Directions to the Safety Office

Location of the Safety Office at University of Waterloo

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

Location of the Safety Office within University of Waterloo (PDF)

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Different ways to reach us:

By mail

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

By telephone

By fax


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. Regional map of Kitchener-Waterloo (GIF), map of Kitchener-Waterloo (GIF).

  • 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.

Map of this route (GIF)

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