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.

It is generally practical for property owners in this part of the city to do groceries on foot. Likewise, those who like to dine in restaurants will have a fair number of opportunities. Willowdale offers a calm environment and will appeal to those who enjoy spending time outdoors.

Green spaces, like Moses Springer Park and Breithaupt Park, are very well-situated and there are a few of them nearby for residents to discover, making it easy to get to them.

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:

  • 202 iXpress – University
  • Route 8 Weber
  • Route 29 Keats-University
  • Route 31 Columbia
  • 201 iXpress – Fischer Hallman
  • Route 19 Hazel
  • Route 7 King
  • 301 ION light rail
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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$529,900
181 KING Street S Unit# 1202, waterloo, Ontario

181 King Street S Unit# 1202

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome Home to condo 1202 at Circa 1877; this executive style condo offers living in Up-town Waterloo for the low $500's. Built by HIP Developments, the buildings design beautifully incorporates modern and functional architecture with historical brick and beam elements from the former Brick Brewing Company building. Residents enjoy unsurpassed urban amenities including a sky terrace with cabanas, full yoga and fitness facilities, a chefs kitchen with group dinning, a lounge with wet bar and large private terraces. The King Street façade adds dynamic street level retail and a second floor urban brew pub with a patio overlooking King Street. This spacious 1 bedroom condo, located on the 12th floor, incorporates the living and dining rooms into an open design and highlighted by a stylish, two-tone kitchen with built in appliances on one side, and large, floor to ceiling windows with city views on the other. The entire unit is fitted with luxury vinyl plank floors and recessed lighting ceilings, and completed by a spacious 4 piece bathroom and in-suite laundry. This executive building and stylish condo are sure to impress. Walking distance to everything in Up-town Waterloo, ion rail outside your front door. Live like royalty for a fraction of the price. Looking to invest in one of Ontario's most active market places? Consider adding this prestige condo to your portfolio. Contact your real estate professional and book your private showing today (id:30922)

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 792

Peak Realty Ltd.

For sale Open House
$900,000
242 ROYAL Street, waterloo, Ontario

242 Royal Street

Waterloo, Ontario

Located on a beautiful, quiet street lined with mature trees, close to uptown Waterloo, this unique home has been completely updated and thoughtfully designed with high end finishes to be one of a kind. From the 5 piece master bath with a glass shower, double sinks and heated floor to the marmoleum and cork floors to the stainless steel and natural stone counters, to the solid cherry stairs with built in storage this home is like no other. The open concept main floor is occupied by the master suite as well as two living spaces, a large custom kitchen with built in appliances, separate laundry room, 2 pcs powder room, as well as an office with a walkout that could be used as a bedroom. The fully finished basement has a complete in law setup with a full kitchen, two bedrooms, large storage room, office and a full bathroom with another glass shower. In the large private yard there is a full house width covered deck and a large over sized, insulated garage with radiant in floor heating that is plumbed for water so there may be a possibility it could be turned into a coach house in the future. If you appreciate quality and design this is the home for you! Book your private viewing today! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1333

Red And White Realty Inc.

For sale Open House
$799,900
113 DOVER Street, waterloo, Ontario

113 Dover Street

Waterloo, Ontario

Location location location. Welcome to 113 Dover Street in Waterloo, featuring an impressive 55’ by 122’ foot lot, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1550 square foot home plus partially finished basement. Here is your opportunity to live on one of the most desirable and quiet streets in Mary Allen, while being walking distance to Uptown Waterloo, great schools, cafes, Spur Line Trail, grocery stores, parks, and restaurants. Immediately upon entry, you are greeted with a recently renovated living room, dining room, and kitchen featuring updated cabinetry, spacious island with seating, ceramic tile floors, and stainless steel appliances. Walk outside the sliding glass doors and be treated to a massive deck leading up to the swimming pool, and still have plenty of greenspace for the kids to play. The backyard western views stretch over Elizabeth Ziegler PS’s field, to the mature treed skyline of Uptown Waterloo, and offers beautiful sunsets all year long. The home has recently been updated with insulation, newer windows, 40 year shingles, and a new furnace. Tons of potential in the spacious partially finished rec room which is equipped with a wood burning stove and has a side entrance from the outside leading downstairs. Call today for your private showing. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1550

