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.

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249 FERN Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

249 Fern Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

An impeccable home in Waterloos Lakeshore North, this one is sure to impress. A modern & tastefully finished multi-level home, the abundant living space makes it perfect for family & entertaining alike. The first reveal is the subdued, but elegant, travertine tile that carries from the foyer through to the kitchen. Up front on the main level is the formal living & dining space with big windows for plenty of natural light. The kitchen is truly the heart of this home. Loads of stylish white shaker cabinetry, stone countertops, professional series appliances, huge eat-up island, soaring cathedral ceiling with potlights all this with a route to the side deck, the perfect spot for the bbq chef. Views from the kitchen to the enormous lower level family room make this perfect for family time here is the ideal spot for movie nights, snuggled in with the gas fireplace on. Sliders lead straight out to the patio & this level also features a convenient nook for a home office & a there is a powder room too. Up top is the private family space, with 3 bedrooms & 2 full baths. Double doors lead into the spacious primary bedroom featuring a walk-in closet & private ensuite bath. Further space can be easily developed in the lower basement level to suit your particular needs nice big windows add to the appeal here. Dont forget to check out the expansive crawlspace for your storage needs! Cap all of this off with a friendly neighbourhood, great schools, a short distance to the St Jacobs Market plus close proximity to the LRT & all amenities. Private appointments only. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1326

Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty

For sale
259 BUTTONBUSH Street, waterloo, Ontario

259 Buttonbush Street

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to 259 Buttonbush Street! Boasting over 1700 sq ft, this 3 bed, 2.5 bath home features a bright, spacious and carpet-free main floor. Large windows allowing for tonnes of natural light! Brand new renovated kitchen featuring quartz countertops, laminate flooring, textured subway tile, stainless steel appliances, and pot lights throughout! Sliding doors off the living room lead to the fully fenced backyard overlooking an open field with no backyard neighbours! Stylish laminate staircase leading to the upper level where your Master retreat awaits you! Massive ensuite and walk-in closet! Upstairs also features a 4 pc bathroom and 2 spacious bedrooms! Great sized basement with laundry and bathroom rough-in, ready for its new owner's personal touches! Less than 10 minutes from all amenities The Boardwalk has to offer! Over 200KM of trails and forest which is accessible right out your back door! Do not miss out on this opportunity to check it out for yourself! This one won't last long! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1761

Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty

For sale
154 MOUNTAIN HOLLY Court, waterloo, Ontario

154 Mountain Holly Court

Waterloo, Ontario

The Wentworth is another great design by James Gies Construction Ltd. This home offers a large eat-in kitchen with center island and granite counter tops. The oversize main floor Great room is a perfect place for your family to relax. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, master includes a 5 pc ensuite with granite tops, soaker tub and separate shower. QUIET COURT LOCATION ACROSS FROM VISTA HILLS PUBLIC SCHOOL. This home is to be built (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2563

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
335A MAYVIEW Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

335a Mayview Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to this gorgeous, move-in ready freehold home in the desirable Lakeshore North area of Waterloo. Just minutes from all amenities and the Expressway, the location is fantastic. From the covered porch, step into your carefully laid out main floor including bright and recently updated kitchen. The main floor is complete with spacious, open concept dining and living areas. Enjoy entertaining inside and out with your walkout to a beautiful deck and fully fenced, spacious backyard. The backyard space is complete with new oversized garden boxes, and a new 10' x 16' workshop with hydro. Built in 2019, this space could take on many uses (shop, mancave, she-shed, kids play area, etc.) as it is insulated. The second floor offers 3 bedrooms and 4 piece bath updated in 2020. Enjoy additional living space in the beautifully finished, bright and clean basement complete with 2-piece bath. Other updates include keyless entry front door (2019), High efficiency toilets (both - 2019). The furnace and water heater were new in 2013, and AC new in 2015. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1095

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.

