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Kitchener is located in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario, about 100 kilometers west of Toronto. The city was known as Town of Berlin between 1854 and 1912, and between 1912 and 1916, it was known as the City of Berlin. As of 2016, Kitchener had a population of 233,222 and a land area of 136.86 square kilometers.

The Kitchener metropolitan area is the tenth largest Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) in Canada and fourth largest in Ontario, with a population of 523,894 people. This metropolitan area includes neighboring cities such as Cambridge and Waterloo.

Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge make up the “Tri-Cities” in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo; the municipality was created in 1973. The first two, namely Kitchener and Waterloo are jointly referred to as “Kitchener-Waterloo” or (K-W). The two are thought to be twin cities.

Manufacturing is the core economic activity in Kitchener. The ubiquity of industrial artifacts in the city is a testament to this. Although the reliance on manufacturing has reduced, it accounted for 20.36% of the city’s employment in 2012. Furthermore, there are four municipal business parks in the city of Kitchener. These include the Grand River West Business Park, the Bridgeport Business Park, Lancaster Corporate Center, and the Huron Business Park.

The largest of the four parks is the Huron Business Park. It houses several industries including furniture components and seat manufacturing. Also, the city has international recognition when it comes to finance and insurance, digital media, as well as manufacturing clusters. Moreover, health sciences clusters are becoming evident in the city in the recent time.

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Best Walk-in Eye Clinics in Kitchener

According to Yelp, the best walk-in eye clinics in Kitchener are:

  • Chris Surdykowski and Anson Chan Optometrists - 385 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON N2H 2P2 - (519) 745-2020
  • New Optical Palace - Located in Stanley Park Mall - (519) 893-6900
  • Eyeview Optical - 6-370 Highland Road W, Kitchener, ON N2M 5J9 - (519) 570-0009
  • Fairview Optometry Dr - 2960 Kingsway Drive, Kitchener, ON N2C 1X1 - (519) 748-9308
  • Alison Laidlaw, OD - 1187 Fischer-Hallman Road, Kitchener, ON N2E 4H9 - (519) 585-0777

Best Pharmacies in Kitchener

The following is a list of the lowest dispensing fees/ or best pharmacies in Kitchener:

  • Shoppers Drug Mart - 700 Strasburg Road, Kitchener, ON N2E 0A6
  • Lancaster Wellness Pharmacy - 493 Lancaster Street West, Kitchener, ON N2K 1L8
  • Shaker’s Pharmacy - 9 - 1601 River Road E
    Kitchener, ON N2A 3Y4
  • Williamsburg Remedy’sRx - 1187 Fischer Hallman Road, Kitchener, ON N2E 4H9
  • Queens Pharmacy - 585 Queens Street S, Kitchener, ON N2G 4S4

Best Dental Clinics in Kitchener

The following is a list of the best dental clinics in Kitchener area:

  • Solar Dental - 655 Fairway Rd S, Kitchener, ON N2C 1X4
  • King Street Dental Centre - 208 King Street S, Waterloo, ON N2J 1P9
  • Arvanitis & Associates Dentistry by Design - 55 Bridgeport Road E, Waterloo, ON N2J 2J7
  • Dawson Dental Centre - 235 Ira Needles Blvd, Kitchener, ON N2N 0B2
  • Westheights Dental Centre - 10 Westheights Drive, Kitchener, ON N2N 2A8

Hospitals in Kitchener

Kitchener has 4 hospitals. The following are some of the hospitals in the city:

  • Mary's General Hospital - 911 Queen's Blvd, Kitchener, ON N2M 1B2, Canada
  • Grand River Hospital -835 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 1G3, Canada
  • Kaufman Building - 40 Green St room k554, Kitchener, ON N2G 4K9, Canada
  • OATC Kitchener Park clinic - 509 Park St, Kitchener, ON N2G 1N9, Canada

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Kitchener Health News

A house explosion that took place in Sprucedale Crescent in Kitchener on August 22, 2018, resulted in the death of Edra Haan. Udo Haan, the husband to Edra Haan has made a brief appearance to the court following the incident.

The dead 58-year-old Edra Haan was found by the emergency crew in the backyard of the home. The case was adjourned to November 2. Haan’s lawyer, Gehl, said he should receive disclosure from the Crown by the middle of next week and he would need time to review it.

Udo Haan was charged with first-degree murder which is a one-count charge that stresses on the disregard of the human life. He was also charged with a two count charge for damaging the property with arson.

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