Waterloo, Ontario

Quick Facts

Population: approx. 105, 000 (2016

Mayor : Dave Jaworsky

Schools: Waterloo University, Wilfrid Laurier University, Conestoga College

Noted Tech industries: Google, BlackBerry, Perimeter Institute, Institute for Quantum Computing

Named 10th best city in Canada to live (2016)

Area: Waterloo has 5 main parks including Waterloo Park in the middle of the city which contains historical buildings, picnic areas, a water park, and a display of animals. ​

Attractions and Events: The area is probably best known for Oktoberfest, the largest celebration outside of Germany, and the Waterloo Busker Carnival which runs every August. The Kitchener-Waterloo area also has many attractions such as:

-RIM Park


-St. Jacobs markets and outlets

- Centre in the Square, and 

-The Joseph Schneider Haus