ON THE TRACES OF GERMANY IN TORONTO AND SURROUNDINGS
Did you know...
... that Kitchener hosts the second-largest Octoberfest in the world?
German settlers were the first to settle in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. The oldest house in Kitchener was built by a German. At the end of the 18th Century, the city of Kitchener was still named Berlin. Since 1967, Kitchener is where the second-largest Octoberfest takes place every year. William Berczy, one of the founders of the city of York (now Toronto) was born in Bavaria. The Dominion Centre and numerous other important buildings in Toronto let you discover some German traces.