The Olde Berlin Town Neighbourhood Association is a non-profit organization founded to:
- Foster pride in our neighbourhood
- Promote community awareness
- Advocate for a safe and inclusive community
Our mission is to be a neighbourhood that:
- maximizes quality of life by encouraging interaction between residents, visitors, and businesses alike
- nurtures participation in elements that impact the well-being of individuals and the community as a whole
Olde Berlin Town neighbourhood is primarily located within the Civic Centre Heritage Conservation District. This unique neighbourhood is linked to several key periods in our city’s development, and contains many buildings associated with community leaders. The Civic Centre district plan contains guidelines and policies to protect and conserve the Civic Centre neighbourhood. Read the plan here: District Plan
A designating bylaw identifies the boundary and adopts the plan’s policies and guidelines for change within the area. Owners of property designated under the Ontario Heritage Act within a heritage conservation district may require a heritage permit to make changes to either the building or the property in question; see Heritage properties and districts – City of Kitchener. Property owners can contact the Heritage Planner at the City of Kitchener with their questions.
The purpose of this website and our social media presence is to provide information and an open forum for residents to voice opinions on neighbourhood concerns in a supportive and impartial manner.
The neighbourhood association appreciates the support from the Downtown Neighbourhood Alliance, Downtown Community Centre, and City of Kitchener through #lovemyhood and other programs, and of course the people who live here and love the many features and amenities that make this a great place to live.
Many thanks to the residents who volunteer their time to maintain the outreach to neighbours through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, both the e-Newsletter and the door-to-door paper Newsletter (and delivering them!), this website, and participating in periodic Neighbourhood Association meetings at the Downtown Community Centre. Like all of us, your time is limited and we appreciate your invaluable contribution.
Volunteer Board Members
Donna Kuehl (President, Newsletter Editor)
The Board can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many volunteers serve on Committees for specific neighbourhood concerns:
Considers ways and means to help with safety concerns in Olde Berlin Town Neighbourhood with a focus of contributing to a safe and healthy community. If you have a safety issue you would like to report to police, make the right call: is it an emergency or crime-in-progress, or non-emergency such as Anonymous Tip, fraud, traffic, graffiti, or mischief complaint?
Download the flyer here.
Heritage & Development Committee
Promotes understanding of the provincial, regional and municipal land-use planning processes and to help uphold the Civic Centre Heritage Conservation District Plan.
Shares information about neighbourhood events, common concerns, Safety Group initiatives, Heritage & Development Committee issues, and civic items that may impact the Olde Berlin Town Neighbourhood.
- Social Media Team: website maintenance, e-Newsletter, Social Media: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posting
- Newsletter Delivery Team: hand-delivers to door printed newsletters approximately four times a year
Events & Activities Group
The Board is working toward the creation of a group that will encourage events that bring neighbours together and support activities that are fun, safe and inclusive. New volunteers are needed!