Laurentian Hills

Westvale is a beautiful neighbourhood located in Waterloo’s Southwest corner and is perfect if you’re looking for an established neighbourhood with many things to offer. Westvale welcomes growth and, as a bonus, has its amenities located a stone’s throw away. The community stays active and engaged by scheduling monthly events to bring the neighbourhood together. You can also enjoy Westvale’s many parks and recreational areas. From ice skating to outdoor yoga, Westvale is a community that looks to welcome any family.

Location

Laurentian Hill is a sought after area, as it has everything you need within a short distance. Located on Kitchener’s Southside with easy access to the 401 and HWY-08. You will find that commuting or travelling around easy due to its optimal location. Within its borders, you will find four elementary schools, an adult assisted living community and an abundance of recreational services. With Sunrise Shopping Centre directly to the west, Williamsburg immediately south and Alpine Centre to the East, your choices for shopping and entertainment are many.

Amenities

Laurentian is lucky to have many recreational options, with a variety of choices for all. At the top of McLennan Park, you will find the tallest peaks in the K-W region, which has gained notoriety as a tobogganing hill in the wintertime. With two of the cities’ biggest shopping centres right beside it, Laurentian Hill is a neighbourhood developed with convenience in mind that offers an active lifestyle.

Shopping & Entertainment 

Laurentian is fortunate to have significant shopping centres on either side of its borders, all within a short bus ride or drive. The options you have when shopping or seeking a place to eat are endless. Laurentian Hills makes it convenient, no matter where you are, to complete all of your errands. Below are each of the shopping centres with a list of the shops offered. 

Laurentian Plaza 

Laurentian Plaza placed in the centre of Laurentian Hills, on the corner of Ottawa and Westmount. A Fresh Co. is the anchor store here with an Anytime Fitness (and more). All within the centre of the neighbourhood. 

  • Angel’s Nails & Spa
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Dairy Queen
  • Dollarama
  • Forest Hill Pharmacy
  • Freedom Mobile
  • FreshCo.
  • Gordon Lam Dental Office
  • Julie’s Nails
  • Kitchener Central Veterinary Hospital
  • Liberty Tax Service 
  • Millennium Convenience
  • New Delhi Restaurant
  • Pet Valu
  • Pizza Prosciutto
  • RE/MAX Real Estate Centre
  • Subway
  • Tim Hortons

Laurentian Smart Centre

Located east on the corner of Chandler Drive and Ottawa Street South is the Laurentian Smart Centre. This shopping plaza is home to a Lowe’s, Zhers and Staples. Convenient for shopping and any need your family may have, can be remedied with a quick stop around the corner. Some of the shops featured here are: 

  • Lowe’s 
  • Staples
  • Zehrs 
  • EB Games 

Alpine Centre

Right across from the Smart Centre is the Alpine Centre. Here we have recreational activities for different tastes. Looking for a comfortable family-friendly atmosphere, then Cora’s or Boston Pizza provides fast and easy dining. If you are looking for a night out with friends, Chicago Pub and Billiards provides an excellent atmosphere for unwinding after a long week. Below is a full list of shops offered at the Alpine Centre: 

  • Boston Pizza
  • Cashco Financial
  • Chicago Pub and Billiards
  • Cora’s Breakfast & Lunch 
  • Hot Nails
  • LCBO 
  • Little Z Market
  • Petals and Pots Flower and Gift Shop
  • Pita Factory 
  • Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
  • Subway
  • William’s Barber and Beauty

Williamsburg Town Centre 

In Laurentian’s South-West corner is Williamsburg Plaza and Town Centre. Here, there is a smaller set of specialty shops like Scholar’s Choice, Chameleon Salon & Spa, and Goodlife Fitness. During the Fall, approximately September to November, A Spirit Halloween store opens up location in a spare venue here in Williamsburg. Some shops that are here are:

  • Sobey’s
  • Goodlife Fitness 
  • Lisboa Bakery & Grill 
  • Community Centre 
  • LIBRO financial 
  • Sketchley Dry Cleaners
  • Sun Beach Tanning 
  • Massage Works!
  • ChameleonSalon & Spa
  • Comfort Foot Clinic 
  • Williamsburg Veterinary Hospital 

 

Williamsburg Community Centre offers public access to computers while aiming to maintain an actively engaged community by hosting family-friendly events.

