The Safety Office is located in the Commissary Building adjacent to University of Waterloo Police Services.

Location of the Safety Office at University of Waterloo

Different ways to reach us:

By mail

University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada N2L 3G1

By telephone

By fax

519-886-8082

By road

UW is located in the twin cities of Kitchener-Waterloo in southwestern Ontario, about 90 minutes' drive west of Toronto or three hours east of Windsor-Detroit.

  • From east or west, follow highway 401 to exit 278, highway 8 West.
    • Ontario road condition reports
    • From Buffalo and Niagara Falls, follow Queen Elizabeth Way in the "Toronto" direction to highway 403 West (one hour); follow 403 West to 6 North to 401 West to exit 278 (45 minutes); proceed as below.
  • Follow 8 West to 7 East (an expressway called the Conestoga Parkway). Be sure to take the exit for 7 East, not 7 West.
  • Continue on 7 East (keep left) as it becomes 85 North (formerly 86).
  • Exit at University Avenue West and drive about 2 miles (3 km).
  • Stop at the entrance kiosk for parking information and directions. Visitor parking is available near the main entrance.

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