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MADE BY TALENT

More than any other factor, the hands, hearts and minds of a city’s people determine its successes. Curiosity and intelligence. Courage and grit. Dexterity and flair. The ability to innovate with intent. See for yourself what our makers are making right now, in Kitchener. 

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Learn how to master home canning from Emerie Brine

Emerie Brine’s love of fresh food started as a young child while growing up on a farm on the east coast. As one of eleven children home canning was a yearly tradition providing nutritious food at a busy table, and was an avenue for the creative palate of a budding chef. Now, Emerie is the executive chef and brand manager for Bernardin mastering the efficiencies of preserving, and experimenting with new recipes.

Patio takes shape in Goudies Lane

You could hear the low music before seeing anything. Humming across sidewalks, around corners and down King Street, the electronic droning sounds coming from Goudies Lane marked the start of new life for the alleyway in downtown Kitchener.

Meg Leslie fell in love with the arts and thinks you can do the same

Meg Leslie, a Kitchener ceramic artist is passionate about two things: her private time to create, and sharing the arts with adults. Make it Kitchener chatted with Leslie about her background, her craft, and her theory that there’s no such thing as an uncreative person.

The Makers. The Hackers. The Writers.
The Coders. The Builders. The Creators.

You inspire us. You lift up the hood, mix up the ingredients, unveil hidden beauty, or harness new powers. You’re fearless with your hands and with your mind.