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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$539,900
250 GLENRIDGE Drive Unit# 205, waterloo, Ontario

250 Glenridge Drive Unit# 205

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to the Glenroyal! This tastefully updated 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom unit offers a worry free lifestyle without sacrificing space. This unit provides almost 2,000 square feet of living space in a building with fantastic amenities including a pool, hot tub, sauna, tennis court and a party room plus underground parking and storage locker. The grounds themselves are beautifully maintained and provide a variety of outdoor space to relax and enjoy nature. This second floor unit was fully updated in 2019 with a kitchen featuring quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances and soft close cabinetry and drawers. The large dining room gives you plenty of space for entertaining and flows into the bright and open living room with walkout to the balcony. With brand new windows and doors plus an updated furnace and a/c there is nothing left to do but more in and enjoy! The master ensuite features a walk in shower plus a walk in closet and second enclosed balcony to enjoy your morning coffee. The building is in a great location close to everything you need including schools, shopping and restaurants and is just seconds to the expressway. With all this space and outstanding amenities there is no need to compromise on anything! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

C M A Realty Ltd.

For sale
$449,900
100 BLUEVALE Street N Unit# 32, waterloo, Ontario

100 Bluevale Street N Unit# 32

Waterloo, Ontario

This excellent value East-side Waterloo street front multi-level 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath 1328 sq. ft. condo townhouse with its own attached garage with exclusive driveway parking enjoys a super convenient location just minutes to shopping, schools, transit. expressway access, both Universities, Conestoga College, uptown Waterloo amenities, parks and nature trails. Recent updates include kitchen countertop (2019), Kitchen sink (2019), kitchen backsplash (2020), dishwasher (2019), Stove (2018), bathroom vanity (2020), owned water heater (2020), water softener (2020). bedroom laminate flooring(2018), refurbished kitchen cabinets (2019). Backing onto greenspace with a walkout from the kitchen level to the back yard with private BBQ area. The low condo fee includes building & property maintenance and water. Do not miss this fantastic investment opportunity for home ownership, book your viewing today!! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1328

Peak Realty Ltd.

For sale
$750,000
239 VERMONT Street, waterloo, Ontario

239 Vermont Street

Waterloo, Ontario

Located on a quiet dead end street in the heart of Waterloo, this incredible 3+1 bedroom, 3 bathroom spacious bungalow is not one to be missed. With over 2800 square feet of living space, this stunning home has everything you are looking for. From the gorgeous living room with its oversized windows and beautiful hardwood floors, to the incredible eat-in kitchen with custom maple cabinetry, breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. Moving down the hallway you are met with 2 large and bright bedrooms, one with floor to ceiling custom built-in cabinetry. The primary bedroom is its own private oasis with a separate entrance featuring vaulted ceilings,3 piece ensuite with in-floor heating and walk-in shower. The basement showcases an entertainment area with a custom bar and gorgeous vinyl plank flooring. Located off the bar is the large and well lit office with its neutral decor, perfect for anyone who is currently working from home. The expansive yet cozy family room is the ideal spot to curl up with loved ones in front of the gorgeous gas fireplace with wood beam mantel and stone surround. Bonus space under the primary bedroom addition houses a spacious workshop, great for storage with direct access to the backyard. An additional bedroom with double closet and large window as well as a 3 piece bathroom completes this level. Access your backyard through the sliding glass doors off the kitchen onto your raised concrete deck or walkout from the basement on to the concrete patio and spend your evenings soaking in the hot tub. This meticulously maintained fully fenced backyard with its beautiful landscaping and southern facing views is where you will want to spend all of your summer evenings. Backing onto St.Agnes school, and near universities, trails and only minutes away from Uptown Waterloo and major highways, this home has everything you are looking for! Upgrades include: garage doors 2017, insulation 2020, siding 2014, roof 2014 (30 year shingles), newer windows. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1490

RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (Ii) Ltd.

