Central Frederick neighbourhood is nestled in the heart of downtown Kitchener. This neighbourhood is brimming with history, tall mature trees, pocket parks, and community spirit like no other. The neighbourhood is home to a mix of dwellings: High Rises (45%), Single Detached (26%), Low Rise (18%), Semi-Detached (7%) and Row Housing ( 4%), that all fit together perfectly. We are home to lots of families with kids and young people with the largest percentage of residents being between the ages of 25-29 (our overall median age is 40). Our geographic bounds mean we reach out to the expressway, Victoria and down Lancaster, dipped into Weber Street East and back to the expressway via Krug. Check out the map below to see our catchment area:
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Parks & Green Space
While Central Frederick is a largely urban area we are able to celebrate an abundance of greenery, from our tall mature trees that provide a canopy of shade in the summer to our three pocket parks: Weber Park, Mansion Greens/Gordon Park, and Brubacher Greens.
Weber Park is located on the corners of Mansion, Edna and Frederick and is home to a tennis court, basketball court, skating rink ( in the winter), community garden, ball diamond, playground area and has lovely spots for picnics under the trees lining the parks edges.
Mansion Greens/ Gordon Park is located at the dead end of Gordon Street. It is often referred to as the triangle park due to it’s shape. It is nestled in among the trees and is fenced in on two sides. There is a simple play structure and benches for sitting.
Brubacher Greens is located on Brubacher street and is most definitely the hot spot destination for kids in the neighbourhood. It is closed in on three sides with awesome play structures, a little library, benches and tables. It also has a lovely tree covered canopy providing shade.
We have the entrepreneurial spirit in our community, and being close to downtown doesn’t hurt either. This list that we continue to compile of some neighbourhood businesses and organizations. If you have a business that should be on this list, please contact us.
A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. Little Free Library book exchanges have a unique, personal touch. There is an understanding that real people are sharing their favourite books with their community; little libraries have been called “mini-town squares.”
For more information check out Little Libraries of KW
Little Libraries can be found in the CFNA at the following addresses:
- 63 Brubacher St
- 294 Frederick St
- 89 Chestnut St
- 61 Filbert St
- 33 Filbert St
- 2 Gordon Ave