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Wondering if Kitchener-Waterloo is a good place to invest? Check out some quick facts about Waterloo Region. Contact us today, we’d love to take you for a tour of the city.


STRATEGIC LOCATION

Approx. 1 hour to Toronto (pending traffic)

Approx. 45 minutes to Toronto Pearson International Airport

KEY TRANSPORTATION METHODS

Region of Waterloo International Airport with flights to Toronto, Calgary and Dominican Republic

All day two-way train from Kitchener to Toronto by 2024*

HIGH POPULATION GROWTH

535,154 in 2016

641,879 IN 2031


WORLD-CLASS POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION

University of Waterloo

Wilfred Laurier University

Conestoga College

60,940 additional residents of Waterloo Region

NEW LIGHT RAIL CONNECTING TRI-CITY 2018!

Connecting Kitchener-Waterloo via LRT

Connecting Kitchener-Cambridge via Bus Rapid Transit (Stage 1, Stage 2 = via LRT)

2018 commencement date (Stage 1)

AFFORDABLE HOME PRICES COMPARED TO GTA

Median home prices for single, detached homes:

      Wellington: $486,700

      Halton: $785,000

      Peel: $850,000

      Waterloo: $435,000

80% of residents live within 30 minute drive to work


DIVERSE INDUSTRIES

Home to large, international companies operating in diverse industries

Automotive, advanced manufacturing, business & financial services, health care

Sun Life Financial, Manulife Financial, Toyota Manufacturing, ATS Automation Tooling Systems, Maple Leaf Consumer Foods, University of Waterloo, Grand River Hospital, etc.

CANADA'S SILICON VALLEY

Tech startup capital of Canada

1,000+ tech firms

600+ active startups

Google, Blackberry, Design2Learn, Shopify, Thalmic Labs, COM DEV, Vidyard, etc. all have offices in Kitchener-Waterloo

SENSE OF COMMUNITY

Lots of local restaurants, breweries, bakeries, cafés, shops and more

Waterloo Region frequently hosts community events throughout the year

More than 60 arts, culture and heritage festivals and galleries



*Possible with appropriate funding, source: CBC
Source: Region of Waterloo Census, Region of Waterloo Public Health, does NOT include full-time students