In addition to our development projects, Perimeter is dedicated to city building and improving the communities we work in.  We accomplish that by being involved in and supporting various social, cultural and artistic endeavours.

Some examples of our community work:

Tame the Lane

A laneway party created by Perimeter and staged annually along with partners from the City of Kitchener and the local tech community. The event is targeted towards the burgeoning tech and creative sectors and combines great live music, games, craft beer and food – a recipe for great fun. Last year’s event attracted more than 1,000 people.

Kitchener Blues Festival

Now in its 15th year, the Kitchener Blues Festival is one of the largest Blues music festivals in North America. Last years’ event attracted over 150,000 visitors to downtown Kitchener.

Grand River Film Festival (GRFF)

Since its inception in 2007, GRFF has delighted film enthusiasts in the Region of Waterloo. Growing every year, the festival has now expanded to multiple venues and conducts workshops for those learning the art and craft of film making.

BOX Art Show and Sale

Perimeter played an integral role in the BOX Art Show and Sales over the years including hosting the event twice in our buildings. BOX has done a tremendous job showcasing the work of local artists and exploring the historical roots of creativity and ingenuity in our community.

Waterlight Studio Project

Perimeter provided affordable space for a group of young artists, many of whom were recent University of Waterloo Fine Art graduates, to set-up a studio. The studio space allowed the artists to work in a fun, collaborative space and develop their craft.

The Working Centre

Perimeter contributes to the work carried out by the Working Centre which was established in 1982 by Joe and Stephanie Mancini as a response to unemployment and poverty in Kitchener-Waterloo. The Working Centre has done tremendous work through many projects to help the less fortunate with services such as job search resources, access to technology and affordable supportive housing.

BRIDGE Centre for Architecture + Design

Perimeter helped make the centre possible by providing some affordable space in Galt to create a public presence for the University of Waterloo School of Architecture. The multi-purpose space is used for lectures, workshops, meetings, gallery shows and various other events.