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Living in Kitchener, Canada:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Kitchener, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked four people living in Kitchener what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:


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Kitchener experiences summer and winter to the fullest. Pack your full wardrobe if you plan on moving here. If you are flying in, you will have to go through Toronto or Hamilton. Kitcheners airport does not support many air companies. If you plan on moving to the Kitchener-Waterloo area, renting is a much cheaper option.

toluwalase, says: 2023

It hosts the biggest Oktoberfest in North America, actually held in October with local and German bands from Germany. It offers a Kristkindl market before Christmas, a wonderful K-W Symphonic orchestra, two great universities and a college and many high tech opportunities, as well as serving as a centre for insurance industries and home of the BlackBerry, invented here.

Anyone moving to Kitchener should know it is actually made up of several cities: Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge. Each of these cities hold a distinct personality and reputation, and view each other with mild contempt. However, it is common for people from all three cities make fun of Cambridge.

When moving to Kitchener, one should consider rush hour times during the commute, usually occurring between 9-5, Monday through Friday. Someone would also want to consider the rise in living costs, as the GTA expands, a vast majority of Toronto’s population have moved here. Thus, with population expansion, we see an economy boost in Kitchener, as the grand majority from Toronto are wealthy, and living costs are adjusted to accommodate the people of the majority.

Crixus, says: 2020

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