Grand River North

Neighbourhood Guide_Grand River North

Grand River North is a newer neighbourhood bordering Breslau that’s steadily growing.

Located in Kitchener East, the community is built for families who truly enjoy the great outdoors.

You’ll find most of the homes are detached houses built between 1981 – 2001 and almost all are owned (97% to be exact.)  Buying a home in either Grand River North or Grand River South is an excellent choice if you have an active family lifestyle.

Generally, public school children who live in Grand River North start their school journey at Mackenzie King Public School and attend until grade 6. They finish grades 7 & 8 at Stanely Park Public School before going on to high school at Grand River Collegiate Institute.

Catholic school students begin at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School from JK – grade 8. After graduation, they take school bus transportation to St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School to complete their high school education.

A great perk of Grand River North is it has easy access to Highway 7, making it ideal for those commuting to work to Downtown Kitchener or Guelph. There are also plenty of outdoor escapes, like historic Kolb Park and the Grand River Trail.

Learn more about this growing area of Waterloo Region below and find out if buying a home in Grand River North is right for you and your family.


Grand River North has a unique location in Waterloo Region. It sits on the East side of Kitchener bordering Breslau, an area that has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. You can escape from the city easily for a day of outdoor activities, head to Guelph for shopping or the drive-in, or grab a flight from the Region of Waterloo International Airport – it’s just minutes away.


Health Care

  • Medical Arts Skin Care Clinic
  • Carol Child MSW RSW Family Marriage & Individual Counselling
  • Champion Dental Hygiene
  • Vitalaire Healthcare 
  • Motion
  • Dr. Kennel Richard
  • Dr. Ryan Anthony
  • Dr. David Mee

Shopping & Services

Restaurants & Food Stores

Victoria Street is a main artery for Kitchener drivers and is lined with shops, restaurants, pubs, and services from dentists to valet car washes. Hungry? Try Korner Kitchen or grab dinner at the Victoria Street Market. The Market offers over 6,000 square feet of local, fresh foods including seafood, a butcher, and even a dry-ageing cooler. 

Just across Victoria Street, you’ll find a hub of events and activities – Bingemans! Year-round they have an arcade, escape rooms, an indoor playground, and a Boston Pizza restaurant with a King Pin bowling alley. In the summer, kids can play in the water park, grab a round of mini-golf, or spend the weekend camping with the family. Bingemans is also popular with locals for their big events: celebrations during Oktoberfest, a light show at Christmas, and a haunted house at Halloween.

Grand River North also has unique specialty shops sprinkled throughout the area, such as Sipologist Rachel Fairman. If you’re a fan of specialty tea and want to learn from professionals, Rachel Fairman offers classes and even parties for you and your guests.

Schooling / Child Care

For the most part, Grand River North students take school bus transportation throughout their education in Waterloo Region.

Public school students will attend Mackenzie King Public School from JK – grade 6 and complete their middle schooling at Stanley Park Public School. Stanley Park also offers students French Immersion and provides access to Band and String programs. For high school, Grand River North and South students all attend Grand River Collegiate Institute.

Catholic school students start at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School. This elementary school provides multiple activities throughout the day to help elevate your child’s learning experience. From there, students complete their high school education at St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School.


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  • GRT Routes: 204, 20, and 34

Grand River Transit (GRT) has three different routes that run in the area, mainly along the perimeter. They can connect you to some of the main transit hubs of the region like Fairview Mall and Conestoga Mall. You can also transfer to the ION Light Transit Rail to travel into the heart of the city: Uptown Waterloo and Downtown Kitchener.

Most residents in both Grand River North and South travel via personal vehicle, with only 3% of residents actively using the GRT. This is partially because these neighbourhoods and the surrounding area are still growing, and partially because Highway 7 is so close by.

But with the growing population in the area, it’s safe to assume more public transit access will come in future years.

  • Kolb Park
  • Natchen Hill
  • Rosenberg Park
  • Grand River Trail

One of the best features of Grand River North is that it is bordered b the beautiful Grand River itself.  Not only can residents enjoy water activities like kayaking and fishing, but many trails and parks are waiting for you to explore too.

Residents are fortunate to have the Grand River Trail run throughout the neighbourhood, which winds through Kolb Park. This green space is  tucked away behind Victoria Street, offering picnic areas access to longer trails along the river like the Walter Bean Trail.

