The Civic Centre Heritage Conservation District has nearly the same boundaries as our Olde Berlin Town neighbourhood. It houses a significant number of the designated heritage homes and historical character in the City of Kitchener, a city that was first established in the province in the 1800s.
This section of the website was created for residents and other individuals interested in the history of Berlin (Kitchener) from settlement to present day. This will be constantly updated as over time we’ll add resources and links that are are available from the City of Kitchener, library collections, and the wider community. Property owners in the Civic Centre Heritage Conservation District can contact the Heritage Planner at the City of Kitchener with questions. The plan for this district is available on the City of Kitchener website as a PDF; it’s a wonderful resource for residents and local history geeks alike.
If you have photos and stories from the history of Olde Berlin Town, we’d love to share them!