Congratulations to our social activist neighbour, Michelle Buckner

Our neighbour Michelle Buckner, known by many of us as a force for positive social change in our neighbourhood and city, has been recognized by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario with an award for social activism for her work to support breastfeeding mothers. The “Breastfeeding Buddies” programme that she founded provides a support network … More Congratulations to our social activist neighbour, Michelle Buckner

PARTs proposal going to Kitchener Council on Monday

Hello all, Never a dull moment in local planning news!  The latest (and apologies for short notice) is that the PART proposal is going to council on Monday.  Many of you participated in the public outreach meetings.  I’ve managed to look through a lot of the plan, and there are some exciting ideas–street trees, better … More PARTs proposal going to Kitchener Council on Monday

Chalkboard Magic

It’s real people behind the artful messages you see on the neighbourhood chalkboards. Thank you Meg Leslie & Julian van Mossel-Forrester for the colourful additions to our street corners and trails. We’re looking for more a couple more chalkboard artists to join the roster for message changes. Email midtownkw@gmail.com

Why did the 200 Ixpress bus move? And feedback opportunity on GRT future routes!

As reported on CBC radio on Tuesday, although the Route 7 is back on King street, the 200 has been moved from Weber Street to Park street.  I wrote GRT to ask why this happened, and whether we could get the bus back on King. I received the reply below from Blair Allen.  In short, … More Why did the 200 Ixpress bus move? And feedback opportunity on GRT future routes!

Public Information Centre Tonight – Iron Horse Trail to Transit Hub Connection

Just found out about this today…. The Region of Waterloo is undertaking an Environmental Assessment (EA) to improve the cycling and walking connection between the Iron Horse Trail and the future Transit Hub at the intersection of Victoria Street and King Street in the City of Kitchener. The Region is holding a Public Consultation Centre … More Public Information Centre Tonight – Iron Horse Trail to Transit Hub Connection