Another hidden gem of the community is Natchen Hill, located in Grand River South just minutes away. This wooded park provides a little bit of peace and quiet for locals and playtime for families.

The Grand River North community is continuing to develop, while still keeping true to its nature-loving roots. If you’re a growing, active family looking for a new place to call home in Waterloo Region, we recommend looking into Grand River North.

Top Property Listings in Grand River North

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211 NORTHLAKE Drive, waterloo, Ontario

211 Northlake Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

A great family home with an amazing back yard living space for entertaining, having multiple decks and Gazebo. This charming home has been meticulously maintained and is perfect for any buyer. Large kitchen with an island to enjoy cooking and baking in. Great opportunity for investors with proximity to Universities and LRT. The property is close to parks and shopping and schools. This is the perfect location for a starter home and to raise a family in the sought-after Lakeshore north community. It also has easy highway access for commuters. Fully fenced backyard with an awesome shed with Hydro and no rear neighbours! Downstairs there is a separate entrance off the garage and large windows, a fourth bedroom + bathroom and office offering an In-law suite potential. Updated extras include new flooring, top of the line oversized windows through-out. new roof in 2016. Newer furnace 2018. Newer A/C and Hot water tank. A must see. Book your private showing now!! ALL appliances work well but are included in as is condition. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1013

Davenport Realty Brokerage

For sale
144B NORTHLAKE Drive, waterloo, Ontario

144b Northlake Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome home to this turn-key, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, semi-detached home in beautiful North Waterloo! This property has been well cared for and pride of ownership is evident here. With all major updates completed in the last 5-10 years, you'll be able to move right in knowing that the home has been well maintained and cared for. As soon as you enter the home, you'll notice how clean and cozy it is. Head on out to relax with family and friends in your private backyard that has a huge concrete patio with hot tub, and a separate grilling deck made of composite decking. Store all your seasonal supplies in the large 10x12 shed at the back of the property. This property is perfect for first time home buyer's, investors, or those looking to downsize. Updates in the last 2 years include the wood fence and GORGEOUS covered patio area with hot tub for your own little oasis! Roof - less than 5 years old with 30 year shingles. Furnace and AC - 6 years old All doors and windows replaced less than 10 years ago with the exception of the large front window that was done 5 years ago. All baseboard heaters have been de-activated and ductwork installed throughout. All appliances under 10 years old and kitchen counters are less than 5 years old. New ceiling and pot lights in the basement rec room. 3 elementary schools nearby so this is great for young families! NOT HOLDING OFFERS. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1098

Royal LePage Grand Valley Realty

For sale Open House
225 BENJAMIN Road Unit# 33, waterloo, Ontario

225 Benjamin Road Unit# 33

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to the Tree Tops condominiums. This highly desirable townhome offers 3 bed and 3 bath which has lots of natural light and backs onto greenspace. This Well-maintained unit features a large master bedroom with a newly renovated ensuite and 2 more nice sized bedrooms. Enjoy your morning coffee on those cold wintery days by the gas fireplace in the living room on the main floor. You can access the private back deck through the kitchen that overlooks the greenspace and walking trails. This condo features amenities that you can use year-round which includes in-ground pool, tennis court, club house, sauna, library, and party room. Minutes from St. Jacobs Farmers market, shopping, restaurants, hiking trail, Laurel Creek Conservation area and all other amenities including bus stops and ION train. A must see. Call today to book your private showing. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1420

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale Open House
252 NORTHLAKE Drive Unit# A, waterloo, Ontario

252 Northlake Drive Unit# A

Waterloo, Ontario

Beautiful!3 bedroom,2 washroom, carpet free finished walkout basement freehold semi detached house located in a great location of waterloo. This house has been recently renovated top to bottom. Main floor features include: soft close white kitchen with quartz countertop, backsplash, brand new stainless steel appliances, beautiful island to sit with family & friends, dining area, good size living room , 3 bedroom with 1 washroom. This house has a walkout finished basement with side entrance and 4pc washroom. All renovation done in 2022. New windows and doors, lots of pot lights throughout the house & outside, new flooring, tiles, crown molding, kitchen, doors and closets door, New electrical panel and meter base outside. New entrance step with lots of space to sit and enjoy the sun. Single car garage and 2 car parking in driveway. Close to all amenities; waterloo university, bank shopping, school and park, walking distance to Sobeys, restaurants, Tim Hortons, very close to LRT stop, 5 min drive to Conestoga mall. ST JACOBS MARKET is in walking distance. Enjoy your Saturday mornings exploring the market for fresh local fruits & vegetables. This house has a fenced backyard and shed. This is great opportunity for first time home buyer and investors. Book a showing! Thank you!! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 954

Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty
Century 21 Heritage House Ltd.