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153 MOUNTAIN HOLLY Court, waterloo, Ontario

153 Mountain Holly Court

Waterloo, Ontario

The Roxborough This classic layout with over 2750 sqft will keep the whole family smiling. Soaring 17ft high ceiling in the foyer. Gourmet Kitchen with Island and granite counter tops overlooks large great room. 4 spacious bedrooms, master suite features coffered ceiling, walk in closet and 5-piece ensuite with granite counter top, soaker tub and separate glass shower. Main floor mudroom with bedroom level laundry. COURT LOCATION ACROSS FROM VISTA HILLS PUBLIC SCHOOL. This home is to be built. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2754

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

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168 MOUNTAIN HOLLY Court, waterloo, Ontario

168 Mountain Holly Court

Waterloo, Ontario

COURT LOCATION ON GREENSPACE!!! Expect to be impressed with fully finished top to bottom Bungalow. Situated on a large pie shaped lot backing onto acres of beautiful forest. This child safe court is only steps away from Vista Hills public school. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms including 2 ensuites. Open concept design with huge kitchen plenty of cabinetry including walk in pantry. Granite countertops throughout. Photos are from a previous model. Home currently under construction. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 1900

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

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430 TWIN LEAF Street, waterloo, Ontario

430 Twin Leaf Street

Waterloo, Ontario

INTRODUCING THE STUNNING 430 TWIN LEAF STREET, WATERLOO. Located in one of Waterloos newest neighbourhoods, Vista Hills, this home is perfect for those who desire the convenience of living near restaurants, movies, and shopping, while enjoying the tranquility of a rural setting. This custom-built Cardinal style home offers a tasteful blend of traditional and modern design with its stone-brick exterior, stone interlock driveway, 2 car garage, and front covered porch. The elegant 2-storey home first impresses with hardwood flooring into the one of a kind open concept living area. From the moment you step inside the main floor, your eye will be drawn to the cathedral ceilings in the Great Room and the focal-point gas fireplace, including a wooden mantle and stone tile, surrounded by windows. Ideal for entertaining, the custom kitchen boasts maple cabinetry with top and under-cabinet lighting, granite counters, large island with seating, and a LG high-end stainless steel appliance set that opens to the stylish dining area. The 1st level also has access to the back deck, a chic powder room, laundry room, and access to the garage. Follow the Oak staircase with silver iron spindles up to 3 spacious bedrooms including the spectacular master bedroom with vaulted ceilings, walk-in closet and spa-like 5-piece ensuite that features a floating imported vanity, glass enclosed rain shower, and free-standing soaker tub. Completing the 2nd level is the shared 5-piece bath which highlights a contemporary floating vanity with under-mount dual sinks, stainless steel faucets and handles. Enjoy even more entertaining space in the fully finished walk-out basement, full of natural light from the large windows in the oversized recreation room, quiet bedroom, and lovely 3-piece bath. Lastly, you can enjoy relaxing on the stone patio in the backyard that expands to the spacious greenery. If you are looking for a beautifully finished home, this is the one for you. Book your showing today! (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 2047

Rego Realty Inc.

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717 SUNDEW Drive, waterloo, Ontario

717 Sundew Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to 717 Sundew Drive; a 3270 square foot, 6-bedroom, 5-bathroom masterpiece of modern living, situated in the prestigious Vista Hills community of Waterloo. The exterior front façade is finished with a majestic combination of brick, stone and stucco which highlights the welcoming front porch and double car garage. Step inside the grand foyer which features soaring 2-storey ceilings and access to the front den and 2-piece powder room. Luxury, dark stained hardwood, ceramic tile and 9' ceilings stretch throughout the main living areas, starting with the separate, formal dining room located at the foot of the stately, all wood staircase. The spacious living room centers on a gas fireplace and a floor to ceiling stone mantle. The bright breakfast dining area, set upon sliding doors to the back deck, opens into the impressive gourmet kitchen complete with gleaming white cabinetry, granite countertops, glass tiled backsplash, island, counter-mounted gas cook top, double built in wall ovens and a butlers pantry! A spacious, tiled mudroom connects to the garage, complete with custom, built in storage and broom closet. At the top of the stairs the hardwood floors continue throughout the second level, starting with a wide landing that ends with a lookout to the front foyer below. Double doors open to the master bedroom, complete with a dream walk-in closet and 5 piece ensuite spa. Two large bedrooms are connected by a shared 5 piece bathroom and the forth bedroom boasts its own private 4 piece ensuite. A bonus room has been converted to a fifth bedroom, which could also be used as an office. A centralized, top floor laundry room completes this level. The basement, with over 1300 square feet of finished space, is perfectly built for a multi-generational family. This carpet free suite boasts a large, tiled kitchen with breakfast peninsula, open concept dining and living rooms, bedroom with walk in closet, a bathroom with walk-in shower, and separate laundry facilities. (id:30922)

6 Bedroom 5 Bathroom 3270

Peak Realty Ltd.

