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

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567 St Moritz Avenue, waterloo, Ontario

567 St Moritz Avenue

Waterloo, Ontario

Searching for your ideal staycation? Then youve found it right here in beautiful Clair Hills! This gorgeous 3-bedroom, 4-bathroom home features a fully-fenced yard with expansive composite deck and gazebo, overlooking an above-ground poolAND NO REAR NEIGHBOURS! Inside, through patio sliders, the open-concept living room and large eat-in kitchen make entertaining a dream. Main-floor laundry and powder room complete this level. The upper floor features 3 spacious bedrooms, including a large master suite. In addition to a 2-pce bathroom and bonus room that could make a great office or play space, the fully-finished basement boasts a rec room and bar area the perfect gathering spot to watch the game. Move-in ready with numerous updates, and close to schools, parks & paths and the Boardwalk, this house is ready for you to call it home. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 1893 sqft

Davenport Realty Brokerage

For sale
401 Bamberg Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

401 Bamberg Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

This beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom detached house is located on a quiet crescent in the Clair Hills area of Waterloo. Welcome to 401 Bamberg Cres.! The foyer is spacious with a powder room, plenty of closet space and inside access to the garage. The open concept main floor has lots of natural lighting from the large windows. The kitchen has tons of cabinet space, a gorgeous back splash and has sliders to the backyard. The kitchen also has a large centre island that over looks the living room and dinning room - perfect for entertaining! The living room features a gas fireplace. The second floor has a cozy family room area with vaulted ceilings - a great space for family movie nights. There is also a generous sized master bedroom with a walk-in closet and 3 pc ensuite. There are 2 more decent size bedrooms and a 4 pc bath. The basement is unfinished and ready for your own creation! The fully fenced backyard is a summer oasis that has been beautifully landscaped and has a raised deck and shed. Great location close to shopping centre, the boardwalk and other amenities. Only 5 minutes drive to the universities. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

RE/MAX Twin City Sharma Realty

For sale
616 FRIEBURG Drive, waterloo, Ontario

616 Frieburg Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

Stunning light filled Terra View Home with over 3,600 sq ft of living space, backing onto a ravine. Wow! No rear neighbors! Beautiful kitchen with maple cabinetry and new powerful range hood, new ceramic flooring and nine foot ceilings on the main floor. Newly installed hardwood stairs leading to three spacious bedrooms with 2 baths & 2 walk-in closets. Laundry area on the second floor. A cozy home theater for family entertainment and weekend gatherings on the third floor with nine windows to provide ample natural light. Recently finished basement with a separate entrance and vinyl flooring offers 2 extra bedrooms for guests or a potential rental income. Enjoy the morning and sunset on a newly refreshed wooden deck facing the ravine. Kilometers of trails ideal for walking and cycling. Quiet and safe family neighborhood within the school district to St. Nicholas Catholic School (JK-8) or Edna Staebler Elementary School, Sir John A MacDonald Secondary school or Resurrection Catholic Secondary School and U of Waterloo. Five minute drive to Costco, Walmart and shops at the Boardwalk. Steps away from public transit. Newly installed water heater tank and sump pump. Includes 2 fridges, 2 washer/dryers. A truly special home and tastefully decorated. A heater fan in the garage for added comfort. Outdoor sensor lights for garage, main and side doors and deck. Digital door locks for extra security & convenience. Animal proof covers on all outside airways. Come see to appreciate. (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 2822 sqft

Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty

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457 Twinleaf Street, waterloo, Ontario

457 Twinleaf Street

Waterloo, Ontario

Property sold firm, waitng for deposit on Monday. Better than new. Time for you to enjoy this 4 year old former model home with almost 3000 sq ft of finished living space. It features a brand new finished walkout basement with recroom and 3 pc bath and additional windows, 9 ft ceilings, an upper family room with vaulted ceiling, a gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances. Relax either on the large 30 x 10 deck or down below on the patio which includes a hottub. There are 3 and ½ baths and a main floor laundry. The driveway was recently paved. This home is move in ready and shows beautifully. Experience the Vista Hills lifestyle with 45 kms of walking trails. Minutes to the Ira Needles shopping district. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 4 Bathroom

