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City of Kitchener (Lower Tier Waterloo)

Phone : (519) 742-7191
Your Host(s) : Canada Post Kitchener

Kitchener, ON (Nearby: Rosemont, Dorchester, Roseville, Ayr, Breslau, Bloomingdale)

  • Baechler Sawmill Probably built in the early 1900s, it was operated in Waterloo County and is now an exhibit at Doon Pioneer Village
  • Ferrie Mill Ruins The ruins of a flour mill built by Adam Ferrie Jr. in 1839 in the city of Kitchener (Doon)
  • Ferrie Mill Ruins The ruins of a flour mill built by Adam Ferrie Jr. in 1839 in the city of Kitchener (Doon)

618 King St. W.
Kitchener, Ontario
N2G 1C8

Ontario Tourism Region : Huron, Perth, Waterloo and Wellington

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 175,623. In the Reg. Mun. of Waterloo on the Grand Rand Hwys 7, 8, & 86,justN ofHwy 401, adjacent to the City of Waterloo, 18 km SW of Guelph.
  • Kitchener and Waterloo could be one city but for their different names, and they are often referred to as 'K - W.'
  • Early settlers, in the late 1790s, called the place Sand Hills because of sand dunes at the site and later, Mount Pleasant. A few years after Mennonite Benjamin Eby settled in 1807, the community was renamed Ebytown.
  • Eby became Canada's fIrst Mennonite bishop, and for 40 years was minister of Canada's first Mennonite church. By 1830 immigrants were coming from Germany, and Ebytown was renamed Berlin in 1841 in honour of their homeland.
  • In 1916, when the First World War was being fought and anti-German sentiment ran high in Canada, the name was changed to Kitchener after Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener of Khartoum, a British war hero who drowned at sea that year.
  • Joseph Schneider is considered by many to have been the founder of Kitchener. He arrived in 1807 and the second house he built here, in 1816, is the city's oldest building and home of the Joseph Schneider Haus Museum .
  • It was John Metz Schneider (no direct relation to Joseph) who started the meat-packing business. J. M., as he was known, had emigrated directly from Germany.
  • He was injured at Emil Vogelsang's button factory and in order to support his family while he recuperated he used his mother's recipe to make pork sausages which he sold door to door.
  • This was the humble beginning of Schneider Foods of Kitchener with the 'Dutch Girl' logo on its products which by 1925 had a modem plant and more than 100 employees.
  • William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874-1950) was born in Kitchener and began a public service career as a specialist in labour relations. He was prime minister of Canada 1921-1926, 1926-1930, and 1935-1948.
  • King spent his teenage years in a 10 room house in Kitchener called Woodside, now a museum in Woodside National Historic Park maintained by Parks Canada.

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Off the beaten track:
  • Country Hills, 0km
  • Alpine Village, Kitchener Waterloo area, 1km
  • Rockway, Kitchener Waterloo area, 2km
  • Laurentian Hills, 2km
  • Parkway, 2km
  • Strasburg, 3km
  • Williamsburg, Kitchener Waterloo area, 3km
  • Victoria Hills, 4km
  • Forest Hills, Kitchener Waterloo area, 3km
  • Rosemount, Kitchener Waterloo area, 4km
  • Stanley Park, 4km
  • Centreville, Kitchener Waterloo area, 4km
  • Heritage Park, Kitchener Waterloo area, 5km
  • Forest Heights, 4km
  • Bridgeport, 7km
  • Freeport, 5km
  • Westmount, Kitchener Waterloo area, 6km
  • Doon, 6km
  • Beechwood, Kitchener Waterloo area, 7km
  • Mannheim, 6km
  • Roseville, Cambridge area, 8km
  • Rosendale, 9km
  • Maple Hills, Kitchener Waterloo area, 7km
  • Waldau, 7km
  • Blair, 8km
  • Hagey, 8km
  • Rummelhardt, 8km
  • Reid's Mill, Cambridge area, 12km
  • Lakeshore Village, 10km
  • Reidsville, Cambridge area, 11km
  • Greenfield, Cambridge area, 13km
  • Kossuth, 10km
  • Orr's Lake, Cambridge area, 11km
  • Preston, 10km
  • Petersburg, 11km
  • East Preston, 11km
  • Idylwild, 11km
  • Perry's Corners, 14km
  • Schindelsteddle, 11km
  • Fisher Mills, 11km
  • Winterbourne, 15km
  • St. Jacobs, 14km
  • Erbsville, 13km
  • Washington, 15km
  • Wrigley Corners, 16km
  • St. Agatha, 13km
  • Mosborough, 15km
  • Pinehurst Park, 18km
  • Zuber Corners, 19km
  • West Montrose, 19km
Nearby Lakes:
  • Victoria Park Lake, 4km
  • Blue Springs Pond, 6km
  • Silver Lake, 7km
  • Laurel Lake, 8km
  • Four Wells Lake, 9km
  • Alder Lake, 9km
  • Clair Lake, 8km
  • Columbia Lake, 9km
  • Reid's Lake, 11km
  • Laurel Creek Reservoir, 11km
  • Orr's Lake, 11km
  • Jedburgh Pond, 14km
  • Barrie's Lake, 12km
  • Watson Pond, 15km
  • McCrone's Lakes, 15km
  • Hofstetter Lake, 12km
  • Little Turnbull Lake, 15km
  • Wrigley's Lake, 15km
  • Bannister Lake, 15km
  • Millers Lake, 16km
  • Hillside Lake, 16km
  • Despond Lakes, 17km
  • Turnbull Lake, 17km
  • Moore Pond, 17km
  • Spongy Lake, 13km
  • Taylor Lake, 15km
  • Elliott's Lake, 16km
  • Mill Pond, 14km
  • Pinehurst Lake, 18km
  • Sunfish Lake, 14km
  • Grass Lake, 17km
  • Deans Lake, 17km
  • Cowan's Lake, 17km
  • Cottrell Lake, 17km
  • Spottiswood Lakes, 20km
  • Paradise Lake, 18km
  • Puslinch Lake, 17km
  • Burgess Lake, 22km
  • Watts Pond, 23km
  • Little Lake, 17km
  • O'neals Pond, 24km
  • Blue Lake, 23km
  • Levey Lake, 29km
  • Maple Lake, 26km
  • Pine Pond, 28km
  • Buck Pond, 27km
  • Buchanan Lake, 28km
  • Park Haven Lake, 28km
  • Fowlers Pond, 30km
  • Windo'er Lake, 32km