosnell
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Living in Kitchener/Waterloo


As a vibrant community, Kitchener/Waterloo has much to offer to it's residents.  The following is a small list of some need to know items for new residents in the Kitchener/Waterloo area, or additional information on how to enjoy the community you currently reside in for current residents. 


Community Centres

Listing of where the Community Centres are located in Kitchener/Waterloo.  Click here for the latest copy of Lesiure, a listing of recreatioal activities in Kitchener/Waterloo.












Breithaupt Centre


350 Margaret Ave, Kitchener




2 Indoor Pools, Gymnasium, Solarium

& Meeting Rooms


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Community Centre


20 Tyson Dr,





Ice Rink, Multipurpose room, Meeting Rooms

& Public Access Computers


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Centreville Chicopee

Community Centre


141 Morgan Ave




Gymnasium and Meeting Rooms


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Chandler Mowat

Community Centre


222 Chandler Dr




Gymnasium & 4 Program rooms


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Country Hills

Community Centre


100 Rittenhouse Rd




Double Gymnasium, Meeting Rooms,

Outdoor Sports Pad & Accessible playground

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Doon Pioneer Park

Community Centre

150 Pioneer Dr




Meeting rooms, multipurpose room

WarmkingéServing Kitchen

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Community Centre

35B Weber St W




Eight Multi Purpose Rooms &

Double Gymnasium

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Forest Heights


1700 Queen`s Blvd




Gymnasium & 3 Program Rooms


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Community Centre

72 Wilson Ave




5 Program Rooms, Large Gymnasium &

Commercial Kitchener

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Mill Courtland


216 Mill St




2 Program rooms & Gymnasium


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Rockway Centre


1405 King St E




Auditorium & 7 Program Rooms


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Stanley Park


505 Franklin St N




Triple Gymnasium & 3 Program Rooms


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Victoria Hills

Community Centre

10 Chopin Dr




4 Meeting Rooms, double Gymnasium,

kitchen facility & Multi purpose Room


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Community Centre


1187 Fischer Hallman Rd




Multi Purpose Room & Public

Access Computers


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Albert McCormick

Community Centre

500 Parkside Dr




2 Ice Pads, Community Room

& Kitchen Facilities

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Bechtel Park


185 Bridge St




5 Outdoor Soccer Fields, 4 Tennis courts,

fenced leash free dog park & many KM's of walking trails

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Moses Springer

Community Centre

150 Lincoln Rd




Hockey Rink, 8 Lan Outdoor Pool, 2 Water Slides &

Nearby Picnic Areas

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RIM Park


2001 University Ave E




4 Ice Rinks, 2 Gymnasiums, 6 Meeting Rooms, 3 Multi

Purpose Rooms, Golf course, Trails, 12 Multi Purpose Sports

Fields, 6 Ball Diamonds & 4 Sand Volleyball Courts

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Skate Park


100 Father David Bauer Dr




Great for skateboarders of all skills levels, with ramps,

stairs, vertical elements and more.

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Waterloo Memorial

Recreation Complex

101 Father David Bauer Dr




Olympic Sized Ice Surface, Indoor Track, Meeting Rooms,

8 Lane Pool, Diving Boards & a Water Slide.

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Waterloo Park


Westmount Rd N




Eby Farmstead, Splash pad, Baseball Diamonds,

Cricket Pitch, Soccer & Rugby Pitches.

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Garbage Collection


The Region of Waterloo offers residential curbside collection for green bin organics, blue box recycling, garbage, appliance and bulky items, and seasonal yard waste.


Trucks begin collecting at 7 a.m. on your scheduled collection day. Separate trucks pick up different materials at different times so it is important to have all your items to the curb by 7 a.m.


Regular collection runs on all statutory holidays except Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Collection will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week following these two statutory holidays.


Residents in Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo receive the following services:


If you have any additional garbage collection questions, please call 519-883-5100 or visit Waste Management Online


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Emergency Services

Fire Services


Kitchener/Waterloo fire service takes great pride in protecting the community from fire, life-threatening emergencies and dangerous conditions - and equipping citizens with the knowledge they need to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. The following eleven fire stations across the city, ensure all of our neighbourhoods are within a short distance when help is needed:

Kitchener Stations:                                                                                                              

Fire Headquarters: 270 Strasburg Rd. (General Inquiries - 519-741-2496)

187 Lancaster St. W.  

1035 Ottawa St. N.

25 Fairway Rd. N.        

1700 Queens Blvd.

149 Pioneer Dr.

1440 Huron Rd.


Waterloo Stations:

Fire headquarters - 470 Columbia St. W. (General Inquiries - 519-884-2121)
216 Weber St. N.
150 Northfield Dr.
911 University Ave. E.


Waterloo Regional Police Services



Although no community remains completely free from crime, the cities and townships of Waterloo Region remain among the safest in Ontario.  Waterloo Regional Police Service is committed to working toward a safer community through enforcement and education.


If you are concerned about the crimes that have happened both in the past and recently in your area or area that you are looking to move to, please refer to this interactive crime map, provided by the Waterloo Regional Police Services.


For emergencies, please dial 9-1-1. For non-emergencies, please dial: (519) 653 7700 in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge | (519) 570-3000 from all other areas | (519) 650 8500 for the Automated Attendant.






Grand River Hospital

Grand River Hospital is one of Ontario’s largest community hospitals. GRH provides excellent patient-centred care to the over 500,000 residents of Waterloo Region and Wellington County.  Through innovation and collaboration, Grand River Hospital has become a leader in the provision of patient care programs for our community, within available resources.

Grand River Hospital’s role is to provide our community with health services within the following 14 clinical programs and services:



835 King St. West

Kitchener, ON N2G 1G3

Main switchboard: 519-742-3611




St. Mary's  General Hospital


Located in the heart of Kitchener, Ontario, St. Mary’s is the second-largest acute care hospital in the St. Joseph’s Health System and a Regional Cardiac Care Centre. Proudly serving the residents of Kitchener/Waterloo and  Wellington County.  Nearly 2,000 staff, physicians and volunteers provide excellent, compassionate care to hundreds of thousands of patients and families every year in the following core areas of clinical focus:
• Cardiac Care (Regional Cardiac Centre)
• Respiratory Care (Level 1 Thoracic Surgery Centre)
• Outpatient (Day) Surgery
• General Medicine
• 24/7 Emergency Care



911 Queen's Blvd

Kitchener, ON, N2M 1B2

                                                                                      Main Switchboard:  519-744-3311


Public Transit


Grand River Transit - or GRT - is the public transport operator within the Region of Waterloo, providing convenient, daily bus and light rail transit (LRT) services in the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge.  Grand River Transit travels over twelve million kilometres per year throughout the cities of Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo on a fixed route schedule


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