Willowdale

Willowdale

Located within walking distance of the Universities and close access to the Conestoga Parkway, is the neighbourhood of Willowdale. Willowdale is a beautiful community that is perfect for new families and students looking for a home with easy access to Universities and Waterloo’s Uptown Core.

Location

Within a short walking distance of Willowdale, you’ll find Waterloo’s Uptown  , Conestoga Mall, GRT’s main business, LRT stations and the University strip. This area is perfect for students looking for permanent residences within proximity to Universities. Conestoga College’s Waterloo campus is located within the Willowdale neighbourhood. Young professionals would also benefit from the easy access to Waterloo’s main bus lines that run through the Uptown Core and connects to West Waterloo’s Ira Needles area.

Amenities

Shopping & Entertainment 

A short bus trip north of Willowdale is Conestoga Mall; it offers 135 stores with Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo next door. GRT’s northern bus station, Conestoga Mall Terminal, has connections that travel to St.Jacobs. The LRT Conestoga station allows for easy and fast travel across Kitchener Waterloo. 

North along Weber St N from University Ave E, you will find Goodlife Fitness Weber location, and across the street on Weber is Games On Tap – Board Game Cafe that offers tabletop board games in a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. The Break Room is located south on Weber St N; it is the areas billiard hall with 12 tables, drinks, and food, and is perfect for a night out. Located West at the intersection of King St N and University Ave is Pin Up Arcade Bar, which offers an assortment of arcade games.

A short trip south along Weber is Bridgeport Plaza, which houses a Bulk Barn, Sobeys Bridgeport, Walmart, and an Anytime Fitness. Across is Moses Springer Community Center, which offers a skating rink, seasonal outdoor pool, and community rooms.

If you travel south along King Street N, between University Avenue and Erb St E, you will find many restaurants, pubs, and shops to explore. These shops offer everything from barbers to hookah lounges; this area has something to entertain any taste. Below are the businesses in this area; restaurants are listed in the foodservice section.

Recreation:

  • Princess Twin Cinemas 
  • Old Goat Books
  • Pro Driving School
  • McPhail’s Cycle & Sports 

Bars:

  • Ethel’s lounge 
  • Jane Bond
  • Huether Hotel
  • Chainsaw
  • White Rabbit Public House
  • Death Valley’s Little Brother
  • Pub On King

Night Clubs:

  • Becky’s Apartment 
  • Night School
  • Phil’s Grandson’s Place

Restaurants & Food Services

Willowdale is located just east of the University core that offers a diverse set of restaurants to try. Found at Weber Ave and University Ave, a KW-staple, Sonny’s Drive-In, offers classic burgers with delicious no-meat options and provides the quintessential drive-in experience.

Further West, located at University Avenue West and King Street North, is Bhima’s Warung, an intimate restaurant featuring Indonesian, Vietnamese, and Thai dishes. Mozy’s Shawarma, found at King and University, offers a delicious middle eastern cuisine for individuals looking for a filling on-the-go meal. Below is a list of all the restaurants and food services located within a short travel from Willowdale:

  • Mongolian Grill
  • Quesada Burritos & Tacos
  • Williams Fresh Cafe
  • Shawarma Plus
  • Sweet Dreams Tea Shop
  • Urban Bricks Pizza
  • Doshack
  • Williams Fresh Cafe

HealthCare 

Surrounding Willowdale are several walk-in clinics that specialize in handling large volumes of walk-ins with fast turnover rates. Waterloo Sports Medicine Centre, found at the intersection of University Avenue and Weber Street, has been servicing Kitchener-Waterloo’s active community for 32 years; they specialize in physiotherapy, massage therapy, and naturopathic medicine. Waterloo Walk-In Clinic and Spruce Medical Walk-in Clinic & Family Practice are the clinics in Willowdale that take walk-ins. 

Schooling / Child Care

Willowdale has three elementary schools that are within a short travel distance. St. Agnes Catholic Elementary School and St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School are two Catholic schools that offer JK through grade eight. There are public school options through Sandowne Public School, Lincoln Heights Public School, and Macgregor Public School.

Willowdale is fortunate enough to have two Kitchener-Waterloo bilingual elementary schooling options: École Élémentaire Catholique Mère-Élisabeth-Bruyère and École Élémentaire L’Harmonie. These two options offer french emission studies from JK through grade six.

Secondary school options 

Students within Willowdale have many options for post-secondary schools. Bluevale Collegiate Institute and Resurrection Catholic Secondary School offer transit options for students interested in attending specific secondary schools. 

Willowdale is near the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, two of Canada’s top post-secondary Schools. Easy access via direct bus routes makes travel from home convenient. Established at the heart of Willowdale is Conestoga’s Waterloo campus; it offers classes in the culinary arts, hospitality, skilled trades, and academic upgrading.