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
LOT 2 CORNRIDGE Place, waterloo, Ontario

Lot 2 Cornridge Place

Waterloo, Ontario

GRAND LUXURY in Waterloos BEAUTIFUL BEECHWOOD ESTATES! Custom-built Bungaloft to be built (or your own custom plan), on a quiet cul-de-sac in a tranquil woodland setting. This main level floorpan has everything you enjoy in bungalow living. Main level (1,772 sq. ft) open-concept kitchen & family rom, dining area, master bedroom with generous ensuite, laundry room, additional bathroom & home office. The second level offering two bedrooms & a bathroom; ideal for every generation: children, teens, young adults, live-in family member or guests. Exquisitely designed new home offering quality construction & gorgeous design details. You'll love the luxurious elegance and contemporary craftsmanship this home offers. A convenient & optional amenity is the established neighbourhood Upper Beechwood II Community Association offering tennis, swimming and community events. Easy access to shops & amenities at The Boardwalk. Cornridge Place offers the choice of 7 available treed lots, with options for a custom-built bungalow, bungaloft or 2 storey dwelling. Build your dream home in 2020! Our masterful 3,228 sq. ft. show home on Lot #8 exhibits the breathtaking craftsmanship of these grand homes. Call today to arrange your private viewing of our Gorgeous SHOW HOME! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 2418 sqft

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.
Whitney & Company Realty Limited

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LOT 4 CORNRIDGE Place, waterloo, Ontario

Lot 4 Cornridge Place

Waterloo, Ontario

GRAND LUXURY in BEAUTIFUL BEECHWOOD ESTATES! Exquisitely designed new home offering quality construction & gorgeous design details. Custom-built 2 storey family-home on a quiet cul-de-sac in a tranquil woodland setting. You'll love the luxurious elegance and contemporary craftsmanship this home offers. A convenient & optional amenity is the established neighbourhood Upper Beechwood II Community Association offering tennis, swimming and community events. Easy access to shops & amenities at The Boardwalk. Cornridge Place offers the choice of 7 available treed lots, with options for a custom-built bungalow, bungaloft or 2 storey dwelling. Build your dream home in 2020! Our masterful model home showcases the breathtaking craftsmanship of these grand homes. Call today to arrange your private viewing of our Gorgeous MODEL HOME! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2400 sqft

Whitney & Company Realty Limited
RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

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679 ZERMATT Drive, waterloo, Ontario

679 Zermatt Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

Downsizing in Waterloo and not ready for a condo? This turnkey 3 bedroom bungalow in desirable Clair Hills has all the "I wants". You'll fall in love with the newly-renovated open concept kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and a welcoming island to entertain family and friends. The spacious master bedroom will hold a king-sized bed and there's a walk-in closet. The updated main bath has his and hers sinks. There are sliders from the dinette to a wonderful deck great for morning coffee and summer bbq's. The fenced yard is ideal for gardening with lots of sunshine and there's a shed for all your tools. The finished basement offers a spacious rec room with ample area for watching TV and a home gym to stay in shape. The 3rd bedroom makes a great guest room with a 3 piece bathroom adjacent. All this in a great neighbourhood close to the universities, shopping including Costco, walking trails and much more. Put this one on your must see list! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

Century 21 Heritage House Ltd.

