Columbia Forest

Columbia Forest

Nestled on Waterloo’s west end is the newly developed neighbourhood of Columbia Forest. This community is located in the highly sought after Laurel Creek area. Immerse yourself in the forest without being removed from all the action Waterloo has to offer.


Columbia Forest is located on the northwest end of Waterloo; the community is situated within a vast pine forest, allowing residents to enjoy the surrounding green space. Living in Columbia Forest doesn’t mean you’re alone in the woods though, the neighbourhood is just a short drive from major shopping centres like Costco Waterloo.


Shopping & Entertainment

Columbia Forest may be tucked away, but it’s by no means out of the way! At the south end of the neighbourhood, you will be able to find the newly constructed Costco Waterloo location. Here residents will find anything their household needs from food to light fixtures; Costco is your one-stop-shop. 

If you’re not a fan of buying in bulk, or just not interested, just a short drive away is the Rummelhardt Plaza, here you’ll find organic health food store Goodness Me. Do you have an itch for home projects? Well, Mark’s Work Wearhouse and Canadian Tire can assist you. You’ll be able to find what you’re looking for, and not have to venture far. 

Dutchie’s Fresh Market is also located in the adjacent Rummelhardt Plaza. Support your local farmers and get some of the best deals on fresh produce in town! 

Take a short trip east down Columbia Street until you hit Fischer-Hallman Road, and you’ll be at Columbia Plaza. Here you can find Sobeys Columbia location.

On the northeast side of the neighbourhood at Laurelwood Drive and Erbsville Road is Laurelwood Commons, a collection of shops that are just a stone’s throw away. Here you can find Food Basics Laurelwood, Shopper Drug Mart and a Dollarama. 

Columbia Forest residents don’t have to worry about having to find something to do in their free time, if you follow Erbsville Road, down Ira Needles, you’ll find The Boardwalk Waterloo. You will find an assortment of shops, including Marshalls, Moore’s and Carter’s & Oshkosh Boutique. 

If you’re more in the mood to take in a movie, then you’re in luck; Landmark Cinemas at the boardwalk has ten screens, an arcade and a wide variety of choices for in theatre snacks! 

Restaurants & Food Services 

When you live in Columbia Woods, you have all sorts of restaurants to try within minutes of your front door—looking to try a twist on a family favourite? Panago Pizza, located at Erb St W. and Ira Needles offers delicious pizza with a twist, their butter chicken and coconut curry fusion pizzas are a great way to try pizza in a new way. 

If you’re looking to set the mood for a night out with friends then head over to Symposium Cafe & Lounge. Enjoy delicious comfort food, a wide selection of local IPAs and a fully stocked bar, living in the suburbs doesn’t mean you can’t have a decent night out on the town! 

Do you have a craving for some delicious South-east Asian cuisine? Then Red Ginger Modern Thai + Viet Cuisine is right for you; Offering a wide assortment of traditional Thai and Vietnamese noodles, soup and curry dishes, Red Ginger is perfect for those looking to spice things up.

HealthCare & Lifestyle

Living in Columbia Woods doesn’t mean you have to rough it; treat yourself to Jolanta’s European Spa, which offers skin care, spa services and rejuvenation services. Why stop at great skin? Renew yourself head to toe with Lotus Nails And Skin Spa and Mosa Beauty Salon, both within a 5-minute drive from anywhere in Columbia Woods. 

Schooling / Child Care

Elementary students living in Columbia Woods can attend Vista Hills Public School located on the south end of Abraham Erb Public School on the north end. For those wishing to join a catholic school, St. Nicholas Catholic School offers grades PK-8. 

One of the best parts about living in Columbia Woods is having Sir John A Mcdonald right in the neighbourhood, making it easier for secondary students to get to and from classes. Students wishing to pursue a Catholic education can attend Resurrection Catholic Secondary School. 


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Columbia Forest is tucked away on the northern side of Waterloo, but thanks to the GRT system, residents aren’t isolated by any means. Within the neighbourhood bus route, 31 gives residents a direct line to the Conestoga Mall Transit Terminal that connects with many other buses and the Light Rail Transit System. To travel to Waterloo’s Boardwalk, route 13 loops through the northern end and Laurelwood or catches either the 202 or the 29 that goes along Erbsville Road. 

