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Posted On Thursday, July 02, 2020

The City of Waterloo will temporarily close part of Willis Way, from the Rainbow crosswalk to Caroline Street, to motorized vehicles and enable a people-friendly space. 
The two-month closure, which will begin July 8, is supported by the Uptown BIA. It is also aligned with the city’s Active Transportation focus. Picnic tables will be added for passive use for people and for anyone who may purchase take out at one of the many great Uptown eateries. 
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Posted On Monday, June 29, 2020

(Waterloo, Ont. – June 29, 2020)  Janet Hoffman has been described as a “freelance volunteer.” She is not limited by organization or role, but contributes where help is needed. Her contributions are holistic and collaborative: she recognizes what is required and sets about with others to make it happen.
Janet is an active member of both Creekside Church and the Waterloo Mennonite Brethren Church, and through those faith groups, she has been able to...

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Posted On Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The City of Waterloo is pleased to announce that the Building Standards inspection fleet is now entirely electric. This is a significant step in gradually converting the City’s light duty fleet to electric vehicles, an initiative help meet the City’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050.  
“We believe that this is the first building inspection fleet in Ontario to be entirely electric,” said Mayor Dave Jaworsky. “Staff...

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Posted On Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The City of Waterloo’s economic development division invites expressions of interest for the purchase and redevelopment of the lands informally known as the Former Kraus Lands. 
The Former Kraus Lands are located on University Avenue East adjacent to Fire Station 4 at 911 University Avenue East. The property is about 13.29 ha (33 acres) in size and is designated low density residential in the city’s official plan.  
The lands were acquired a...

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Posted On Monday, June 22, 2020

June 22, 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.
Council embraces safety and active transportation including piloting 30 km speed limit in school zones
Council has approved the fast tracking of several transportation initiatives to enhance safety. Speed limits will be reduced to 40 kilometers in a number of neighbourhoods...

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