9 Samuel Street, Kitchener, ON, N2H 1N9
We have 4 in-tandem spots in our driveway on the left side of the building. We strongly encourage yoga clients to utilize these spots for all our classes to minimize the parking load along Samuel St.
Driveway parking rules:
Parking is reserved for The Branches yoga students for all classes.
Pull up as far as you can (4 cars deep), nearly bumper to bumper.
Please vacate the parking spot within 5-10 minutes of class finishing.
Do not park in the driveway on the right side of the building.
Parking in the neighbourhood:
Please remember we are in a residential neighbourhood and be considerate!
If you're able to arrive early for class, please look for parking on a side street so we don't overload Samuel St. (See map for suggestions).
According to city bylaw, do not park within 1.5 meters of a driveway.
Please check parking signs. Most side streets allow free 2-3 hour parking.
Do NOT park in the private parking lot across the street from The Branches.
Park in the driveway if you're able, and park as close to the curb as possible if you're parked on the the street.
When there is significant snowfall event (8 cm or more), check to see if the City of Kitchener has declared a "Snow Event." During a snow event, you cannot park on city streets - cars will be ticketed and towed to allow for snow removal. Notifications are posted on the City's Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well as their website, and are in effect for 24hrs. You can also sign up for email alerts HERE.
If a Snow Event has been declared:
Please take public transportation, walk, or get dropped off for class if you are able.
Park in a nearby public parking lot - the nearest lot to us would be the Otto St. Lot across from Centre in the Square (about a 5 min walk).
Park in the driveway if other options aren't available to you - but be aware there are only 3-4 spots available.
We are located close to downtown Kitchener, one block from the intersection of Frederick and Lancaster.
Accessibility Notes: Our Ground Studio is on the main floor, which has seven steps up from street level, and our Sky Studio practice space is on the third floor. We built our ground floor all-gender washroom to be as large and accessible as possible. We apologize for this lack of accessibility and are working to improve the situation.
For a more full account of our research into the feasibility of raising funds and building a ramp into our building, see this blog post.