Route 31 Columbia

Route 13 Laurelwood

202 iXpress University

Route 29 Keats-University


The highlight of living in Columbia Woods is how much green space there is to explore, the surrounding forest has been preserved, and trails have been added for residents to venture safely. On the northern end of the neighbourhood are smaller wetlands as well; if you’re an animal lover or just looking to get closer to nature Columbia Woods is perfect for you. 

Black Cherry Park is located in the centre of Columbia Woods on Black Cherry Street, the park has playground equipment and is one of the entrance points to the GeoTime Trail. 

St. Moritz Park on the south end of the community has a beautiful view of the sprawling countryside adjacent to Columbia Woods. This park has two tennis courts, a soccer field, playground equipment and is the southern entrance to the GeoTime Trail. 

The GeoTime Trail winds through the Winterburg Forest north, through Forested Hills up until Monastery Creek, the trail has portions dedicated for bikes and off Terran hiking.

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191 KING Street S Unit# 709, waterloo, Ontario

191 King Street S Unit# 709

Waterloo, Ontario

OPEN HOUSE 2-4 SUNDAY OCTOBER 18TH Welcome to suite 709 of the popular and locally famous Bauer Loft of The Bauer District and Uptown Waterloo. Unit 709 boasts a desirable open concept with True Loft Style Ceiling Heights and breath taking southern views off your private balcony. In the living room, your eyes will be drawn to modern exposed Brick Wall Feature and stunning Floor to ceiling windows with Custom Window Coverings, allowing natural light to cascade from wall to wall throughout the day. Giving you a true uptown condo feel! In the kitchen you will find gorgeous granite counters, a massive island and a stainless steel serving island. Perfect for entertaining or even an at home workspace. Perfect for these troubled times. This wonderful unit includes two large bedrooms and two full bathrooms. With a stunning double wide granite vanity in the ensuite! Multi families don't need to worry! Unit 709 includes Two underground Parking Spaces with One extra Storage Locker, to help save space and the hassle of parking in the snowy months. The Bauer Lofts feature an extensive list of amenities including: Fitness Centre - Furnished Rooftop Patio with BBQ Terrace - Expressive party room with demonstration kitchen - Secure Indoor, Covered Parking, and Bicycle Storage's - Close Proximity to Uptown Waterloo, The Tannery District, & Main LRT Station! Come take a look for yourself before its sold! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

Red And White Realty Inc.

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1255 APPLE GROVE Road, woolwich, Ontario

1255 Apple Grove Road

Woolwich, Ontario

Once in a lifetime opportunity to own 5.7 stunning acres within walking distance to St Jacobs Farmers Market and less than 2 min outside Waterloo. This walkout bungalow features a separate main floor unit which is fully wheelchair accessible, equipped with an elevator and beautifully appointed features and finishes. The picturesque acreage features a stocked trout pond, apple orchard, oversized detached garage with man cave and loft space above. The main home features a chef's kitchen in which no expense has been spared, with granite counter tops, custom stonework, gas range, centre island with breakfast bar and walk out to the deck. Hand scraped hardwood flows throughout the open concept kitchen, family room and formal dining area complete with a wood burning fireplace and large updated windows for natural light. The spacious master suite with walkout to the deck, main floor laundry and a separate office space are sure to impress. The fully finished lower level has another guest suite with bedroom, full bathroom and two rec rooms with walkouts to the backyard, a wood burning fireplace and rough in for a sauna. The attached garage provides space for 2 cars plus tractor storage and workshop area. There are two furnaces, two a/c units and 2 wells servicing the separate units and 50 year steel roof. All mechanicals have been meticulous updated and maintained. This rare property has a AAA+ location offering a quiet country lifestyle while still being minutes outside Waterloo, expressway access, shopping, schools and all amenities. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 5 Bathroom

C M A Realty Ltd.

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147 UNIVERSITY Avenue E, waterloo, Ontario

147 University Avenue E

Waterloo, Ontario

One of the closest residential houses to Conestoga College, 2 bathrooms, Note 66' frontage, RMU20. Licensed lodging house for 5. Great opportunity for a hands on landlord. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.

