City Commercial Core

City Commercial Core Guide

City Commercial Core is at the heart of it all. This area is predominantly made up of a younger demographic, who are in their late 20’s and early 30’s. The City Commercial Core neighbourhood is known for all of its small and medium-sized businesses, making this a great place for shopping. You can find technology, art, culture and a variety of restaurants in this location that give this neighbourhood a mix of diversity. The City Commercial Core also attracts an active lifestyle because of its trails, parks and ponds where people can relax and unwind after work. 

You can find wineries and breweries centred in the local hotspots, making this a great spot for many to enjoy drinks with friends and family.  You will also find public amenities such as libraries, parks and hospitals that are all just a walk away. 

There are also two schools close to this location which will make commuting easy. You will be able to find Don Bosco Catholic school and Victoria Public School.

Post Secondary institutions such as world-renowned Waterloo University, Laurier University, Conestoga College, and McMaster University are also close by allowing for an easy commute. 

If this sounds like the perfect location for you, see more details below for an in-depth look.

Location

City Commercial Core is located in the centre of Kitchener, Ontario. It is easily accessible by transportation as it is a few miles away from the busy Conestoga Parkway. It is surrounded by Civic Centre, Mount Hope Huron Park, Cedar Hill, Victoria Park and Cherry Hill neighbourhoods. King St. cuts right through the centre of this neighbourhood where one can find small businesses and eateries.

Amenities

Shops and Services:

Food and Drinks:

City Commercial Core is a place full of fun activities and small businesses. This location has access to banks, hospitals and delicious restaurants, making this an active place to live. There are also local food markets and a performing arts theatre for people who love hanging out after a busy day at work.

Schooling / Child Care
  • Schooling and Childcare:

    Starting with the University of Waterloo, Laurier University and McMaster University this area has colleges such as the famous Conestoga College and TriOS college for post-secondary studies. The University of Waterloo is ranked number 1 by Maclean’s for computer science engineering and mathematics. Nearly 53% of all healthcare professionals in the Waterloo Region are alumni of Conestoga College.

    Public schools are very nearby and have good reviews by the local community, especially Victoria Public School and Saint Don Bosco Catholic secondary school. Victoria Public School is a historic building with up-to-date facilities located on Wharncliffe Road at Askin Street, two blocks west of the Old South Community. We offer programs for students from junior kindergarten through grade eight. The school is more than a century old. The Victoria Public School and Don Bosco cathotlic schools are right in the neighbourhood a couple of blocks away from each other.

Transit

The City Commercial Core is a great location for those who need to walk or cycle to their destinations. This location has easy access to the Kitchener train at the Go Station rail stop.

The routes that run along this neighbourhood are the following:

GRT Route:

  • 91
  • 6
  • 9963
  • 9932
  • 34
  • 22
  • 1
  • 9964

There’s also a lot of shared use of bike paths throughout the core and most importantly, secure bicycle parking in several areas.

The closest access to the Conestoga Parkway is about 6 minutes away at Lancaster street.

Parks & Recreation
  • Hibner park
  • Victoria Park 
  • Sand hill park
  • Duke park
  • Cherry park

Despite being in the centre of the city, there is a lot of scenery to take in as well. There are several parks in this neighbourhood with playgrounds, trails, ponds and where many community events take place. In the winter, you can also head on over to Victoria Park for their ice skating. 

It is also close to the Iron Horse Trail, which connects the cities of Waterloo and Kitchener, running from Erb Street West in the north near Uptown Waterloo, to Ottawa Street South in Kitchener to the South.

