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Uptown Waterloo

Streets and buildings at night

Uptown Waterloo - the urban heart of the City of Waterloo - is a vibrant core area that boasts more than 400 businesses and a bustling public square.

With world-class dining opportunities, cultural amenities and distinctive, independent shops and services, this is a great area to live and visit.

It is also a place of learning, with the Perimeter Institute, Centre for International Governance Innovation and Balsillie School of International Affairs within its borders.

Learn more about where to park the next time you visit uptown Waterloo.


This map outlines uptown Waterloo's boundaries. It is centrally located and in close proximity to Kitchener.

UpTown Waterloo Business Improvement Area

The UpTown Waterloo Business Improvement Area (BIA) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes and beautifies our core area. Visit its website for information on the events and festivals the BIA holds throughout the year as well as its UpTown Dollars gift certificates.