Uptown Waterloo

Uptown Waterloo

This youthful area is a hot spot for fun. Uptown Waterloo offers a vast array of shops, restaurants and activities to enjoy year-round. Anyone planning to move here can expect a bustling life-style. Uptown Waterloo is immensely popular as it is home to some of the best entertainment in the city. This location is perfect for anyone looking to keep a busy life-style.

If you are planning to settle down, you can find upscale and new condo developments. There is also a mixture of detached homes sprinkled around the area. Central Waterloo is perfect for those looking to be close to the heart of Waterloo and enjoy everything it has to offer.


Uptown is full of shops that give this district a unique flavour. Explore and test the many restaurants sprinkled across the core of Uptown Waterloo. This area is perfect for taking local transit. The Grand River Transit’s Light Rail Transit (LRT) system runs along King Street, where most of these attractions can be found. Enjoy a short train ride to any of your destinations. Within walking distance is Waterloo Park. This large park offers a beautiful green space for you to enjoy with amenities such as numerous playgrounds, a small zoo and a few splash pads. Waterloo’s Uptown neighbourhood holds the classic suburban feel with an urban twist. You are sure to find a home to suit your taste.


Shopping & Entertainment 

Uptown is home to numerous shops, restaurants and seasonal events that look to celebrate the diverse culture that makes up Kitchener-Waterloo. 

Year-round events are hosted in Waterloo Town Square, including the annual Busker Carnival, a winter festival and even pop-up events like human-sized scrabble. The Shops At Town Square is a collection of shops to visit, including a Shoppers Drug Mart, a hobby shop and a grocery store. 

Within Uptown, there are many family-friendly activities; The Princess Twin Cinemas is a Waterloo heritage that has been open for business for 35 years. The set of theatres play cult classics and critically acclaimed films. If you’re looking for a quiet place to study or read, you can find The Waterloo Public Library. It is located on the corner of Dupont St. W and Albert Street, offering computer access, books and family-friendly events. 

If you’re looking for Waterloo’s nightlife, you can find several nightclubs, bars and pubs to enjoy within the Uptown Waterloo Neighbourhood! Jane Bond is an intimate bar that offers live music and events aimed at a more alternative crowd with an outdoor patio, and mixed cocktails are a hidden gem in Uptown.

White Rabbit PublicHouse has a more social atmosphere offering handcrafted food and cocktails. A wide selection of spirits, wines and beers. On Sundays, there is a DJ so if you prefer a quieter alternative to the club but still want to dance White Rabbit is the perfect option  

For beer aficionados, Abe Erb is Waterloo’s brewery and pub for those looking to some great locally distilled beers, their tap list shows an up to date list of what beers they are currently serving. The Duke of Wellington Public House is a unique venue in Waterloo. It is a British pub offering authentic food and a wide choice of drinks. The Duke of Wellington is also home to live show events. 

Chainsaw Bar is a lively karaoke bar and restaurant that is famous around the Waterloo region. With a wide selection of spirits, delicious comfort food and nightly events, Chainsaw will make sure your weekends are never dull!

Beertown Public House and Pub On King offer a bar and lounge atmosphere for those looking to celebrate, enjoy a pint of beer and socialize. Pub on King has $6 dinner specials every night of the week, a dance night on Saturday and live music events.These make living Uptown great as these locations are within walking distance of Uptown Square.

Finally, Becky’s Apartment and Starlight Lounge is the place to before those looking for a night out dancing. Becky’s Apartment has a lounge atmosphere as it originated as a vape and hookah lounge and incorporates a classic club feel that can cater to those looking to relax and those looking to dance. Starlight Lounge has a retro theme to it and offers a fantastic assortment of musical events. Starlight hosts a throwback Friday that offers classic RnB and rap front he 90’s if you want to get down to classic hits. 

Restaurants & Food Services

Uptown Waterloo is fortunate to have several types of restaurants all within a short walking distance. From 5-star restaurants to sports bars, Uptown Waterloo will have something for everyone to enjoy.

Copper Branch specializes in vegan comfort food that is quick and delicious. Seven Shores & Red House are two restaurants that offer an intimate, quiet atmosphere, beautifully designed and food that is unique to each restaurant. Seven Shores also holds local artist events periodically, for more information, visit their activities page for full details. Nick & Nat’s Uptown 21 offers innovative farm-to-table cuisine and holds special theme nights

 as well.  

Uptown is home to many ethnic-inspired fusion restaurants that allow customers to explore dishes from around the world and celebrate the diverse population within the Waterloo Region! Owl of Minerva, Crystal Palace Restaurant and Taco Farm, which is gluten-free, are excellent choices for residents looking to experiment with different culinary pallets. 

