Victoria Park
Victoria Park
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Frank H
Kitchener, Canada51 contributions
Dec 2022
Victoria Park is presently a Homeless Encampment. There are no Christmas Lights displays this year due to vandalism. It is presently not an appropriate place to take minors or small children.
Written 10 December 2022
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Explorer_IM
Cambridge, Canada498 contributions
Mar 2022
Nice park but trying to find a parking near it is a nightmare. Lots of people inside the park. Park is nice, has water body, playing area and washrooms.
Written 10 October 2022
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Pet37
Barrie, Canada722 contributions
Sep 2022
I was excited to find this park close to my hotel to go for a walk. It was lovely until I came across the tent city. It was a nice place to walk but once I saw that I was sad and no longer enjoyed my walk. City - can you please help these folks.
Written 9 September 2022
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David M
Toronto, Canada39 contributions
Aug 2022
Beautiful and inviting grounds with a great expanse of land for so many activities. The bridges and stream were lovely. However, coming across a huge tent city filled with homeless people was not disconcerting. I know it's not their fault for being there since they have no other choice but I did feel somewhat uncomfortable, as if I was the intruder.
Written 3 September 2022
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Kathy091
Cambridge, Canada6 contributions
Aug 2022
City of Kitchener need to be ashamed of themselves. They need to find a solution for the homeless people but letting them move their tents in our city park is not one of them. I don't feel safe . I seen many people high out of their minds walking around and one even face planted in the grass and medical attention arrived. NOT A PLACE FOR CHILDREN. I also feel very concerned for Otis and Ophelia and the other wildlife. I heard rumours of people seeing them throwing stuff in the water. The person that told me called the city and they told that person there was other complaints of this. What happened to our family park we pay taxes for and where children can play without witnessing this??????
Written 18 August 2022
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Emily
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
This has been my favourite park for years. We would love to go see the swans and enjoy the lovely green space. Sadly, as of July 2022, the city has allowed it to become completely overrun with a homeless encampment and local residents do not feel safe/ are being harassed while at the park. I can no longer recommend what used to be a lovely park.
Written 21 July 2022
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bluewater z
Doha, Qatar1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
Not a great experience. One must go themselves and see for themselves! There are low lives junkies sitting in corner taking drugs, and riding cycles,.! Yelling loudly, we are on drugs
Families with young kids should avoid going here.

There were homeless camps too right in centre of the park.

Not a good experience at all
Written 9 July 2022
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Michael
Haines City, FL36 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
It was peaceful and serene around 6 pm when most folks were taking a break to have dinner, we toured around the park and enjoyed the sunshine shimmering on the water and all the green surrounding it.

The Swans were there too if you look at the picture you will see them at the far right in the water in background.

We sat on the park bench and daydreamed as tge world went by. We then found the home we purchased in Waterloo that same day so we can come here as often as we like.
Written 7 July 2022
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mwhornung
Kitchener, Canada3 contributions
May 2022
Victoria Park is a special gem in the heart of our city. The city does an excellent job maintaining flower beds and walking surfaces. The defacing of Queen Victoria's statue is a real concern. I appreciate and understand the heart ache that memories of the past hold for groups of people, but this action is not solving those problems. The park provides a mecca of activities for young and old. Please let us keep it as a wonderful spot to visit.
Written 28 May 2022
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Bill W
4 contributions
May 2022
The City of Kitchener is ignoring and promoting criminal vandalism. They have decided their VIRTUE-SIGNALING is more important to their image than enforcing the RULE OF LAW. Canada would not be the GREAT country it is today if not for the historic leaders of the past. We need to honour the memories of all of these leaders in their totality. Sad little people, with sad little issues, and sad little lives, strive to deconstruct our actual history. There is significantly MORE to this country's history than one single issue.
Written 14 May 2022
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