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A list of retirement homes in Kitchener Ontario. *An asterisk on the right of each name denotes that this residence matches your search criteria from information provided from a previous year and/or little further information is available. Facilities listed without an asterisk, have provided detailed up-to-date information for 2017 .



LANARK PLACE RETIREMENT RESIDENCE  (Retirement Homes) 
44 Lanark Crescent Kitchener ON N2N 2Z8
BAYBRIDGE - DOON VILLAGE RETIREMENT RESIDENCE  (Retirement Homes)  *
868 Doon Village Road Kitchener ON N2P 3A4
CHARTWELL SELECT BANKSIDE TERRACE  (Retirement Homes)  *
71 Bankside Drive Kitchener ON N2N 3L1
CHARTWELL WESTMOUNT RETIREMENT RESIDENCE  (Retirement Homes)  *
190 David Bergey Drive Kitchener ON N2E 3Y4
CONESTOGA LODGE  (Retirement Homes)  *
55 Hugo Crescent Kitchener ON N2M 5J1
EMMANUEL VILLAGE  (Retirement Homes)  *
1250 Weber Street East Kitchener ON N2A 4E1
MILLWOOD MANOR  (Retirement Homes)  *
409 Mill Street Kitchener ON N2M 3R9
REVERA - FERGUS PLACE  (Retirement Homes)  *
164 Fergus Avenue Kitchener ON N2A 2H2
REVERA - HIGHLAND PLACE  (Retirement Homes)  *
20 Fieldgate Street Kitchener ON N2M 5K3
REVERA - VICTORIA PLACE  (Retirement Homes)  *
290 Queen Street South Kitchener ON N2G 1W3
THE PALISADES KITCHENER RETIREMENT RESIDENCE  (Retirement Homes)  *
64 Benton Street Kitchener ON N2G 4L9
THE VILLAGE OF WINSTON PARK  (Retirement Homes)  *
695 Blockline Road Kitchener ON N2E 3K1
TRINITY VILLAGE STUDIOS  (Retirement Homes)  *
2711 Kingsway Drive Kitchener ON N2C 2T2

Kitchener

About Kitchener
The City of Kitchener is located in Southern Ontario, about 100 km south west of Toronto. According to the Region of Waterloo, Kitchener’s population sits at 239,900 as of the end 2015. The metropolitan area includes neighbouring cities of Cambridge and Waterloo, which has a total population of 507,096, making it the fourth largest Census Metropolitan Area in Canada in Ontario.

The City of Kitchener covers a total of 136.86 square kilometers. Kitchener and Waterloo are typically referred to as "Kitchener-Waterloo,” despite the fact that they each have their own separate municipal governments.

The economic heritage of the city is heavily influenced by manufacturing. Over 20% of the labour force is employed in the manufacturing industry. Four municipal business parks are located in Kitchener: Grand River West Business Park, Bridgeport Business Park, Lancaster Corporate Centre, and Huron Business Park, the latter of which is home to many industries.

Brief History
The British gave the land that is now Kitchener to the Six Nations in 1784 as a gift for their allegiance throughout the American Revolution. The Six Nations sold 38,000 hectares of the land to Loyalist Colonel Richard Beasley, which were of great interest to German Mennonites from Pennsylvania who were looking for remote land to farm on. The Mennonites eventually bought all of Beasley's land to create farm tracts. The first buildings were constructed by 1800, and many families made the trip north. The Government of Upper Canada designated the area the Township of Waterloo in 1816.

Throughout the early 1800s, many sawmills were built around the area. One Mennonite family - the Schneiders - built the town's first road, from his property to the corner of King Street and Queen Street. Immigration to the town jumped dramatically from 1816 until the 1870s, with much of the settlers being of German descent. Kitchener was originally named the Town of Berlin between 1854 to 1912 because of the German immigration.

Industrialization increased rapidly after the Grand Trunk Railway extended from Sarnia to Toronto in 1856. Immigrants from Germany had a heavy influence on the town.  From 1912 to 1916, the town was designated the City of Berlin. The anti-German sentiment throughout the first World War resulted in the abandonment of much of the German heritage. In 1916, the name of the city was changed to Kitchener, which was named after the British Field Marshal, The 1st Earl Kitchener.

Historical Landmarks
The Doon Heritage Village depicts what life was like during the early settlement days of what is now Kitchener. It is open every year from May through to December. The Village is a living history village that comes to life with interpreters dressed in period attire from 1914 and encompasses historic buildings, farm animals, and activities for the whole family.

The Joseph Schneider Haus, which was once the original home of German Mennonite settler Joseph Schneider, is now designated a National Historic Site and community museum located in downtown Kitchener. It is Kitchener's oldest house, built in 1816, which has since been restored and furnished. In 1981, it opened as a living history museum. .
The Woodside National Historic Site is the boyhood house of William Lyon Mackenzie King, the tenth and longest-standing Prime Minister of Canada. This Victorian home is filled with all sorts of King family heirlooms and sits on 11.5 acres of lush forest. It is a true depiction of the Victorian era in Canada.

Tourist Attractions
The Kitchener Market is a popular destination in the city, both for tourists and residents alike. For over 130 years, the market has had the distinction of being the area's top source of fresh produce, with a farmers market every Saturday. The Market Shops offer fresh, ethnically diverse cuisine from all over the globe. 
The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery hosts amazing exhibitions, conferences, lectures, workshops, tours, and has an expansive Research Centre. It features a constantly-growing collection of Canadian ceramic, glass and enamel art.
The Grand River, which is a Canadian Heritage River, features 300 kilometers of flowing waters through southwestern Ontario between Dufferin County to Lake Erie. It’s a beloved attraction for many communities, and even serves as a source of drinking water.

Things to Do in the City
One of the most popular and beloved events in Kitchener is the Annual Oktoberfest that celebrates the original and traditional Bavarian celebrations and the local German Canadian heritage. The 9-day celebration is held every October, beginning on the Friday before Canadian Thanksgiving until the Saturday after. While it is best known for its beer-based celebrations, other entertainment attractions are also included, such as the parade which is held on Thanksgiving Day.

The Kitchener Blues Festival is a 4-day festival that takes place every year in downtown Kitchener, and is dedicated to blues music. It is held in August on the weekend after the Canadian Civic holiday. The festival includes 4 stages and 2 workshop stages all over the downtown area, with more than 90 performances.

The Kultrun World Music Festival is held annually in Victoria Park every July, and commemorates world music, culture, food, and art. Music from several cultures is performed on two stages, with the remainder of the park filled with vendors selling foods from all sorts of ethnic backgrounds.

Retirees in this area have the advantage of being close to the outstanding Stratford Festival and the famous St. Jacobs Market. Kitchener is a lively city with much to offer.

 


 
 

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