For sale Open House
225 BENJAMIN Road Unit# 6, waterloo, Ontario

225 Benjamin Road Unit# 6

Waterloo, Ontario

CLASSY CONDO! Highly desirable Tree Top Community townhome, backing onto protected greenspace. An abundance of natural light in this spacious open concept 3-bedroom 3 bath unit. Inviting foyer, sunny kitchen including 4 appliances with a wonderful working area plus a custom designed island, 3 bar stools & built-in desk, spacious dining room and bright living room with natural wood burning fireplace to keep your toes warm this winter. Walk out to private deck overlooking the tranquil forest. A perfect place to BBQ and retreat. Upper floor features primary bedroom with 4-piece ensuite, walk in closet, 2 more bedrooms plus a 4-piece bath. The lower level features a media/family/hobby room, utility/laundry room including washer and dryer, R/I bath, plus a storage space under the front entrance. You’ll be pleased with the flexibility this townhouse will give you. Exceptionally clean smoke/pet free home! This condo will serve you the freedom to come and go as you please without thinking about any outside maintenance. Perfect for the busy professional or someone who wants to lock the door and travel with no worries. You will enjoy the well-maintained resort like amenities featuring in-ground pool, tennis court, club house with sauna, library, and party room in addition to a protected forest area. Premium location at the edge of the city and picturesque farmland. Minutes from St. Jacobs Farmers market, TransCanada hiking trail, Laurel Creek Conservation area, easy highway access, shopping, restaurants, and all other amenities including bus stop and ION train. Quick possession is available! Put this property on your must-see list. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1750

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
507 WASAGA Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

507 Wasaga Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

It’s easy to feel at home in this beautiful End Unit Freehold Townhouse in the quiet serenity of Waterloo’s Conservation Meadows neighbourhood. This executive 3 bed 4 bath unit was built by Heisler Homes in 2009 and has been lovingly maintained by the current owners ever since. The bright main floor is carpet free and features upgraded hardwood floors and a gas fireplace in the Great Room as well as a walkout to the rear deck. The kitchen has a stone backsplash, gas stove, and plenty of storage and counter space. There is also a 2pc bath and access to the garage on this level for added convenience. Upstairs you will find 3 full sized bedrooms, including a sun drenched primary suite with double closets and a 3Pc Ensuite bath. No need to carry baskets up and down the stairs because this home also has laundry on the second floor as well as another full 4pc washroom. The basement has been professionally finished and features a fantastic recroom/games room, another 2pc bath (with rough-in for shower) and tons of storage. The backyard is fully fenced and has landscaping that could pass the standards of the finest golf course. There are currently no neighbours behind the home, adding to the peaceful lifestyle you can enjoy here. This location is hard to beat with Shopping, St. Jacob’s Market, UW, and the expressway all just a short drive away. For the nature lover there are trails and Laurel Creek Conservation Area just around the corner. Check out this fantastic home today and see why you should make the move to Wasaga Crescent! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 1627

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
685 MEADOWSWEET Avenue, waterloo, Ontario

685 Meadowsweet Avenue

Waterloo, Ontario

Prestigious Residence Custom Built-In 2020 Offering 4735 Square Feet Main + 2nd Floor (6488 Square Feet Of Living Space) In Waterloo West Built On A Large 10,000+ Square Feet Lot And Surrounded By 700+ Acres Of Conservation Lands With Walking Trails. This Truly Rare Offering Modern House Built In An Open Concept Fashion With 10ft Ceilings On The Main Floor, Large Windows Throughout For An Abundance Of Natural Light Features A Total Of 5 Bedrooms + 2 Offices (1 Office Could Be Turned Into A 6th Bedroom) + 5 Bathrooms. The Richness Of Design, Materials And Execution Is Top Level In This Custom-Built House Of European Elegance Where Everything Has Been Thought Out In The Smallest Detail. Quiet Neighbourhood, Close To Universities, Tech Park And Shopping As Well As Walking Distance To Schools. (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 5 Bathroom 4735

Davenport Realty Brokerage
Davenport Realty Brokerage (Branch)

