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 the 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


  • 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).


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.



Our parking entrance is off Columbia Street between the rail tracks and the University of Waterloo Columbia Street entrance.

Note that the parking price has changed: Parking in the long-term visitor lots (pay-as-you-leave Lot OV and pay-and-display Lot X) now costs $7 effective May 1st, 2024. Parking is not regulated by the clinic. For questions or concerns, please contact Parking Services (soon-to-be renamed Sustainable Transportation) at 519-888-4567 ext. 33100 or 

There is also $2 per hour for a limited number of metered spots in front of our building.

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