Bridgeport House

328 Regina Street North
Waterloo, Ontario
N2J 0B5

The Building

Bridgeport House is an 18 story student apartment tower near the campuses of Wilfrid Laurier University, the University of Waterloo and Conestoga College. It accommodates residents in shared suites with private, single resident bedrooms and individual washroom facilities.

Shared amenities include a large, bright laundry room on the ground floor, a furnished lounge area with a large, flat-screen TV and fireplace, a pool table and a study area with tables and chairs and a fitness center.

The fitness center includes:

  1. Elliptical machine
  2. Treadmill
  3. Universal training machine
  4. Bikes

Every Bridgeport House suite offers time-limited in-room fiber optic connectivity with unlimited bandwidth, free cable and IPTV http://comu.ca/328Regina/.  The ground floor amenity areas feature WiFi connectivity.

Parking spaces are available to Bridgeport House residents.

Bridgeport House is wheelchair accessible.

The Name 

Bridgeport House draws its name from local history.

“Bridgeport” is the name of a town halfway between Kitchener and Waterloo.
In 1829 Jacob Shoemaker harnessed Laurel Creek for a gristmill and the settlement he established was successively called Shoemakers Mill, Glasgow Mills and Lancaster.

By 1871 the population had grown to 700 and the town was known as Bridgeport. It had become a manufacturing centre with a brick works, a lime kiln, a pottery factory and a shoe factory.

A sugar refinery refined sugar beets and the demand for labor resulted in the Berlin (the old name for Kitchener) and Bridgeport Electric Street Railway. At that time Bridgeport grew to be larger than Kitchener. Enterprises like the Riverside Park and Casino offered “unexcelled facilities for picnics and parties, bowling alleys and shooting gallery etc.”, 15 minutes away by the BESR. The railway lasted from 1902 to 1912 when the Grand Trunk Railway bypassed the town in favor of Kitchener.

Bridgeport became the bedroom satellite and Kitchener Waterloo boomed. It became The Village of Bridgeport with full governance powers in 1951. It was absorbed by Kitchener in 1973.   Bridgeport still has parks and recreation space, and the Casino is now a restaurant.

Amenities

In every suite:
- Private bedrooms with 3-piece, en suite washroom facilities
- Free fibre optic Internet connectivity with unlimited broadband access
- Furnished living room with large, flatscreen TV
- Free Rogers cable service
- Free IPTV over the internet
- Fully equipped kitchen with modern, energy saving appliances, including refrigerator, extra freezer, microwave, toaster oven, stovetop and dishwasher

In the common areas:
- Open, security controlled laundry facilities in the main lobby
- Large, open-view concept laundry room
- Furnished common room lounge with large, flat-screen TV and fireplace
- Large common study area
- WiFi Internet access
- Pool table
- Available parking
- Interior bicycle security and exterior bike racks area

Services:
- Access to Student CarShare. For more information, check out www.studentcarshare.ca, and be sure to use the promotional coupon code ‘RezOne’ when you book for an additional discount.

Floor Plans

Security

In the building
Access to Bridgeport House is controlled by a key fob security system and electronic entry control. We ask residents not to allow anyone into the building who is not there to visit them specifically. Our houses are also monitored by a network of high resolution video cameras in the common areas and the outside grounds.

In the suites
Access to all suites is controlled through a key fob security system.

In the rooms
Access to all bedrooms is controlled through an electronic keypad security system.

 

FAQs

Do I need to have a roommate ready before move in? No! We place many single students with other students based on the university program in which they are enrolled and our best efforts towards matching for personality. You also have the option to share a suite with your group of friends.

Are suites co-ed? That depends on what you want and what you are comfortable with. You can choose whether you prefer to live in an all female, all male, or co-ed suite.

How soon should I submit my application? