Waterloo Residences acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River.
Columbia Lake Village-North (CLV-North) is designed for single graduate students, student couples and students with families.
CLV-N family eligibility
A couple, for the purposes of housing at CLV-North, is defined as two people in a spousal/partner long-term relationship.
The term "families" corresponds to the definition of "family status" in the Ontario Human Rights Code which is "the status of being in a parent-child relationship."
Additional terms of occupancy
Once you have received an initial residence offer and tenancy agreement you can apply for an additional term of occupancy.
Approximately 75 days prior to your termination date, you will be given instructions on how to apply for an additional term of occupancy.
Couples without children are permitted to have one boarder. The boarder must be a full-time University of Waterloo student. The primary resident must fill out a Request for a Boarder application form and submit it to the Waterloo Residences Office.
Paying your rent
Monthly rent payments are to be made no later than 4:30 pm on the first business day of the month, in one (1) single transaction by the main tenant (pay by either debit, cheque, OR online).
You may submit post dated cheques for the entire term (dated for the 1st of each month) to save the trouble of coming in each month.
If paying by cheque please ensure that you include:
Name of the main tenant,
Main tenant's UWaterloo Student ID number,
Students with children
CLV is on tax-exempt land and does not pay school taxes.
The school board may require that you pay approximately $40 per month (per family/household) for your children to attend school.
If you have school-aged children you are strongly advised to contact the Waterloo Region District School Board or the Waterloo District Catholic School Board, at your earliest convenience, for information regarding school tuition.
All permanent residents between the ages of 6 and 18 must attend school, as stipulated in the Ontario Education Act which can be accessed through the Government of Ontario's website.
There are also several daycare facilities nearby, for your convenience.
There are many children living in CLV and it is important to keep their safety in mind at all times. Visit Child and Family Canada for some helpful resources on home and family safety concerns.
Terminating your tenancy agreement
Unless you submit an application for an additional term of occupancy and it is approved, you shall vacate your unit by 12:00 noon on the date of termination.
Should you desire to vacate the assigned unit before the end date of your tenancy agreement, you must provide 60 days written notice, effective the last day of the month.
Vacating your unit
Upon termination of your tenancy agreement, you are required to vacate the unit and return your assigned keys no later than 12 noon on the date of the termination.
A move-out inspection will take place to assess standards of cleanliness.
Any damage beyond normal wear and tear or any excess cleaning required by Housing Staff will be billed to the primary tenant.
Change of address
Address changes must be done through Canada Post prior to your moving date. Columbia Lake Village will not forward or hold onto any mail for students not in residence.
Any mail received will be returned to sender.