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

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$315,000
225 HARVARD Place Unit# 504, waterloo, Ontario

225 Harvard Place Unit# 504

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to 504-225 Harvard Place, a popular well-managed complex. This spacious two-bedroom condo features a large bright and inviting living & dining room, enclosed balcony for further entertaining and relaxing, and convenient in-suite storage space. The sizeable galley kitchen hosts loads of cabinetry and counter space allowing for easy meal preparation. Moving down the hallway, discover a four-piece family bathroom, and a second bedroom currently used as a Den. The master suite has a walk-thru closet that leads to your private two piece en-suite. Centrally located in a great Waterloo location minutes from the Universities and right off the Conestoga Parkway. The Building is conveniently beside a Zehr's grocery store that you can walk to right from the third-floor exit. Fantastic amenities include party room, games room, workshop, sauna, fitness room, and tennis court. Excellent value in low condo fees which include heat, hydro, water, underground parking, and plenty of visitor parking. (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 941

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
$575,000
105 ELGIN Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

105 Elgin Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

Desirable Brick BUNGALOW on Full-Sized Lot in established neighbourhood, lovingly maintained and updated by Original Owners since 1959! SEPARATE SIDE ENTRANCE leading to lower level offers many possibilities. A bright and cheerful sunroom with sliding door to the dining room, plus cozy enclosed front porch, allows more living space than Square Footage would suggest. All three bedrooms boast timeless hardwood flooring, and more strip hardwood can be found under the carpet in the living room, like Buried Treasure. The Kitchen overlooks the dining area, and updated with classic oak cabinetry. All Major Appliances come with home including dishwasher and built-in microwave. An updated four piece main bath with tub/shower helps ensure a move-in ready home purchase. Furnace and AC were replaced in November 2015. Newer vinyl windows, doors and roof helps keep things worry-free. Fully finished basement with L-shaped Rec Room features the warmth & ambience of a gas fireplace. A lower Bonus Room with window could serve as a guest bedroom, home school space or home office. Water softener and hot water heater are owned. Central Vac saves lugging a heavy vacuum unit. 100 amp service panel with breakers and copper wiring. The 120 foot deep rear yard has space for a garden, kid's play equipment and pets to run, and is fenced with sturdy galvanized painted metal. Detached Garage for cars, toys or workshop. Parking in driveway for 7 vehicles (4 side by side). Close to Public Transit, Schools, Universities, Shopping & Restaurants. Quick Expressway Access. Book your Showing! (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1094

RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (Ii) Ltd.

For sale
$2,999,900
1425 SAWMILL Road, conestogo, Ontario

1425 Sawmill Road

Conestogo, Ontario

STUNNING EXECUTIVE HOME LOCATED IN THE QUAINT VILLAGE OF CONESTOGO WITH GRAND RIVER ACCESS! This sprawling 4641 sq. ft, 4 + 2 bedroom home is situated on a 500-foot wide lot with triple car garage plus double car detached garage. The 1.25 acre parcel is surrounded by mature trees and offers serene and tranquil views. Follow the interlock driveway through the gates and you are immediately impressed by this custom built home. Inside, the gorgeous family room greets you with soaring ceilings and the focal point stone fireplace. The adjoining eat-in kitchen boasts solid wood custom cabinetry, tile back-splash, quartz countertops with an expansive breakfast bar and Viking stainless-steel appliances. Separate from the main living space, the master suite is tucked privately to the rear of the home and features a luxurious ensuite bathroom with stand-alone soaker tub and a walk-in closet. An office, dining room, laundry room and mud room complete the main floor. Heading up the wood and iron spindle staircase, past the open to below loft, are 3 spacious and bright bedrooms, each with private ensuites and walk-in closets. Entertaining guests will be easy in the fully finished basement which features a rec room with bar area, and a double sided fireplace shared with the family room. Cozy up with your loved ones, some popcorn and watch a movie in your personal theater room, or relax and unwind in 2 additional bedroom with a shared 5-piece ensuite. Mirroring this homes inner beauty is the personal paradise that awaits outside. The striking covered patio with vaulted ceiling, seating area and outside kitchen offers more space to entertain family and friends while enjoying the inground pool or grab your canoe and head down the path to the river. All this in a convenient location just minutes to Uptown Waterloo and less than 10 minutes to Conestoga Mall, RIM Park, Grey Silo and Conestogo Golf courses. This exquisite home is just what your family needs. Book your showing today! (id:30922)

6 Bedroom 6 Bathroom 4641

Rego Realty Inc.