For sale
$699,990
342 ASCOT Place, waterloo, Ontario

342 Ascot Place

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to Ascot Place! Tucked away in Lincoln Heights, this gem of a street offers both convenience and piece of mind for young families. From this location the kids can walk to four different elementary schools (English and French) and continue walking to school all through High School. When they get home they can play basketball or hockey with the other kids in the court, or ride their bikes safely around the circle. Groceries and transit are right around the corner, and the Universities and Uptown are just minutes away. For commuters this location offers quick access to the expressway, cutting your travel time so you can have more time for what really matters. The home is a move-in ready sidesplit on a large lot with plenty of room for the family to spread out. As you walk in the first level it has garage access, and a laundry room/mud room with access to the backyard. Up one level is a large living room and open concept kitchen and dining with another walkout. Three bedrooms and a main 4pc bath cap off the home, and there is a comfy recroom and 2pc bath on the lower level. A crawl space under the entry level provides ample storage for all the things that families tend to collect. Walking out the back, there is a private deck with a gas BBQ hookup and a hot tub to enjoy the peaceful pool sized yard. Power outages are no longer a worry as this home is wired for a backup generator. While the rest of the street goes dark, you can keep that family movie night or important virtual meeting going without a problem. Houses on this street do not come up often, so book your private showing today! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1293

Royal LePage Wolle Realty

For sale
$875,000
553 WATERTON Court, waterloo, Ontario

553 Waterton Court

Waterloo, Ontario

Exceptional court location for this lovingly maintained and wonderfully updated, all brick, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom bungalow. Features include custom kitchen with granite countertops and island (2018), 2 gas fireplaces, 9' ceilings on the main floor and formal dining room. Convenient walkout to manicured yard with patio & awning, gas bbq hook up (BBQ included), lovely water feature and shed with hydro. Decorative fencing. Finished basement with full bathroom and walkup to garage. Roof 2016. Located within walking distance of Laurel Creek Conservation Area, wonderful trails and nearby parks, yet close to amenities and the expressway. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom

Royal LePage Grand Valley Realty

For sale
$399,900
181 KING Street S Unit# 1601, waterloo, Ontario

181 King Street S Unit# 1601

Waterloo, Ontario

LUXURY ONE BEDROOM CONDO AVAILABLE IN EXCLUSIVE CIRCA 1877. Unit 1601, is located in the heart of Uptown Waterloo, in the Bauer District, near shopping, bars, restaurants, Google and minutes to the expressway. The building amenities of this luxury condo building include a ground-floor restaurant, saltwater pool, cabanas, BBQs, fire tables, fitness & yoga studios, guest suites, co-working space, and much more. This modern and bright unit boasts, 10 ft ceilings, quality wood-grained plank flooring, and high-end finishes. The spacious kitchen features Quartz countertops with under-mount designed rectangular Stainless sink & gooseneck faucet, upgraded quartz backsplash, island, integrated Range Hood and access to a private 80 sq ft terrace to enjoy your morning coffee or evening glass of wine. The lightfilled living room offers large windows as well as a 223 sq ft L-shaped balcony giving you stunning city views. Continue through the unit to find the large master bedroom with custom-built closets and a modern 4-piece ensuite with in-suite laundry. This is one you won't want to miss! Book your showing today! (id:30922)

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 622

Rego Realty Inc.

For sale
$599,900
199 CARTER Avenue, waterloo, Ontario

199 Carter Avenue

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to 199 Carter Ave., Waterloo. This centrally located bungalow in Waterloo is a great setup for so many buyers. Whether you are looking at multi-generational family living with the in-law suite capability or are an entertainer, this home is ready for both. The 3 bedrooms upstairs are ample in size, and tastefully finished throughout. The open concept kitchen and living room upstairs are the show piece of the home. This space is perfect for games night with the kids or wine nights with the adults. Gather around the island while you prepare your best snacks for whatever kind of night it will be. Nice finishes throughout the whole house make this turn key as well. There is an in law capable area set up downstairs as well or this can just be used as the ultimate hangout spot for you and your friends. 2 more bedrooms, and another full bath compliment this as well, making it the perfect spot for friends and family coming to visit. Two separate laundry areas in this home as well for convenience to choose how you would like to set it up. The large single detached garage makes the perfect area for storage or parking of your car this was recently updated along with the concrete double wide driveway as well. Enjoy walks to uptown Waterloo and to the university area. With highway access so close this is also a great location for any commuter. The basement could act as a great home office area for those working from home too. Book your showing, this one is a must-see! (id:30922)

5 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1075

Exp Realty

For sale
$439,900
55 BLUE SPRINGS Drive Unit# 706, waterloo, Ontario

55 Blue Springs Drive Unit# 706

Waterloo, Ontario

Condo living at it's best! This spacious 1150 sq.ft. unit is located on the seventh floor and features two bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms in suite laundry, large kitchen, separate dining room and two parking spaces. The large windows allows you to enjoy the breath taking view of the trees. The unit has had extensive renovations starting with the open oversized kitchen. The kitchen boasts quarts counter top, tiled back splash, built in pantry, oversized pot drawers, self closing cabinets and high end stainless steel appliances. A chefs delight. The wall between the kitchen and family room has been opened up to enhance the space. New laminate flooring and LED pot lights are also apart of the upgrades you'll find in this spacious unit. The unit also has a separate storage locker and comes with two parking spaces. (1 covered and 1 open). Conveniently located near shopping, schools and quick access to the highway. quite and well run building that also feature a guest suite, workshop and gathering room. (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1130

RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (Ii) Ltd.