Sunrise Centre 

Sunrise Shopping Centre located in the North-West corner of Laurentian Hills; unlike the Smart Centre, Sunrise has more choice of shops and recreational establishments. Larger stores like Walmart and Canadian Tire share space with La Vie en Rose, Old Navy and Ardenes. It is no problem to travel here as the buses use the plaza as a hub for stops and transfers. Sunrise is like having a taste of the mall within half the distance from home. Below is a list of shops available at the Sunrise Shopping Centre:

  • Ardene
  • Bluenotes
  • Cleo
  • Fairweather
  • La Vie en Rose
  • Maurices 
  • Nygard 
  • Ricki’s 
  • Trends for Men
  • Walking On a Cloud 
  • Tootsies 
  • First Choice Haircutters 
  • Healthy Planet 
  • Le Nails
  • Shoppers 
  • Trade Secrets 
  • Canadian Tire 
  • The Homedepot
  • Bell
  • BarBurrito 
  • iShawarma
  • Kelseys
  • Pho Sunrise 
  • Pita Pit  
  • South St. Burger
  • Starbucks 
  • Mark’s 
  • Old Navy
  • Winners
  • Hallmark 
  • Pet Valu
  • Hakim Optical 

Restaurants & Food Services  

Family-Friendly diners to pubs, Laurentian residents have different venues to spend their time. Mel’s Diner is a Kitchener-Waterloo based establishment that is famous for being the city’s throwback diner experience, with its Kitchener location being in Laurentian plaza. Fireside Deli, Boston Pizza and Montana’s are perfect for those who want to go out and have a bite at chain-restaurants. Finally, if you are looking for a local hangout, Alpine plaza is home to Chicago Pub & Billiards. The options are endless in Laurentian Hill. There is bound to be a restaurant for everyone in the family to enjoy:

  • Mel’s Diner
  • Fireside Deli & Family Restaurant 
  • Montana’s
  • Chicago Pub & Billiards 
  • Mcdonald’s 
  • Tim Horton’s 
  • Popeye’s 
  • A&W
Schooling / Child Care
  • Schooling & Childcare 

    There are four schools within the neighbourhood’s borders, two Catholic Schools and two Public Schools. All schools have JK to Grade 8, making this neighbourhood perfect for those looking to start a family or settle for an extended period. The location of schools in this area is relatively close, great for families who are looking to move to a place where schooling is close to home. 

    Below is a list of the schools within the neighbourhood, all within walking distance and offer busses. 

    When we talk about families, children are not the only ones who may need care throughout the day. On the Southern end of Laurentian is the Assisted Living Community of Winston Park (or better known as The Village of Winston Park).This community offers elderly living facilities for both assisted and solo living and has a YMCA daycare attached. 

    (If you have children below schooling age)

     

Transit

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Within Laurentian, there are three bus routes travelling within the neighbourhood and make connections at some of GRT’s main bus terminals. The bus lines 22, 3 and 33 take you to Laurentian’s corners. These buses also connect into the Williamsburg neighbourhoods and finish at the Sunrise Plaza. This neighbourhood is great for anyone using public transit as it is positioned between two major bus stations, Forest Glen Plaza and Sunrise Plaza. Below are some of the bus routes that run within Laurentian Hills:

205 

22

33

12

Parks & Recreation

There are many parks, trails and greenspaces located in Laurentian Hill. Spend your days out in nature without having to leave the comforts of your neighbourhood! Most notable is McLennan Park with its dirt bike courses, enclosed dog park, a waterpark, volleyball courts and hiking trails. You’ll find yourself constantly finding new ways to relax here. Trails from McLennan park go through the hydropower corridor connecting the smaller parks along the way. Below is a list of the parks within the Laurentian Hills neighbourhood: 

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514 -  42 Bridgeport Road E, waterloo, Ontario