Transit

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Willowdale is within walking distance of Kitchener-Waterloo’s main bus lines that connect the university core and the surrounding area with Waterloo’s Uptown   district. Direct transport to Conestoga mall allows residents to transfer busses at the Conestoga Mall terminal. This terminal also hosts one end of Waterloo’s Ion Light Rail Transit, making travel across the Tri-Cities easy and convenient. Below is a list of the Grand River Transit routes that run through Willowdale:

Parks

The Laurel Trail runs through Willowdale and connects to Waterloo’s Uptown   Square with a beautiful scenic route. Surrounding the neighbourhood are several parks that offer stunning green spaces, splash pads, and parks for residents to enjoy. Bechtel Park offers a seasonal dark park, indoor soccer fields, and seasonal cross country skiing activities. Breithaupt Park provides a gorgeous green space with seasonal splash pads to help the kids stay cool during the Summer months. Below is a list of the parks within Willowdale:

  • Bechtel Park-85 Bridge St W, Waterloo
  • Hillside Park – 352 Marsland Dr
  • Breithaupt Park – 806 Union St
  • Roselea Park – 75 Mayfield Ave
  • The Laurel Trail

Top Property Listings in Willowdale

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For sale
$399,900
181 KING Street Unit# 812, waterloo, Ontario

181 King Street Unit# 812

Waterloo, Ontario

Impressive 1 bedroom condo located in much sought after Circa 1877 Building in Uptown Waterloo! This 723 square ft Jackpine model with Juliet balcony features spacious kitchen with built in oven, cook top, integrated fridge and dishwasher and island, 4 pc bath, in-suite laundry. Circa Buildings amenities are top of the market include outdoor salt water pool and terrace, fully equipped fitness, Yoga studio, Guest suite, entertainment lounge, restaurant service, car share. LRT located just outside, close to restaurants, shopping, parks, Grand River Hospital, smartphone technology. This condo has no parking spot (id:30922)

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 723

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
$450,000
388 OLD HURON Road Unit# 23C, kitchener, Ontario

388 Old Huron Road Unit# 23c

Kitchener, Ontario

Beautiful 3 bed/2 bath condo, carpet free main floor, high end finishes throughout - kitchen features Caesar Stone counter top, backsplash, oversized island, stainless steel appliances, some porcelain flooring. Open concept dining & kitchen area, main floor laundry, bright living room with walkout to deck (no rear neighbours), and under deck storage. The upper level features a spacious primary bedroom with double closets, 2 additional bedrooms and 4 pc bath. Assigned parking convenient right front of unit. This home is ideal for first time homeowners, empty-nesters or investors. Excellent location, minutes to the 401, schools, and all amenities, also conveniently located close to Doon Heritage Village, Huron Natural Park (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1420

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
$599,999
157 MAYFIELD Court, waterloo, Ontario

157 Mayfield Court

Waterloo, Ontario

THIS IS THE ONE! Quiet court? CHECK! Amazing back yard? CHECK! Space for the WHOLE family?? CHECK! 2 fireplaces? CHECK! 4 bedrooms? CHECK, CHECK, CHECK, CHECK! This backsplit has it all! Call your agent, this one's not going to last!! (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1436.3000

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
$489,900
54 BRENDAWOOD Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

54 Brendawood Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

A MUST SEE. COZY 3 BEDROOM BUNGALOW LOCATED ON A QUIET MATURE STREET. NEAR ALL AMENTITIES AND READY TO JUST MOVE IN WITH UPDATED KITCHEN AND BATH. THERE IS ALSO A SIDE ENTRANCE TO THE BASEMENT. PLENTY OF POTENTIAL. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 900

Peak Realty Ltd.

For sale
$465,000
511 QUIET Place Unit# 1, waterloo, Ontario

511 Quiet Place Unit# 1

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to Quiet Place - bright, spacious and modernized suites ready to call home! Exceptional value: with 1300+ SF with a finished basement! Note: contemporary kitchen with glass back splash, island and stunning quartz countertops, four updated bathrooms, open concept main floor with recent upgrades and updates including: second and basement level carpet, fresh paint, furnace (2015), central air (2015), appliances, plumbing, ESA approved electrical and roof (2021). Note that one parking spot - garage - is included in price. End unit! This opportunity will work well for family looking for affordable home, investor seeking turn key rental income or even parent looking for a place for their university-bound child and friends. Reasonable condo fees of just: $272.01 include water, landscaping, snow removal, insurance, private garbage removal and common element maintenance. 10 minute walk to Research and Tech LRT stop. Close to bus stops and quick access to University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College. Easy walk to amenities of Albert MacGregor Community Centre. Great proximity to common staples including beer, coffee, pizza, pharmacy and several restaurants as well future Clemmer redevelopment site. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 1321

