Laurentian Hills

Laurentian Hills

If you look at Kitchener’s Southern side, you will find Laurentian Hills. Laurentian is a well-developed neighbourhood and is a very established area, with homes fit for any new family. In this community, you will find plenty of green spaces, schools and recreational services. Laurentian Hills is the perfect place to find your home and join a tight-knit community.

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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