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Initially a village built around a sawmill on Beaver Creek in the 19th century, Erbsville has now emerged as a neighborhood in the northwest corner of Waterloo. Today, Erbsville attracts young families who are attracted to the beautiful region. Named after Samuel Erb, the part owner of German Company Tract Lot 45, located in the farthest west corner of the Waterloo Township, who built a sawmill at the junction of Beaver and Monastery creeks, Erbsville began as a little hamlet, that grew into a village and today is a thriving family community. In its heyday as a village, the area featured two blacksmiths, a general store offering postal service, a carpenter’s shop, a cheese factory and Baltzer Schnarr’s British Crown Inn.

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Erbsville’s inhabitants erected the area’s first school in 1859 and replaced it 14 years later with a brick building that was used for 80 years. In 1959, locals constructed a new school that is today home to a drop-in centre for youngsters of an early age, and is operated collectively by the City of Waterloo, provincial government and YMCA. Erbsville is also home to several churches such as St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran church built in 1853 on Kressler Road in Wellesley Township. This 140-year-old church is still active today.

Also still active today is the area’s most notable attraction, Erbsville Kartway, which offers thrills for anyone with the need for speed and an afternoon to play in. The area offers urban amenities while still retaining the friendliness and relaxed vibe of a smaller community, thus attracting both young and old residents for its range of restaurants, entertainment, shopping, retail and businesses. Additional areas of interest nearby include Laurel Creek Conservation Area in Laurelwood and Westhill Meadows Golf Course on 41 Ira Needles Blvd.

 

Points of Interest

Churches

Creekside Church Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church Waterloo Church of Christ

Schools

Early Years Centre

Out and About

Enjoy the afternoon in go karts at the Erbsville Kartway, located in the northwest corner of Waterloo, backing onto the Laurel Creek Conservation Area at 675 Conservation Drive, Waterloo, ON.

Group Dining

Popular dining options include

GREENHOUSES AND GARDEN CENTERS

Colour Paradise Greenhouse 1209 Bleams Road Petersburg Ontario N0B 2H0 P: (519) 745-0200 https://www.colourparadise.com   Warren Greenhouses 115 Strange St, Kitchener, ON N2G 1R4, Canada P: 519-743-3702

GROCERY STORES

Zehrs 450 Erb St W, Waterloo, ON N2T 1H4, Canada P: 519-886-4900 https://www.zehrs.ca   Laurelwood Market Laurelwood Dr, Waterloo, ON N2V 2X1, Canada P: 519-781-8681

MALLS
Conestoga Mall

Waterloo, ON

(519) 886-5500

 

Shops At Waterloo Town Square

Waterloo, ON

(519) 886-4190

  St. Jacobs Outlets

25 Benjamin Rd E, Waterloo, ON N2V 2G8, Canada

P; 519-747-1830

YOGA

Yoga Loft Cambridge 1221 King St E, Cambridge, ON N3H 3P9, Canada P: 226-218-8251 Juici Yoga 826 King St N #21, Waterloo, ON N2J 4G8, Canada P: 519-572-9522

GYMS

Movati Athletic 405 The Boardwalk, Waterloo, ON N2T 0A6, Canada P: 519-584-0909   Fit4Less 450 Erb St W Unit 417, Waterloo, ON N2T 1H4, Canada P: 519-886-7276

Getting There

Accessible by car, Erbsville is a mere 17 minutes (14.9km) from Kitchener, Ontario via ON-85S or directly via Victoria St. N. Erbsville can also be reached by taking Grand River Transit (GRT) and the ION Light Rail Transit.

Section Highlights

  • Small town village community vibe within the heart of a metropolitan area
  • Home to the Erbsville Kartway
  • Easy access to urban areas

 

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