Columbia Lake Village North (CLV-North) caters to students with families and single grads. These double-bedroom, three-floor townhouses come furnished for grads and unfurnished for families.
Size: 404 residents
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: 4-month contracts (Fall, Winter or Spring)
Building: CLV-North consists of 172 furnished units for grads and 77 unfurnished townhouses for families. Each townhouse is complete with 2 bedrooms, 1.5 shared bathrooms and a laundry room.
Features and amenities
Available to all residents 8:00 a.m. to midnight, 7 days a week. The front desk offers: faxing, photocopying, stamp purchases, parcel pick-up and mail distribution. You can also visit the front desk to sign out: equipment, facilities, movies and games.
All rooms and common areas include an unlimited high-speed Internet (ResNet) connection.
Helps the community programmer with social activities for community members and provides support for students and families.
Heat, electricity, water and internet are all included with your residence fee.
WatCard operated 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.
Starting after Thanksgiving, exclusive to CLV residents, a free shuttle will transport students to campus every morning. The shuttle will then pick students up and return them home in the evening.
As a UWaterloo resident, you have access to amenities located in other residences including: gaming tables, movies, music rooms, fitness rooms, tutoring centres, cafeterias and study rooms.
CLV residents have access to: foosball, ping pong, pool tables and organized events and programming.
Every Saturday afternoon, a free grocery shuttle will take you to Bridgeport Plaza to shop for groceries.
IT Service Desk
Located in the V1 community centre, the Residence IT Service Desk offers free technical support and services to all residents.
Select common areas have a shared TV with cable service. Individual rooms are cable-ready; however, students must make their own arrangements to have service installed in their own room.
Eatery and dining
Room details and floor plans
All bedrooms in CLV-North include:
- Single (twin-sized) bed with mattress
- Closet & dresser
All suites in CLV-North include:
- Living room with a live cable outlet, two chairs, couch and end tables
- Kitchen with fridge and stove
- Dining area with table and four chairs
- 1.5 bathrooms
- 2 bedrooms
- Small outdoor patio
- Washing machine and dryer
- Study room / den
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.
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.
- Single Graduate students receive 1 mid-term inspection per term; there are no monthly inspections
- Final move-out inspections are completed upon the return of the keys.
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., Internet café, 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.
Mail is delivered Monday to Friday by Canada Post. Each suite has a mailbox located on the main floor of their residence building. Canada Post and other courier companies will attempt to deliver packages at least once before rerouting them to the nearest postal outlet.
*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
Your mailing address:
350 Columbia St. West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
postal code (see below)
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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 $50 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:
- CLV-North: firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I ensure I am recycling properly?
- For more information about proper recycling practices, please visit The Region of Waterloo’s Waste Management website.
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.
Other suite-style residences
Mackenzie King Village
Mackenzie King Village (MKV) offers the privacy of having a single room combined with the social benefits of living in a shared suite. Students also have a kitchen in their room to prepare their own meals.
UW Place (UWP) is centrally located to campus, Waterloo Park, a new LRT station, and University Plaza. Students living at UWP enjoy the independence and privacy of their own room, combined with the perks of apartment living.