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.


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.


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.


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


  • 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


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.


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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:


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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1709 -  225 HARVARD Place, waterloo, Ontario

1709 - 225 Harvard Place

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to 1709-225 Harvard Pl. This very quiet unit is on the top floor (Penthouse) and has been totally renovated. New flooring throughout, 2x new bathrooms (Master Ensuite and Main), new kitchen appliances, lighting, ceiling fans etc. Bedrooms feature new closets with built in wardrobes. Excellent location near the expressway and close to the universities, groceries and many restaurants. Very desirable east facing unit with enclosed balcony/sun room. Utilities are included in the condo dues! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

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20 Ellis Crescent N, waterloo, Ontario

20 Ellis Crescent N

Waterloo, Ontario

Quick possession available, Minutes from Uptown Waterloo this solid starter or retirement brick bungalow is ready for your family. Privacy fenced back yard, Large detached garage/workshop and a mostly finished basement are just some of the benefits available in this 3 bedroom with hardwood floors and more. Street under construction.. Approach via Royal St. off Margaret Ave. Property is located on the corner of Ellis and Royal. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Team Realty K.w. Inc.

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307 Dale Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

307 Dale Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

Wonderful bungalow in a stellar location!! This spacious home is situated in the highly sought-after neighbourhood of Glenridge and sits on a beautiful lot with a deep backyard that is canopied by mature trees. With substantial living space throughout, the possibilities are endless here. Upstairs is completely carpet free and features 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The living room boasts a large bay window, which overlooks the neighbourhood and allows for a lot of natural sunlight throughout the home. The dining room leads into the sizeable kitchen where you will find a separate entrance to the huge walkout basement. Downstairs is your blank canvas- why not make it into a 2 bedroom basement apartment or in-law suite, or maybe just a cozy space for gatherings with family and friends. Just minutes away from the expressway, top universities and within walking distance to schools, public transit and Glenridge Plaza, this home offers it all!! Make sure to book your showing today, hopefully you will be the lucky one to call this house your home!! OPEN HOUSE CANCELLED (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

Peak Realty Ltd.

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99 WEBER Street S, waterloo, Ontario

99 Weber Street S

Waterloo, Ontario

Well built Bungalow on a corner lot! RMU-20 Zoning could allow for future development. This 2+ Bedroom, 1 bath bungalow is a fantastic opportunity to downsize to single floor living, or for a savvy investor, or young family getting into the market. Spacious kitchen with tile floor and entrance from garage. Original hardwood throughout the main floor is in great shape. The third bedroom was converted into open concept living room / Dining room - seller willing to change back. Downstairs you'll find a laundry room with possibility of a second bathroom, and two more rooms awaiting your finishing touches. Basement could be converted into an accessory apartment, with a separate entrance into the back yard. The backyard offers a private deck with pergola and good sized lawn. Great location with easy access to uptown Waterloo and expressway, don't miss your chance to see this Beautiful home! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (Ii) Ltd.

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324 DEARBORN Boulevard, waterloo, Ontario

324 Dearborn Boulevard

Waterloo, Ontario

Freehold townhouse, carpet free, freshly paint, finished basement! Extra deep back-yard(22ft*170ft) A few minutes driving from Conestoga Mall, Universities, and quick access to the expressway. Enjoy summer nights on the patio with no backyard neighbors. Single car garage allows for ample storage and a convenient man door leading to backyard. Central vac roughed in, central air, freshly paint. Don't miss out! Monthly rent $180.28(including tax) for Air Conditioner (2018), Furnace (2018) and Hot Water tank (2015) from Reliance. Out of town agent, EMAIL listing agent to book a showing, must have Sentri Connect app download. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

Peak Realty Ltd.

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16 -  12 BRIDGEPORT Road E, waterloo, Ontario

16 - 12 Bridgeport Road E

Waterloo, Ontario

Calling all Investors or Parents of students studying locally! City approved rental, can generate $25,000+ Potential Gross Income. Originally a boot & shoe factory in the early 1900's this building was converted to residential living, keeping character of the industrial era. Exposed brick & beam give this building a trendy cool vibe, any renter will love. $45,000 was spent to completely renovate this unit in 2018, including new kitchen, appliances, bathrooms, all new paint and many other touches. This unit features 5 large bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Building Amenities include media party room, secure bike storage and on-site laundry. Desirable location for students, close proximity to Universities, LRT, bus routes, grocery stores, bars, restaurants and parks. 91 Walk Score, a "walkers paradise". An opportunity you don't want to miss! (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

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1744 LOBSINGER Line, woolwich, Ontario

1744 Lobsinger Line

Woolwich, Ontario

Don't miss out on this opportunity to live in the country at an affordable price! This cozy yet super spacious home on approximately 1/2 an acre, has many mechanical updates and awaits your cosmetic touches. Main floor master bedroom with walk in closet, den with walkout to patio, separate dining room and cozy living room with wood burning fireplace. Two huge bedrooms and an updated 3 piece bath on the second floor. Recent updates include hardwood floors, kitchen counters, stainless steel appliances, gas furnace and windows. Minutes to highway access and St. Jacobs Farmer's Market. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1674 sqft

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc Brokerage

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114 MARSHALL Street, waterloo, Ontario

