Why Waterloo?

CIGI is located in Waterloo, Ontario — a Canadian hub for collaboration and innovation. Headquartered at the CIGI Campus, the organization is situated at the heart of the city’s urban core, known as UpTown. Here, one will find over 400 businesses offering unique dining and shopping experiences.

Within the Region of Waterloo, the fourth largest urban centre in Ontario and tenth largest in Canada, the City of Waterloo is home to a vibrant and growing economy. Centrally located, Waterloo is only one hour from Toronto and within easy access of two international airports.

An abundance of amenities available year-round — including parks, libraries and cultural attractions such as museums, galleries and festivals — have drawn residents and visitors to love Waterloo’s safe, healthy and vibrant communities. CIGI’s direct neighbours include, for example, the world-renowned Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Canadian Clay and Glass Museum.   

Housing options are plentiful, including new loft-style condominiums and charming nineteenth-century houses all located in close proximity to CIGI and commutable via the Region’s expanding transit system.

With world-class education and research institutions, including 153 elementary schools, 20 secondary schools, and three internationally acclaimed post-secondary institutions — the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College — Waterloo produces highly educated and skilled students and graduates prepared for future challenges and opportunities.

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