Your Unofficial Guide to Getting Around

As of Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Work is being done at the train tracks between Erb and Willis Way leading to some challenges with pedestrian accessibility at times. We recommend using Hughes Lane as an alternative. There is no pedestrian access between the north and south parking lots of The Shops where the tracks divide the two.

While the King/Erb intersection has been closed, you can still access the North Lot for parking by turning down Father David Bauer Drive.

Your best bet if traveling from Westmount is to take William, which is now open and paved. Regina continues to be open, so park at City Hall or Station Lot for 2 hours free in the daytime and unlimited free parking evenings and weekends.

The Route 7 Bus (excluding the express) travels via Park, William & Regina. Temporary bus stops are clearly marked along Regina, near Willis Way. Route 200 is using the same detour routing it has been for the last few months. The stop for buses heading to Conestoga Mall is at Bridgeport Rd and King St. The stops for buses heading to Charles Street Terminal are at King and Bridgeport and on Erb between King and Regina.

The City has also installed a temporary painted crosswalk bridging Regina to Willis Way.

You can always access Words Worth Books from behind the store!  Stroll down Hughes Lane and check out the sale books in our backyard.


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.

Let us help you get around in Uptown. After all we ARE here every day! On this page we'll update you when changes happen due to ION-related construction. So check back here if you’re concerned about driving or parking in Uptown, or finding your way to your favourite bookstore. As always, you can call us at 519-884-2665 if you want to speak to someone directly or have a question. We’ll be posting frequent updates on ION construction, bus routes, parking changes etc. on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.