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$1,300,000
567 RUSTIC Drive, waterloo, Ontario

567 Rustic Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

Open House (Feb 11, Sat) 2-4pm. Welcome to 567 Rustic Drive! This fantastic sidesplit house locates in desirable Colonial Acres neighbourhood and Situated on an oversized lot 64X140 feet! This well-maintained, custom-built house offering 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and double car garage, finished well-designed basement. Renovated top to bottom recently, Fresh paint, main and second floor new hardwood floor installed. Main floor features a Morden eat-in kitchen with new stainless appliances, separated dining room & living room & family room and a beautiful all-season Sunroom with vaulted ceilings, main floor laundry room with new washer and dryer. Second floor offering 3 bedrooms, master bedroom ensuite. 3 gas fireplaces distributed in Family room, Sunroom and basement Rec room. All 3 bathrooms Renovated with quarts countertop. The large yard boasts beautiful summer gardens, mature trees, a party-sized deck, and a separate outbuilding with hydro that would be ideal for a hobby shop or artist’s studio. The options are endless in this spacious Colonial Acres dream house. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2136

Smart From Home Realty Limited

For sale
$410,000
15 MACVILLE Avenue, kitchener, Ontario

15 Macville Avenue

Kitchener, Ontario

Terrific starter bungalow located on a quiet private street. Close to shopping and the expressway. Great sized backyard. Electric baseboard & woodstove. Newer steel roof. Great rear yard. (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 1000

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.
RE/MAX Centre City Realty Inc.

For sale Open House
$989,000
161 OAK PARK Drive, waterloo, Ontario

161 Oak Park Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to 161 Oak Park Dr. A beautiful, executive freehold townhome located in Waterloo's very desirable Carriage Crossing community. Fully finished from top to bottom, this 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom home is sure to impress. Enter the home and you'll be welcomed by the open concept main floor with dining and chef's kitchen, complete with stainless steel appliances and grand island with breakfast bar. The large living room provides loads of natural light, has a corner gas fireplace, and opens out to the private yard and patio with no back neighbours. Main floor also features a 2-piece powder room and garage access. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms including primary with walk-in closet and attached 5-piece ensuite with glass shower and dual sink vanity. An additional full bath and laundry complete the second level. The finished basement is the ultimate setup for entertainers. It features a wet bar with included bar fridge and dishwasher, and a large rec room featuring surround sound speakers and projector rough in with HDMI/Cat7 in ceiling. Live in luxury and enjoy the convenience of nearby amenities such as RIM Park sports plex, the Grand River Trail, and Grey Silo's 18 hole Championship Golf Club. Don't miss out, and book your showing today! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 1740

Exp Realty

For sale
$749,990
83 INGE Court, kitchener, Ontario

83 Inge Court

Kitchener, Ontario

WALK-OUT BASEMENT WITH NO REAR NEIGHBOURS! Welcome to 83 Inge Court, located in a great neighbourhood close to many amenities such as restaurants, shopping centres, trails and much more! This beautiful 2 story home offers over 2,000 sqft of finished living space and features 3 bedrooms including the primary bedroom with an ensuite, and 3 additional bathrooms. This home offers a fully finished basement, with a walkout to the backyard. It also includes a spacious back porch with access from the main floor. With an open concept living/dining area as well as an eat in kitchen, this home offers plenty of room for entertaining your family and friends! FURNACE (2017), ROOF (2017) Book your viewing today! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 1458.4100

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale Open House
$1,099,888
160 STEEPLECHASE Way, waterloo, Ontario

160 Steeplechase Way

Waterloo, Ontario

Dare to be impressed on this 4 bed, 2.5 bath CUSTOM FINISHED HOME built by Cook Homes, situated on a premium 46 foot wide lot. The COVERED ENTRANCE PORCH leads you through the main floor featuring 9 ft ceilings and UPGRADED TILED FLOORS. The custom kitchen is filled with upgrades including tall upper cabinets, crown molding, mosaic glass backsplash, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES including range hood & gas stove, not to mention a center island all encased in granite. The FORMAL DINING ROOM sits adjacent to the kitchen. The formal great room has a corner GAS FIREPLACE WITH WOOD MANTLE, HARDWOOD FLOORS AND POT-LIGHTING abound. Sliders from this room lead to the LARGE CONCRETE PATIO and side yard; posts for a future pergola have been set on this fully fenced yard. UPGRADED OAK SQUARE SPINDLED STAIRS lead you to the upper floor which boasts a spacious primary bedroom, walk-in closet and personal 3pc ensuite bath with GLASS ENCLOSED TILED SHOWER. This floor also adorns 3 other bedrooms, complete with potlighting, deep closets, a full 4pc family bathroom not to mention an upper floor laundry room w/cabinets & sorting counter/sink. The lower floor has been partially finished with framed walls, awaiting your designer touches, with a rough-in bathroom, cold room and storage options. With interior access to the GARAGE AND A CONCRETE DRIVEWAY FOR 2 CARS, this home offers many upgrades. A short walk to Kiwanis Park, The Claude Dubrick Trailway & Walter Bean Grand River Trail, not to mention a short distance to both universities and shopping amenities. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2024

