Kitchener, Ontario, Canada Information And Events

Kitchener Ontario, Canada Information And Events
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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Coordinates: 43.45° N, 80.4833° W

Kitchener Fun Facts

There are two interchanges with Highway 401 on Kitchener's southern border.

You can get to Kitchener by air and/or bus:

  • You can take a plane and go to:
    • Region of Waterloo International Airport
  • You can take a bus and go to:
    • Charles St. Transit Terminal
    • Charles St. Transit Terminal
    • Charles St. Transit Terminal

List of sports teams from Kitchener:

  • Kitchener Rangers ( Ice Hockey )
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Kodiaks ( Lacrosse )
  • Kitchener Panthers ( Baseball )
  • Kitchener Greenshirts
  • Kitchener Dutchmen
  • Kitchener Canucks
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Braves ( Lacrosse )
  • Tri-City Titans

Sample list of famous people who were born in Kitchener:

  • Walter Zinn ( Physicist )
  • Jeremy Ratchford ( Actor )
  • Margaret Millar ( Writer and Novelist )
  • Christian ( Wrestler and Actor )
  • Lois Maxwell ( Actor, Voice Actor, Journalist and Businessperson )
  • William Lyon Mackenzie King ( Lawyer, Journalist, Economist, Politician, Author and Civil servant )
  • Harold Albrecht
  • Karen Redman
  • David Edgar ( Soccer Player )
  • Ryan Benesch
  • Niki Budalić
  • Mike Stevens
  • Myron Stankiewicz
  • Jim Krulicki ( Ice hockey player )
  • The Missing Link
  • Donny Lalonde
  • Gary Dornhoefer
  • Dennis Wideman ( Ice hockey player and Athlete )
  • Colin Doyle
  • Scott Stevens ( Ice hockey player )
  • Jim Sandlak ( Ice hockey player )
  • Steven Rice ( Ice hockey player )
  • Kyle Quincey ( Ice hockey player )
  • Steve Dietrich
  • Darryl Sittler ( Ice hockey player )
  • Brian Bradley ( Ice hockey player )
  • Cam Stewart
  • Chuck Cadman
  • Mike Card
  • Aaron Wilson
  • Rocky Stone
  • Ryan Smith
  • Mike Blake
  • Keith Hymmen
  • James G. Mitchell
  • John Oswald ( Composer )
  • Evan Brophey ( Ice hockey player )
  • Woody Dumart
  • Laura Nicholls ( Swimmer )
  • Howie Meeker ( Sports commentator )
  • Milt Schmidt ( Ice hockey player and Coach )
  • Don Awrey
  • Kevin Klein ( Ice hockey player )
  • Gary Kurt
  • Paul Reinhart ( Ice hockey player )
  • Ryan Braun ( Baseball player )
  • Stephen Woodworth ( Lawyer )
  • David Zimmer
  • Brett Leonhardt
  • Lyle Green

The City of Kitchener / ˈ k ɪ tʃ ɨ n ər / is a city in Southern Ontario, Canada. Located approximately 100 km west of Toronto, Kitchener is the seat of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. It was the Town of Berlin from 1854 until 1912 and the City of Berlin from 1912 until 1916. The city had a population of 219,153 in the 2011 Census. The metropolitan area, which includes the neighbouring cities of Waterloo and Cambridge, has 507,096 people, making it the tenth largest Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) in Canada and the fourth largest CMA in Ontario. The city is adjacent to the smaller cities of Cambridge to the south, and Waterloo to the north. Kitchener and Waterloo are often referred to jointly as "Kitchener-Waterloo" (K-W), although they have separate municipal governments. Including Cambridge, the three cities are known as "the tri-cities".

Kitchener is located in Southwestern Ontario, in the Saint Lawrence Lowlands.

List of Kitchener's nicknames:

  • KW

Kitchener is in the Eastern Time Zone.

Freight trains in Kitchener are operated by the Goderich-Exeter Railway and the Canadian Pacific Railway.

The kitchener is held every October, starting on the Friday before Canadian Thanksgiving and running until the Saturday after.

In the Canada 2011 Census, the population of Kitchener was 219,153.

The kitchener opened at this location in 2006, bringing 300 faculty, staff and students to downtown Kitchener.

List of airports near Kitchener:

  • Waterloo Regional Airport

In 1784, the land that Kitchener was built upon was an area given to the Six Nations by the British as a gift for their allegiance during the American Revolution; 240,000 hectares of land to be exact.

In the five years between 2001 and 2006, the population of Kitchener grew by 7.5%, higher than the growth rates for both Ontario (6.6%) and Canada(5.4%).

At the time of the Canada 2006 Census, the population of Kitchener was 204,668.

The track and signalling conditions on the north and south route are very different, so that trains on the southern route can operate more frequently and faster, while trains on the northern route take 1 hour and 40 minutes on average to get from Kitchener to Toronto.

This southern line is the primary rail corridor for CN, while the northern line through Kitchener is owned by a short-line railway called the Goderich-Exeter Railway (GEXR).

Kitchener's official website is

Sample list of newspapers published in Kitchener:

  • Echo Weekly
  • Waterloo Region Record

The current mayor of Kitchener is Carl Zehr, who was re-elected to his fifth term in October 2010, after first being elected in 1997 and then re-elected in 2000, 2003 and 2006.

Sample list of tourist attractions in Kitchener:

  • Victoria Park, Kitchener
  • Rockway golf course
  • Riveredge Golf Course
  • Chicopee Ski Club
  • Joseph Schneider Haus
  • Woodside National Historic Site
  • Doon Heritage Village
  • Iron Horse Trail, Alberta
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest

Kitchener is located in Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Sample list of famous events happened in Kitchener:

  • Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest

Population of Kitchener was 204,668 in the year 2006.

Kitchener's geo-coordinates are 43.45° N, 80.4833° W.

Kitchener is about 136.89 square kilometers with a population of 204,668 in the year 2006.

The closest airport to Kitchener is the Region of Waterloo International Airport in nearby Breslau, but while it is a thriving general-aviation field, it is not heavily served by scheduled airlines.

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