City of Waterloo

Welcome to Waterloo

Waterloo is a great city and we are thrilled you have chosen to pursue your academic career here in Waterloo.

Moving out on your own for the first time can be overwhelming.

 

Visit the City of Waterloo website for information about:

· Parking

· Rental housing

· Noise bylaws

· Jobs and volunteering

· Festivals and events

· Neighbourhoods

· Sports and recreation, including our Program & Activities Guide

· Community Adult Recreation League (CARL)

· Trails

· Cycling

 

FESTIVALS

· September – Lumen

· October – Oktoberfest

· December – Wonders of Winter

· For more ideas visit explorewaterlooregion.com!

 

LANDLORDS & TENANT RIGHTS

A landlord must keep a rental property in a good state of repair. The services provided by the landlord must be kept in working order. This could include items such as:

· electrical, plumbing or heating systems

· appliances

· carpets in the unit or common areas

· walls, roofs, ceilings

· windows, doors, locks, lighting

· garages, laundry rooms, patios, walkways or pools

If something no longer works because of normal wear and tear, the landlord must repair it so that it works properly, or replace it. For a full list of your rights as a tenant, click here.

 

RENTAL LIVING

FINDING A RENTAL PROPERTY

Rental Listings

 

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

These are a few phone numbers you might need to know, for a full list of emergency and city contacts, click here.

Emergency (Ambulance, Fire, Police)…………………..911 Gas

Emergency………………………………………………1.877.969.0999

Kids Help Phone……………………………………………..1.800.668.6868

Ontario Poison Centre………………………………………1.800.268.9017

Sexual Assault Crisis Line…………………………………519.741.8633

Waterloo Fire Rescue……………………………………….519.884.2121

Waterloo Region Police Department……………………..519.653.7700

 

Garbage, recycling, compost

The Region of Waterloo is responsible for garbage, recycling and compost collection.

What day is garbage day? What am I allowed to throw out? Are there compost options? Answers to these and other waste management questions are posted on the Region of Waterloo Waste Whiz site.

 

Grand River Transit

Trying to get somewhere and don’t want to dish out the cash for a cab? Good thing your OneCard is also a bus pass for full-time undergraduates and graduates! Below are some of the ways GRT makes it easy for you to get around the region.

GRT.CA

For up-to-date routes, schedules and how to use transit.

 

ONLINE TRIP PLANNER

· Visit grt.ca and click on “EasyGO”

· Enter start and end locations and when you want to travel

· Select “Show Trip Plan” and receive customized route plan

· Timetables can be generated and all of your information can be printed

 

TEXT 57555

Text 57555 and key in the four-digit bus stop number and the route number (if there are multiple routes at your stop) You’ll receive a text message back with the next three real-time departures for your stop Standard text message rates will apply. No additional fees from GRT will be charged for this service

 

CALL 519.585.7555

· Call 519.585.7555

· Choose the next bus times for today or a future day

· Key in or say your four-digit bus stop number (posted at the stop) to get the next two real-time departures for that stop

· If you need to know more, you can speak to a customer service representative

 

BUS N’ BIKE

Take advantage of 500+ km of on-road bikeways and off-road multi-use trails across Waterloo Region You will find a bike rack on every GRT bus. Each bus holds two bikes of most sizes and styles. If the bike rack is full, you may board the bus with your bike.

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