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale Open House
$850,000
636 BREAKWATER Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

636 Breakwater Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to 636 Breakwater Cres in the desirable East Bridge neighbourhood in Waterloo. This fantastic 3 + 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom bungalow features cathedral ceilings, an eat in kitchen with ample natural light, and off the kitchen you walk out to a fantastic deck with a well landscaped fenced yard. In the cozy basement there is 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom with plenty of space for a potential in-law suite. From your front door you are minutes away from RIM Park, shopping, trails and all amenities. Book your showing today! (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1392.9300

Davenport Realty Brokerage
Davenport Realty Brokerage (Branch)

For sale
$3,498,000
359 OLD STONE Road, waterloo, Ontario

359 Old Stone Road

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to 359 Old Stone Road. Elegantly crafted and styled in a Modern French Country aesthetic, this stunning home boasts over 4000 square feet of exceptional living space. Situated on a large corner lot in prestigious Colonial Acres, this home leaves nothing to be desired. The grand main level features an open concept two-storey great room with massive windows showcasing the picturesque neighbourhood, formal dining room, home office, and spectacular Chef's kitchen with double island, high-end appliances, and walk-in pantry. A mudroom with dog shower provides inside access to the garage, which in turn provides walk-down access to the large basement. Ascend the staircase with picture window to the upper level where you'll find a luxurious primary suite with large walk-in closet, spa-like five-piece ensuite with soaker tub and glass shower. From the primary suite, step out onto a private balcony overlooking the stunning backyard. Three additional bedrooms, each with private ensuites and two with walk-in closets, complete the upper level. Continue to be impressed as you step out onto a raised covered porch overlooking a sprawling yard with in-ground pool, cabana and ample lounging space. Boasting a majestic curb appeal, this beautiful, newly built home, is located close to great schools, parks and trails, Grey Silo Golf Club, all the areas amenities and a quick commute to the GTA. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 5 Bathroom 4064

The Agency

For sale
$399,000
276 EIWO Court Unit# 101, waterloo, Ontario

276 Eiwo Court Unit# 101

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to 101-276 Eiwo Court located in the vibrant city of Waterloo! Ideally located minutes to the Conestoga Parkway, this 3 bedroom, 1 bath condo features 2 parking spots - RARE LUXURY. Enjoy a bright, open-concept layout, ideal for entertaining. The modern kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and a well-placed island with convenient breakfast seating. The spacious living room offers sliding glass doors walking out to your ground-level patio. This unit features 3 well-sized bedrooms, including a comfortable primary and a stylish 4 piece bathroom. The windows and sliding doors were updated in 2022 and you have the option to install in-suite laundry. Located just minutes to an abundance of amenities, including the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, Conestoga Mall, grocery stores, and restaurants- this is a prime location for investors, first-time home buyers, and young couples alike! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 950.6400

Royal LePage Royal City Realty Brokerage

For sale
$524,900
395 KINGSCOURT Drive Unit# 4, waterloo, Ontario

395 Kingscourt Drive Unit# 4

Waterloo, Ontario

Spacious and Well Kept Condo Townhouse in Desirable Waterloo with Fees of Only $315/Month! This is a great starter home, downsizing home, or investment property! Located in a quiet complex close to Conestoga Mall with a sunlit living room, spacious foyer, eat in kitchen, single attached garage with inside entry, 2 spacious bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, master bedroom walk-in closet, private backyard, and an unfinished basement awaiting your final touches. Updates include Roof (2018), most windows recently updated, Furnace (2016), AC (2020), Tile Floors in Kitchen & Bathrooms (2010), Upstairs Carpet (2014), Vinyl Plank Flooring in Living Room (2018). Unit shows great and very well kept! Complex has been very well run with all exterior maintenance items completed such as roof and windows recently. (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1109.1600

Mcintyre Real Estate Services Inc.

