Waterloo is one of the crown jewels of southwestern Ontario, in part, because the city is surrounded by some of the most beautiful rural townships in the province. St. Jacob’s, which hosts Canada’s largest year-round farmer’s market, and Elmira are both less 20 minutes away from Louie.
Thanks to the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) only an hour away, extending your passions and innovations past city boarders is simple and convenient. Located along Highway 401, Waterloo offers easy access to the rest of the GTA and Hamilton, and Grand River Transit, ION, and more than 500 kilometers of on-road bikeways and off-road multi-use trails make moving through the city a breeze.
For the artistically inclined, there are galleries only minutes away from Louie, and the city’s world-class universities host exhibits that are attractions in their own right. The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony plays regularly at the performing arts centre.
Waterloo also features a public art mandate to articulate the city’s identity, increase accessibility to art for all residents, and stimulate the growth of arts-related businesses. The city’s current public art collection features 22 pieces presenting an array of community narratives from renowned artists. They’re plotted along an art walk winding through the city’s downtown.