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258 QUICKFALL Drive, waterloo, Ontario

258 Quickfall Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

FOUR bedroom licensed dwelling located in Lincoln Village with quick access to highways, schools, shopping, 2 universities, Conestoga college campus, trails and so much more. Outside features include a large fenced yard and good sized driveway that can easily fit up to 4 vehicles. Once inside you will be pleasantly surprised to see this multi-level home is much bigger than it looks on the outside. Some updates include: roof (2019), refinished hardwood floors (2020), new laminate flooring (2020). Quick possession is available with current tenants. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1453

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

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138A WEBER Street N, waterloo, Ontario

138a Weber Street N

Waterloo, Ontario

Attention investors, parents or first time buyers - this semi-detached property is close to shopping, public transit and schools. Brand new kitchen and furnace, carpet on stairs and paint, roof (2017) windows (2014). Finished basement, hardwood flooring, two full baths, driveway parking for 3 cars. Dont miss out! (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (Ii) Ltd.

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191 KING Street S Unit# 611, waterloo, Ontario

191 King Street S Unit# 611

Waterloo, Ontario

Embrace the pleasures of modern urban living in impeccable style at the Bauer Lofts Waterloos original luxury condo experience! Rooted in the manufacturing heritage of the twin cities, these iconic buildings incorporate sumptuous residences, top-tier restaurants, retailers, a salon, and Vincenzos Market a Waterloo staple all right inside your own complex! This sixth floor two bedroom and two-bathroom unit is sleek, contemporary, neutrally toned and completely pet and smoke free. The corner units towering floor to ceiling windows in principal spaces provide panoramic southwestern views and flood the airy space in natural light. The ultimate turnkey property: all appliances (including the stackable full-size insuite laundry) and window coverings are included, and condo fees here cover both the environmentally-friendly heating system and water youll only need to handle the electricity. Youll likely be making extensive use of Uptowns many excellent bars and restaurants, but the at-home chef will enjoy making use of the spacious kitchen with its nicely sized centre island. Unit 611 also enjoys spectacular urban views of Uptown Waterloo and is footsteps from the LRTs Allen Street Station. Theres no need to be concerned over having the space for your toys and extras, either two underground parking spaces and a storage locker are included! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

Chestnut Park Realty Southwestern Ontario Ltd.

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375 KING Street N Unit# 901, waterloo, Ontario

375 King Street N Unit# 901

Waterloo, Ontario

One of the larger 1175 sq 3 bedrm, 1.5 baths units! Fantastic location with easy access to transit, universities, expressway and shopping. This unit faces east and has a beautiful view of king street and Columbia from the balcony. 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo featuring underground parking, a storage locker and a new heat/air unit. The master bedroom offers a 2 piece en-suite and a walk-in closet. The unit is in great shape with an oak kitchen and is awaiting your updating with carpet in the living room, dining room! The condo fees include utilities and the building amenities with a indoor pool, sauna and exercise room with elevator access to the 20th floor and then walk up access to the 21st fun floor level that has a hobby room, library and games room. (Currently undergoing a complete renovation is the pool and sauna area) (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.

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250 GLENRIDGE Drive Unit# 1105, waterloo, Ontario

250 Glenridge Drive Unit# 1105

Waterloo, Ontario

Desirable penthouse level unit in the Glen Royale! You won't find this kind of space for this price anywhere else in Waterloo Region! Almost 2000 SQ FT and 3 bedrooms! Whether you're looking to downsize from a home or upsize to a larger condo, this unit is the perfect place to settle in. Unobstructed panoramic views of the city and gorgeous trees can all be enjoyed in this QUIET top floor unit. RENOVATED throughout with hardwood floors, updated kitchen and bathrooms, and new carpeting (2020). In suite laundry with extra storage, plus a storage locker and underground parking. Main balcony windows are being replaced throughout the building and will make the sight lines and insulation/sound even better. Great location close to the expressway, uptown Waterloo, and walking distance to the grocery store. Amenities include controlled entry, tennis court, gym, pool, sauna, party room and more! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