114 Marshall Street

Waterloo, Ontario

Search no further, take this cash cow home today. Fully-leased 5 bedroom D2-licensed rental unit produces $2590 monthly until April 2021. Then, you may adjust the rent to match the current market level; Property located on bus route, close to all amenities. Current tenants walk to school; if you want to separate the basement as an in-law unit, you only need to install one door back at the ground floor hallway. Or better yet, the RMU-20 zoning makes it possible to realize your developing dreams (Do your own due diligence, check your plan with the city). Check it out, and prepare to be impressed! Please see SUPPLEMENTS for floor plan, zoning, and Form 161. (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1000 sqft

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

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245 Sleaford Street, waterloo, Ontario

245 Sleaford Street

Waterloo, Ontario

An opportunity to settle into a detached home in prime Waterloo location awaits you! 245 Sleaford Street sits in a family-friendly neighbourhood, conveniently located minutes from Uptown Waterloo, the expressway, universities, shops, restaurants, and trails. Three bedrooms and four bathrooms will provide plenty of space for a growing family, with a double driveway and double car garage making life easier for commuters. Upper floor family room with gas fireplace perfect for home theatre set-up! The spacious master bedroom offers an ensuite with whirlpool & skylight. Eat-in Kitchen offers a walkout to a deck and a fully fenced premium pie lot with 14' x 25' deck with terrific view! Finished basement. Move right in. Call the listing agent and book your showing today! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 4 Bathroom

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

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LOT 100 Chestnut Ridge, waterloo, Ontario

Lot 100 Chestnut Ridge

Waterloo, Ontario

*LAST BUILDING LOT* Custom build your dream home in Waterloo's prestigious Carriage Crossing-this is the last building lot! Full customization is welcome. Premium upgrades and finishes are included: custom cabinetry & granite counter tops throughout, kitchen backsplash, gas fireplace with stonecast mantle, dining room with tray ceiling & decorative crown moulding detail, master bedroom with crown moulding, ensuite with glass shower & whirlpool/soaker tub, 9 main floor ceiling height, pot lights & designer light fixtures, engineered hardwood & porcelain tile, premium plumbing fixtures, 7 1/4" trim, interlocking driveway, & so much more! Situated in East Waterloo, Carriage Crossing offers the best of modern amenities & the warmth of small-town values. Close to area workplaces/universities/schools, RIM Park, walking trails, Grand River, Grey Silo Golf Club, shopping, the farmers market, & other popular amenities. Contact us today for details. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2973 sqft

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

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1105 -  375 KING Street N, waterloo, Ontario

1105 - 375 King Street N

Waterloo, Ontario

Fantastic location and a view that goes on and on and on! Close to shopping, transit and the Expressway this spacious 2 bedroom condo gives you the space and storage you are looking for. This was a custom design (originally a 3 bedroom plan) allows for a 20 x 11 foot 2nd bedroom or den. The master bedroom offers a 2 piece en-suite and a 1/2 walk-in closet. The bright, white kitchen offer 2 appliances, double door pantry and telephone desk. There is ceramic tile flooring in the foyer, laundry room, kitchen and both bathrooms. Easy to care for laminate floors in both bedrooms, living and dining rooms. Step out from the sliding door off you living room and check out the awesome view. Other fabulous extras include in-suite laundry room, 2 linen closets, a hallway walk-in storage closet plus a separate storage locker in the basement. The building amenities are located on the 20th and 21st floors. Currently undergoing a complete renovation is the pool and sauna area plus party room, exercise room and more! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (Ii) Ltd.

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401 -  191 KING Street S, waterloo, Ontario

401 - 191 King Street S

Waterloo, Ontario

A Cut Above. This Unique Unit Is Sure To Impress. Delight In The Open Concept Floor Plan And Contemporary Aesthetic Of This Home. The Impressive Glassed Window Wall Brings The Outside Inside. Multiple Stone Accent Walls And Gorgeous Bamboo Flooring Will Enhance Your Decor. Modern Functional Kitchen Includes Top Of The Line Appliances, Island With Seating, Granite Countertops, Fridge With Wine Cooler, Double Wall Oven, And Custom Lighting. Adjacent To The Kitchen Is The Dining And Living Area With Direct Views And Access To A Serene Terrace. This Outstanding 1250sq terrace Oasis Is Exceptional In Design. Relish In The Live Trees And Self-Watering Pots, Pergola-Covered Sitting Area, Separate Decked Eating Zone, Hot Tub, Built-In Gas BBQ, And Cityscape View. The Master Bedroom Offers A Retreat Enhanced By Floor To Ceiling Windows And Access To The Terrace Green-Space. Dissolve The Worries Of The Day In The Spa-Like Ensuite Boasting An Inviting Free-Standing Soaker Tub And Large Glass Shower. Set Away From The Main Living Area, There Is A Second Bedroom That Is Complete With Terrace Views, Quartz Countertops Bathrooms, Den, In-Suite Laundry, Stone Tile Foyer With Double Closets, And Custom Window Coverings. This One-Of-A-Kind Unit Offers Two Underground Parking Spaces And Two Storage Lockers. The Building Has Party And Exercise Rooms Plus A Rooftop Patio. Located In The Heart Of Uptown Waterloo With Loads Of Amenities, Dining, Entertainment A Step Away. A Truly Delightful Home. (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1954 sqft

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.