Choosing a university can also mean choosing a new place to call home, and the City of Waterloo is a great place to live – especially as a student.
Home to 2 universities and a community college, the City of Waterloo is dedicated to education, and many of the businesses and services are geared toward the student population.
Conveniently located beside our main campus is the University Plaza – a commercial plaza filled with dozens of stores, most of which are geared toward university students. In the plaza you'll find a variety of restaurants and stores, including
UpTown Waterloo is the equivalent of most cities' downtowns; however, since Kitchener-Waterloo is really one big city, residents distinguish between the 2 downtowns by calling one "uptown" (Waterloo) and the other "downtown" (Kitchener).
UpTown Waterloo is full of unique stores and boutiques, and is home to several festivals each year.
There are hundreds of things to see and do in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Here are some options to get you started!