For sale
$739,500
275 TAGGE Crescent, kitchener, Ontario

275 Tagge Crescent

Kitchener, Ontario

BRIDGEPORT EAST! Family-sized 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 1,378 sq. ft. 2 storey with 1-1/2 garage, plus driveway parking for 4. Attractive crescent location. Spacious living and formal dining rooms. Main floor powder room. Eat-in kitchen with pantry. Walkout from kitchen to 10 x 9 ft. patio, fenced backyard and 11 x 10 ft. deck with gazebo. Finished basement features rec room and 3 piece bathroom. Close proximity to Joe Thompson Sportsfields, Bridgeport Park and Grand River trails. Brand new furnace and central air conditioning (2023). (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1378

RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (Ii) Ltd.

For sale
$599,900
255 NORTHFIELD Drive E Unit# 302, waterloo, Ontario

255 Northfield Drive E Unit# 302

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to Blackstone, where city meets nature. This rare 3 BEDROOM unit with TWO BALCONIES Located in Colonial Acres in North Waterloo, just minutes from Conestoga Mall, the express way and Grand River trail access. Enjoy low maintenance living and spend more time enjoying the outdoors! The second floor terrace offers a spaces to unwind and entertain, surrounded by lush and manicured greenery with modern furnishings including lounge seating and dining tables for hosting. Enjoy use of stainless steel gas bbqs and cozy around the gas fire pit with friends for an evening cocktail. This almost new development offers connivence with high end amenities, including a main floor upscale restaurant, Browns Social House, Harvey's, party room, gym facility, co-working space, bike room and dog washing stations. This corner unit offers an abundance of lighting with Scandinavian inspired windows throughout and open concept living and kitchen. The main bedroom has a spacious walk-in closet, full en-suite and big, beautiful windows. Additional upgrades include owned locker, water filtration system, extra storage cabinets and more. Call to book your private showing! MOTIVATED SELLER! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1130

Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty Kitchener-Waterloo Inc.

For sale
$2,899,900
514 OXBOW Road, waterloo, Ontario

514 Oxbow Road

Waterloo, Ontario

AN ASTOUNDING MODERN HOME WITH OVER 4,500 SQ FT ON A PRIVATE COURT IN COLONIAL ACRES. Resort-style living, inside and out! As you make your way into the expansive foyer you'll notice the engineered Oak flooring throughout the home. The stunning floating staircase allows for unobstructed views of the entirety of the incredible main floor. An entertainer's dream, the custom Kitchen boasts a 48-inch refrigerator and stove, walk-in pantry, a farmhouse sink, and substantially large waterfall edge island with seating. Light fills the beautifully designed living room from the oversized windows and highlights a built-in fireplace with tons of shelving located on either side. Continue through to the chic dining area with an additional built-in fireplace with a brick wall making the space extra cozy for those cold winter days. A separate glass-enclosed home office space is another impressive feature of the main floor. Completing the main level is the powder room, mudroom, and a stylish laundry room equipped with counter space, shelving, washer and dryer. As you proceed upstairs there are 5 generous sized bedrooms one of which has an ensuite 4-piece bath. Prepare to be amazed by the massive Primary retreat with vaulted ceilings, a large walk-in closet and a one-of-a-kind 6-piece ensuite. The luxurious ensuite houses a state-of-the-art walkthrough shower, and soaker tub with heated ceramic flooring, for a spa-like feeling. The walk-out lower level is full of places to enjoy including a wine cellar, bar, gym, and relaxation space. Lastly, the basement offers extra storage and powder room. Step outside to your breathtaking backyard oasis. The resort-style backyard offers a massive deck, with an integrated glass railing all around, and stellar views of your 20x40 in-ground heated swimming pool. Tree-lined for an abundance of privacy on this lot, you will surely feel like you are on vacation daily. This is a home you’ll want to see to believe. Book your showing today! (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 5 Bathroom 3490.0900

Rego Realty Inc.

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