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71 Pinemeadow Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

71 Pinemeadow Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

Situated on a quiet crescent. Welcome to 71 Pinemeadow. This meticulously kept 3 bedroom 2 bathroom family home features open concept living with updated kitchen cabinetry and granite surfaces.Walkout to your deck overlooking a private backyard and beautiful gardens. The lower level,with seperate garage entrance, has an updated recroom(2020) where you can relax by the gas fireplace. The finished den would also make a great guest room or office. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty

For sale
422 Bamberg Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

422 Bamberg Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

Amazing 4 bedroom, 3 bath detached home situated on a corner lot in a quiet crescent in Clair Hills. Welcome to 422 Bamberg Cres.! The large foyer welcomes you and leads you into the formal living room that offers large windows to bring in plenty of natural lighting. The rest of the main floor is open concept with a large eat-in kitchen that features a massive centre island/breakfast bar, dark cabinetry and matching backsplash and countertops. The kitchen over looks the cozy family room with gas fireplace and dinette with sliders to the backyard. The main floor has pot lights, hardwood flooring and tile throughout. There is also crown moulding throughout, including in the powder room. The second floor offers a spacious master bedroom with a walk in closet and luxury ensuite with a stand up glass shower, Jacuzzi tub and double sink. There are three more decent size bedrooms, 4 piece bath and a convenient upstairs laundry room. The basement is unfinished and ready for your own creation! The backyard is fully fenced. Great location close to shopping centre, the boardwalk and other amenities. Only 5 minutes drive to the universities. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

RE/MAX Twin City Sharma Realty

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404 Woodrow Drive, waterloo, Ontario

404 Woodrow Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

Wonderful & well maintained single family home in prime Laurelwood location. Close to schools, universities, shop, St. Jacobs Market, RIM and Tech park. Ceramic tiles, hardwood in living and Berber carpet flooring, vaulted ceiling, laminate and potlights in basement, 3 pc Ensuite includes whirlpool in master bed., 3 pc bath and 4 pc bath, insulated garage, appliances included. Finished basement with new painted wall and quality laminate floor. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

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456 Westcroft Drive, waterloo, Ontario

456 Westcroft Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

Immaculate custom built home in fantastic Westville neighbourhood Waterloo. Solidly built with 2x6 construction. Walking distance to the Boardwalk and 3 schools. This large one owner, carpet free home features a stunning custom eat in kitchen with sliders to a great yard with concrete patio. The granite countertops and island and extra deep cupboards make it a chef's dream. A spacious family room with a gas firaplace and marble mantel. The upper floor features a large skylight and 4 bedrooms including ample Master, three with custom walk in closets and 2 ensuites as well as another cheater ensuite. The basement level is fully finished with 9 ft ceilings, large rec room, 5th bedroom with its own ensuite. Concrete drive way and oversized double garage. Main floor laundry, dedicated gas line for BBQ, large garden shed, California shutters the list goes on...must see! (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 5 Bathroom

RE/MAX Twin City Grand Living Realty
RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
54 -  435 WINCHESTER Drive, waterloo, Ontario

54 - 435 Winchester Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

Absolutely Stunning Designer owned & decorated home in the most sought after Condo Community in town - The Village in Beechwood West! This 2175 square foot Executive style, 2 storey home features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms & a 2 car garage! Fantastic open concept main floor with Great room, Dining room & Gourmet kitchen. The Kitchen features Staggered uppers, high-end granite counter-tops, island with breakfast bar, silgranite undermount sink, touchless Brizo faucet, Sharpe microwave drawer, Fridge with waterline & ice maker, Bosch dishwasher, gas oven & imported backsplash tile! The great room is gorgeous with a custom wall unit, custom gas fireplace & engineered hardwood flooring! Upgraded trim, crown molding & wall treatment in dining room. Walk out to the patio & quiet manicured yard! The second floor features a guest suite with ensuite bathroom & custom walk-in closet! Laundry room with upgraded cabinetry & high-end washer & dryer. The Master bedroom has tray ceilings with crown molding, a walk-in closet with custom closet organizer & an ensuite bathroom! This luxury ensuite features heated floors & a custom shower! HD silhouette blinds throughout the house. The basement is currently a hobby studio with sink & large windows. This complex has lovely walking trails around it & the owner has the opportunity to become an affiliate member of the Beechwood West Community Association (Pool, Tennis Courts).This home must be seen! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2175 sqft

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.