Columbia Lake Village - North

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Fast facts

Size: 404 residents

Style: Suite

Rooms: 2-bedroom townhouse

Meal plan: Optional

Community: Grad students and families

Mascot: CLV Lake Monster

Graduate contract: 4-month contracts (Fall, Winter or Spring)

Family contract: 12-month contracts (August 1 through July 31 annually) with 60 days' notice terminations

Building: CLV-North consists of 167 furnished units for grads and 82 unfurnished townhouses for families. Each townhouse is complete with 2 bedrooms, 1.5 shared bathrooms and a laundry room.

Features and amenities

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Front desk

Available to all residents 8:00 a.m. to midnight, 7 days a week. The front desk offers: photocopying, stamp purchases, parcel pick-up and mail distribution. You can also visit the front desk to sign out: equipment, facilities, movies and games.

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Wireless Internet

All rooms and common areas include an unlimited high-speed Internet connection.

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Dons are upper-year and graduate students who provide students with mentorship and support. There is one don for every 8 undergrad townhouses. The CLV Graduate Student Family Community is divided into Neighbourhoods each term.

There are 7 neighbourhoods in the Fall/Winter and 4 neighbourhoods in the Spring. Each neighbourhood has 1 Don

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Utilities included

Heat, electricity, water and internet are all included with your residence fee.​

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Laundry facilities

Laundry facilities are located in the basement of your unit. Irons and ironing boards are also available from the Front Desk for you to use.

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IT Service Desk

Located in the V1 community centre, the Residence IT Service Desk offers free technical support and services to all residents.

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Shared amenities

As a UWaterloo resident, you have access to amenities located in other residences including: gaming tables, movies, multi-faith room, music rooms, fitness rooms, tutoring centres, cafeterias and study rooms.

Please note due to the guest policy during COVID-19, residents are not able to visit other residences until further notice

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Community centre

CLV residents have access to: foosball, ping pong, pool tables and organized events and programming.

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Eatery and dining

While no cafeteria or dining hall is located in CLV, students can access The Market at the Claudette Millar Hall, Mudie's located in V1, or REVelation located in REV.

Room details and floor plans

All single grad bedrooms in CLV-North include:

  • Single Bed with mattress
  • Desk
  • Desk Chair
  • Dresser

All single grad suites in CLV-North include:

  • Living room with a couch and three end tables
  • Kitchen with fridge and stove
  • Dining area with table and two chairs
  • 1.5 bathrooms
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Small outdoor patio
  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Study room / den (not furnished)

The main floor has a large living and dining room, a good-sized kitchen with fridge, stove, and sink, and an entrance foyer with a closet.

The stairs lead to the upper and basement levels. There is a door from the living room to a small outdoor patio.

The upper level has a full bathroom with 2 bedrooms, each with a closet.

The basement level has a study room/den, a small bathroom with sink and toilet, a utility/laundry area and storage space under the stairs.

Townhouse layout

CLV North Main

Main floor layout. Approximate measurements include: Kitchen - 2.5 x 3.5 m, Living Room - 3.7 x 4.9 m

CLV North 2nd floor

Second floor layout. Approximate measurements include: Master Bedroom - 4.1 x 3.4 m, Bedroom 2 - 2.6 x 3.3 m

CLV North Basement

Basement layout. Approximate measurements include: Basement study room - 3.6 x 3.7 m 

Are there all-gender washrooms in residence?

We have a place for you. We want two-spirit, trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming students to feel welcome and safe living in our residences. All-gender washrooms are spaces that individuals can access and use, regardless of their gender identity. Unlike gender-specific washrooms which are designated as being for either women or men, all-gender washrooms are available for use by anyone. 

Each first-year residence building has at least one all-gender washroom in our central complex area to use when studying and hanging out with friends, dining at an eatery or visiting a front desk.  If you are living in Claudette Millar Hall, each floor has all-gender washrooms. Our other first-year residence communities (dorm-style and suite-style) are organized by gender, where students who identify as female live together, and students who identify as male live together.  Washrooms in Ron Edyt Village and Village 1 are designated as being for either women or men. In suite-style residences (UWP, CLV and MKV), room assignments are based on gender and the washrooms are shared by the roommates within the suite. If you wish to not disclose your gender, we will never ask you to.   

If you would like to speak with someone before completing the First-Year Guarantee Residence Application, please email us at and we will connect you with our Residence Life team who are ready to support you and will find you the space in residence that works best for you. 

Cleaning and housekeeping

Individual resident responsibilities: 

  • All residents are responsible for the day-to-day cleaning and maintenance of their townhouse. Early in the term, roommates should delegate cleaning tasks and set up a mutually agreed upon cleaning schedule. 

  • Final move-out inspections are completed upon the return of the keys. 

