Besides being the birthplace of dozens of famous hockey players, Kitchener has been home to:

  • Lennox Lewis - boxer
  • Mel Brown - blues guitarist. Born in Jackson, Mississippi and moved to Kitchener in 1989
  • Dave Farrow - holds the guiness world record for "World's Greatest Memory"
  • Jill Hennessy - Actress (Crossing Jordan and Law and Order)
  • Jeremy Ratchford - Actor (Cold Case/Blue Murder)
  • Master T - VJ and Urban Music promotor and Producer
  • Lisa Laflamme - CTV news anchor 
  • William Lyon Mackenzie King-our 10th Prime Minister (when Kitchener was still called Berlin)
  • Brian & Brent Doerner of 80's band Helix