For sale
$85,000
580 BEAVER CREEK Road Unit# 266, waterloo, Ontario

580 Beaver Creek Road Unit# 266

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome Home! Have you ever dreamt about cottage-like paradise steps away from the city. Very affordable living in a sought after neighbourhood of Waterloo. This well cared for trailer is located in highly rated Green Acres Park backing on Laurel Creek conservation park! The extra spacious two-bedroom unit is ready to be your summer family home or the perfect getaway for snowbirds seeking 10 months living close to all the amenities of Waterloo. Enter off the oversized porch (which is a great spot for your morning coffee) into a sunroom that leads to a spacious living room. Carpet Free throughout and the flooring is both beautiful and durable! The kitchen features tons of storage and prep area and all appliances included! You'll love the sunny breakfast nook, or perhaps you prefer the formal dining room! 2 bedrooms, 4 piece bath, in-suite laundry, and walk out to the back deck complete this great space! Keep cool with the AC and ceiling fans or relax in the park's in-ground pool! Your chance for cottage living is here, don't miss out! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 857

Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty

For sale
$450,000
6 WILLOW Street Unit# 402, waterloo, Ontario

6 Willow Street Unit# 402

Waterloo, Ontario

Luxury Living at Waterpark Place! Southern Facing Corner Unit! This ideal layout features 2 large bedrooms, 2 full baths, in-suite laundry, an oversized balcony, storage locker, and 2 underground parking spaces. Huge windows line the walls of the open concept living, dining, and sunroom, creating a bright and welcoming gathering area. The eat-in kitchen offers ample counter space and a walkout to the balcony. The primary bedroom has duel closets, an ensuite bath with corner soaker tub, and a second walkout to the balcony. The exceptional amenities include a large indoor pool, gym, sauna, party room, meeting room, and guest suite. The well maintained grounds feature a gazebo, community bbq, a pond, waterfall, and beautiful gardens. The desirable location is around the corner from Spur Line Trail, walking distance to the shops and restaurants in Uptown Waterloo, and minutes to the x-way. This lovely unit has great potential and awaits you personal touches! (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1469

Peak Realty Ltd.

For sale
$399,000
112 UNION Street E Unit# B203, waterloo, Ontario

112 Union Street E Unit# B203

Waterloo, Ontario

You cannot beat this location! Perfect for commuters with highway access and minutes from both the train station and LRT! Great amenities are just walking distance away! Close to Uptown Waterloo and Downtown Kitchener. First-time home buyers or those looking to downsize - you will not be disappointed! Call unit B203 your new home! This beautiful one bedroom, one bathroom unit has tons of natural light from the huge windows throughout and is completely carpet-free with gorgeous laminate and tile flooring! Modern finishes, large kitchen with stainless steel appliances and lots of storage space! Enjoy in-suite laundry and your spacious 4 piece bathroom! Finally, relax and unwind in your bedroom oasis! More than enough space for a king size bed and more natural light pouring through 2 large windows! This unit is a must-see. Come check it out for yourself before it's gone! (id:30922)

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 641

Keller Williams Golden Triangle Realty

For sale
$749,900
214 ALLEN Street E, waterloo, Ontario

214 Allen Street E

Waterloo, Ontario

Properties like this rarely come for sale! Stop looking for a cottage to work from home, when one is waiting for you, minutes from Uptown Waterloo. Lovingly maintained and wonderfully updated bunglow, on a huge 56 x 175 lot, complete with detached - approximately 950 sq. ft. garage/workshop. Large, updated kitchen, with gorgeous hardwood flooring and appliances included. Gas fireplace, formal dining room with walkout to yard, two bedrooms and an updated bathroom completes the main floor. The finished basement has its own side entrance, another bedroom, full bathroom, rec room and laundry room. The detached workshop/garage is a hobbyist/car enthusiast's dream, and must truly be seen to appreciated. All new windows and doors (2017). Long driveway with drivethrough gate access ensures ample parking. Huge deck with privacy fence and gazebo (2011), room for a pool and even a vegetable or fruit garden. Must truly be seen to be appreciated. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 980

Royal LePage Grand Valley Realty

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