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About Waterloo Region

Waterloo Region is the heart of southwestern Ontario. Surrounded by the beautiful Grand River country, Kitchener-Waterloo is a host to thousands of business travelers, individuals, and families who come to experience its mix of history, hospitality, and development. With a growing population of over 535,154 people (2016 census), it boasts a rich and diverse urban life, balanced with a never-ending list of cultural and recreational activities. No matter what time of year, Waterloo Region can provide excitement, activities, and festivals to please everyone. Being just an hour outside of Toronto, Waterloo Region is extremely easy to reach for everyone.

Kitchener Events

The core area of Kitchener is the regional centre for commerce and banking. Also, it is the host to many thriving arts, cultural and entertainment activities. The downtown core is growing every year with more flourishing businesses and residents. Kitchener is known for the biggest Oktoberfest in all of North America. Every year tens of thousands of people enjoy the amazing festivities and the one of a kind Thanksgiving Day Parade. If you are looking for some scenic space Grand River Country is regarded as one of Ontario’s finest assets and is recognized nation-wide for its natural beauty. If outdoor activities are what you are looking for, this is “the place” to fish in southern Ontario. This region is home to camping, hiking, cycling and more. There are extensive trails in conservation areas, parks, forests and along the waterway.

Higher Education​

The Waterloo Region is home to three of Ontario’s most recognized educational institutes;
The University of Waterloo – home of the world’s largest mathematics faculty and an international leader in the education of technology professionals.
Wilfred Laurier University – The Lazaridis School of Business and Economics which has Canada’s largest business co-op and the first 12 month MBA program.
Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning – ranked among the top Ontario Colleges and has a renowned School of Engineering and IT and Institute of Food Processing Technology.

No matter what type of housing you are looking for in the Waterloo Region, you can find it. It is rich with semi-detached homes, single detached, duplexes and apartments. This Region is constantly growing by size as well as culturally. Because of the popularity of this area, it is forecasted that the population will reach 742,000 by 2031, which makes it one of the fastest growing regions in Ontario.