Being a thriving economic center and one of the most family-friendly residential communities in Ontario, Kitchener city has a lot to offer. For starters, the city boasts of having modern infrastructure, a well-structured school system, a booming downtown area, and most importantly, plenty of public amenities. The city also has a rich cultural diversity and beautiful historical past. All these features make Kitchener a great place to call home. As such, the city is and has been home to a lot of popular individuals since its inception. Below is a detailed list of some of the most popular residents and former residents of Kitchener, ON:
Bauman is a popular actress, singer, and filmmaker who was born in and raised in Kitchener. She rose to fame after her outstanding performance in the series “Carmilla” where she was portrayed as Laura Hollis. She has also stared and directed several other popular films including the likes of Young Badlands, Frankie Drake Mysteries and Below Her Mouth just to mention a few. Fitz Vanderpool
Born in Trinidad and Tobago, former Canadian boxer Fitz Vanderpool grew up in Kitchener city from the age of six years. Having won numerous national and international boxing championships including six title belts, Vanderpool has been ranked as one of Canada’s most successful professional boxers. After his retirement in 2014, Vanderpool switched to politics and is currently considered one of the most popular upcoming politicians in Kitchener.
Stevens is a former ice hockey player who turned to coaching following his retirement as a player in 2004. He played a total of 22 seasons in the NHL and was the captain of the New Jersey Devils for over a decade. Having been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, Stevens is ranked as one of the world's greatest hockey players to ever play the game. He was born and raised in Kitchener city.
William Jason Reso
Popularly known by the ring name "Christian Cage," Reso is a former TNA and WWE wrestler. He gained popularity after joining the WWE where he won the World Heavyweight and Triple Crown Championships. Reso was born in Kitchener city and is a long-time friend of fellow former wrestler Adam Copeland Alias the Edge.
Other famous people who have lived in Kitchener city at some point in their lives include Danny Michel, Lisa LaFlamme, Liza Fromer, Jeremy Ratchford, John "Jack" Gibson, and William Lyon Mackenzie King.