Kitchener-Waterloo

City hall Christmas tree may tie up Tuesday traffic

The City of Kitchener's 2016 Christmas tree may cause drivers to double-take on Tuesday as a 10-metre cut spruce on a trailer wends its way to City Hall.

30 minute road route as tree makes its way through city

The 2015 Christmas tree, placed outside Kitchener City Hall. Last year's tree was cut from Kitchener resident Clara Huber's yard. (Andrea Bellemare/CBC)

The City of Kitchener's 2016 Christmas tree may cause drivers to double-take on Tuesday as a 10-metre cut spruce on a trailer wends its way to City Hall. 

Tuesday, Nov. 22 a fresh-cut tree will make the trek from Dinison Cres. to its downtown King Street destination starting around 8:00 a.m., the city said in a release.

The tree, donated by Joyce Wilcox, will be felled and bound to a transport trailer for the trek on this route:

  • Dinison Cres. turning right onto Williamsburg Rd. to Westmount Rd. E.
  • Turning left onto Westmount Rd. and right onto Queens Blvd.
  • Traveling along Queens Blvd. to Weber St., turning left onto Weber St.
  • Traveling along Weber St. to Water St. and turning left.
  • Proceeding along Water St. to King St. W, turning left onto King and onto Carl Zehr Square at Kitchener City Hall.
Two city workers wave as they help install the 2014 Christmas Tree outside Kitchener City Hall. (Andrea Bellemare/CBC)

City officials expect the tree trailer to take about 30 minutes to travel the route. Installation begins around 10 a.m.

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