The David Johnston Research + Technology Park is located north of Columbia Street in the University of Waterloo’s North Campus. The North Campus is approximately 700 acres in size and is situated immediately south of Laurel Creek Reservoir near the City of Waterloo’s northern boundary with the township of Woolwich.
At just under 120 acres in size, R+T Park site is bordered by an agricultural field and an established residential neighbourhood on the north, a rail line on the east, University-related uses on the south and the University’s Environmental Reserve on the west. A north-south ridge runs approximately up the centre of the site. From this, the land gradually slopes towards the east and the west.