Feedback Needed: City Blog

As we contemplate some changes to our social media strategy here at the city, we’re going to take a bit of a break from blogging in this space. Rest assured we’re thinking hard about how we can best deliver needed and valued services through the blog medium, and will be back up and running as … Continue reading

Do you have the winning photo?

Summer is coming to end.. but don’t worry, there’s still some good news. We have launched an exciting winter in Waterloo photo contest. I know what you’re thinking – how can we be thinking of winter already? Well, we want you to tell us what you feel winter in Waterloo is all about by submitting … Continue reading

Food trucks in Waterloo

Have you visited any of UpTown Waterloo’s food trucks? Well, no worries if you haven’t, because they’re sticking around! With such success, Waterloo city council has voted to extend the food truck pilot program for another two years. Like any pilot program, we learned what worked and what didn’t. So some changes have been made … Continue reading

Why not give your bike a chance?

Have you ever considered parking the car and riding your bike as a primary mode of commuting? Perhaps I can cover all the reasons why it took me so long to switch to my bike and to encourage you to consider giving it a “spin”. First of all, you don’t need to ride like you’re … Continue reading

Action sport venues in Waterloo

I am happy to announce that council has recently approved a strategy to kick-start planning for a network of action sport venues across the city. This strategy focuses on skateboarding, BMX and mountain biking – action sports with a broad appeal to youth and young adults and an emerging family market, as adult action sport … Continue reading

Citizen IBM Blog

Waterloo has one of the strongest economies in Canada because of low unemployment rates, the best post-secondary institutions in the country, stable housing and real estate markets and low consumer and business bankruptcies. We have been ranked among the top 20 startup hubs in the world because of the thousands of jobs and millions of … Continue reading

Welcome Beth Esenbergs!

The Waterloo Region Small Business Centre and the City of Waterloo are pleased to welcome Beth Esenbergs, Business Advisor, to the Small Business Centre Waterloo location. Beth is an experienced Small Business Advisor having spent the past 5 years at the Kitchener Small Business Centre. If you have an idea or are interested in starting … Continue reading

Real time updates

We’ve all been there—frantically running out the door, breakfast in hand, trying to brush your hair while still half asleep because it was just one of those mornings. The alarm clock didn’t go off, the snooze button was overused or simply too much to do in too little time. And then it happens—a road is … Continue reading

Park It and Leave It

Whether it’s the fabulous shopping, the amazing food or the exciting events and festivals, uptown Waterloo is always bursting with activity. It’s the perfect place for the community to get together and enjoy all our city has to offer. And while I love seeing so many people bustling about uptown, I’d like to encourage everyone … Continue reading