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About Waterloo

A public square and plaza at night

The City of Waterloo is located in the heart of Canada's Technology Triangle, in the Region of Waterloo.

Within our 64 square kilometres (25 square miles) of land area lives a diverse population of 134,600 (end of 2016 estimate by the Region of Waterloo) who contribute to our vibrant culture. The population figure includes students and other foreign/temporary residents.

We are a dynamic urban municipality in southwestern Ontario with a strong cultural and economic base. Renowned post-secondary institutions, global think tanks and major employers call Waterloo home.

The quality of life here is enhanced by our arts, culture and heritage scenes, recreation opportunities, parks and trails, facilities, programs, services and more. Waterloo is a great place to live, work, learn and play.