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Roos Island Reopens in Victoria Park in Kitchener

Roos Island Reopens in Victoria Park in Kitchener
Roos Island Reopens in Victoria Park in Kitchener

The public can finally set foot on Roos Island again after it was closed for over a year.

The popular destination in Kitchener’s Victoria Park is getting a fresh start with a new concert series that kicked off this past weekend and runs through the end of August. The city’s Roos Island Music Series features live performances by singers, small groups and full concert bands.

Since 2022, Roos Island has been off-limits to most visitors.

In July of that year, protesters set up a camp in support of those experiencing homelessness, and the tents remained on the island for over a year.

After the tents left, the city closed the island in April 2023 for cleanup and remediation work, including repairs to the Heritage Bridge.