Family-friendly restaurants Cora’s Breakfast and Lunch, The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro, Craft Chippery and The Captain’s Boil are great examples of the diverse selection available within the Uptown core. Vincenzo’s, Settlement Coffee Roasters and Bauer Bakery & Cafe are beautiful spots to socialize, enjoy coffee and relax. 

Abe Erb Brewing Company and The Lion Brewery Restaurant act as both a restaurant and brewing companies that specialize in delicious craft beers. Beertown Public House Waterloo and The Duke of Wellington British Pub offer live music, sports and a great pub atmosphere for any occasion. 

Finally, the Uptown core is home to an assortment of luxurious lounges and restaurants that are region-renowned and will make any occasion a spectacular event. The Bauer Kitchen Restaurant, Proof Kitchen + Lounge, Solé Restaurant and Wine Bar offers lounge atmospheres and high-quality cuisine.  Watami Sushi and Jinzakaya are newly opened sushi restaurants that specialize in all you can eat sushi experiences. 

A full list of restaurants can be found on Uptown Waterloo’s BIA website

Health Care

The Uptown core is located adjacent to Kitchener-Waterloo’s Grand River Hospital and the surrounding Medical District. Just a short trip away is Westmount Place Walk-In Clinic and the Rapid Access Addiction Clinic (RAAC) that take walk-in patients. This means there are lots of options to choose from when looking for healthcare assistance.

Schooling / Child Care

The Uptown core has two schools within the borders of the neighbourhood; these are  MacGregor Public School and Elizabeth Ziegler Public School. There are seven public schools and five Catholic schools that Uptown Waterloo residents can choose from. Below are schools that are no located directly in Uptown Waterloo but are within the school’s district:  

Public Schools

Catholic Schools


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Uptown Waterloo has direct access to Grand River Transits’ main bus routes and access to the Light Rail Transit system that connects Kitchener-Waterloo. With bus lines that connect Uptown with the boardwalk, you will be able to travel most places in the city with minimal transfers and rapid service. Below is a list of bus routes that run through the Uptown core. 


The Uptown neighbourhood is perfect for families looking to make the most of the natural surroundings and explore the green spaces just steps from your front door.  With 12 parks and community recreation facilities within its boundaries, there are year-round activities to participate in. 

Waterloo Park is referred to as the crown jewel of Waterloo; it offers a year-round zoo, playgrounds, trails and seasonal amenities like splash pads and skating rinks. Below is a full list of the services Waterloo Park provides: 

  • 4 Ball Diamonds, 1 Community Garden, 1 Cricket Field, 1 Playground, 1 Skateboard Park, 1 Soccer Field, 1 Splash Pad, 1 Sports Field, 6 Tennis Courts, 1 Trail
  • Lions Lagoon Splash Pad
  • K-W Granite Club – curling rink 
  • Waterloo Tennis Club 12 courts

The surrounding parks are connected to the Uptown core by the Laurel Trail and the Iron Horse Trail. Below is a list of the surrounding parks within a short walking distance of Uptown Waterloo’s center:

  • Alexandra Park- playground 
  • Green Acres Park -playground
  • Mary Allen Park – Basketball, skating parks and sports field
  • Wilfrid Laurier University Stadium – football field
  • Brighton Park – playground
  • Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex
    • 1 Arena, 1 Indoor Pool, 1 Indoor Rink, 1 Indoor Track, 1 Splash Pad
  • Glen Acres Park – Playground

Top property listings in Uptown Waterloo

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214 ROXTON Drive, waterloo, Ontario

214 Roxton Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

This Upper Beechwood home is surrounded by mature trees and ideally located in the exclusive Windemere enclave. The spacious home offers 3000+ sq ft of living space including a spacious bright main floor with open concept kitchen family family room with pantry and walk out to gorgeous gardens, private mature treed back yard, patio and water feature. Completing the main floor you will find an office or 4th bedroom, separate dining and living room with vaulted ceiling, 2 car garage, powder room and main floor laundry. The upper level offers 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 additional full bathrooms including a generous sized 4 piece with in floor heats, heated towel bar. The ensuite features shower jets. The recently renovated (2020) lower level offers plenty of space for an additional bedroom/office and is complete with a 3 piece bath, two additional recreational rooms and plenty of storage. The Windemere enclave is a unique addition to the Beechwood community as you own your own home and land with the convenience of self managed condominium taking care of all the snow removal, grass cutting, private garbage pickup and additional regulations allowing enjoyment of the properties by everyone. Dont miss your chance for the rare offering! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 2130

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
461 COLUMBIA Street W Unit# 53, waterloo, Ontario

461 Columbia Street W Unit# 53

Waterloo, Ontario

VILLAGE OF CLAIR CREEK! 2+ bedroom bungalow in sought-after upper Beechwood condo complex, backing onto greenspace & creek! Double garage (194 x 183). Oak hardwood flooring throughout the main level. Main floor laundry. Dining room with built-in cabinetry. Dinette area with large windows. Master with terrace door walk-out to deck & huge 5-piece ensuite bath with air-jet tub. Rec room with gas fireplace. Great location close to shopping, University of Waterloo, Laurel Creek Conservation area & Stork Family YMCA! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1359

RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (Ii) Ltd.

