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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521 WINTERBURG Walk, waterloo, Ontario

521 Winterburg Walk

Waterloo, Ontario

This is YOUR dream home! Over 4300 square feet of beautiful home backs to green space with walking/biking trails outside your back door. Open concept on main floor with 9 feet ceiling. Master chef's kitchen with stainless steel appliances, ample counter and prep space, backsplash, undercabinet lighting,large island(8'10x4'2), breakfast area and modern finishes! Living room open to the above with soaring 18' ceiling, nice gas fireplace and luxury chandelier; You will absolutely love the 3-season sunroom with beautiful view of trees and flowers at the backyard.Perfect for entertaining!Spiral hardwood stairs leading to the second floor with 3 spacious bedrooms. Huge master bedroom has vaulted ceiling and double walk-in closets. 5 pieces ensuite has double sinks with quartz countertop,glass shower and corner tub. Two large bedrooms have french doors. Finished walkout basement has huge entertainment room for you to excise, play billiards or Ping-Pong. The bedroom is great for a guest room. 3 pieces baths and laundry room for your convenience. Sliding door to 32'x 24' deck. Great for party. Lots of windows and sliding doors make the house bright with nice view and natural lights. Upgrade: quartz countertop of bathroom on second floor(2021), bathroom vanity and cabinet in powder room(2021), Lots of LED lights(2021), Induction Stove(2019), Fridge(2018), Air Exchanger(2018), Extra Insulation in attic(2018).Fantastic neighborhood close to park, schools, shopping mall, and all popular amenities. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom

Smart From Home Realty Limited

For sale
613 GOLDTHREAD Street, waterloo, Ontario

613 Goldthread Street

Waterloo, Ontario

Great First time Buyers home or an Investment! Many updates throughout. When you walk in you will enjoy a foyer with room to move. you'll pass the handy Powder rm. on your way into an open concept main floor. Tile and Laminate floors for easy cleaning on the main floor. The Living room is a very good size and open to newly updated Kitchen/Dinette with lovely updated lights, w/granite like countertops and you'll love the gorgeous snowy white fancy subway tile backsplash, all brand new. The cabinets have been updated as well. Both main and second floors are freshly painted in a most up to date colour. You'll get to enjoy the new lighting throughout the home and the brand new cushiony carpet on the stairs and second floor! The yard is also a nice size for kids to play. You can also walk to the high school and Shopping area close by! Come see your new HOME always an INVESTMENT! OH ya! And I forgot to mention the random Parking Lot for visitors right across the street!!! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 4 Bathroom

Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty

For sale
351 BEECHDROPS Drive, waterloo, Ontario

351 Beechdrops Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to 351 Beechdrops Drive! Absolutely lovely family home in highly sought-after Vista Hills Community. The welcoming foyer greets you into the natural lighted front hall with 9ft ceiling and porcelain tile floor. From the moment you walk further in you will be impressed by the open concept dining, kitchen and living room. The fabulous kitchen features quartz countertops, extended cabinets, walk-in pantry, oversized island with prep sink, and sliders to the deck. The living room features a hardwood floor, stone gas fireplace and pot lights. The dining room features Georgian wall panel design. The main floor further features a laundry room with a dog spa area. The moment you walk into the second floor, you will be wowed by a 9ft ceiling upgrade and the extra living space, which is a gateway to the master bedroom and 3 spacious bedrooms. The master bedroom features a custom walk-in closet and ensuite. Finished walkout basement with 9ft ceiling offers a room for exercising, an entertainment room for relaxation, a bar area for drink and social, and a 3pc bathroom. The house has over $100,000 in upgrades, top quality finishes, a lot of natural lights. Close to school and shopping centres. (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 2479

