- Situated north of Columbia Street, the University of Waterloo Research and Technology park will consist of approximately 1.2 million square feet of floorspace in several buildings spread across nearly 120-acres of land owned by the University of Waterloo.
- These buildings house technology intensive companies undertaking applied research and innovative development in cooperation with the University of Waterloo.
- The University of Waterloo Research and Technology Park contains a building housing an Accelerator Centre of approximately 20,000 square feet, which provides space for new and growing companies.
- The University of Waterloo, its partners and the community envision an environmentally sustainable Research Park in a campus like setting overlooking the Laurel Creek valley lands.
- The quality and character of the University of Waterloo Research and Technology Park will be consistent with the University’s South Campus.
- A grand landscaped boulevard draws people into the site from Columbia Street and connects them to Bearinger Road, through a great circle at the height of land that serves as a focal point for the development.
- Distinctive gateway features mark the entrance to the Research Park.
- An open space accommodating storm water ponds reaches into the heart of the site from the University’s Environmental Reserve.
- Other open spaces and informal gathering spaces are integrated within the Research Park.
- Highly visible trails and pathways thread their way throughout the Park connecting it to the city and beyond.
- Bus routes service the site. In the future, light rail transit may service the site as well.
This street was named after the late Dr. Joseph Gerald (Gerry) Hagey who was undoubtedly, the key person among the small group of Kitchener-Waterloo citizens who initiated the founding of the University of Waterloo. Without him, none of it would have happened. He has been therefore, profoundly influential in the lives of everyone connected with the university. Alumni, students, faculty and all the non-teaching staff.
Wes Graham Way
Named after the late Wes Graham, the retired computer science professor who has been called “the father of computing” at the University of Waterloo. The man, who it has been said, did more than any one person to put the University of Waterloo on the map in computing.