Share your feedback on our draft approach to growth and change

Throughout the past three months, the Growing Together team has been working to develop the Draft Approach to Growth and Change in the Major Transit Station Areas. The draft approach to growth and change combines public and stakeholder feedback and aligns with key City objectives to:

  • Address the housing crisis by improving housing choice and affordability in Kitchener’s Major Transit Station Areas.
  • Address the climate emergency by creating transit-supportive communities, maximizing the use of existing infrastructure and leveraging new infrastructure.
  • Encourage a shift towards active transportation and transit within complete communities that provide for people’s daily needs.
  • Help bring more people, activity, life, and diversity to Kitchener’s Major Transit Station Areas.


The draft approach recommends a new land use category called Strategic Growth Areas. The Strategic Growth Areas will allow a wide variety of housing types and a mix of uses within the Major Transit Station Areas. The Strategic Growth Areas are proposed to be implemented in the following four draft zones:

  • Strategic Growth Area 1 (SGA-1): Low-Rise
  • Strategic Growth Area 2 (SGA-2): Mid-Rise
  • Strategic Growth Area 3 (SGA-3): High-Rise Limited
  • Strategic Growth Area 4 (SGA-4): High-Rise


Please read the Draft Approach to Growth and Change for a full description.


What do you think?

Help us plan for growth around Major Transit Station Areas (MTSA) in Kitchener. Until August 11, 2023 add your comments and ideas on:


Come chat with the Growing Together team!

We attended the Multicultural Festival on June 24th and spoke with over 100 community members about growth and change. We will also be at:


The Growing Together team will also be holding Office Hours on Friday, July 21 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. You can book a 30-minute appointment with members of the Growing Together team by sending an email to growingtogether@kitchener.ca.


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This project is now complete. On March 19, 2024 Kitchener City Council unanimously approved the Growing Together plan, a policy framework that builds on Kitchener’s role as a national leader in addressing the housing crisis. For more information, visit kitchener.ca.


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