Attend an Event

Join us for events featuring community leaders, experts, politicians, and your friends and neighbours! A Project Launch initiated the consultation process, with Forums and Open Houses still to come. The entire process will be engaging and exciting – you won’t want to miss it!

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Participate Online

This website will be regularly updated, so check back often! We have set up a dedicated email address for the project for you to ask questions, send in comments, and give us your ideas on how to best plan for the future of your community. A ‘Your Say‘ page on this site will summarize what we’ve heard. You can also sign up for regular updates on rapid transit in Waterloo Region. Sign up>>>


The CBS was presented and discussed at a series of Community Open Houses held in Waterloo, Kitchener and Cambridge in February, 2013. Thank you to those who gave their valuable input!

The CBS document can be viewed to the right, or downloaded by clicking the following links:

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Section 7

In order to view the document you’ll need Adobe Reader. If you don’t already have it, click here to download now.

Click here to view the Event Flyer and here to view the Open House Panels that were on display.

The Storefront is now Closed!

The Storefront was created in the spring to house project materials, provide a project meeting space and to act a community resource centre for the duration of the project. After eight enjoyable months, the storefront is now closed.

We have really enjoyed using this space and want to thank you for attending our public events here and for dropping in to learn more about the project!

To stay informed, please continue to check our website or contact us directly by phone or email.

Other Ways to Participate

You’re always welcome to contact us by traditional mail or by calling Regional staff. Contact information is located on the ‘Contact’


For Your Convenience

The CTC Community Building Strategy needs your input, whether you’re able to attend in person or not. The team has created ways for you to participate electronically, at a time convenient for you.

We encourage you to participate in person, but if you are unable to, the team will make a best effort to keep you informed by regularly updating this website. Be sure to check back often!

Sign-up to the Region’s mailing list to receive regular notice about the progress of our work, reports on major findings, and dates of upcoming events. You can sign up for electronic updates by clicking here.

Send in comments on any aspect of the CTC Community Building Strategy project to CentralTransitCorridor [at] RegionofWaterloo.ca. The team reads and appreciates every comment submitted. A summary of comments will be added to this website once a sufficient number of comments are received.



The project team has identified key stakeholders from across the region, with expertise in areas as wide ranging as the environment, heritage, small business, accessibility, youth interests, and so forth. A letter of invitation to participate was sent to each of these groups, and interviews held with many of them. If you are a member of a stakeholder group whom we’ve yet to contact, please contact us.

If you’d rather contact us by traditional mail or by calling, you’re welcome to do so. Please visit the contact page for information.



Community Open Houses and Free Speaker Event!

Join us for a series of open houses to view the Initial Draft Strategies of the CTC Community Building Strategy. Share your feedback on opportunities related to enhancing mobility, creating great places, strengthening the community and more. Click here to view the Event Flyer.

Monday, September 17
4 to 7 p.m.
Presentation at 5:30 p.m.
Cambridge Centre for the Arts, at
60 Dickson St., Cambridge

Tuesday, September 18
4 to 7 p.m.
Presentation at 5:30 p.m.
*Keynote Address at 7:00 p.m. sharp
Knox Church, at
50 Erb St. W., Waterloo

*Free Speaker Event!
This open house will feature a keynote address by Karina Ricks, an expert in transit oriented development, economic revitalization and community development. Karina Ricks is a Principal at Nelson\Nygaard Consulting in New York. Click here for her biography.
Please RSVP for the Speaker Event by clicking here

Thursday, September 20
4 – 7 p.m.
Project Storefront., at
220 King St. W., Kitchener

Open House and Final Speaker Series (#3)

The third and final Opportunity Forum, Strengthening Our Community features Sue Zielinski and takes place on:

Tuesday, June 12
Open House 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Keynote at 6:00 p.m. sharp
Galt Little Theatre, at
47 Water St. S., Cambridge.

Join us for this FREE event!
This event features a discussion by Sue Zielinski, an expert in linking mobility, economy, and sustainable transportation. Ms Zielinski is Managing Director of SMART, in the Transportation Research Institute, at the University of Michigan. Click here for her biography.

This event is the first of a 3-part series, explained on this page further to the right, or in this flyer.

Walking Tour of Uptown

Take part in the Uptown in Transition walking tour! Meet at the Bell in Waterloo Town Square at 5p.m. on May 15. The Speaker Series follows immediately after.

Speaker Series #2

The Speaker Series for the Second Opportunity Forum, Creating Great Places will take place on

Tuesday, May 15
6:30 p.m. doors open,
7:00 p.m. presentation

Knox Presbyterian Church, at
50 Erb St. W., Waterloo.

Join us!
Placemaking and transit-oriented development expert GB Arrington, who has worked all over the world, is the keynote speaker. Click here for his biography.

This event is the first of a 3-part series, explained on this page further to the right, or in this flyer.

Speaker Series #1

The Speaker Series for the First Opportunity Forum, Enhancing Mobility will take place on

Tuesday, April 24
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Lang Tannery, at
151 Charles St. W., Kitchener.

Join us!
Transportation planning expert Dr Steven Cassidy, based in Edinburgh, is the keynote speaker. Click here for his biography.

This event is the first of a 3-part series, explained on this page, or in this flyer.

The First Open House!

Open House #1 – A Vision for the Corridor.

Tuesday, March 27
3 to 8 p.m.

Knox Presbyterian Church, at
50 Erb St., Waterloo.

Join us for the first open house! Help us define a vision for the CTC across three broad themes of mobility, place-making, and strengthening the region.

Can’t make it or missed the open house? Take the survey!