Uptown Waterloo is a vibrant and dynamic city that is home to world-class Universities and second largest tech hub in North America. Dripping in history, stunning architecture and a lively nightlife, the city is the perfect in-between: it offers an active, urban ambiance full of unique shops, a diverse food scene, segregated bike lanes and easy access to transit; while giving residents a close connection to nature trails, parks and conservation areas.
Innovation, Education and Tech are the heartbeat of our thriving community. The region is home to the second largest tech hub in North America, boasts two renowned universities and is a major learning and entrepreneurial hub for creative jobs. Waterloo also boasts diverse industries including finance, healthcare, and manufacturing—this innovative and dynamic ecosystem attracts skilled professionals and students alike.
History abounds in Uptown Waterloo and its quintessential heritage buildings illustrate the city’s past and pave the way for the future. A new Uptown is emerging and it includes an updated and beautiful streetscape brimming with a broad range of restaurants, bars, cafes and cultural activities.
Parks, trails, lakes, recreational amenities and nature are abundant in Uptown Waterloo and make the quality of life exceptional. Whether an exciting outdoor adventure, a scenic walking trail, a dog park or children’s playground, there is something for everyone in this beautiful, welcoming community.