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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.

 

Centre

 

Location

 

Contact

 

Facilities

 

Website

 

Breithaupt Centre

 

350 Margaret Ave, Kitchener

 

519-741-2502

 

2 Indoor Pools, Gymnasium, Solarium

& Meeting Rooms

 

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Bridgeport

Community Centre

 

20 Tyson Dr,

Kitchener

 

519-741-2271

 

Ice Rink, Multipurpose room, Meeting Rooms

& Public Access Computers

 

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Centreville Chicopee

Community Centre

 

141 Morgan Ave

Kitchener

519-741-2490

 

Gymnasium and Meeting Rooms

 

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Chandler Mowat

Community Centre

 

222 Chandler Dr

KItchener

519-741-2220

 

Gymnasium & 4 Program rooms

 

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Country Hills

Community Centre

 

100 Rittenhouse Rd

Kitchdner

519-741-2596

 

Double Gymnasium, Meeting Rooms,

Outdoor Sports Pad & Accessible playground

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Doon Pioneer Park

Community Centre

150 Pioneer Dr

Kitchener

519-741-2641

 

Meeting rooms, multipurpose room

WarmkingéServing Kitchen

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Downtown

Community Centre

35B Weber St W

Kitchener

519-741-2501

 

Eight Multi Purpose Rooms &

Double Gymnasium

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Forest Heights

 

1700 Queen`s Blvd

Kitchener

519-741-2621

 

Gymnasium & 3 Program Rooms

 

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Kingsdale

Community Centre

72 Wilson Ave

Kitchener

519-741-2540

 

5 Program Rooms, Large Gymnasium &

Commercial Kitchener

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Mill Courtland

 

216 Mill St

Kitchener

519-741-2491

 

2 Program rooms & Gymnasium

 

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Rockway Centre

 

1405 King St E

Kitchener

519-741-2507

 

Auditorium & 7 Program Rooms

 

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Stanley Park

 

505 Franklin St N

Kitchener

519-741-2504

 

Triple Gymnasium & 3 Program Rooms

 

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Victoria Hills

Community Centre

10 Chopin Dr

Kitchener

519-741-2717

 

4 Meeting Rooms, double Gymnasium,

kitchen facility & Multi purpose Room

 

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Williamsburg

Community Centre

 

1187 Fischer Hallman Rd

Kitchener

519-741-2240

 

Multi Purpose Room & Public

Access Computers

 

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Albert McCormick

Community Centre

500 Parkside Dr

Waterloo

519-885-1700

 

2 Ice Pads, Community Room

& Kitchen Facilities

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Bechtel Park

 

185 Bridge St

Waterloo

519-576-2420

 

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

Waterloo

519-885-4530

 

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

Nearby Picnic Areas

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RIM Park

 

2001 University Ave E

Waterloo

519-884-5363

 

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

Waterloo

519-886-2310

 

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

Waterloo

519-886-1177

 

Olympic Sized Ice Surface, Indoor Track, Meeting Rooms,

8 Lane Pool, Diving Boards & a Water Slide.

Click here for additional information

 

Waterloo Park

 

Westmount Rd N

Waterloo

519-725-0511

 

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

 

Click Here to find out what day Garbage is collected in your area

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Hospitals

 

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:

  • Cancer care
  • Childbirth
  • Children’s                                                                                                        
  • Complex continuing care
  • Critical care
  • Emergency
  • Laboratory medicine
  • Medical imaging
  • Medicine
  • Mental health and addictions
  • Pharmacy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Renal care
  • Surgery

 

Contact:

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

 

Contact:

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 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

 

Click Here for Local Bus Schedules

 

 

 

 
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