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Posted On Sunday, May 05, 2024

Today we remember and honour the many missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-sprit people who have been violently taken from their families and communities.  Red Dress Day was inspired by Métis artist Jamie Black’s REDress Project installation where she hung empty, red dresses to represent the missing and murdered women.
As a city, we re-commit ourselves to actively challenging the colonial and patriarchal systems that perpetuate this violence....

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Posted On Thursday, May 02, 2024

Mayor McCabe, on behalf of Waterloo City Council, delivered the 2024 State of the City address on the morning of Thursday, May 2, 2024.
Reflecting on her first full year in office as a ‘true adventure of growth’, Mayor McCabe celebrated the city’s strides towards its vision of being a future-ready community and the actions taken to prioritize climate action, transportation and housing.
In her remarks, Mayor McCabe highlighted Council’s historic...

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Posted On Monday, April 29, 2024

City of Waterloo council unanimously approved the direction to move towards rezoning lands at 2025 University Avenue E to support a new, mixed-income housing development that could support up to 700 affordable and attainable units. The lands, originally part of the purchase to support the construction of RIM Park, have been vacant for years. While currently zoned for employment use, evaluations indicate the 10-hectare property may better serve the community as an opportunity for...
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Posted On Thursday, April 25, 2024

Eight students from across the city have been selected for their winning answers to the question “What is your one idea to make Waterloo an even better place to live?”
The winners will share their ideas at Waterloo’s State of the City on May 2, 2024, and spend the day with Mayor McCabe and City Council.
The annual contest offers a glimpse into the issues that are top of mind for youth in Waterloo.
One student, Dorothy O., shared her idea to build...

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Posted On Monday, April 22, 2024

April 22, 2024
** The council summary below provides a snapshot of the major items presented at Monday’s council meeting. The council meeting webcast is available on the City of Waterloo YouTube page . Please refer to the minutes for an official record of the meeting.
City of Waterloo has a strong foundation to target net-zero greenhouse gas emissions
As the first municipality in Waterloo Region to set a corporate target of net-zero greenhouse...

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