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
$639,900
189 ALLEN Street E, waterloo, Ontario

189 Allen Street E

Waterloo, Ontario

Incredible investment opportunity to this lovely six spacious bedroom home conveniently located at bus stop, and close to shopping centre and amenities, surrounded by mature pine trees and landscaping. Large parking space with additional storage shed at the corner. The property features upgraded kitchen with granite countertop, and laminate floor on the bright living room and bedroom, additional bar table and TV room for the entertainment and get-together. The master room features a large walk-in closet with built-in shelves and cabinet, and a living room/den inside the master room offers personal space for reading/thinking or more. Fully renovated basement with extra stairs to bar room. (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

Smart From Home Realty Limited

For sale
$485,000
11 -  45 BLUE SPRINGS Drive, waterloo, Ontario

11 - 45 Blue Springs Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

RARE FIND - lovely 1,850 sq ft. ground floor 2 bedroom/2 bathroom unit in The Glen of Willowbrook with a tranquil view overlooking the Willowells pond. This bungalow style unit features an ample sized in-suite storage area, a garage and a covered car port as well as 2 walk-outs to a covered patio. Newly renovated kitchen and engineered hardwood throughout. Open concept living/dining area. Large master bedroom & ensuite bath with walk-in shower and bathtub, the main bathroom also features a walk-in shower. The staircase from the kitchen leads to your private garage and covered car-port (2 parking spaces). A great location on a cul de sac with wooded walking trails, close proximity to Manulife, the expressway, public transit and shopping. There are only 8 units in this building which do not come up for sale that often. (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
$499,900
223 CARTER Avenue, waterloo, Ontario

223 Carter Avenue

Waterloo, Ontario

After being loved by the original owner since 1966, your opportunity to own this well maintained solid 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom brick bungalow is here! The Lincoln Heights location is perfect with access to the Expressway, shopping, schools, transit, the Universities and some great walking trails and parks! Enjoy some of the retro finishes throughout with the peace of mind that the roof, windows, air conditioning, soffits, facia, eaves, and gas fireplace have all been recently updated. Potential for a mortgage helper with the separate entrance to the generous basement. Please be sure to check out the full floor plan on the virtual tour (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1050 sqft

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
$374,900
508 -  6 WILLOW Street, waterloo, Ontario

508 - 6 Willow Street

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to Waterpark Place, one of Waterloo's most sought after Condominium Buildings. This North facing unit shows very well, with a lovely view. The Kitchen has been updated, with one of two walkouts to a good sized, private Balcony. The main bath has an updated Vanity, and the Master Bedroom has California Blinds and 2 closets, one a walk-in. The Living room is a good size with a walk-out , and there is a separate Dining room. The Unit features in-suite Laundry facilities with the washer and Dryer included. The building offers great amenities including an indoor Pool / Saunas, Library, Exercise Room, Party Room, Games Room, and Guest Suite for overnight Guests. Also dont miss the large outdoor Gazebo sitting area around the back with BBQ facilities. A great opportunity to enjoy all of what Uptown Waterloo has to offer, and just a short walk to the LRT and offers convenient expressway access (id:30922)

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (Ii) Ltd.

For sale
$315,000
810 -  58 Bridgeport Road E, waterloo, Ontario

810 - 58 Bridgeport Road E

Waterloo, Ontario

Rare corner unit for sale with north & west balconies & views for spectacular sunsets. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has an updated kitchen and well kept. Excellent location next to the Bridgeport Plaza & a short walk to uptown Waterloo. Open parking spot is conveniently located near the front of the building. Water is softened & condo fees include all utilities! WiFi in Lobby & Laundry! Rare corner unit for sale with north & west balconies & views for spectacular sunsets. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has an updated kitchen and well kept. Excellent location next to the Bridgeport Plaza & a short walk to uptown Waterloo. Open parking spot is conveniently located near the front of the building. Water is softened & condo fees include all utilities! WiFi in Lobby & Laundry! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

Mcintyre Real Estate Services Inc.

For sale
$349,000
2101 -  158 King Street N, waterloo, Ontario

2101 - 158 King Street N

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to this furnished move-in unit! Close to uptown Waterloo, ULU and UW. Bright two bedroom with two full bathroom unit. Bus sop right outside the building. Great Opportunities for owners and investors. (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 668 sqft

Smart From Home Realty Limited

For sale
$569,900
142 Meaford Drive, waterloo, Ontario

142 Meaford Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

Meticulously maintained with pride of ownership evident from the moment you drive up. This 3-bedroom bungalow is home on a quiet street in a highly desired neighbourhood and close to all amenities. The double wide, double deep driveway welcomes you home. Take note to the stamped concrete walkway and front porch. Upon entering into the house, find a semi open concept layout allowing light and views from the fully fenced backyard. Note the manicured yard, armour stone and large two-tiered deck. The standing proud Maple tree is of the Autumn Blaze variety and displays a brilliant orange in the fall. The cork floors follow through to the living, dining and kitchen areas. The kitchen was fully redesigned and installed in 2013 allowing for ample storage and work surfaces. Back the hall to the bedrooms and bath to round out the first floor. The rec room will make for an amazing entraining space. The far side of the basement laundry, plenty of storage, walkout access to the oversized garage. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

Peak Realty Ltd.

