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The University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science is located at:

  • 200 Columbia St. W., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


We are located on the north campus just opposite the Columbia Street/Hagey Boulevard entrance and next to the Columbia Ice Fields.

View an interactive campus map.

Google maps: University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science

Modes of travel

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


GO Transit or Via Rail trains take you to Kitchener, and then take inner-city bus to University of Waterloo.


From Toronto, GO Transit to University of Waterloo or Greyhound bus to Waterloo University (or Kitchener then Inner-city bus).

From London or Hamilton, Coach Canada bus to Waterloo University (or Kitchener then inner-city bus).


Fly into Toronto, Pearson International Airport (YYZ). Transportation from Pearson to Waterloo is available by contacting Airways Transit at 519-886-2121. Or fly to the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) then by taxi

Inner-city bus

In Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge, you can use the Grand River Transit to reach campus. The number 7D or 7E buses travel straight to campus, stops #1094 or #2520. The iXpress stops at the intersection of the Columbia Street and Hagey Boulevard, which is directly beside the School.


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 off Columbia Street between the rail 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 they can purchase a voucher from our cashiers using cash, debit, or credit card. There is $2 per hour 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.

Weather ​and road conditions

Postal address

School of Optometry and Vision Science
University of Waterloo
200 University Ave. W.
Waterloo ON  N2L 3G1