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Join us for an open house regarding the Waterloo Park central promenade

Posted on Friday March 10, 2017

map of the central promenade

Waterloo Park is approximately 47 hectares in size, located in the centre of the city, and is often referred to as the “Jewel of the City”. The area referred to as the Central Promenade is a trail that is located between the east side of the Region’s LRT corridor and the west side of the Eby Farmstead. The existing trail offers connections to the west side of the park. The east side of the park currently features views to Silver Lake, pedestrian access points to other areas of the park (such as Lions Lagoon, the Oval, the Waterloo Tennis Club), and observation areas to the Eby Farmstead.

The Central Promenade runs north-south through the centre of the park, connecting pedestrians and cyclists between uptown Waterloo to the south and the city’s two universities to the north via a one-km length trail segment. This trail is part of the Trans Canada Trail, Laurel Trail, Iron Horse Trail, and others, acting as an important artery in the city’s active transportation network.

Preliminary design has begun and the city is seeking public input on the plans prepared to date. Work includes:

  • segregated multi-use and cycling trails that run along the east side of the LRT corridor for a significant portion of the trail through Waterloo Park;
  • potential inclusion of nodes where community-scale programming may be located;
  • twinning a second bridge across the Laurel Creek, near Silver Lake, beside the existing bridge; and
  • developing gateway features to draw visitors into the park.

Please join us at the open house
This public open house meeting is intended to build upon the information provided at the previous public sessions held in 2016 and incorporate the additional feedback and work completed since that time. Information provided will include the proposed design, construction schedule and various project details. For more information about the project work to date, visit

Input received during this meeting will assist the project team in making decisions on this project. All interested parties are invited to attend the public open house meeting to be held:

Thursday March 23, 2017
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery
25 Caroline St. N, Waterloo
4 to 7 p.m.

We are interested in hearing any comments that you may have about the study. City of Waterloo and Stantec Consulting staff will be present to discuss elements of the project and to answer questions. Information presented at the meeting will also be available at for viewing after March 23, 2017.

If you are unable to attend and would like to make your views known, please address your comments to either of the Project Team members below:

Ms. Anna lee Sangster, OALA, CSLA
Project Manager
Development Engineering, Engineering Services
Integrated Planning and Public Works,
City of Waterloo
100 Regina Street South
PO Box 337, Station Waterloo
Waterloo, ON, N2J 4A8
Phone: 1.519.747.8790
Fax: 1.519.747.8523

Mr. Tim McCormick, OALA, APALA, CLSA
Project Manager
Stantec Consulting Ltd.
100-300 Hagey Boulevard
Waterloo ON N2L 0A4
Phone: 519-585-7451
Fax: 519-579-8664