Smart From Home Realty Limited

For sale
615 MOUNTAIN MAPLE Avenue, waterloo, Ontario

615 Mountain Maple Avenue

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to desirable Vista Hills in Waterloo. A beautiful neighbourhood with walking trails, and close to major amenities on the Boardwalk as well as Costco only 10 minutes from the Expressway for travel. Located within a great school zone and very close to Laurel Creek Conservation area. This home was upgraded to have a full brick main floor, 6 ft flashings on the roof, with gas lines 1/2 to the dryer and bbq. One owner and kept very well maintained throughout. Never has there been any foundation issues or water damage of any kind. Roof was replaced in 2013 with 50 year shingles and a 15 year transferable warranty on labour. Three tier RO filter with dedicated faucet at the kitchen sink as well as the fridge and a 4L reservoir. All closets have organizers installed already and the backyard shed has two tiers, 8'x 10' and 4'x 8'mezzanine. Basement has a bathroom rough-in. This home has all of the storage you will need in the perfect neighbourhood for convenience and outdoor play, it is awaiting you to call it home! Virtual Tour Link to 3D walk through of the home. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1782

Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty

For sale
590 GOLDTHREAD STREET Street, waterloo, Ontario

590 Goldthread Street Street

Waterloo, Ontario

3+1 bedrooms with full finished basement single detached home in Laurel creek Neighbourhood. Double garage, New high quality Canadian solid oak hardwood flooring in living room and upper level. Cathedral ceiling in upper bedroom, carpet free. Only few minutes walk to Abraham P.S. and SJAM, Transit #13 bus. All appliances included. Close to library, gym, YMCA, plaza. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 1570

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
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

For sale
255B INVERHURON Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

255b Inverhuron Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

Modern Bright three bedroom two full bath four level backsplit semi, finished top to bottom on a quiet family friendly Waterloo Crescent. The main floor features updated flooring, a modern off-white kitchen with a beautiful back splash and Stainless Steel appliances, dinette overlooking the family room, with a sliding door to a side deck, also a good size formal living room and formal dining room. Few steps down the main Floor, there's a huge family room with updated floors, a beautiful corner gas fireplace, an office area, and a full bathroom are on the same level as well. Few steps down, there is a carpet free Rec. room, the laundry room, storage & utility rooms. The house has a lot of updates over the last few years: roof, windows, doors, furnace (with wireless Nest controller), Central air Condition, water softener, revere osmosis system, most flooring. The beautiful fully fenced yard with the large shed features two good size decks; a side deck off the kitchen to enjoy your morning coffee, and another large deck at the back, perfect for summer BBQ's and family gatherings. Very close to Laurel Creek Conservation area, also handy to St. Jacob's market, Conestoga Mall, good schools and Xpress Way. Great location and lots of space for the growing family. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1463

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
255 NORTHFIELD Drive E Unit# 501, waterloo, Ontario

255 Northfield Drive E Unit# 501

Waterloo, Ontario

Matterport Virtual Tour Available. Corner Condo unit in Heart of Waterloo the prestigious Blackstone Modern Condominiums in Waterloo Enjoy all the amenities of urban living, while giving you quick access to biking trails and surrounding rural communities to unwind. This is relaxed city living. Fully equipped Gym and co working space, to the great room and bike room. magnificent 2 bedroom 2 bathroom open concept unit! Steps from shopping and amenities - only steps away from Conestoga Mall and Rim park nestled on the desirable neighbourhood of Eastbridge. This particular unit even boasts an underground parking space and storage locker. This condo is fully upgraded to your hearts desire, and even includes all appliances! Enjoy your morning coffee and breakfast on the large balcony with ample windows that provide plenty of sunlight. Both bedrooms even have a walk-in closet which have cabinet Organizer. The Balcony view is non obstructing. (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1027

