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Posted On Thursday, April 18, 2024

The City is gathering input to help develop its urban forest management strategy. The goal is to find ways to maintain and increase the current urban tree canopy over the next 25 years to 2050.
“Tree canopy is an important part of every neighbourhood particularly as our city grows,” said Waterloo Mayor Dorothy McCabe. “To achieve our community’s strategic priorities of environmental sustainability and climate action, we must maintain and increase our...

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Posted On Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The City of Waterloo announced today it will be accepting applications for its Affordable Rental Housing Grant to allocate $1.1 million towards affordable rental housing.
The funding is available to not-for-profit organizations, including not-for-profit housing co-operatives, to support them in the creation and/or retention of affordable rental housing in Waterloo.
“Council unanimously approved this grant to help address the issue of housing affordability,”...

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Posted On Monday, April 15, 2024

** The council summary below provides a snapshot of the major items presented at Monday’s council meeting. The council meeting webcast is available on the City of Waterloo YouTube page . Please refer to the minutes for an official record of the meeting.
City launches Housing Accelerator Fund action plan
Staff shared the City of Waterloo’s plan to use the $22,000,000 in funding from the federal government’s Housing Accelerator Fund (HAF) to...

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Posted On Saturday, April 13, 2024

Happy Vaisakhi!
Vaisakhi is a Sikh festival marking significant events in the forming of the faith.  It is also celebrated more widely as a harvest festival with roots in Punjab and Northern India.
Communities and families celebrate with food, music, dancing and services at the Gurdwara.  The many parades and celebrations across this country are a reminder that Canada is home to one of the largest Sikh diasporas in the world. 
To everyone celebrating,...

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Posted On Thursday, April 04, 2024

Infrastructure Canada has provided $150,000 in grants to the City of Waterloo for three active transportation projects that will increase options for efficient and safer commutes.
As announced by Infrastructure Canada in a news release, the City of Waterloo’s three projects are part of 50 active transportation planning and design projects across Ontario with investments of more than $2.3 million that the government is supporting through Infrastructure Canada’s...

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