Royal LePage Grand Valley Realty

For sale
$549,000
250 GLENRIDGE Drive Unit# 202, waterloo, Ontario

250 Glenridge Drive Unit# 202

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to 202-250 Glenridge Dr. Check out this beautiful 1970 sq foot condo in the lovely Glen Royal building in Waterloo. The unit is an open concept with living room, dining room, 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, kitchen and insuite laundry. Enjoy the hardwood floors, large rooms and the 2 balconies, 2 of the bedrooms have access to the balconies. The master bedroom is spacious with a lovely ensuite bathroom boasting granite counters and tile shower as well the master has a large walk in closet. The second 4-piece bathroom is conveniently located between the other 2 bedrooms. The modern kitchen is welcoming with stainless steel appliances including fridge, stove, dishwasher and microwave and off the kitchen is the laundry/storage room. The complex has several amenities including underground parking, an indoor pool, sauna, party room and an outdoor gazebo, tennis and a storage unit for those extra items. It is close to shopping and the expressway. Don't miss this one! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
$315,000
375 KING Street N Unit# 301, waterloo, Ontario

375 King Street N Unit# 301

Waterloo, Ontario

Prime Waterloo location! Close to all Amenities, Schools, Shopping, Expressway, Universities. Features a Spectacular kitchen that is an entertainers delight with beautiful counter tops, large island for additional seating and a Separate Dining Room. The master bedroom with ensuite is large and roomy! With 2 additional bedrooms, there is plenty of room for the Growing family. Bright and Spacious with a Beautiful View from the balcony overlooking front gardens! Totally Modernized with Superb High-end Finishes a Must-see! Move-in Ready with All existing appliances included. All Inclusive Fee: covers Heat, Hydro, Utilities, Building Insurance, Central Air Conditioning, Common Elements, Exterior Maintenance, Parking, Storage Locker, Private Garbage Removal. This Building has Fantastic Amenities on-Site: CAR WASH, Indoor pool, sauna, games room, library, full woodworking shop, hobby room, exercise room with equipment and running track, billiards & party room. Call today to book your private showing! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

New Way Realty Inc.

For sale
$789,900
11 DEVITT Avenue N, waterloo, Ontario

11 Devitt Avenue N

Waterloo, Ontario

Opportunity to hit 2 birds with 1 stone! This Legal Duplex 3 Bedroom 2 bathroom is fully renovated and would check the box off for many homeowners, in addition it has the added benefit of a 800 Sf legal 2 bedroom 1 bathroom unit as a source of added income. Located within walking distance to Uptown Waterloo in a desirable neighbourhood on a 44Feet Wide by 154 Feet Deep lot with RMU-20 Zoning provides options for future growth. 1,600 Square feet above grade and 600 Square feet in the basement makes this a roomy and bright place to call home for either tenants, landlord or homeowner. The Seller has spent thousands of dollars and prepared this property for maintenance free Transition. Brand new designer Kitchen, High Quality Luxury vinyl flooring, fresh paint, 2015 New roof, 2010 New Facia, Eves and Siding, 2018 Owned Furnace & Gas Hot Water Tank, 2020 Water Softener, modern tilt and turn windows throughout, 2 hydro Meters, both units have their own laundry, Security lighting, The detail that went into all the finishes can only be Appreciated in person, although the 3D Virtual Tour does help showcase this Duplex to the masses. Property will be Vacant upon possession, Upstairs 2 bedroom Unit WAS rented for $1,350/month + Hydro and the Main Floor 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath would easily fetch $2,300/month given the extensive remodel. (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1596

Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty

For sale
$599,990
15 MARSHALL Street, waterloo, Ontario

15 Marshall Street

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to 15 Marshall St, Waterloo. This almost al brick detached home is located meters away from prime location of King St and University Ave intersection; in other words its located in golden pocket of Waterloo. Only steps away from both the universities and Conestoga College. This is carpet free 5 Bedroom licensed Rooming house with extra room in basement with possibility of extra income. 200 AMP circuit breaker, SS laundry, all very spacious bedrooms, separate entrance for the basement. Why buy a condo with high maintenance fee while you can secure a freehold detached house with 4 car parking space. Rooms were rented 525/m. Vacant property for selection of your own tenants at new rates. (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.

