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Posted On Wednesday, September 23, 2020

With the Province of Ontario’s new changes to gathering limits, Lumen Lite is moving to an online format with Lumen at Home. The event will take place online at lumenfestival.ca from September 26 to October 26, 2020. 
Due to changes to the permitted size of outdoor gatherings announced late last week, the City of Waterloo, in consultation with Region of Waterloo Public Health, identifies that the modified Lumen Lite event no longer complies with the province’s...

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Posted On Monday, September 21, 2020

** The council summary below provides a snapshot of the major items presented at today’s council meeting. Please refer to the minutes for an official record of the meeting.
Special nuisance bylaw approved for this coming weekend
Council has approved the use of a special nuisance bylaw, which will be in effect from September 25-27, that addresses noises arising from or that generates unsanctioned public gatherings, (particularly large crowds) that congregate...

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Posted On Thursday, September 17, 2020

Celebrate light, art and technology two metres apart with Lumen Lite. Earlier this month, the City of Waterloo announced that its third annual festival of light, art & tech is set to go ahead on September 26, 2020. Lumen Lite is an adapted version of the original event with physical distancing protocols in place. The event will take place from 6 – 11 p.m. throughout uptown Waterloo. 
Traditionally hosting 30+ visual, interactive, new media, and performance-based...

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Posted On Monday, September 14, 2020

The City of Waterloo has achieved the highest certification – platinum – from the World Council on City Data (WCCD) for ISO 37120: Sustainable cities and communities – Indicators for city services and quality of life . 
This international standard includes 104 indicators to measure and compare inclusive, sustainable, economically attractive and prosperous cities globally. The WCCD’s platinum certification level refers to Waterloo reporting...

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Posted On Monday, September 14, 2020

The City of Waterloo’s festival of light, art, and technology will take place later this month as Lumen Lite , an adapted version of the original event with physical distancing protocols in place.
This year’s festival will be a smaller scale event with installations taking place outdoors only. “There have been numerous changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and we’re shifting our events into new formats accordingly,” says Justin McFadden,...

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