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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529 Thornview Place, waterloo, Ontario

529 Thornview Place

Waterloo, Ontario

Desirable LAURELWOOD !!! Cul-De-Sac, Pie Shaped Lot, Top Rated School Zone, Pool. This tastefully decorated and updated home sits on a quiet court in Laurelwood near excellent schools and convenient to shopping, trails, biking,YMCA, conservation area and transit. It features an open concept, multi-level plan with vaulted ceilings and large windows on every level allowing lots of natural light . The open concept split level family room offers lots of room to entertain and is connected to the kitchen-dining that leads on your gorgeous backyard. The master bedroom is on its own level with a full en-suite and walk-in closet, just a few steps above are two spacious bedrooms with their own full bathroom. The brand new driveway can park four vehicles and leads onto a good sized finished garage. One of the best features of this home besides its location would be its backyard oasis, fully fenced with a large in ground pool, professionally landscaped and also featuring a gazebo and a very unique bar-shed. Enjoy a Caribbean experience in your very own backyard !! Among some of the updates are pool liner 2018, Roof 2017, Driveway 2020 . (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

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2 -  435 WINCHESTER Drive, waterloo, Ontario

2 - 435 Winchester Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

Rare opportunity to own in The Village of Beechwood West. Waterloo's most desired , executive Townhouses. Backing onto community trails and green space, with over 2100 sq feet plus a beautiful , fully finished lower level. Three bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a two car garage. You'll love the open concept main floor kitchen, living room, dining room, with 9 ft ceilings, gas fireplace and walk out to a huge deck. Owner is eligible to join Beechwood West Community Association with Swimming pool and tennis courts. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 4 Bathroom

Peak Realty Ltd.

For sale
457 RED RIVER Drive, waterloo, Ontario

457 Red River Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

WESTVALE OPPORTUNITY! Fully renovated 3 bedroom 2 storey in desirable Waterloo neighbourhood. Bright new kitchen with quartz counters and walkout to deck. All new flooring, 2 newly renovated bathrooms with solid surface counters. Finished basement with 3 piece bath. Newer windows and doors. Short walk to Red River Park and playground. No more renting...just move in and enjoy! Check the photos to view the virtual staging photos. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1145 sqft

RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (Ii) Ltd.

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220 ROXTON Drive, waterloo, Ontario

220 Roxton Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

A great opportunity to own 4+2 bedroom home with finished bsmt in highly desirable Upper Beechwood neighborhood! This Milla house built is a great place to call home. Inside of the house consist of kitchen, family room with natural gas fireplace, separate living room, formal dining room, powder room and laundry room on the main floor. Upper floor features 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and basement offers rec room, 2 bedrooms, office and bathroom. A list of the valuable updates include: Fencing: 2007, Roofing: 2008 (40 year shingle), Carpets: 2010, Furnace and central A/C (high efficient): 2011, toilets (water efficient): 2012, Attic insulation: 2012, Energy audit: 2011/2012, Landscaping: 2014, Window casement replacement (most): 2014 (Golden Windows). This beautiful home offers a mature and sustainable environmental setting and a great neighbourhood. Access to the nearby green zones and trails is located just outside the house.Fully landscaped backyard is enveloped by mature trees located on this and adjacent properties (spruce trees, locust tree, maples, apples trees, etc). Location, Location, Location ! Public transport access, University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, Conestoga College, and the renowned Mary Johnston Elementary School are just minutes away. Close to all major grocery stores, shopping and all amenities. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom

One Percent Realty Ltd.

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474 THORNDALE Drive, waterloo, Ontario

474 Thorndale Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

West Side Story in Waterloo! The fantastic tale of a move-in ready, 2000 square foot contemporary home, that has to be seen to be believed. Lets start with the luxurious breakfast bar made with gorgeous white quartz, impressive backsplash with undermount lighting, but remember to look at your tootsies and take in the desirable herringbone tile. It doesnt stop there! New California ceilings and lighting throughout the 4 levels of this back-split showcase custom feature walls and impressive decor. The drama continues to the backyard through 2 walkouts to the upper and lower decks one off the kitchen and the other off the back of the home. The oversized family room with gas fireplace and trendy laminate flooring has enough space to create a 4th bedroom. This home has an excellent layout for a future inlaw suite. Dont even get me started on the double vanities in the bathroom and breathtaking finisheswe could be looking at a sequel! Check out the 360 view tours and floor plans. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 2000 sqft

RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (Ii) Ltd.

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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.