Condo Culture

For sale
$529,900
55 BLUE SPRINGS Drive Unit# 512, waterloo, Ontario

55 Blue Springs Drive Unit# 512

Waterloo, Ontario

The Atriums can be YOUR new home! This bright and airy beautifully maintained corner unit, 2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom condo boasts tranquil views of the forested skyline. Light flows through the floor to ceiling windows in the kitchen and living room. Loads of room for entertaining in the spacious living area. Enjoy a generously sized primary with his and her closets, 4-pc ensuite, and in-suite laundry with storage. The second bedroom can double as office space. Plenty of visitor parking available at this building. Your own underground parking spot is next to the door and closest to the building! An owned storage locker provides additional storage. Relax and enjoy the amenities including a party room, library, rooftop terrace with a spectacular view, a guest suite for overnight guests, and steps from Forwell trail. The location of this condo can't be beat with the highway right around the corner, walking trails, restaurants, Conestoga Mall only minutes away, and the two Universities just down the street. (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1152

Cloud Realty Inc.

For sale
$599,900
156 MACGREGOR Crescent, waterloo, Ontario

156 Macgregor Crescent

Waterloo, Ontario

Opportunity knocks here for Investors, Student parents & first-time home buyers!! Lots of potential within an easy walk, bike or bus ride to Laurier, Conestoga College Waterloo campus and U of W. This carpet free home boasts 1500 sq ft of finishing living space, 4 above grade bedrooms, a 5-piece & a 3-piece bath, attached garage & driveway that will accommodate 3 vehicles, lower-level recreation room has potential for conversion to a 5th bedroom, walkout to deck from eat-in kitchen & a spacious living room. Superb central Waterloo location, close to the highway, very convenient to all amenities including grocery, shopping, restaurents, downtown, nature trails, recreation facilities, gyms and top-rated elementary/high schools including Ecole Mère-Élisabeth-Bruyère Catholic French Elementary. Immediate possession will allow parents, students and landlords the opportunity for accommodation for the remainder of the fall term. Do not delay, book your viewing today!! (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1260

Peak Realty Ltd.

For sale
$550,000
279 BLUEVALE Street N Unit# 49, waterloo, Ontario

279 Bluevale Street N Unit# 49

Waterloo, Ontario

FRESHLY PAINTED !! LOW CONDO FEES !! THIS HOME IS MOVE IN READY !! Contact agent TODAY to view this great opportunity in the sought after area of Glenridge/Lincoln Heights area of Waterloo. This home features a bright open main level with kitchen/dining area & walkout to private yard. 3 generous sized bedrooms & one full bath greet you on the upper level. Partially finished basement awaits your designer touches. Single car garage with paved driveway & garage door opener. Fully fenced yard with patio for entertaining. Close to Bridgeport & Weber for shopping & dining. Easy highway access & close to schools. Enjoy nature in Bechtel & Breithaupt parks. DON'T HESITATE TO VIEW THIS HOME & BE SETTLED IN TO ENJOY THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SEASON !! (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 1194

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
$359,900
225 HARVARD Place Unit# 1606, waterloo, Ontario

225 Harvard Place Unit# 1606

Waterloo, Ontario

Perfect Starter Condo or Investment Property! Want to live a low maintenance lifestyle close to everything you need at an affordable price - this is the one you've been waiting for! Almost 900 square feet 1 bedroom condo with enclosed patio, huge living area with updated kitchen and bathroom, with loads of amenities, and close to everything including highway access. Perfectly situated on the 16th floor and lots of sunlight. This unit has been very well maintained. Building has exercise room, sauna, workshop, library, controlled secured entry, and condo fees include heat, hydro, and water! Book your showings today!!! (id:30922)

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 891.2600

Mcintyre Real Estate Services Inc.

For sale
$479,000
279 BLUEVALE Street N Unit# 70, waterloo, Ontario

279 Bluevale Street N Unit# 70

Waterloo, Ontario

Looking for a place to make your own? This is it! This 3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom home offers a great canvas to make the home whatever your heart desires. It features a large entry way with a big closet for your winter gear. You can go down to the partially finished basement with laundry and also find an office/rec room space, or up to the eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and the living room. Up another level and you will find an additional living space open to the living space below and one bedroom. Then you have yet another level of space that holds two bedrooms and the 4-piece bath with a recent bath fitter installed and updated fixtures. Furnace and A/C replaced in 2018. Fridge 2019, Dishwasher 2020, Washer and Dryer 2021. So many options in this multi level home. Call today for your private showing. Great potential awaits. (id:30922)

3 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 1194

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
$1,199,000
298 FERNDALE Place, waterloo, Ontario

