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Uptown Waterloo

Uptown Waterloo

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Uptown Waterloo is the perfect location for individuals who want to be in the center of the action with everything right at their fingertips.

Shopping, transit, restaurants, and even the main library branch are conveniently located for those who don’t have or need a car. The entire neighbourhood can be conveniently accessed by foot or bike. Want to explore a bit further? Easy. Just hop on the ION - Kitchener-Waterloo’s light rail transit - which has multiple stations throughout Uptown.

With condominiums and rental apartments aplenty, individuals who prefer the urban dweller lifestyle will fit right in. For those looking for a little more room, Uptown Waterloo features plenty of small communities just outside of the main core which offer detached homes on good-sized lots. Many of these homes are more than 50 years old with all the old-world charm you’d imagine, including wrap-around porches and wood-burning fireplaces.

There’s never a dull moment living in Uptown Waterloo. A host to many events including The Waterloo Busker Carnival, Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival, Open Street, and even a Royal Medieval Faire - just to name a few. It doesn’t stop there. Uptown Waterloo offers its residents access to hundreds of businesses, boutiques, outdoor dining, ice skating at Waterloo Town Square, and even it's very own Princess Twin Cinema located directly on the main stretch of King St. During the summer months, enjoy several patios throughout the neighbourhood and soak in the vibrancy of the neighbourhood.

Waterloo Park is the treasure of the neighbourhood for those who are looking to enjoy time in nature. It offers a year-round zoo, playgrounds, trails and seasonal amenities like splash pads and skating rinks. They even host a fantastic light show during the holiday season, sponsored by local businesses. But that’s not the only space to get some fresh air. There are several smaller parks throughout the neighbourhood including Mary Allen Park, Glen Acres Park and, Argyle Park - just to name a few. The Spur Line Trail and Laurel Trail help link the different areas of the neighbourhood together and make for a great place to get in your daily steps. Want more ways to stay active? Check out the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex for indoor swimming, an Olympic-sized ice rink and an indoor track

Uptown Waterloo is also home to the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canadian Clay and Glass Museum, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), The Balsillie School of International Affairs and Sunlife Financial. Also home to Luther Village on the Park and Chartwell Terrace on the Square which both offer wonderful accommodations for seniors.  

Public school students in the area will attend either Elizabeth Ziegler Public School, Empire PS or Westmount PS for JK-6, all which have the option of French immersion. They will then move on to either MacGregor Public School or Centennial PS for grades 7 and 8. Public high school students in the area will be attending either Waterloo Collegiate Institute or Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute for highschool. Catholic school students will attend Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School for JK-8 prior to attending Resurrection Catholic School.

The heart of the city, Uptown Waterloo offers an exciting experience for those who live in the core and a vibrant lifestyle in the surrounding areas.

Current Listings in Uptown Waterloo

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Uptown Waterloo

157 Dawson St

  • Bed 4
  • Bath 3
  • Sqft 1,334
  • Offered at $850,000
MLS# 40362508
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Uptown Waterloo

405-65 Westmount Rd N

  • Bed 1
  • Bath 1
  • Sqft 914
  • Offered at $289,000
MLS# 40357900

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Uptown Waterloo

The Restaurants + Shops

There is no shortage of great restaurants and shopping Uptown Waterloo. From wine bars to British pubs, specialty pizza places to vegetarian cuisine, and absolutely everything inbetween, there's something for everyone. Like the vast options in dining Uptown, there is equally as much shopping. Whether you're at the Shops in Waterloo Town Square, or unique stores along King St and in Belmont Village, it feels great to support these small local businesses in our community.

The Variety of Homes

From new modern high-rise condos, to 100+ year-old character homes, there is definitely variety when it comes to housing styles Uptown.

The Parks

Waterloo Park is the crown jewel of the neighbourhood, providing walking trails, an animal farm, a skatepark, splash pad, playground and sports fields, it's a great place to take the kids or meet up with a friend for a nice walk. Mary Allen Park is another wonderful greenspace to enjoy, with a playground, basketball court and even a small farmers market during the summer months.

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