  • When moving out you are required to take all your personal and household belongings with you.  Removal of items is a minimum of $100 and additional cleaning beyond provided sanitization is also a minimum of $100. 

The grounds at Columbia Lake Village are maintained regularly. In the winter, the snow is shoveled along all walkways and in all other seasons, the grass is cut and all greenery is maintained. 

All maintenance and repair requests should be reported to the CLV-North maintenance team right away. 

Community Centre Policies

  • Children under 12 years of age must be supervised by an adult at all times. 

  • Children are not allowed in the Community Centre after 8pm, even if they are with an adult. 

  • Children under 12 years of age may not use the recreational equipment (e.g., pool table, foosball, etc.). For safety purposed, no one is allowed to stand on chairs to use this equipment. 

  • Community Centre Services (e.g. campus and grocery shuttles, etc.) are available to registered Waterloo students ONLY. 

  • All users are expected to clean up after themselves and to return the furniture to its original location. 

  • Note: these regulations are for the safety and benefit of everyone. Failure to adhere to them will result in the loss of Community Centre privileges. 

Contact information

Mailing address

Mail is delivered weekdays by Canada Post. Each townhouse has an assigned mailbox – Community mailboxes for CLV North are located in North Parking Lots.  For specific information about your assigned mailbox please refer to the stick attached to your mail key; CLV Families only – refer to the red label on the bottom of your key envelope. This information can also be obtained by asking the staff at the CLV Front Desk. Canada Post and other courier companies will deliver packages/parcels directly to the CLV Front Desk, located in the CLV Community Center. You will receive email notification once your item has been received and is ready for pick up. Please have your WatCard with you when picking up your item. 

*Note: Do not include University of Waterloo or the name of your residence (i.e. Beck Hall) in the address. If you include these pieces of information your mail will be sent on campus and eventually be returned to sender. It must come directly to the address below in order for you to receive it. 

Community Centre address:

CLV Community Centre
350 Columbia St. West
Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 6G8

Your mailing address (single grads):

Your name, Your unit number
350 Columbia St. West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Your postal code (see below)

Your mailing address (families):

Your name, Family Unit (Your unit number)
350 Columbia St. West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Your postal code (see below)

Unit number Postal code
1-8 N2L 6E8
9-17 N2L 6E9
18-32 N2L 6G1
33-40 N2L 6G2
41-50 N2L 6G3
51-58 N2L 6G4
59-67 N2L 6G5
68-82 N2L 6G6
83-90 N2L 6G7
91-100 N2L 6G8
101-122 N2L 6P1
123-160 N2L 6P3
161-168 N2L 6P4

Example (single grads):

John Smith, Unit 7
350 Columbia St. West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
N2L 6E8

Example (families):

John Smith, Family Unit 156
350 Columbia St. West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
N2L 6P3

Unit number Postal code
169-182 N2L 6P1
183-190 N2L 6P4
191-192 N2L 6P1
193-202 N2L 6P2
203-222 N2L 6P6
223-250 N2L 6P2
251-262 N2L 6P6
263-294 N2L 6P7
295-302 N2L 6P8
303-324 N2L 6P4
325-330 N2L 6P6
331-350 N2L 6P8

Residence location

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Frequently asked questions

Can you share my information with friends or family?

  • No. If someone other than you, the applicant, is trying to obtain information on your behalf, we are not able to release your information to them.
  • We will only release your information to you, the applicant, as per Policy 46.
  • We care about your privacy.

What should I do if I notice unsafe conditions in my residence building?

  • If you notice unsafe conditions in or around our residence buildings, report them to a nearby Housing staff member right away. As per Policy 34, we all have a responsibility to keep our campus safe.

Is tap water safe to drink?

  • Yes. The Region of Waterloo maintain a high standard of quality assurance to ensure our tap water is safe to drink. For more information about the Region’s water treatment practices, please visit The Region of Waterloo website.

What happens if I lose my key(s)?

  • Lost keys should be reported to your residence Front Desk immediately.
  • If you lose your key(s), a spare one will be issued to you for up to 7 business days. If after 7 business days your key(s) has not been returned, you will be assessed a $100 fee to cover the cost of a lock change, and you (and your roommates, if applicable) will be given a brand new set of keys.

Who should I contact if I have a maintenance request?

  • If an item in your room needs repairs, please contact the maintenance team in your residence building at the following email address:

How can I ensure I am recycling properly?

Are the townhouses air-conditioned?

  • They are not, however, you do have the option of purchasing your own air-conditioning unit. Please contact the CLV-North maintenance team for more information.

What is the Annual North Community Bicycle, Toy and Yard Cleanup initiative?

  • A: This initiative was started to help ensure our community remains clean, attractive, and welcoming for our residents and their visitors. All unwanted bicycles that are removed from the community will be donated to FEDS. The cleanup usually takes place in May or June, and more information will be emailed to you well in advance of the cleanup.