Feel Good About Where You Live: Waterloo
January 31, 2017
Author: Park Property Management
Do you live in Waterloo or are you considering making the city your new home?
Park Property Management believes you should feel good about where you live.
We want to help you get to know the city of Waterloo, Ontario. Check out the links and information below to find out what the city has to offer you!
Waterloo is a dynamic community, strengthened by diversity.
Known as one of Canada's smartest cities, Waterloo is home to two universities, three research institutions, and many high-tech companies.
Waterloo is the smallest city within the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. Also known as the Tri-Cities, the Regional Municipality of Waterloo consists 3 cities and 4 townships.
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Waterloo is known as tech central, but the natural beauty of this city cannot be ignored. With Laurel Creek Conservation Area, parks, and trails, taking time to enjoy nature is easy!
Best Natural Feature: Laurel Creek Conservation Area
Laurel Creek Conservation is part of the Grand River Conservation Authority and offers visitors a multitude of nature based activities and scenery to enjoy! In the warmer months you can expect to enjoy: canoeing, fishing, swimming, hiking, picnicking and more! In the winter, 8km of snowshoe and cross-country ski trails are available to the public, weather permitting.
Waterloo's other fantastic greenspaces to explore:
Home to several sports fields on 40 hectares of land, this park is also frequented by dog owners and their pets in the leash-free, fenced area, and hiking enthusiasts who enjoy the Bechtel Trails that move through wetlands, meadows and a hardwood forest.
RIM Park is a 500 hectare recreation space, and home to the Manulife Financial Sportsplex and Healthy Living Centre. Open to the public from 6am til midnight, this park has something to offer everyone! From trails and parkland, to a golf course and indoor sport facilities, RIM Park attracts both local and tourists in high numbers each year.
Known as the 'jewel of the city' according to the City website, Waterloo Park includes spacious parkland, paths around Silver Lake, historical landmarks, Victorian gardens, a skatepark and more!
Neighbourhood Parks and Playgrounds
Waterloo prides itself on the parkland available to its residents. For a full listing of neighbourhood parks and playgrounds, view the map (takes a couple minutes to load).
Going somewhere? Getting around Waterloo is easy and convenient.
Travelling around Waterloo is easy and connection to Kitchener and Cambridge is convenient via Conestoga Parkway and Highway 8 offering quick access to Highway 401.
With the expected city growth, Waterloo is investing in a LRT service that will connect major employers, popular destinations, post-secondary institutions, as well as Kitchener and Cambridge.
Grand River Transit is adding new stations and speedy travel across the city.
Waterloo cares about its community.
Need a doctor stat?! Here's a quick list of emergency and medical centres.
Things will be great when you're Downtown!
Enjoy a day or evening experiencing 'Uptown' Waterloo! The thriving downtown core has a multitude of things to do and see, including shopping, fine dining, cafes, theatre and more!
Shopping for yourself? Or a friend? You will find everything you need, when shopping in Waterloo!
The Conestoga Mall offers over 130 stores, along with Galaxy Cinemas! Shop 'til you drop, then catch a flick!
The Waterloo Town Square offers a unique shopping with a mix of fashion, services, specialty shops and restaurants, it's a must-see stop while visiting the City's core.
Discover brand name Outlets in the St. Jacob's Market district!
Are you experiencing Waterloo for the first time? There's never a shortage of things to see or do in the city!
Do you know...
Who received the annual "Waterloo Award" for 2016?
Georgia Cunningham and Robert Hennig! The award is given out each year (circa 1997) to Waterloo residents who go above and beyond to contribute to their community. Learn more about the award and view past recipients.
How the city got it's name?
You guessed it! Waterloo was given it's name for Waterloo, Belgium, where the Napoleonic Wars in Europe, ended.
What CTT stands for and how it relates to Waterloo?
CTT stands for Canada's Technology Triangle. Waterloo, Kitchener and Cambridge are the triad that make up an initiative, which promotes economic growth and development. Waterloo is home to many different tech-based companies, which dominate the employment market in the city.
Which universities are located in the city?
Guelph University and the University of Waterloo.