514 - 42 Bridgeport Road E

Waterloo, Ontario

SUPER BRIGHT OPEN PLAN 2+1 LUXURY CONDO, STEPS FROM DOWNTOWN WATERLOO, EASY STROLL TO UNIVERSITIES, ENTERTAINMENT, GROCERY STORES, SHOPS AND MUNICIPAL FACILITIES. ULTRA-MODERN MULTI-LEVEL LIVING QUARTERS.UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS OF THE NORTHEAST SKYLINE OF WATERLOO FROM 90% OF THE ROOMS IN THE UNIT. 32 FT LONG BALCONY, BUILDING FEATURES GYM, ROOFTOP PATIO AND BILLIARDS ROOM. HEAT AND A/C INCLUDED IN MONTHLY FEES. LOCKER ROOM IS STEPS FROM THE UNIT DOOR. THE FLOOR TO CEILING WINDOWS, THE HARDWOOD, THE WARM FLOORING, AND SPACIOUS ROOMS, UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS MAKE THIS UNIT A MUST HAVE FOR THE DISCERNING BUYER. DONT DELAY!! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

Homelife Power Realty Inc.

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$274,900
905 -  225 HARVARD Place, waterloo, Ontario

905 - 225 Harvard Place

Waterloo, Ontario

Its time to stop renting and own your own home. Harvard Place offers prime location to the xway, both universities and shopping center. Did you know the low condo fee covers heat, hydro and water? This beautiful unit has an updated kitchen and bathroom with newly laid carpeting. Lovely finished sunroom where you can enjoy your morning coffee. All appliances included. One bedroom units in this complex renting as high as $1,800/month. Includes one underground parking spot and lots of visitor parking. Perhaps some tennis when you can socialize again. Home is vacant and ready for you to move in. (id:30922)

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 690 sqft

Peak Realty Ltd.

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$550,000
158 Marshall Street, waterloo, Ontario

158 Marshall Street

Waterloo, Ontario

Imagine sitting on your newer front porch (2018) and looking across the street at Moses Springer Park! Walking distance to schools and Universities. This 5 bedroom bungalow has a side entrance to allow for a 2nd unit in the basement. There is 2 bedrooms and a 3 pce bathroom already installed. This home is excellent for investors or for those that want to have a mortgage helper by renting the additional rooms or for multigenerational living. Most windows were new in 2018. Stylish Bow Window in Livingroom. Hot Water Tank Owned (2018), Roof redone (2019). Furnace and Central A/C (2008). All Original Hardwood or Newer Laminate floors on the main level. One of the bedrooms on the main level has hook ups for Laundry.There is a supply of tiles in the garage to redo one of the rooms in the basement as well as a 2nd laundry hook up in basement. Outside you have an interlock driveway, a 10 x 21 Deck on the side of the house. And a fenced yard with shed for easy maintenance. Garage door is newer (2014) and door opener is included. Easy to show with short notice. (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty

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$2,499,900
670 Ebycrest Road, waterloo, Ontario

670 Ebycrest Road

Waterloo, Ontario

Craftsmanship at it's finest with a level of luxury & elegance rarely seen.Built with the utmost care & quality, this bungalow is in a class of it's own. Driving past the custom wrought iron gates,walking through the double mahogany doors & standing in the magnificent front hall is an experience to remember.The interior is opulent yet welcoming with barrel/tray & vaulted ceilings ranging between 10' & 14'/stone cast arches & niches thru-out/gourmet kitchen w island & 7 built-in top of the line appliances & granite countertops.The principal rms are generous in size,what you would expect from a home with over 8,000 sq.ft. of living space,yet they retain a comfortable & relaxed feel. The master suite occupies 1 wing of the home & is complimented by a dressing rm complete with floor to ceiling built-ins/ensuite with walk-in shower & spa room.The flooring has 32"x32" porcelain tiles & wide plank flooring thru-out. French doors lead to a 30'x18' cedar deck w glass & metal railings.The staircase is a work of art made from solid maple & custom wrought iron & leads to a lower level made for entertaining.The recroom has a amazing custom bar outfitted with a built-in draft tap/HD projector & 130" screen/pool table/custom sitting areas & an abundance of natural light from the floor to ceiling windows. There are extra bedrooms/exercise rm/den plus doors to a stamped concrete patio. 1,100 sq.ft. 4 car garage has enough rm for all the toys + the exposed aggregate drive to park 16 cars. (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 5 Bathroom

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

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$649,900
322 GLENRIDGE Drive, waterloo, Ontario