For sale
$859,900
30 REGINA Street N, waterloo, Ontario

30 Regina Street N

Waterloo, Ontario

Great opportunity to own a beautiful and spacious single detached property in the central of uptown Waterloo with U1-20 zoning allows for numerous businesses, many possibilities and future development. Steps to Waterloo uptown centre, cityhall, the LRT, restaurants, banks, shops, and highway. Currently use as a legal 7 bedrooms licensed student rental property. Great income and low maintenance. Many upgrades including roof 2019, laminate flooring 2019, plumbing 2018, paint 2019, newer kitchen and bathrooms. U1-20 zoning allows for 6 storeys and up to 450 bedrooms mix-usage commercial and residential building, primary uses are including: retail, office, entertainment, and institution, etc. (id:30922)

9 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
$729,900
212 WASHINGTON Avenue, waterloo, Ontario

212 Washington Avenue

Waterloo, Ontario

This is a rare find, country in the city! Extensively renovated Raised Bungalow on almost 1/2 acre lot (0.493 acres). This is cottage life in the city and only 3 minutes to the Expressway!! The kids can hike and camp while the adults -nature watch-! Walk out to your own private forest with trail and firepit. The home is set back from the street approx. 90 ft. The views from the Kit, Liv & Din rms, main bath & bedrooms are tranquil & inspiring. This home is virtually carpet free except for the stairs leading down to the finished lower level with its own entry from garage. The rec room features a gas fireplace and kitchenette, possible in-law setup. Some of the updates in 2020 include: new kitchen with laminate floor & granite counters, BOTH upper & lower bathrooms completely renovated, lower level flooring, lower level bar/kitchenette, new insulated garage door, new roof, new air cond-n and more... Also, money saving features like: new Hi Efficiency gas furnace and R-60 attic insulation (both 2020). Oversized single garage and ample driveway parking for 6+ vehicles. There is so much more to this property. Do not miss this opportunity!! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1277

Peak Realty Ltd.

For sale
$639,900
25 ERBSVILLE Court, waterloo, Ontario

25 Erbsville Court

Waterloo, Ontario

STUNNING HOME READY MOVE-IN AND ENJOY! Welcome to this well cared for and maintained backsplit in best location of Waterloo Bright bigger than it looks, you will be impressed upon entering this meticulously kept home, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, well appointed living room, formal dining room, 1 gas fire places. Brand new beautiful laminate flooring on the main and lower level, finished basement, 4 cars long driveway with oversized garage. Located in popular desirable Upper Beechwood neighbourhood. Walking distance to schools, the Universities, shopping and public transportation, pond, park. This house is perfectly positioned close to some of the regions high ranking schools in Waterloo region. Do not miss this opportunity and show today! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.

For sale
$385,000
279 BLUEVALE Street Unit# 61, waterloo, Ontario

279 Bluevale Street Unit# 61

Waterloo, Ontario

This 3 bedroom town house is located in desirable Waterloo, close to all amenities including schools, public transportation, parks, expressway, universities, grocery stores and Conestoga Mall. The bright open main level features a roomy foyer, eat in kitchen with tiled floors, family room overlooks dining room with walkout to a private back yard. Single car garage, laundry in basement, easy access to highway 8, don't wait. This family home is ready to move in. Great for first time home buyers and investors. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 1195

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.

For sale
$599,900
6 WILLOW Street Unit# 502, waterloo, Ontario

6 Willow Street Unit# 502

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to Waterpark Place, one of the most sought after condominiums in Kitchener-Waterloo, located in the heart of Uptown Waterloo. Perched in the trees with expansive windows and light-filled rooms overlooking one of Waterloo's oldest and most beautiful neighbourhoods, this corner unit has nearly 1,500 sq. ft. of luxury living space that includes two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, including a master ensuite with jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower. Relax by the fireplace in the open concept living and dining room including a solarium, tastefully renovated kitchen and a large private terrace to soak in the morning sun. Enjoy fabulous amenities such as an indoor pool, well-equipped fitness center, large party room with catering kitchen, library and billiards room. Stroll through professionally maintained, picturesque grounds with a community garden next door. Spend warm days in the gazebo overlooking the pond, or take a walk to Uptown Waterloo with its inviting array of restaurants, cafes, boutiques, grocery stores, and more. Peaceful and tranquil, yet just minutes to the expressway, the new LRT and Grand River Transit, Waterpark Place is the perfect location for those seeking the carefree condo lifestyle. Unit includes one exclusive parking space and one exclusive locker. Book a private showing today and see the Waterpark Place lifestyle for yourself. (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
$549,900
54 BLUE SPRINGS Drive Unit# 44, waterloo, Ontario

