This summer enjoy a variety of fun programs at MCCC! Watch for more information in our Summer Programs List.
Funs, Sports, and Adventure
Summer camps are brought to you by the Mill-Courtland Neighbourhood Association.
Message from debbie chapman, Councillor—Ward 9
Things are opening up! The things I most look forward to are eating in a restaurant and attending meetings in person. I particularly look forward to council meetings in the Chambers. The Unzipped exhibit at the Museum has reopened as have the Centre in the Square and cinemas. It’s hard to believe, yet so welcome.
The plans for the Mill Courtland Community Centre (MCCC) design are well underway. Thank you to all the volunteers who have contributed to the process. I look forward to a design that will preserve the unique character of the MCCC, a community space where all are welcome and where the outdoor spaces continue to house the weekly summer market, the cob oven, and the raised gardens.
There is still time to get your senior of the year nominations in. The deadline is March 31. Nominees must be 65 years or older and a contributor to the common good of the community. Details can be found at kitchener.ca/senioroftheyear.
I would like to direct you to the Engage Kitchener page at engagewr.ca/kitchener. There you will find the following surveys: Places and Spaces, the Regional Official Plan and Inclusionary Zoning to support affordable housing. All these issues will influence future planning decisions in the City and Region.
March break is just around the corner. Check out the Mill Courtland Community Centre and City websites for programming that week.
Contact me with your ideas or concerns at email@example.com or call me at 226-752-7104. I am always happy for the opportunity to assist the residents of my ward. I invite you to subscribe to my monthly newsletter at debbiechapman.ca/subscribers-forms.
Sincerely, Councillor Debbie Chapman―Ward 9
MILL COURTLAND COMMUNITY CENTRE BUSINESS CASE
The City of Kitchener has contracted Jay Pitter for consulting services to complete a comprehensive business case which will provide the basis for funding and designing the interior and exterior spaces of the Mill Courtland Community Centre. Together with the City of Kitchener and local leaders deeply invested in the centre’s distinct grassroots history, Ms. Pitter will conduct a series of community engagement processes, an accessibility audit, an environment design review, design charettes and a cost benefit analysis to guide the expansion project.
Jay Pitter, MES, is an award-winning place maker whose practice mitigates growing divides in cities across North America. She spearheads institutional city-building projects specializing in public space design and policy, forgotten densities, mobility equity, gender-responsive design, inclusive public engagement and healing fraught sites.
What distinguishes Jay is her multidisciplinary approach, located at the nexus of urban design and social equity, which translates community insights and aspirations into the built environment. Jay is also an urban planning lecturer who has presented at MIT, Harvard, Cornell and Princeton universities, among many others. She was recently the John Bousfield Distinguished Visitor in Planning at the University of Toronto and shortlisted for the Margolese National Design for Living Prize. Her two forthcoming books will be published by McClelland & Stewart, Penguin Random House Canada and she is currently the Planner-in-Residence at the University of Waterloo.
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