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