298 Ferndale Place

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to 298 Ferndale Place, Waterloo! With over 3,240 square feet of above ground living space, this stunning 2-storey home is move-in ready and perfect for a large or growing family. Located at the end of a court, you have plenty of privacy, and with a large driveway and attached 2-car garage, ample parking is provided. There is plenty of functional space in the home, with two separate living areas (one of which features a lovely statement fireplace), two formal dining areas, and main floor laundry. A light, modern design combined with large windows draws in an abundance of natural light throughout. The large kitchen has been fitted with stainless steel appliances and features a large centre island and plenty of cabinet space. Up on the second floor, you have 6 generously sized bedrooms and 3 5-piece bathrooms. The primary features a convenient ensuite with a bidet and standalone jacuzzi tub. Finally, the fully finished basement adds over 1,070 square feet of living space, and is an amazing entertaining and recreational space. There is a large rec room included, with an extra 3-piece bathroom and an office, as well as plenty of storage space. Several schools (Lincoln Heights, Bluevale) and parks (Hillside, Forwell) are located nearby, as well as the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier, and Conestoga College. If you need to commute, worry not as Highway 85 is only 2 minutes away. Take advantage of this marvelous Waterloo offering – Book your showing today! (id:30922)

6 Bedroom 5 Bathroom 3246.4300

Exp Realty

For sale
$899,900
236 HERBERT Street, waterloo, Ontario

236 Herbert Street

Waterloo, Ontario

A rare offering in the tree lined picturesque neighbourhood of Mary Allen, here is your opportunity to live just steps to Uptown Waterloo in a century home that blends classic charm with modern living. Extensively renovated top to bottom, 236 Herbert is an absolute gem, offering just under 1800 square feet of finished living space. Immediately upon entry, you are welcomed into a stunning open concept main floor, gleaming with natural light and high end finishes. The bright and spacious kitchen features quartz countertops, large island, gas range stove, built-in dishwasher, bar fridge, and white subway tile backsplash. Enjoy the custom built-in cabinets surrounding the entertainment area of the living room for cozy family movies or game nights. Leading out from the sliding glass doors off the dining room, your second entertainment zone awaits. This massive backyard deck offers enough space and privacy for every family with plenty of green space for the kids to run around. The upstairs features 4 bedrooms or a home office, full bathroom, and the possibility of finishing the attic for a bonus room. The lower level showcases a recently finished rec room with soft carpet throughout, pot lights, laundry area, 3 piece bath with tiled floor and glass shower, and plenty of storage. For extra storage or to keep the car clean in the winter your detached garage with new shingles awaits. Enjoy watching the sunset from your covered composite deck front porch all year long. Walking distance to great schools, Mary Allen Park, Belmont Village, Spur Line Trail, Vincenzo’s, Bauer District, and Uptown’s shops, this home is positioned perfectly. (id:30922)

4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1240

Condo Culture

For sale
$360,000
225 HARVARD Place Unit# 1401, waterloo, Ontario

225 Harvard Place Unit# 1401

Waterloo, Ontario

Welcome to #1401-225 Harvard Place! Fully renovated, bright and spacious 1 bed 1 bath condo. Huge open concept living dining area with sliders to a large balcony with a view of the city. Modern kitchen with updated stainless appliances, tile, and island. Beautifully renovated, modern bathroom and a secure, assigned underground parking space. Close to Hwy 7/8, shopping, public transit, and a short bike ride or walk to the Universities. (id:30922)

1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 690

RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc.

For sale
$475,000
375 KING Street N Unit# 1501, waterloo, Ontario

375 King Street N Unit# 1501

Waterloo, Ontario

Better than new! 1,175 square foot deluxe corner unit condominium. Originally a 3 bedroom unit converted to 2 bedrooms. Professionally renovated to create open concept kitchen, dining and living rooms. Kitchen features stainless steel appliances, black granite countertops and gleaming white cabinets. Private balcony with panoramic cityscape views. Newer flooring throughout. In-suite laundry, underground parking! All inclusive condominium fee includes heat, central air, hydro, water, amenities, parking, storage locker and maintenance. On site facilities include: indoor pool, sauna, games room, library, full woodworking shop, hobby room, exercise room with equipment and running track, billiards/party room and car wash! Excellent location close to universities and convenient to Conestoga Mall and expressway. (id:30922)

2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 1175

RE/MAX Solid Gold Realty (Ii) Ltd.

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