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Waterloo - and the surrounding areas - provide a variety of dining and shopping opportunities to suit every taste and budget.

The uptown core is an exciting and vibrant gathering space with over 400 establishments ready to serve.

The Shops at Waterloo Town Square is a popular destination for one of-a-kind boutiques, services and dining options. If outdoor patio dining is your favourite, you'll want to visit Wildcraft, The Bauer KitchenBeertown and the new Shoeless Joe's. From Asian cuisine and gourmet BBQ, to farm fresh and cafe-style eats, Waterloo leaves no corner of the world unturned when it comes to fabulous food.

Shopping enthusiasts will enjoy King Street in uptown Waterloo, as well as The Shops at Waterloo Town Square for their specialty retail stores. Conestoga Mall, located at the north-east end of the city, offers a first-rate shopping experience, complete with retail for the whole family, an impressive food court, a grocery store, Galaxy Cinema, and plenty of free parking.

The Boardwalk Centre is our latest shopping achievement. This neighbourhood centre offers outdoor shopping at its best, complete with restaurants, great retail stores, a health club, medical centre, Empire Theatres and plenty of free parking.   

Just a short drive or public transit ride away is Fairview Park Mall - another shopping oasis with over 130 stores to satisfy every need. 

The UpTown BIA is a great resource to help you plan your stay.  

There is so much to see and do in Waterloo - you will absolutely love this city.  

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Food trucks live here

Since the launch of a pilot project in 2012, food trucks have become extremely popular and contribute to the vibrancy of our community.

Licensed food trucks can be seen throughout the day at different locations across the city, as well as festivals and events in the uptown core.

With appealing sweets, gourmet sandwiches, tacos, soups and more, these restaurateurs are a welcome addition to an already abundant and flavourful dining experience.

Some of our food trucks include:

  • Schmuck Truck
  • SWAT (Sandwiches with a Twist) Truck
  • Luchador Gourmet Streatery
  • West of Seoul Food Truck
  • Great British Bake

 

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