light rail planned
Originally named Berlin, Kitchener was rechristened in 1916 after Lord Kitchener. Which has nothing to do with this writeup.
A street running light rail line is scheduled to begin construction in 2014, with an expected opening in 2017. The 19 km line, known as ION, will
connect the Conestoga Mall in Waterloo with Fairview Park in Kitchener. The project also includes a 17 km bus rapid tranit route between the maill and Cambridge, which will later be converted to light rail.
The region will be the smallest in North America to date with a light rail line.
Hamilton Light Rail pro light rail site
Article from the Railway Gazette 2011