CityStudio – created through a partnership between Wilfrid Laurier University and the City of Waterloo – is an innovation hub where students, city staff and community stakeholders co-create solutions that support the city’s strategic priorities. Located in the lower level of the Carnegie Library, CityStudio has a designated entrance off Albert Street and a range of meeting and flexible work spaces for collaborative initiatives.

“The Carnegie Library is named after a man who wholeheartedly believed in giving back to society. It’s fitting that this historical building will be a place of learning and collaboration where students, academia, business and government come together to innovate ideas and improve the quality of life in our community,”
City of Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky.

CityStudio is used by students and partners of the Social Entrepreneurship course, GS340, ‘Social Innovation in the City‘. Working in teams, students have partnered with the departments of Community Services and Integrated Planning and Public Works to co-create innovative solutions that will benefit the City of Waterloo and its residents.

Outside of class hours, students, faculty, staff and alumni can book the CityStudio space for initiatives that support social innovation in the City of Waterloo.

Book the CityStudio

‘Inspiring lives of leadership and purpose’

Students, staff, faculty and alumni can book the space for social innovation and social entrepreneurship initiatives that are relevant to the City of Waterloo. Requests for the CityStudio must be made at least 48 hours before your event.