For sale
$524,900
181 KING Street S Unit# 607, waterloo, Ontario

181 King Street S Unit# 607

Waterloo, Ontario

Opportunities do not come around like this very often. Here is your chance to live in the most sought-after Condo in Uptown Waterloo. Welcome to Circa 1877. Located on the 6th floor, this unit showcases a private 436 square foot terrace with panoramic views of Uptown. Enjoy your spacious terrace while watching the sunset and entertaining friends by adding a gas bbq and possible hot tub. This is truly a unique condo lifestyle. Inside the condo you will find an additional 828 square feet of a perfectly appointed One Bed plus Den Douglas Model. Features and upgrades include: quartz countertops, kitchen island with breakfast bar, integrated refrigerator, built in cooktop, custom closets organizers in bedroom and bathroom, ceramic backsplash, floor to ceiling windows, and an efficient forced air heating/cooling system with your insuite hybrid heat pump. Circa comes with amenities like no other, including an outdoor salt water pool and terrace, restaurant service to room, entertainment lounge, fully equipped fitness and yoga studio, guest suite, underground parking, car share, and electric vehicle charging station. Located in the heart of Waterloo, walking distance to fine dining restaurants, shopping, LRT, parks, and all the premium amenities Uptown offers. This Condo offers something special for the person looking for a relaxed lifestyle while living in luxurious surroundings. Call today for more information and your private showing. (id:30922)

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 828

Condo Culture

For sale
$4,950,000
720 COUNTRY SQUIRE Road, waterloo, Ontario

720 Country Squire Road

Waterloo, Ontario

You'll love this TROPHY HOUSE set on a Coveted 40 acre BEAUTIFULLY REFINED COUNTRY ESTATE. A gated entrance and winding drive leads up to the Exquisite Stone Mansion with CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE & EXCEPTIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP, designed by Paul Roth; acclaimed architect for a select collection of significantly Magnificent & Magical Estate Properties! STUNNING FOREST with trails for rejuvenating nature walks, snowshoeing, x-country skiing & forest bathing. Picturesque, prized spring-fed pond with tiered armour stone retaining walls, offering canoeing & fishing. Impressive open-plan architectural-design ensures gorgeous views from every room of this EXTRAORDINARY HOME-HAVEN! Impressive wrap-around stone terrace (approx 1,000 SF), where you will discover welcoming gathering areas for outdoor relaxation & tranquil panoramic views of this NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL Setting. Luxurious 10,070 SF Manor Home - a Peaceful 40-acre Sanctuary bordering the rolling countryside of Woolwich Township & Waterloo! The well-planned elevator between the main level & lower level is a convenient method for accessibility within this home. STUNNING Lower Level featuring a second kitchen, home theatre, home gym and a Distinctively Grand 39' x 34' open-span living space providing a multitude of home entertainment or hobby possibilities. This Grand Home welcomes an entrepreneur seeking a splendidly private and quiet LIVE/WORK LIFESTYLE. Glorious private ultra-exclusive setting with sculpted gardens. Over 20 species of mature trees. This stylish home is a Joy in all Seasons! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 5 Bathroom 4458

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

For sale
$1,525,000
6 WILLOW Street Unit# 2401, waterloo, Ontario

6 Willow Street Unit# 2401

Waterloo, Ontario

Enjoy spectacular unobstructed panoramic views from the penthouse in Waterloos most prestigious building, Waterpark Place. One of the unique features of this light filled penthouse suite is the opportunity to enjoy both sunrises and sunsets. The attention to design and quality is evident as soon as you open the door. Morning sunrises can be enjoyed from the breakfast area with its own butler pantry. The gourmet Chervin kitchen includes a dual function fridge, double drawer dishwasher, pull out bar fridge/freezer, built in microwave and convection ovens. High quality custom cabinetry with quartz counters and a large island are perfect for entertaining. The formal dining room allow your guests to enjoy the expansive view that changes as the city lights come on. Enjoy the open concept living room, complete with a gas fireplace, built in custom cabinets and remote controlled blinds that complete the exquisite design. There are two balconies that offer an unparalleled outdoor viewing experience. The generous office that has its own balcony access, could easily be used as a guest suite and is perfectly located across the hall from the main bathroom with heated floors and walk in shower. The master bedroom has a luxury 5 piece ensuite with heated floors, an elegant soaker tub, oversized glass shower and double sinks, complimented with his and her walk-in closets. A thoughtful design includes a vanity table and lighting with a pull out make-up cabinet in her closet. The spacious laundry room with quartz counters, cabinetry, under cabinet lighting and a deep laundry sink. This suite includes two underground parking spots in close proximity of the elevator on the first parking level. The unit has a large in-suite storage room and a locker on the parking level. Waterpark Place offers an indoor pool, sauna, gym, party room, guest suite, gazebo with bbq area. This prime location is walking distance to Uptown Waterloo. Enjoy the Spur Line Trail. Close to Expressway and LRT. (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2265

Peak Realty Ltd.

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