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.


Experience CLV-North


Residence tour


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: 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

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Front desk

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.

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Wireless Internet

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

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Community Assistants

Helps the community programmer with social activities for community members and provides support for students and families.

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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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Campus Shuttle

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.

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Shared amenities

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.

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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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Every Saturday afternoon, a free grocery shuttle will take you to Bridgeport Plaza to shop for groceries.

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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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Eatery and dining

While no cafeteria or dining hall is located in CLV, students can access The Market at the New Residence Building, Mudie’s located in V1, or REVelation located in REV.


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