For sale
625 SUNDEW Drive, waterloo, Ontario

625 Sundew Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to 625 Sundew Dr located in a great Vista Hills neighbourhood! This gorgeous two-storey family home is great for a large or growing family and is move-in ready! Upon entering the home, you have a nice bright large foyer with vaulted ceilings and a walk-in closet that leads you into the spacious living room. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, beautiful tiled backsplash, granite countertops and sliding doors that lead you out to the back patio. The main floor also features a powder room and mudroom with access to the garage. The upper level features 3 spacious bedrooms with walk-in closets, a 4 pc bathroom and the primary bedroom includes a 5 pc ensuite. Upstairs also features a laundry closet and family room! The basement is fully finished with a large rec room, extra large windows, a 4th bedroom, 3 pc bathroom, and plenty of storage room. The backyard is fully fenced with a large interlock patio and gazebo where you can enjoy summer BBQs. Located close to parks, trails, schools and shopping centres. The main floor has upgraded trim and baseboards and has been freshly painted. Book your private viewing today! (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 2205

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
354 CHOKECHERRY Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

354 Chokecherry Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

The “Devonshire” by James Gies construction Ltd. This open concept design is both modern and functional. The large Kitchen open to Dinette and Great room allows the flexibility to suite any family situation. Whether it’s a large holiday gathering or a quiet evening for two, you will feel right at home in this 2100 sqft 4 bedroom, 3 bath single detached home in Vista Hills. Featuring 9 ft ceilings on the main floor, a large eat in Kitchen with plenty of cabinetry and an oversized center island. The open concept Great room allows you the flexibility to suite your families needs. The Primary suite comes complete with walk-in closet and full ensuite. Upper level Laundry area. Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring throughout the entire main floor, high quality broadloom on staircase, upper hallway and bedrooms, Luxury Vinyl Tiles in all upper bathroom areas. All this on a quiet crescent, steps away from parkland and school. THIS HOME IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION, NO HOME TO VIEW YET. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2100

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
356 CHOKECHERRY Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

356 Chokecherry Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

The “Carrington” by James Gies construction Ltd. This quality built 2257 sqft single detached home in Vista Hills has everything you would expect. The main floor features a spacious Kitchen, large dinette, living room and even a formal dining room. The upper level has 3 bedrooms with a separate Master suite area and a huge 19’x15’ family room, 9 ft ceilings on the main floor, Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring throughout the entire main floor, high quality broadloom on staircase, upper hallway and bedrooms, Luxury Vinyl Tiles in all upper bathroom areas. All this on a quiet crescent, steps away from parkland and school. HOME IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION NO HOME TO VIEW YET. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2257

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
331 NORTHLAKE Drive Unit# 9, waterloo, Ontario

331 Northlake Drive Unit# 9

Waterloo, Ontario

Lakeshore North! Ideally situated near Laurel Conservation, St. Jacobs Market with great access to the highway, LRT, the Universities and more. Lovely 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment condo. Perfect opportunity for first timers, down-sizers and investors alike with controlled entry, low condo fees, a parking space and storage unit. This bright and well maintained top floor unit features an open concept kitchen / living room, insuite laundry, Juliette balcony , gorgeous updated bathroom, 6 appliances and more. (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 733

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale Open House
598 BLACK OAK Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

598 Black Oak Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

Located in highly desirable Lakeshore North in Waterloo, this well-appointed bungalow is the one you have been waiting for! Upon entering the front door, you will immediately notice the spacious living room flooded with natural light from not one but two large windows - perfect for setting up a quiet reading nook near the front window while still allowing for a formal sitting area. Off the living room is a formal dining room & the kitchen features classic oak cabinets & storage & more natural light pours in. Down the hall is the pleasant surprise of not one but two full bathrooms, one of which also houses the laundry & an accessible shower! ?At the main level, there are two bedrooms that also feature large bright windows. The basement does not disappoint either! Updated luxury vinyl floor throughout, a cozy rec room area with a gas fireplace, a third bedroom and two flex space areas that could be used for home office, gym, games room - whatever you need! There is also a full bathroom & plenty of storage space at this level. The outside of the home is impressive with a large, covered front porch & mature well-manicured gardens flanking the walkway. The backyard is the perfect space for outside entertaining featuring a large deck, shed, gas line for bbq & the generous yard size expected in this mature neighbourhood. This home has been well cared for inside and out! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1175100

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

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