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188 KING Street S Unit# 603, waterloo, Ontario

188 King Street S Unit# 603

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to Penthouse #603 at the beautiful RED Condominiums located right in the heart of Uptown Waterloo. This 6th floor executive suite boasts a massive open concept living space along with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 2 private balconies with views of the bustling downtown core. The upgraded kitchen features stainless steel appliances, quarts countertops, ample cabinet space, and the perfect breakfast bar. The open concept living space walks out to one of the two private balconies, perfect for entertaining. The Master Bedroom provides lots of space to accommodate even the largest of king size beds, as well it features a walk-in closet, ensuite bathroom and another of the walkout balconies. The amenities of the 6 floor RED condos include a fitness centre, party/games room, and a roof top terrace with a bbq. Steps from the entrance to the building is the Allen St LRT stop, a few steps further you will find yourself in the Bauer Market Place where you will find the locally famous Vincenzo's specialty grocery store, the Bauer Kitchen, the Bauer Bakery, and a hand full of boutique retailers. Book your viewing today! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1250

Condo Culture

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580 BEAVER CREEK Road Unit# 266, waterloo, Ontario

580 Beaver Creek Road Unit# 266

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome Home! Have you ever dreamt about cottage-like paradise steps away from the city. Very affordable living in a sought after neighbourhood of Waterloo. This well cared for trailer is located in highly rated Green Acres Park backing on Laurel Creek conservation park! The extra spacious two-bedroom unit is ready to be your summer family home or the perfect getaway for snowbirds seeking 10 months living close to all the amenities of Waterloo. Enter off the oversized porch (which is a great spot for your morning coffee) into a sunroom that leads to a spacious living room. Carpet Free throughout and the flooring is both beautiful and durable! The kitchen features tons of storage and prep area and all appliances included! You'll love the sunny breakfast nook, or perhaps you prefer the formal dining room! 2 bedrooms, 4 piece bath, in-suite laundry, and walk out to the back deck complete this great space! Keep cool with the AC and ceiling fans or relax in the park's in-ground pool! Your chance for cottage living is here, don't miss out! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 857

Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty

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6 WILLOW Street Unit# 2103, waterloo, Ontario

6 Willow Street Unit# 2103

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome home to prestigious Waterpark Place! This lovely unit on the 21st floor offers spectacular south-facing views! There are TWO underground parking spots conveniently located near the elevator, as well as a large storage locker. This spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home features large principal rooms, an abundance of natural light, and neutral decor. Showcasing a great open layout, a kitchen with plenty of cupboards, counter space and a pass through window - this unit is perfect for entertaining family and friends. You will also find a master bedroom ensuite with whirlpool tub, separate shower, and even a second 3 pc bath for guests. Glass sliding doors lead you to the wonderful Juliet balcony where fresh air abounds. There is an in-suite laundry for your convenience. As an added bonus, the second bedroom features wall to wall glass, which opens up to the sunny dining room. Only minutes from Uptown Waterloo, this beautifully landscaped property has a walkway with pergola, outdoor sitting area, BBQ facilities and waterfalls to greet you. This low maintenance lifestyle includes numerous amenities, such as a stunning indoor pool, newer sauna and spa, library, contemporary exercise room, games room, guest suites for your overnight visitors and lots of visitor parking for your guests. This great location is close to Waterloo Park, Waterloo Library, restaurants, shopping, theatres, the Ion line and the expressway. Impeccably managed by the condo corporation, this condo provides luxurious amenities without any of the work! Visit today - this is a once in a lifetime opportunity! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1278

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

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156 WEBER Street N, waterloo, Ontario

156 Weber Street N

Waterloo, Ontario

Attention investors and parents! Licensed 6 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, Legal Duplex. close to U of W and Laureier, as well as Conestoga College Waterloo Campus. Lots of parking in the back. The property also benefits from high density RMU-20 zoning. This property has lots of potential for the right investor. A great opportunity to collect rental income in the meantime while also benefiting from appreciation over the term of your ownership. Book your private viewing today! (id:30922)

6 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1037

Cloud Realty Inc.

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