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503 CHABLIS Drive, waterloo, Ontario

503 Chablis Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

A beautiful detached three-bedroom home in Waterloo, situated on a deep lot, in the desirable community of Columbia Forest. A covered front porch welcomes you to the front door. Once inside discover a bright, carpet free home with an open concept main floor layout with perfect flow for family and gatherings. The foyer hosts a powder room and cloak closet. From the kitchen, you can overlook the living area, and take in views through the sliding glass doors to the entertainers sized deck and deep fully fenced backyard. Upstairs, you will uncover three great sized bedrooms and a four-piece family bathroom. The basement is partially finished. This home lies within close proximity of all amenities including Universities, The Boardwalk, Costco, parks, and walking distance to the coveted Edna Staebler elementary school. This home provides a single car garage, with additional parking in the driveway. All that remains is for a new family to call it home. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

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404 Woodrow Drive, waterloo, Ontario

404 Woodrow Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

*COND'L SOLD, PENDING DEPOSIT**.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. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

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19 -  350 ERBSVILLE Road, waterloo, Ontario

19 - 350 Erbsville Road

Waterloo, Ontario

Desirable Upper Beechwood! A serene suburban townhome-style condominium, less than 10 minutes from central Waterloo via Columbia Street West. This generously proportioned three-bedroom end unit backs onto quiet and maturely wooded greenspace, handy to bike paths, walking trails, and is a short two minute drive from the many amenities of Laurelwood Commons including coffee shops, a grocery store, eateries and more! Some of the most highly respected schools in Waterloo are close at hand, too. Principal rooms and bedrooms are of a good size and thoughtfully laid out, and the master retreat boasts its own luxury five-piece ensuite bath. Enjoy entertaining outdoors on the elevated rear deck! Freshly painted from top to bottom. Call or click today for more details. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1340 sqft

Chestnut Park Realty Southwestern Ontario Ltd.

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41 -  461 COLUMBIA Street, waterloo, Ontario

41 - 461 Columbia Street

Waterloo, Ontario

Lovely detached bungalow in the sought after complex 'Village of Clair Creek'. Great room with cathedral ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors and cozy gas fireplace. Open kitchen with breakfast bar overlooks great room. Master has ensuite with corner tub/shower. Convenient main floor laundry with walkout to private fenced courtyard and detached double car garage. Affordable condo fees. A wheelchair ramp could be added quite easily if needed. Walking distance to shopping, YMCA/library. New roof 2016. Great Beechwood location. (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (Ii) Ltd.

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B -  243 THISTLEGLEN Place, waterloo, Ontario

B - 243 Thistleglen Place

Waterloo, Ontario

Fall in love with this beautiful 1,330 sq-ft family home nestled on a Quiet Court in Waterloo's desirable Westvale Community. Summertime entertaining is made easy as you usher your guests outdoors through the double French doors onto the 16x23 ft Custom Cedar deck. A 14x10 ft Gazebo awaits, providing an additional outdoor Living Space & yet another cozy room to welcome you after a long day. So perfect for BBQs, outdoor dining or just relaxing with Family & Friends. Throw a Frisbee, or watch the kids play in the deep 163 ft pie-shaped backyard. The yard is fully-fenced and Kid & Pet-friendly, keeping everyone safely enclosed. Plan on preparing some great Family meals in the spacious Kitchen with Stainless Steel appliances, a double sink, loads of cupboard space as well as a built-in Breakfast Bar. Finished & carpet-free on all 3 levels, a space for everyone! The luxury-sized Master Bedroom boasts wall to wall Double Closets as well as convenient access to a Cheater Ensuite & Jet Tub. Relax, cuddle & enjoy hours of quality Family Fun playing games or watching movies in the cozy Rec Room, complete with an Elmira Wood-burning Stove to take the chill away on those cooler evenings. There is space to park up to 4 vehicles in the Double Driveway! New windows, Furnace & A/C in 2015! Conveniently located just steps to Schools, Parks, Trails with easy access to all amenities at Beechwood Plaza, The Boardwalk, Medical Centre on Ira Needles, Landmark Cinema, Costco and so much more! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

Red And White Realty Inc.

For sale
301 WILTSHIRE Place, waterloo, Ontario

301 Wiltshire Place

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to 301 Wiltshire Place. This Verdone built open concept plan with vaulted ceilings is sure to please. Beautifully situated in the centrally located Beechwood area on a family friendly court. The front foyer leads to a large eat-in kitchen, dining room offers great space for formal dining and overlooks the sunken living room and its vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace. Sliders lead to deck and rear yard. The master has a large walk-in closet and ensuite with a separate jet tub and shower! There are two great sized bedrooms for kids or home office. Main floor laundry with access to the double garage. Downstairs is drywalled and awaits your finishing touches. There is ample space for rec room, office, games room etc. There is an option to join the Community Association for use of pool etc. Updates include Pilot Light Kit Gas Fireplace (2018), Asphalt Driveway (2017), Furnace (2018), Roof (2018), Skylight Windows In Main Bathroom (2015) Shower Tile in Ensuite (2018) (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1706 sqft

Royal LePage Crown Realty Services