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625A SETTLERSFIELD Court, waterloo, Ontario

625a Settlersfield Court

Waterloo, Ontario

QUIET COURT LOCATION!!! 3 bedrm 2 bath backsplit semi with 2000 sq ft of living space! The main floor has an abundance of natural light and features a spacious dining/living room, kitchen has beautiful cabinetry and workspace including 3 appliances, dinette with access to deck and private fenced yard ready to enjoy this summer. Bright Lower floor family room with large windows, laundry and 4-piece bath. Upper floor has 3 nice sized bedrooms and a 4-piece bath. Wait there is more! Another lower level that will give you the flexibility of extra living space for your personal family needs. This well-built home has been professionally cleaned and sanitized! Waiting for you to do the rest. A great opportunity to own a home if you are willing to paint and do some sweat equity. The Seller is giving you the opportunity to choose your own flooring! They will give you a $5000 allowance at closing! Windows were updated in 2015. Close to public and catholic schools, the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier, the Boardwalk shops and restaurants, parks, and walking trails, public transportation, and other popular amenities. Immediate possession available. Don't miss out book your private showing today! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1058

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

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577 STEINBECK Place, waterloo, Ontario

577 Steinbeck Place

Waterloo, Ontario

This Upper Beechwood family home is surrounded by mature trees and is located on a quiet cul de sac. It features over 3000 Sq Ft of total living space, and is so spacious with its high ceilings and open layout. This home feels so welcoming as soon as you walk in the front door. The main floor has a bright & open eat-in kitchen with ceramic tiles, stainless steel appliances, and plenty of cupboard and pantry space. Off the kitchen is the main floor laundry which doubles as a mud room and has access to the double car garage. There is plenty of space for socializing and family time with a family room that features a wood fireplace surrounded by built in book shelves and an additional living room for more conversing. Throughout the home you will also find California shutters in many of the rooms. The main floor office is perfect for those who wish to work from home. Hardwood floors make up the rest of the main floor and continue to the second level. 4 bedrooms are located upstairs and the primary bedroom is so spacious along with its ensuite bathroom. The basement is fully finished and is also open concept. The space makes for a great rec room, or a play room for the kids. It features a gas fireplace and an additional bedroom. There is so much storage space to be had. You can enjoy the backyard by going through the patio doors to the covered patio. The yard is a great space for the kids with mature trees that provide shade in the summer, and it's fully fenced and private. 577 Steinbeck Place is close to top schools, amenities at The Boardwalk, and easy access to many trails on the west side of town. (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 2380

Red And White Realty Inc.

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597 PINEROW Crescent Unit# A, waterloo, Ontario

597 Pinerow Crescent Unit# A

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome home to 597A Pinerow Cres. This awesome semi-detached home is located on a quiet street in Waterloo close to shopping, trails, schools, bus routes, quick highway access, Ira Needles Blvd and so much more. Step inside the foyer and you will love the open and airy floor plan and the natural light that floods into the space. To your right is the kitchen which has a modern design, new counters, appliances included and a movable island for extra space. The dining room is just around the corner and is a big enough space for hosting dinner parties, and holidays. The living room is a nice sized area and comes with a electric fireplace. There are sliders off the living room leading to a nice big deck where you can enjoy morning coffee, bbqs and hanging out. The yard is a great size which is fully fenced and a great spot for kids and pets to play. Back inside and heading upstairs you will find 3 nice sized bedrooms and a clean and bright 4 pc bath. The 2 smaller bedrooms have dormers which would fit a desk, dresser or a a space for a cozy reading nook! Bonus! There is a fully finished basement which features a large recroom area, 2 pc bath and a large laundry and storage room. Other features include: Furnace and AC 2015. Roof 11 years old. Windows 2 yrs. Newer patio doors. Sump pump and the list goes on. Book your private viewing of this great Waterloo home! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

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493 ST MORITZ Avenue, waterloo, Ontario

