Pandemic! Kitchener in ‘The Grip’ of the 1918 Spanish Flu

Stroll through Kitchener’s pandemic experience over 100 years ago: a deadly pandemic, citizens gripped with fear, mass closures, and a mounting human toll!

Visit locations of those who suffered and died during the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. Learn about local leaders and medical workers who fought the illness and helped hundreds of patients.

This walk mixes heartbreak and heroism, while exploring a diverse range of experiences during the city’s worst public health crisis.

Location: Midtown KW – Mount Hope & Breithaupt neighbourhoods
Duration: 90 minutes
Distance Covered: 2.7 km
Availability: Weekdays after 3pm; Saturday & Sunday   
Accessibility: The route is very accessible overall: it is entirely on city sidewalks and crosses streets at marked intersections. 

Good to know:

  • We walk rain or shine
  • This walk begins and ends at the corner of Breithaupt Street and Ahrens Street West.
  • There are no washrooms on this route.
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