322 Glenridge Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

Immaculate condition. Ultimate IN-LAW SET UP, GORGEOUS raised Bungalow on a 60 ft X 130 ft mature treed lot in a fantastic Waterloo neighborhood , over 2400 sq ft living space LOWER LEVEL offers; rear walk-up separate entrance with large sunshine windows . a great pick for buyers with large and/or extended family,in-law set up or simply looking to entertain , spacious rec/room w/gas fireplace , one bedroom plus Den, bathroom with a walk-in shower, kitchen, over sized laundry room, UPPER LEVEL offers ; well appointed living/dining room w/ gas fireplace, lovely in white kitchen with wall to wall cabinets, full bathroom, 3 bedrooms, EXTERIOR ; all brick with some wood accent, concrete walk-way , private large backyard , large single car garage with double wide drive-way to fit 4 cars, UPDATES INCLUDE; Rec/room (2017),Main Bath (2016),Furnace(2014),Drive-way(2012),Concrete Walk-way and Front Steps (2010),R50 insulation in the Attic (2010), Central Air(2009),Flooring in Kitchen & Dining Room(2008),Kitchen(2008),Lower Bath (2007),All Windows & Front Door (2007-2009),party sized deck (2019), foyer opened to above (2019), JUST MOVE-IN & ENJOY (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1428 sqft

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

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$499,000
407 -  191 KING Street S, waterloo, Ontario

407 - 191 King Street S

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome home to coveted Bauer Lofts. Virtually every feat has been upgraded including expanded gourmet kitchen, high-end appliances, quartz counters, glass backsplash, bamboo floors, ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi tub, separate laundry, Hunter Douglas blinds, lots of storage space with California organizers and soaring 10' ceilings. 1 parking spot&storage unit included. Building amenities include an exercise rm, rooftop patio, & party rm. (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 906 sqft

Homelife/miracle Realty Ltd

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$1,690,000
267 Chestnut Ridge, waterloo, Ontario

267 Chestnut Ridge

Waterloo, Ontario

Magnificent custom-built model home in Waterloos Prestigious Carriage Crossing is now for sale! Over 4100 SF, this 4 bed/4 bath, luxurious family home w/ open flr plan & elegant style is the builders last model backing onto Grey Silo Golf Course. Loaded w/ quality & stylish finishes, this designer home features: open concept layout w/ grand foyer entrance. Dining rm w/ tray ceiling, crown moulding & wainscoting. Chefs kitchen w/ center island, quartz countertops, backsplash, & top-of-the-line appliances. Butlers pantry w/ separate walk-in pantry. 2 storey great rm w/ soaring coffered ceiling, floor-to-ceiling windows, gas fireplaces w/ stone surround & custom built-ins. Main floor office & separate mud rm. Upper level w/ lavish master suite w/ crown moulding, 5-pce ensuite inc. tiled shower w/ tempered glass, rain shower fixture & body sprays. Free-standing tub, & oversized walk-in closet w/ custom built-ins. 3 more bdrms each w/ access to a bathroom. Convenient upper level laundry rm. Quartz countertops, pot lights, upgraded light fixtures/chandeliers, hardwood, marble & porcelain tile (carpet free), 7 ¼ trim, 10 main flr ceilings, heated bathroom floors (upper level), 3-zoned heating system, & so much more. Professionally landscaped, interlocking driveway/back patio. Close to area workplaces, universities, schools, RIM Park, Grey Silo Golf, restaurants, parks/walking trails, quick hwy access, shopping & more. Immediate occupancy available. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 4110 sqft

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

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$1,166,500
LOT 100 Chestnut Ridge, waterloo, Ontario

Lot 100 Chestnut Ridge

Waterloo, Ontario

*LAST BUILDING LOT* Custom build your dream home in Waterloo's prestigious Carriage Crossing-this is the last building lot! Full customization is welcome. Premium upgrades and finishes are included: custom cabinetry & granite counter tops throughout, kitchen backsplash, gas fireplace with stonecast mantle, dining room with tray ceiling & decorative crown moulding detail, master bedroom with crown moulding, ensuite with glass shower & whirlpool/soaker tub, 9 main floor ceiling height, pot lights & designer light fixtures, engineered hardwood & porcelain tile, premium plumbing fixtures, 7 1/4" trim, interlocking driveway, & so much more! Situated in East Waterloo, Carriage Crossing offers the best of modern amenities & the warmth of small-town values. Close to area workplaces/universities/schools, RIM Park, walking trails, Grand River, Grey Silo Golf Club, shopping, the farmers market, & other popular amenities. Contact us today for details. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2973 sqft

