Your Unofficial Guide to Getting Around


As of Thursday, May 4, 2017

Remember when there was a huge gaping pit in front of the store where the road used to be? Fun times. While getting things ready for ION they were also upgrading the underground infrastructure--an upgrade that is now continuing down King Street between Erb and Bridgeport. 

Work being done includes the replacement of underground infrastructure (stormwater, sanitary sewers, watermain and underground utilities); reconstruction of the roadway to two lanes, with segregated bike lanes on King Street and wider sidewalks; and the addition of new pedestrian-centric street lights, trees, landscaping, and street furniture. It is expected to be completed by autumn.

Of course construction isn't limited to Uptown Waterloo. HERE IS A TERRIRIC MAP from the City of Kitchener that shows where construction is happening throughout the Tri-Cities. It's also available as an app.


Busses travelling north and south are now running along Regina Street. Updates on detours may be found at the Grand River Transit website.


Here's a handy tool: a MAP OF PARKING SPOTS IN UPTOWN WATERLOO!! There are more than you think! Don't forget Station Lot off Regina & Willis and the City Hall Lot. There are more than 400 spaces available, and you can park for 2 hours for FREE. Additionally, after 6pm and weekends, parking is not time controlled.

If Regina becomes your street of choice, please remember that Hughes Lane is your alternative access to Words Worth Books. Our door is clearly marked and open for you from 9am to 5pm (or 12 to 5 on Sundays.)

Our store hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm, Saturday 9am to 6pm, and Sunday 12pm to 5pm.