For sale
$649,900
322 GLENRIDGE Drive, waterloo, Ontario

322 Glenridge Drive

Waterloo, Ontario

Immaculate condition. Ultimate IN-LAW SET UP, GORGEOUS raised Bungalow on a 60 ft X 130 ft mature treed lot in a fantastic Waterloo neighborhood , over 2400 sq ft living space LOWER LEVEL offers; rear walk-up separate entrance with large sunshine windows . a great pick for buyers with large and/or extended family,in-law set up or simply looking to entertain , spacious rec/room w/gas fireplace , one bedroom plus Den, bathroom with a walk-in shower, kitchen, over sized laundry room, UPPER LEVEL offers ; well appointed living/dining room w/ gas fireplace, lovely in white kitchen with wall to wall cabinets, full bathroom, 3 bedrooms, EXTERIOR ; all brick with some wood accent, concrete walk-way , private large backyard , large single car garage with double wide drive-way to fit 4 cars, UPDATES INCLUDE; Rec/room (2017),Main Bath (2016),Furnace(2014),Drive-way(2012),Concrete Walk-way and Front Steps (2010),R50 insulation in the Attic (2010), Central Air(2009),Flooring in Kitchen & Dining Room(2008),Kitchen(2008),Lower Bath (2007),All Windows & Front Door (2007-2009),party sized deck (2019), foyer opened to above (2019), JUST MOVE-IN & ENJOY (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1428 sqft

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
$849,900
59 Moore Avenue, waterloo, Ontario

59 Moore Avenue

Waterloo, Ontario

Uptown Waterloo Infill Development, steps to schools & all amenities! Luxury appointed custom home! Bright & Spacious Open Concept 2,100 sqft home with 9 foot main floor ceilings with large windows providing ample of natural light through out. Den located on the main floor so you can work from home. Gourmet chef's kitchen features custom cabinetry with island. Over-sized great room is open to the kitchen and dining area and features a gas fireplace, surround sound speakers, large windows and walkout to the deck. Enjoy unobstructed view when relaxing on your back deck or well sized backyard. Three bedrooms upstairs including a relaxing and spacious master suite with large windows, an ensuite with free standing tub, glass shower, double sink and in-floor heating and large walk in closet with custom organizers. Main bathroom includes a large vanity and in-floor heating. Walk out lower level features rough-in for a 1 bedroom accessory apartment and the basement is roughed in for hot water in-floor heating. Tile and hardwood flooring throughout. Hard surface quartz or granite counters throughout. Recirculating hot water pump for instant hot water. Gas hook ups for stove and bbq. Security system. Data and spearker wiring throughout. Too many features to list! Still time to choose your own finishes. Note, photos are samples from past projects. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2101 sqft

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.

For sale
$849,900
61 Moore Avenue S, waterloo, Ontario

61 Moore Avenue S

Waterloo, Ontario

Uptown Waterloo Infill Development, steps to schools & all amenities! Luxury appointed custom home! Bright & Spacious Open Concept 2,100 sqft home with 9 foot main floor ceilings with large windows providing ample of natural light through out. Den located on the main floor so you can work from home. Gourmet chef's kitchen features custom cabinetry with island. Over-sized great room is open to the kitchen and dining area and features a gas fireplace, surround sound speakers, large windows and walkout to the deck. Enjoy unobstructed view when relaxing on your back deck or well sized backyard. Three bedrooms upstairs including a relaxing and spacious master suite with large windows, an ensuite with free standing tub, glass shower, double sink and in-floor heating and large walk in closet with custom organizers. Main bathroom includes a large vanity and in-floor heating. Walk out lower level features rough-in for a 1 bedroom accessory apartment and the basement is roughed in for hot water in-floor heating. Tile and hardwood flooring throughout. Hard surface quartz or granite counters throughout. Recirculating hot water pump for instant hot water. Gas hook ups for stove and bbq. Security system. Data and spearker wiring throughout. Too many features to list! Still time to choose your own finishes. Note, photos are samples from past projects. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2086 sqft

RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc.

For sale
$949,900
313 GREY SILO Road, waterloo, Ontario

313 Grey Silo Road

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to gorgeous custom built home located in prestige Rim Park Community. Over $140,000 in builder upgrades with highest build finishes. The kitchen is open to the Family Room with gas fireplace, built in ceiling speakers and extra pot lights in the living room. 9 ft ceilings on main floor and basement. The master bedroom offers walk-in closets and spacious luxurious 5 pc ensuite. Backyard features an oversized high-quality composite decking with Cedar Pergola on top, storage shed. Close to shopping mall and amenities. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 2475 sqft

Smart From Home Realty Limited

For sale
$559,900
1212 -  191 King Street S, waterloo, Ontario

1212 - 191 King Street S

Waterloo, Ontario

Rare find with 2 PARKING spots in desirable Uptown Waterloo - this is an opportunity that will not last long! Own this beautiful 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 PARKING condo in the desirable Bauer Lofts building located on the LRT line. This bright and spacious 12th floor unit provides all the living space you could want and is within walking distance to many restaurants, upscale boutiques, entertainment venues, pubs, cafe's and of course, Vincenzo's. This home can be great for a couple, small family, roommates, empty nesters or professionals. You can enjoy condo living without sacrificing space. See how this urban lifestyle could be exactly what you're looking for - checkout our virtual tour or book your showing today! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1265 sqft

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