Region of Waterloo turns 50! Looking back at stories from our past1 min readReading Time: < 1 minute
Did you know the Region of Waterloo built the province’s biggest community museum in 2010? Do you remember the debates over indoor smoking bans back in the 1990s? Do you know why we opened the Mannheim Water Treatment Plant back in 1992? How about the origin story of roundabouts in Waterloo Region?
All year, the Region of Waterloo will share community milestone stories like these. Why? Because our community reached an important anniversary in 2023. In 1973, the Region of Waterloo was formed from the old Waterloo County. That means 2023 marks 50 years since the creation of the municipality we have today.
A lot has changed in the past five decades. We’ve seen major changes in population, demographics, industry, technology and more. And as our region evolved, the Region of Waterloo has grown too, working alongside this community to create a brighter future.
This 50th anniversary is a great chance to look back at where we come from, and where we’re going. Throughout 2023, watch for these 50 milestones that highlight important changes in our community.