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2020 Student Life Summit

Travel

EXPLORE KW 

Directions from Toronto: 
Take the 401 west towards London.
Take exit 278 to Highway 8 west (towards Kitchener/Waterloo).
Take the Highway 7 east exit towards Guelph/Waterloo.
Follow Highway 7 east, which becomes Highway 85 north.
Take the second University Ave. exit (University Ave. W.).
Continue down University Ave. Laurier will be on your left-hand side at 75 University Ave. W.
 
KW is part of Waterloo Region, which is home to Canada's fastest-growing technology sector and is part of the Toronto-Waterloo Region Corridor, the second-largest technology cluster in North America (second only to California). Our community has a reputation for innovation, where a new generation of entrepreneurs are ready to invent the future. Communitech, an internationally recognized, industry-led innovation centre calls Waterloo home, as does OpenText, Shopify, Google, Oracle, Vidyard and Igloo.
 
BEST OF THE CITY
Activities
Canoe on the Grand River or hike the riverside trails.
Hit the baseball field or shoot some hoops at Waterloo Park.
Ski, snowboard or snow tube at Chicopee Ski Resort. 
Water tube or hike the Elora Gorge.
Golf, skate or play at RIM Park.
 
Entertainment
Check out a concert at Maxwell’s Concerts and Events.
Go to a comedy show or performance at Centre in the Square Performing Arts Centre.
Take in the latest exhibit or go to trendy events at THEMUSEUM.
See a screening at Waterloo's historic Princess Cinemas.
Catch one of the region’s numerous music or cultural festivals, such as:
Waterloo Jazz Festival
Waterloo Busker Carnival
Oktoberfest
KW Multicultural Festival
Ever After Music Festival
Kitchener Blues Festival
 
Experiences
Buy local at the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market or Kitchener Farmers' Market.
Shop, stroll and enjoy the patios and bars in Uptown Waterloo or Downtown Kitchener.
Walk through the doors of a festhalle and have a great time at the largest Oktoberfest outside Germany.
Check out Waterloo’s winter festival, Winterloo.
Enjoy pancakes and festival fare at the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival.
 
Dining
Taco Tuesdays at Ethel's Lounge
Vegetarian/Vegan at Jane Bond
Sandwiches at Vincenzo's
Korean at Owl of Minerva
Paninis and late-night grilled cheeses at Princess Café
All-you-can-eat sushi at Kinkaku Izakaya
Pizza at Famoso
Wings at Morty’s
Coffee at DVLB
Spinach dip at Wilf’s
Hong Kong-style desserts at Sugar Marmalade