Your neighbourhood Gastropub is here!

by Markus Philipp

Your neighbourhood Gastropub is here!


Get ready for a new food and drink experience! Gastropub No. 29 is a unique pub-bistro blend, where handcrafted classics, reinvented pub fare and craft beer meet a warm, casual atmosphere. Sounds awesome, right? It gets better. Gastropub No. 29 is a place for you to recharge, share the evening with someone special, fuel the family and talk hockey – before or after the game. Is there a better place to kick back and relax? We don’t think so. So stop by, and see for yourself.

Lunch & Dinner
Tuesday – Sunday
120 Ottawa St. N.

Savour the date. We can’t wait to see you there!

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Knollwood Park Pavilion Fundraising Campaign

Together with the City of Kitchener, we want to celebrate the centennial of this extraordinary community with the revitalization of Knollwood Park. The plan will turn our park into a harmonious greenspace that invites neighbours to spend Time outside together to meet, talk, play, eat and enjoy, thus strenghtening bonds between individuals and groups which characterize the cohesion and vitality of this community.

The City of Kitchener has allocated close to $100,000 to a Knollwood Park Revitalization! Work started in July 2013 to build a new trail system with benches and new trees, upgrade the playground and modernize the sports fields.

Let’s build a pavilion!

parkpavilion - Kopie

The ANA is committed to a fundraising campaign to build a pavilion in the park.

In conjunction with the Park makeover, the Auditorium Neighbourhood Association is fundraising to build a Community Pavilion where neighbours can meet, kids can take shelter from a storm during play and our seniors can find shade on a walk.

The City of Kitchener is working with us to help us achieve our goal. It will provide tax receipts for your generous donations.

Exciting Results at Halftime

WJK-servicesWe are excited that the generousity of our community members beats all our expectations. At halftime we are approaching 80% of our target. The Kitchener Rangers ($25,000) are so far the biggest contributor, but we also raised $ 10,000 from neighbours. Some families have made very generous donations, but there are allso dozens of small donations which we value all the same. Our favourite story so far is that of the Lompart boys Wes and Kegan plus James Sweeney who have worked all summer edging front yards in the hood and donated 50% of their income to the campaign! Well done and special thanks to the boys.

Now  we need you to help us cross the finish line—Consider making this YOUR CHOICE FOR DONATIONS in 2013!

The Fundraising  Budget

The ANA has pledged existing funds of $13,000, including a Grant from the Festival of Neighbourhoods. The Kitchener Rangers have contributed $25,000. We aim to raise  $20,000 from the community of neighbours and  businesses.


How to give

Tax receipts for $20 or more from the City of Kitchener. Please make cheques payable to the Auditorium Neighbourhood Association (ANA) (Cheques over $500 payable to the City of Kitchener)

Send all cheques to:

Auditorium Neighbourhood Association (c/o Markus Philipp)
172 Lydia St.
Kitchener ON, N2H 1W1
Tel: 519-571-9081

Park Revitalization Project 2013


The-clubhouseFollwing the demolition of the old Hydro Substation (aka The Clubhouse ) in Knollwood Park at the corner of Stirling and East Avenues the ANA lobbied with the City of Kitchener to direct some attention and funding to our community park which had been largly neglected for approx. 40 years and had become a mere grassy wasteland. With the support of our Councillor Dan Glenn-Graham we had an initial round-table meeting between the ANA board and City of Kitchener representatives in spring 2012 in which we agreed that the Dept. of Park Development under Glen Hummel would take a park revitalisation proposal the City Council the next year.

Knollwood-when-we-startedWith this committment, The City and the ANA invited the East Village community to a park-walkabout to collect ideas and identify problems. City Landscape Architect Mark Parris and our District Community Services Facilitator Abbie Grafstein  compiled a list of all ideas which was shared with the community.


On Sept. 10, 2012, the Auditorium Neighbourhood Association, in partnership with the City of Kitchener, presented a series of conceptual plans designed to improve the existing open space. Based on  input received from the community, a preferred concept plan was generated reflecting the consensus of priorities of the community.

Groundbreaking-3In January 2013, the City of Kitchener allocated $100,000 to the Knollwood Park Revitalization. A new trail and a playground extension have since been completed; a modernization of the sportsfields, a berm along East Ave.  and the allocation of new trees and benches are in progress. In conjunction with the Park makeover, we are fundraising to build a pavilion where neighbours can meet, kids can take shelter from a storm during play and our seniors can find shade on a walk.  The City of Kitchener is working with us to help us achieve our goal and will provide tax receipts for your  generous donations.

Here is an overview of the construction scheduling

  • Trail construction and baseball diamond relocation (completed)
  • Playground expansion (completed)
  • Construction of a berm along East Ave. (Fall 2013)
  • Tree planting and Benches( Fall 2013)
  • Reconstruction of Stirling Ave. (2014)
  • Proposed  construction of the pavilion by the ANA (2014)

Learn more about this project.