Shape DTK 2020 logo - Share your ideas. Get involved. Create your downtown!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Shape DTK 2020 consultations!  We had more than 1,500 participants who attended round table discussions, participated in the Shape DTK Forum and filled out a survey.  Below is a summary of what you told us!


Shape DTK 2020 Findings Report

We condensed all of the feedback, survey results and ideas into one easy-to-read document. HAVE A LOOK

Summary of 1,900+ Comments

Yes that's a lot of comments and sticky notes!  We value and reviewed every comment made. READ SURVEY COMMENTS AND FORUM COMMENTS 

Survey Results

We conducted four different surveys.  Here are the results!  SEE WHAT OTHERS HAD TO SAY


Shaping DTK - A Vision for 2020 [a draft] 

Based on all of the community's input, we drafted a new vision for Downtown, including three strategic priorities:

1. Ignite Downtown as a platform for the next generation of urban shops, restaurants, businesses & services.

2. Foster heartfelt urban experiences

3. Champion a caring & collaborative community

Here's the strategy: Shaping DTK - A Vision for 2020



We Still Need Your Input!

We want to know what you think of the draft strategy.  Did we capture the community's thoughts, feelings and desires correctly? Do the proposed priorities reflect what you said? Do they reflect your vision and hope for DTK's future?  Here's how you can share your thoughts:

Community & BIA Open House - April 26th

The community and downtown businesses are invited to attend an open house where we'll share the results of the community consultation, explain the draft strategy, and be on hand to answer questions, and hear your commens, ideas and feedback.  

When - Wednesday, April 26th, 6pm - 8pm

Where - Kitchener Public Library Theatre at the Central Branch, 54 Queen Street South

Who can attend - everyone is welcome to attend.  No tickets or RSVPs are required.  

Format - the open house is an informal drop-in session.  Drop by anytime between 6pm and 8pm.    

Complete a Follow-up Survey

Click on the following link and offer your thoughts on each of the strategic priorities:  Survey

Chat with us Directly

We'd love to hear from you.  You can call or email Linda, Emily or Cory at any time.

Linda Jutzi, Executive Director, Downtown Kitchener BIA: (519) 744-4921 ext. 402

Emily Robson, Interim Manager of Downtown Development, City of Kitchener: (519)741-2200 ext 7084

Cory Bluhm, Interim Director of Economic Development, City of Kitchener: (519)741-2200 ext 7065