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Downtown Kitchener (DTK) is an urban neighbourhood with a creative vibe and unique energy. It’s the city’s epicenter of innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship, steeped in history and filled with pride.  

DTK is home to Waterloo Region’s highest concentration of outdoor public art, an authentic and multicultural food scene, arts and culture organizations, events, festivals and a creative community like no other. 

It’s here you’ll find ome of Ontario’s most renowned arts and cultural organizations, including the Centre In The Square, Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, and Schneider Haus National Historic Site. DTK welcomes thousands of people to the downtown core to take part in the many festivals and events that happen here. From summer’s Kitchener Blues Festival to the annual celebration of traditional German Christmas known as Christkindl Market, events and activities happen all year long in Downtown Kitchener. 

DTK is home to the most authentic, local, and multicultural food and drink culture in Waterloo Region. From fine dining to all-you-can-eat, busy pubs or ethnic dishes, there’s a restaurant for everyone in DTK. Enjoy the best patios in the summer or cozy up inside during the cooler months. There’s also the Kitchener Market – one of the oldest continuous local farmers’ markets in Canada – where you’ll find a wide variety of fresh and delicious produce, meat, dairy products and more, all year long. 

DTK is where innovators, culture-creators, and businesses come together 

DTK is the heart of Kitchener. 

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