Business Resources

Please continue to check back for: membership information/opportunities, special meetings such as Town Hall, AGM, networking events and information sessions. 

Special Event Road Closure Information

The City of Kitchener Economic Development Department in partnership with the Downtown Kitchener BIA would like to inform you about some of the exciting events that are planned for this year! Each year these events attract thousands of people to our community and contribute to the livelihood and business in the Downtown core. The following is a list of events that will involve the closure of a public roadway: Special Event Road Closure Information Document. 

Waterloo Regional Police 2018-2020 Strategic Business Plan 

You are invited to take part in the development of the WRPS 2018-2020 Strategic Business Plan! To establish goals and priorities for the next three years, this important process requires significant community input.

WRPS hope you will take part by completing the following survey; and welcome your opinions, feedback, and ideas!

Free Workshop(s) - Special Member Opportunity 

BIA Members have full access to a variety of workshops at the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre, free of charge. To register for upcoming seminars, events and networking opportunities visit their website

When registering for opportunities use the promo code "DTAWESOME" for free admission. Please note this offer is valid for Members of the Downtown Kitchener BIA only. Participation for individuals using the promo code above will be verified by the Downtown Kitchener BIA staff.

2017 Holiday Village on King Street - Christkindl Market 

The Downtown Kitchener BIA in partnership with the Christkindl Market continue to explore and expand opportunities through increased outdoor activities along King Street. These plans include the use of huts built by the Downtown Kitchener BIA in the expanded Holiday Village on King. Celebrate a festival of German Christmas and apply to participate today!

Vendors will go through an approval process, and must offer an appropriate variety of holiday items for attendees to purchase while visiting the festival. Please note hut availability is limited, so businesses must apply no later than Friday September 29th, 2017. Click the participate button below to access the vendor application form.


Can you eat, shop and play local for one week?

LiveLocalKW is a Waterloo Region initiative which challenges participants to eat, play and buy from local businesses for one week.In its third year, LiveLocalKW is scheduled to run from September 17-23, 2017. The challenge supports the small businesses that have made Kitchener-Waterloo home to great food, drinks and products.

LiveLocalKW is also an opportunity for visitors and residents to discover new locally owned businesses and revisit familiar ones in their hometown.Companies include: Legacy Greens, Golden Mean Wellness Shoppe, Apollo, Breadbaron Sandwiches and more.

Interested in signing up your business for LiveLocalKW? Follow this link!

Media inquiries please contact:

Sam Trieu at

Jordan Dolson at

Interested in what the BIA Marketing Team is working on? 

Check out our comprehensive marketing timeline which includes initiatives we launched and/or helped launch in 2017. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to drop us a line:

Breanna Crossman, Marketing Manager

519-744-4921 x 406

Bethany Hawkins, Graphic Designer

519-744-4921 x 404


The Downtown Kitchener BIA exists to be a collective voice that fosters collaboration within our business area and acts as a catalyst for prosperous growth in our community. Please use the text field below, to submit an idea for review by the Downtown Kitchener BIA. All submissions will be tracked and reviewed.  Please note, if you do not receive a receipt of acknowledgement within 5 businesses days we kindly ask that you connect with Stefanie Golling, Manager of Events at