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc. Brokerage-3

For sale
237 BUTTERCUP Court, waterloo, Ontario

237 Buttercup Court

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome Home to Laurelwood , a very desirable Waterloo Location ! This 2 bedroom Bungalow Semi is on a Court on greenbelt lot with a view of the pond and evening sunsets. This custom-designed home was built for the present owner and offers many unique features. Open concept main floor features, soaring high vaulted ceilings in kitchen/dining area and a great room with a gas fireplace and hardwood floors, a custom Oak kitchen with a breakfast island and lots of built-ins and counter space that will certainly appeal to any Chef of the family . There is a walk out from the kitchen to a private deck and the yard is fenced. Master with tray ceiling with a walk-in closet and ensuite bath with jetted tub . The second bedroom is currently being used as a home office, and there is a second full family/guest bathroom. Main floor laundry(with hookup for gas dryer) and a second laundry room was added in the lower level. The lower level is partially finished and features lots of windows, loads of storage area, a cold cellar, and room to add extra bedrooms, plus a roughed-in for a 3 pc bath. Roof replaced in 2018 and there is a shed and gas line for BBQ. Just steps away from much sought-after High School and Elementary schools. Close to shopping mall, bus stop, YMCA Public library, UW, and just a short walk to Laurel Creek Conservation area where you can hike, swim, and canoe. Must be seen! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1270

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
163 WHITE PINE Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

163 White Pine Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

Are you looking to make a move to WATERLOO? Check out this FIRST TIME offered for sale, Custom brick Bungalow! Over 2000 sq ft of professionally-finished living space to enjoy! Tree-lined, tranquil crescent location is a PLUS! Lovingly maintained and in immaculate condition, this 3+1 bedroom/2 full bath home could be yours! Beautiful, unmarred, gleaming hardwood floors in the sun-filled Living Room with huge bow window are a welcoming feature. Everything has been upgraded...modern kitchen with solid wood cabinetry, stone countertops, undermount lighting, glass backsplash, and newer stainless appliances makes cooking a snap! Sweet vinyl windows, new front door & screen door with 'slide-down' feature allows plenty of natural light to enhance this home. Builder-designed basement boasts comfy large Rec Room with gas fireplace, 3 pc bathroom, and 4th bedroom. Looking to add an in-law suite? This separate entry from garage might do the trick! What more could you need? Two minutes from Hwy 85, Conestoga Mall, and St. Jacobs. Around the corner is Sobey's, Timmie's, Starbucks, great eateries and shopping! (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1100

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
626 WINTERBERRY Avenue, waterloo, Ontario

626 Winterberry Avenue

Waterloo, Ontario

Popular multi-level family room in desirable Laurel Creek community with breath-taking views in all seasons! A few minutes walk to one of the best elementary and high school, close to Universities, YMCA, Library, shopping plaza, walking trails and other amenities. You will love this soaring ceiling in great room, Kitchen has lots of oak cupboard, new quartz countertop ,big island and brand new dishwasher. Walk out from dinette to a large deck and beautiful pond and trees ! Four bedrooms upstairs, huge master bedroom has a large walk in closet and luxury ensuite. one extra large bedroom with large window in upper level basement, ideal for your growing family. lower level basement is also totally finished with another multi-function room (with kitchenet ),another three piece bathroom and finished laundry room. Huge crawl space for your extra storage ( access from multi-function room),No neighbors across the street is a bonus and you have lots of parking spaces available for your guests! Don't miss this one out! (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 1795

Green City Realty Inc.

For sale
439 NORTHLAKE Drive, waterloo, Ontario

439 Northlake Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

FOUND IT!! I know you thought it didnt exist but here it is, your very own piece of paradise. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to live in the most sought after location in Lakeshore North. This custom built, 1850 sqft 3 bedroom bungalow backing onto forest and walking trails is exactly what you have been searching for. The minute you pull in the driveway you will know this is the one. As you enter the home, you will be welcomed with a bounty of natural light and gleaming hardwood floors. You will be surprised with amount of cabinet space this timeless oak Kitchen has to offer. The over sized Dinette easily accommodates seating for 10. This allows the traditional formal Dining room to be used as a main floor home office if you wish. Whether you are relaxing in Family room by the fireplace, cooking in the Kitchen, enjoying a meal in the Dinette, or working in your Office the views from the oversized picture windows are constant reminders of why you love this home. So stop reading, start packing and you will be proud to make 439 Northlake Drive your new home. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

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