The heart of Kitchener is the Downtown core, conveniently located for the movers and shakers of the city. Downtown offers plenty of opportunities for the urban dwellers who want to be at the city’s centre, from brand new high rise construction to repurposing projects that convert old factories into trendy loft-style apartments. All the while, offering beautiful older style homes dating from the early to mid-1900s just a short walk from the downtown core.
This neighbourhood has a lot to offer, from employment to enjoyment. One of the newest employment developments is The Breithaupt Block, an award winning adaptive re-use office development. Originally built in the early 1900s for rubber manufacturing, it later evolved into car part production in the 1950s. Since ceasing production, the building has been reinvented once more, becoming home to Google’s largest Canadian office. Employment opportunities don’t stop there; downtown offers ample opportunities ranging from small bistro restaurants to large corporations. For individuals looking to explore outside of working hours, Downtown Kitchener has a jam packed schedule throughout the year with events ranging from Ballroom Dance classes to free outdoor concerts at city hall.
Public school students will attend King Edward Public School for grades JK-6 before moving on to Margaret Avenue Public School for grades 7 and 8. High school students in the area will attend either Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate & Vocational School or Waterloo Collegiate Institute. Catholic school students begin their education at St. Teresa Catholic Elementary school for grades JK-8 before continuing their education at St. David’s Catholic Secondary School.