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Northdale Land Use and Community Improvement Plan Study

Re-imagining a student neighbourhood as a sustainable, re-urbanized, and integrated place to live.


WSP, as part of a multidisciplinary project team, undertook an integrated community planning, urban design, and community revitalization study for the Northdale neighbourhood, located near the City of Waterloo’s universities.

  • WSP developed a comprehensive vision and planning framework to revitalize the largely student neighbourhood into a re-urbanized, sustainable, and mixed use community through a community improvement plan, and established built form, urban design guidelines, and a transportation and open space framework.
  • WSP also completed an extensive community consultation process which included visioning workshops, design charrettes, and open houses with the community and the Northdale Special Project Committee.


  • Project Management
  • Land Use Plan
  • Urban Design Guidelines
  • Zoning By-Law
  • Community Improvement Plan
  • Student Housing Monitoring Report
  • Public and Stakeholder Consultation
  • Transportation Planning
  • Municipal Servicing
  • Heritage Planning

Location: Waterloo, Ontario