The School supports the Ontario Association of Optometrists’ recent emergency action. Learn how this may affect your appointment.


The University of Waterloo Optometry Clinics are located at:

  • Main Clinic, Waterloo campus
    • 200 Columbia St W, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    • The Main Clinic is located in the north campus just opposite the Columbia Street/Hagey Boulevard entrance and across from Columbia Ice Fields.
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    • View an interactive campus map.
  • Health Sciences Optometry Clinic
    • Health Sciences building, 10B Victoria Street South Kitchener, ON, N2G 1C5
    • The Health Sciences Optometry Clinic is located beside the School of Pharmacy building at King Street and Victoria Street.
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Travelling to the Main Clinic 

You can easily reach the University of Waterloo by several modes of travel.


  • From Highway 401
  • Take exit 278 (from Toronto) or exit 278B (from London) to Highway 8 West Kitchener
  • Exit at Highway 85 to Waterloo
  • Exit at University Avenue West (immediately after University Avenue East exit)
  • Follow University Avenue West and turn right at Phillip Street
  • Turn left at Columbia Street West
  • The School is located just past the railway tracks on the right side of Columbia Street


Take GO Transit to the University of Waterloo or take Via Rail train to Kitchener then a Grand River Transit bus to the University of Waterloo.

GO Transit or Greyhound Bus 

From Toronto, take GO Transit or Greyhound bus to the University of Waterloo.

From London or Hamilton, take a Coach Canada bus to the University of Waterloo.

Grand River Transit bus or ION Light Rail

In Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge, you can use Grand River Transit to reach campus. The ION LRT University of Waterloo and Research and Technology stations are within walking distance of the main Clinic. 


Taxi service is available from Waterloo Taxi 519-886-1200, City Cabs 519-747-7777, and United Taxi 519-888-9999.

Car rental

Listings are available at Kitchener-Waterloo Car Rentals and Online Reservations.


Our parking entrance is on Columbia Street between the railroad tracks and the University of Waterloo Columbia Street entrance.

Parking costs $5 for the pay-as-you-leave lot 'O', which can be paid by credit card at the gate, or you can purchase a voucher from our cashiers using cash, debit, or credit card. There is $2 per hour parking for a limited number of metered spots in front of our building, and there is additional paid parking behind the building in lot 'X'.

Four accessible parking spots are located next to the Main Clinic entrance.