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

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$3,399,000
565 Manor Ridge Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

565 Manor Ridge Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

This immaculate Klondike custom built home is over 6500 sqft of total luxury living space in the well sought out area in East Waterloo. This house is located on a premium, deep lot, backing onto beautiful mature green space in the prestigious subdivision of Carriage Crossing. The grand foyer is inviting and showcases the beautiful double staircase with 18ft ceilings great potential to display a chandelier. From the foyer is an office and a massive walk in storage closet. As you pass by the staircases to the rear you will notice the over sized windows that offer plenty of lighting to brighten the whole main floor. The gourmet kitchen is equipped with high end S.S appliances, an massive island and an abundance of cupboards and pantry space a Chefs Dream! The dinette has sliders to the covered deck and a beautiful view of the ravine in the backyard and the family room with a gas fireplace. There is also a formal sitting area and dining room with a gas fireplace- great for larger gatherings! The second floor features 5 generous bedrooms, each with their own ensuite. The master bedroom has a beautiful view with a sitting area, large walk in closet and luxurious ensuite with heated flooring, double sink and glass shower. The walkout basement is unfinished! A triple wide interlock driveway leads to the oversized triple car garage. Steps away from RIM Park and the Grey Silo Golf Club as well as minutes away from the expressway, schools/universities and shopping. (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 6 Bathroom 6513 sqft

RE/MAX Twin City Sharma Realty

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$550,000
11 -  54 BLUE SPRINGS Drive, waterloo, Ontario

11 - 54 Blue Springs Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

Don't miss this great opportunity to own a luxury 2 storey condo in the prestigious Willow Wells community. There are not many units which have the picturesque scenery of the pond from every window in the unit. Imagine waking up to your own waterfront in the city. As you walk into the large foyer you gaze into the kitchen with ample cabinet and granite countertops, additional pantry storage and a lovely eat in area with a view of the pond. Wander into the living room and dining room area with lots of windows to brighten up your living space. This area is a perfect entertaining room with a built in cabinet for cocktails, very spacious area for your dining room table adjoining the living room area . The patio sliding doors allow you to enjoy the interlocking brick patio with lots of room to sit and relax and has a partially covered area. Upstairs you will find 2 bedrooms each with an ensuite bathroom. The master bedroom has a walk in closet as well as a linen closet. No need to go up and down the stairs as the upstairs laundry makes it much more convenient . If this unit isn't perfect enough it also comes with 2 parking spaces! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

Realty Executives Complete Properties Inc.

For sale
$579,900
1212 -  191 King Street S, waterloo, Ontario

1212 - 191 King Street S

Waterloo, Ontario

Location, Location, Location in the heart of Uptown Waterloo. Beautiful 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 PARKING in desirable Bauer Lofts. This large 12th floor unit provides all the living space you could want just steps from everything Waterloo has to offer. With 2 parking spaces and a locker, this home can be great for a couple, small family, roommates, empty nesters or professionals. You can enjoy condo living without sacrificing space. Steps to LRT, many upscale dining establishments, boutiques, entertainment, Vincenzo's and so much more. See how this urban lifestyle could be exactly what you're looking for - checkout our virtual tour or book your showing today! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1265 sqft

Condo Culture

For sale
$310,000
C -  314 BLUEVALE Street N, waterloo, Ontario

C - 314 Bluevale Street N

Waterloo, Ontario

Imagine yourself coming home to this great starter home just minutes from Highway 8. This 3 bedroom 2 bath town home boasts a multi level design with spacious bedrooms, an updated 3 piece bathroom as well as a 2 piece bath on the main level. The master bedroom has his and her closets and newer laminate. Your eat in kitchen has ample cupboard and countertop areas as well as additional pantry storage. Walking down to the family room with newer laminate and a patio slider leading to the back yard it is a relaxing space you can kick back and enjoy after work. The lower level is a bonus with an office or additional rec room area, laundry room and crawl space under the stairs for additional storage. A new furnace was installed in 2018. As summer approaches you can enjoy your maintenance free, spacious, fully fenced back yard while barbecuing and sitting outside with friends or family. There are two parking spaces close to the unit included in your condo fees. You can't beat the location! Close to all amenities including walking distance from shopping and public transportation and restaurants. Let's make this your new home! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

Realty Executives Complete Properties Inc.