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.
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:
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.
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 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:
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
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