54 Blue Springs Drive Unit# 44

Waterloo, Ontario

Here is your opportunity to own a beautiful, executive, and highly sought after 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Willowells Condo! Updates and luxury abound in this 1779 square ft. open concept unit that features stunning views of the surrounding forest and lake. Enter the stylish and modern kitchen to find professionally painted cabinets, new ceramic tile floors, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances (included). Relax and read the newspaper or entertain family and friends in the eat-in kitchen with plenty of natural light and picturesque scenery! The living room welcomes you with a cozy fireplace while the dining room features lovely built-ins and leads to a large, open balcony with high-end composite decking. Prepare to be pampered in the spacious and elegantly appointed master bedroom with a newer ensuite complete with a gorgeous, large, walk-in glass shower and vanity. The second bathroom was also updated in 2018. There is an in-suite laundry for your convenience as well. Other amenities include an underground parking spot and a large storage unit. The Condo Complex replaced the windows and doors in 2017. Step outside of your condo to find a tranquil resort-like setting with local hiking trails and your own private forest with mature trees and calming water. A wonderful, private haven is at your fingertips - yet is also located very close to Conestoga Mall, stores, restaurants, movie theatres and more. The Expressway, Manulife, big box stores, and Uptown Waterloo are only minutes away as well. Don't miss out - book your appointment today! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1779

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
$619,900
1774 LOBSINGER Line, woolwich, Ontario

1774 Lobsinger Line

Woolwich, Ontario

Have you always dreamed of operating your own work-from-home business or hobby shop? This could be the opportunity youve been waiting for! A property packed with attractive advantages, set on an often sought-after but rarely found .45 acre lot with scenic country views. This 94 x 206 lot is a tradesman's delight with its oversized insulated double car garage and large detached 58 x 20 shop - fully equipped with electrical and plenty of storage! This would be a fantastic opportunity for a small business, with the shop offering more than enough room to fit all of your equipment and leaving the double car garage for personal use. This ideally positioned country property is conveniently located just outside of North Waterloo and sits only a few minutes driving time from Highway 85. The three-bedroom, four-bathroom, one-and-a-half storey home is full of surprises; the rear addition offers a main floor in-law suite with a second Kitchen, additional bathroom and its own separate entrance at the back of the home. The furnace is just three years old and the main dwellings roof was replaced (2018), Garage roof (2014) and rear addition roof (2010). Roll up your sleeves and get ready to make your vision a reality. DON'T MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 4 Bathroom 1702

Chestnut Park Realty Southwestern Ontario Ltd.

For sale
$305,000
58 BRIDGEPORT Road E Unit# 806, waterloo, Ontario

58 Bridgeport Road E Unit# 806

Waterloo, Ontario

North & west balcony & views for spectacular sunsets. This LARGE 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo well kept. Excellent location next to the Bridgeport Plaza & a short walk to uptown Waterloo. Covered parking spot is conveniently located near the rear of the building. Water is softened & condo fees include all utilities! WiFi in Lobby & Laundry! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1196

Mcintyre Real Estate Services Inc.

For sale
$119,900
580 BEAVERCREEK Road Unit# 32, kitchener, Ontario

580 Beavercreek Road Unit# 32

Kitchener, Ontario

Affordable cottage-like paradise! A sought after neighborhood of Waterloo, and a well cared trailer. The perfect getaway for snowbirds seeking 10 months living close to all the amenities of Waterloo. The extra spacious 2 bedroom park model trailer that is ready to be your summer family home. An oversized porch that is converted into a sunroom that leads to a spacious living room. Quiet serene setting, beautiful gardens, ponds, community centre with pool where you can relax. Don't miss out the chance for a perfect getaway for your family. (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 1012

Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty

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