Transit Hub: Your Opinion Matters


The Region of Waterloo put on a great display about the Transit Hub yesterday. They are seeking input on the Waterloo Street entrance and there are three options. 

If you could not make it to their presentation the display panels are on this page and you can still provide input into the design by clicking on the "Engage Region of Waterloo" link. Please contribute to the discussion!

Waterloo St. will have an entrance for local residents to access the hub via walking or biking. Duke St. will be the main "bike path" access and there are plans for a bike and walking path from Duke to King and past (eventually connecting with the Iron Horse Trail).

To clarify: staff are seeking input into the Waterloo St. entrance to the hub. The size and configuration of the actual hub is still to be determined and will depend on the private partner(s), market forces, other downtown development and the timing of the eventual heat death of the universe (this last point is more for long term planning).


Transit Hub Public Information Session

The following is from the Region of Waterloo's website:


The King & Victoria Transit Hub

The Region of Waterloo has purchased land at the north-east corner of King and Victoria streets for a transit hub. The lands extend north to the rail line and east to Duke Street. The future transit hub will connect many different types of transportation including ION light rail transit, Grand River Transit, expanded GO train and bus, VIA Rail, Greyhound, Coach Canada, CarShare, pedestrians and cyclists. Travellers will be able to make smooth, accessible and convenient connections at the new transit hub.

The transit hub vision is to be more than a place to connect to transit. It will bring people and businesses to Waterloo Region and connect them to the Toronto-Waterloo Region technology corridor.

Come explore the plans for the future transit hub

The Region of Waterloo and the City of Kitchener invite you to explore the plans for the future transit hub at an open house.

Date: May 19, 2016
Time: 4 to 8 p.m.
Location: Regional Administrative Headquarters, 150 Frederick St., Kitchener

At the open house, you can find out about the transit hub plan and site options. You'll also be able to provide your thoughts on the Waterloo Street design concepts and pedestrian overpass/underpass options. Staff will be present to answer your questions.


We had a meeting!

Every month the MHBPNA has an "executive" meeting which is open to the public. These occur on the first Wednesday (7 pm) or Saturday (10 am) of the month and are upstairs in the Breithaupt Centre.

We always have a basic agenda though "new business" is welcomed. The first hour is a general discussion of our neighbourhood, events, ideas, etc. The second hour is "executive discussion." The public can still attend and talk but only executive members can vote on motions.

The next meeting will always be shown on our website here on the top right under "Calendar". 

At our last meeting (May 7th) we discussed:

--Our meetings with Regional planners over the Transit Hub and Waterloo Street options
--A Victoria Common newsletter that is getting started and how we can reach out to the folks who are living there now.
--The timing and content for our next physical newsletter
--A review of our very successful Earth Day Cleanup (a co-project with the Mary Allen neighbourhood of Waterloo). We had over 40 people come to our section of the Spur Line trail and collected several bags of garbage and wound up some thick cable left behind by the company building the trail. And we almost won the "most interesting item" contest!
--Update on Lippert Park. Apparently it should be done by July and they are resurfacing the tennis/basketball courts.
--We have MANY exciting programs in the fall which include: Creative Lego (ages 4-6), Mechanical Lego (ages 7-8), Daytime Lego (ages 9-12), Introduction to Aromatherapy and some Vegetarian Cooking classes. We will announce these in more detail when registration is open for them and we have definite time slots.

Everyone in Mt Hope - Breithaupt Park is welcome to attend our meetings. Find out what is going on in our area. If you are planning an event we can help with ideas and perhaps provide some funding.


2016 Jane's Walk Weekend a Success!

Jane's Walk 2016 had a great turnout in Waterloo region and especially in our MHBP neighbourhood. There were several walks that included MHBP including Wayne's Mt. Hope Cemetery Walk (the theme this year was the 1916 name change from Berlin to Kitchener....we came close to living in Brock!), a walk on the Spur Line starting at Smile Tiger Coffee, a "children's initiated" walk in Duke Street Playground and our own MHBPNA sponsored walk starting at the historic Greb shoe factory and progressing along Breithaupt Street while discussing both history and urban renewal.

We all had a great chance to learn a few things about Kitchener, Waterloo and other areas. And, perhaps most important, we met our neighbours and talked about places and people. 

MHBPNA will have more events in the summer and fall. Please stay tuned!