493 St Moritz Avenue

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome Home to this lovely detached 3 bedroom open concept house in the coveted Clair Hills community. Located right across the road from Edna Staebler Public School, this family-friendly house is perfect for all your needs. Costco, Boardwalk, Canadian Tire, gym and many more amenities minutes away. This beautiful corner house features large windows bringing in abundant natural light into the house. The kitchen features quartz countertops offering plenty of counter/cupboard space. Kitchen includes stainless steel appliances and a gas line hook up is available to install a gas stove. The kitchen opens to a spacious living room with hardwood floor. This family-friendly space boasts double sliding doors walkout to a large patio overlooking your private rear yard with a fire-pit. The patio area is perfect for bbqing/entertaining friends and great space to relax. The upper level offers a brightly lit large family room that can double up as an entertainment or office space or both. The large master bedroom features a his and her walk-in closet along with a full ensuite that includes a walk-in shower. The 2 additional bedrooms are very spacious. Conveniently located laundry on the main floor featuring a storage/pantry space. An energy efficient dryer runs on gas. For nature and sport lovers, Gorgeous Geo /hydro-cut trails are minutes away. Soccer field, tennis court, ice-rink, tobogganing slope, basketball court and public school play area are right across the house. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

Smart From Home Realty Limited

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615 MONTPELLIER Drive Unit# B, waterloo, Ontario

615 Montpellier Drive Unit# B

Waterloo, Ontario

Built by Carey Homes this stunning Clair Hills home has just about every upgrade offered. The open concept main floor features a Kitchen with Maple Cabinets with under mount lighting, a 7 foot island with Caesar stone quartz waterfall counter top. In the Living room there is a stone clad gas fireplace with an oak mantle. Two sliding doors to the rear yard give the impression of a wall of glass. A formal Dining Room and a 2 piece powder room with floating cabinetry and a vessel sink complete the main floor. Hardwood flooring throughout the main floor. Upstairs the generous Master suite is highlighted by it's spa grade 5 piece En-suite bath, a Walk-in closet with custom built-ins and a window bench with custom cushion. The second bedroom also has its own 4 piece En-suite. Laundry facilities are also available on the second floor. On the finished lower level you will find a large 3rd Bedroom/Rec Room and a 3 piece bath. All top of the line appliances are included. Backs on to zoned Open Space. Excellent school zone and just seconds from all the amenities of the Boardwalk. This home is a must see. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 4 Bathroom

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
523 BEECHWOOD Drive Unit# 6, waterloo, Ontario

523 Beechwood Drive Unit# 6

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to the best in Condo Living! This end-unit townhouse in the desirable Beechwood neighbourhood is huge at over 1722 sq feet of finished space, not including the fully finished basement! With its size comes a rare double-car garage, double-driveway, & in the back: extra large decks on both the upper & lower level! Many amazing features including Crown Moulding, NEST thermostat, and California shutters make this home next level. Entering the foyer you walk into the calming & modern living room with built-in bookcases & gas fireplace. The perfect place to entertain your guests or curl up with a good book! In the dining room, you find a lovely separate room with plenty of space for a large dining room table. Big enough for a large family or for hosting dinner parties in the future. The kitchen makes great use of its space with tons of built-in cupboards, trendy banquette seating & a custom-made table. Sliders from the kitchen open up to the upper deck. Look out over the quiet, treed backyard & enjoy the birds singing. Upstairs features 2 spacious rooms, plus the extra-large primary bedroom with ensuite. Full-sized stacked laundry on the upper floor. So convenient! The fully finished basement features an awesome room/suite that can be used as a bedroom & additional sitting room, or an office, playroom, etc. The main rec room has lots of built-in cupboards for games or storage, & large projection screen with projector. Perfect for movie night! Sliders from rec room open up to the 2nd deck! Double-car garage has plenty of shelving. This amazing home has so much space, storage, and on top of all of that, there is a community pool steps away from your front door! This is a very well-maintained condo with great landscaping. Have kids? A few of the BEST schools in the region are within this boundary, and the bus to Sir John A Macdonald is a few feet away on Beechwood Dr. Don't miss this incredible home! (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

Red And White Realty Inc.

For sale
557 DRUMMERHILL Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

557 Drummerhill Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

Conveniently located next to schools and shopping on a family friendly Crescent, just minutes from Uptown Waterloo. Featuring an eat-in kitchen with the dinette overlooking the front yard, a formal dining room and a living room with cathedral ceiling. The bedrooms are a nice size and there is a skylight in the main bath. The water heater owned New Dishwasher in 2018. There is a finished rec room, a 3 piece bath, laundry and cold cellar in the basement. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

Home Standards Brickstone Realty

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