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The Centre for Ocular Research & Education is located within the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo. It is located in the north campus just opposite the Columbia Street/Hagey Boulevard entrance of the University of Waterloo and next to the Columbia Ice Fields. Our reception desk is located on the 3rd floor of the School of Optometry and Vision Science – Room 352.
By Bus: In Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge, you can use Grand River Transit to reach the University of Waterloo campus. 7D or 7E buses travel straight to campus and stops #1094 or #2520 are closest to the Centre for Ocular Research & Education. The closest iXpress bus stop is approximately 2 blocks away in the Research & Technology Park.
By Car: From Highway 401 take exit 278 (from Toronto) or exit 278B (from London) to Highway 8 West Kitchener. Exit at Highway 85 to Waterloo. Exit at University Avenue West (immediately after University Avenue East exit). Follow University Avenue West and turn right at Phillip Street. Turn left at Columbia Street West. The School of Optometry and Vision Science is located just past the railway tracks on the right side of Columbia Street.
Parking: Our parking entrance is off Columbia Street between the rail tracks and the University of Waterloo Columbia Street entrance. Parking cost is $5 for the coin-operated pay-as-you-leave lot ‘O’ or $2 per hour for the limited number of metered spots. There is additional “Pay and Display” ($5/day) parking behind the building in lot ‘X’. Four accessible parking spots are located next to the main Clinic entrance. Many of our studies provide a parking token for use when leaving lot ‘O’.