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730 ROCK ELM Street, waterloo, Ontario

730 Rock Elm Street

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome home this stunning Fusion-built HEATHERLY MODEL HOME boasts approx 2800sqft plus an unspoiled basement which awaits your finishing touches. The facade of this home exudes elegance with the CHIPPED STONE & brick and COVERED ENTRANCE porch with dbl door entry. A SPACIOUS FOYER welcomes you as you walk past the FORMAL DINING ROOM encased in hardwood flooring and a CURVED STAIRCASE, amidst the main floor which adorns 9ft ceilings. The custom crafted DESIGNER KITCHEN features tall upper cabinets with crown moldings, tumbled marble backsplash, chiseled TRAVERTINE TILES, STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, QUARTZ COUNTERS and a CUSTOM CENTRE ISLAND. The kitchen is complete with a BUTLER'S PANTRY through to the formal dining room. Overlooking the kitchen, you will find the COZY FAMILY ROOM with HARDWOOD FLOORING and DECORATIVE COLUMN PILLARS. The sliders lead you to the backyard where you can unwind after a long days work or entertain friends. The DREAM BACKYARD features a newly formed STONE PATIO amidst a garden-scape surround and low maintenance turf and showcasing lighting, a shed and a NEW GAZEBO. A MAIN FLOOR DEN and a mudroom with cloak area complete this floor. As you reach the upper floor, you are greeted with a dbl door entry to the SPACIOUS MASTER BEDROOM which offers a large walk-in closet and 5pc ensuite bath with a SEPARATE GLASS ENCASED SHOWER, his & hers sinks and CORNER SOAKER TUB. This floor adorns 3 other bedrms, 1 w/ a Jack n Jill bathroom and another w/ its own ensuite bath. Top this all w/ a 2ND FLOOR LAUNDRY rm w/ an extended walk-in storage closet. The lower floor awaits your designer finishing w/ large windows and a full rough-in bathrm. SUPERIOR FINISHING throughout with attention to detai. Full 2car garage and driveway; located amidst a large enclave of newly built homes, within a 5min walk to parks and recreation & community walking, hiking and biking trails through protected greenspace, choice schools & more. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
632 BASSWOOD Street Unit# A, waterloo, Ontario

632 Basswood Street Unit# A

Waterloo, Ontario

Gorgeous 3 bedroom Semi-Detached in the high demand Columbia Forest/Chair Hill community. This home features open concept design kitchen. New hardwood stairs, new flooring in basement and second floor. Finished basement entrainment/family/bonus room, large back yard deck. Spacious master room features a large walk-in closet. Separate entrance. Close to Schools, bus stop and shopping centre. THE FRONT PANEL OF DRAWERS AND DOORS OF KITCHEN CABINETS WILL BE REPLACED BEFORE CLOSING. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 4 Bathroom

Smart From Home Realty Limited

For sale
523 BLUE BEECH Boulevard, waterloo, Ontario

523 Blue Beech Boulevard

Waterloo, Ontario

Beautiful single detached house in desirable Laurelwood area on quiet street back on park and greenbelt, trails. Open concept main floor with maple hard wood flooring. large size kitchen. main floor laundry. Master bedroom ensuite with whirlpool and walk in closet. Over sized deck. Close to top schools, public transit, shopping and more! (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 1854

Century 21 Heritage House Ltd.

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580 BEAVER CREEK Road Unit# 139, waterloo, Ontario

580 Beaver Creek Road Unit# 139

Waterloo, Ontario

Check out this affordable seasonal trailer with attached 3-season sunroom located at the edge of Waterloo. Enjoy a quiet vacation lifestyle for 10 months of the year (March-December). 1100 square feet combined trailer and sunroom addition. New laminate flooring in the hallway and kitchen. Windows replaced last year. New sunroom roof this year. Insulation added. Quiet serene setting, beautiful gardens, ponds, community centre with pool and hot tub. (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 800

Red And White Realty Inc.

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