Kitchener can be perfect for families because it has a small-town feel with lots of activities to keep you busy. And if you’re looking for some big city excitement, it’s only about an hour or so from Toronto.
One of the features that you can enjoy is the more than 200 parks, including the beautiful and historic Victoria Park, named after Queen Victoria. The Victoria Park neighbourhood is a popular residential area in Kitchener. Our Western Financial Group insurance experts will make sure you get the right home insurance at the right value for you.
The Victoria Park neighbourhood also features businesses, shops, bakeries, a health clinic, and the Joseph Schneider House Museum and Gallery and National Historic Site, built in 1816 and is Kitchener’s oldest building). Joseph Schneider, a Mennonite originally from Pennsylvania, is considered as one of the founders of Kitchener.
Other neighborhoods that you can consider are: Olde Berlin Town (Kitchener was called Berlin until 1916.), Cedar Hill, Auditorium neighbourhood, King East, and Mount Hope.
If you like sports, you can visit McLennan Park to play beach volleyball or basketball, have a ride in the BMX bike park, or take a ride in the skate park. McLennan also has a leash-free dog park and a large playground.
Kiwanis Park offers many year-round trails, a lake like swimming pool, snack-bar, picnic shelters, and athletic fields. In the winter, Kitchener has more than 30 outdoor skating rinks.
If you like gardening, there are 35 community gardens in Kitchener to try out your green thumb.
Kitchener is known internationally for Oktoberfest, running since 1969. Oktoberfest is a nine-day festival in the twin cities of Kitchener and Waterloo that begins on the Friday before Canadian Thanksgiving. It’s based on the original German Oktoberfest and is the second-largest Oktoberfest in the world, drawing thousands of visitors.
Kitchener is home to many different elementary and secondary schools which offer instruction in both English and French.
It has access to top-notch post-secondary education, including Conestoga College, the University of Waterloo, and Wilfrid Laurier University, in addition to other colleges for chefs, cooks, and healthcare professionals.
If Kitchener is where you’ve put down roots, your home is probably the biggest and most important purchase of your life. You need to protect it.
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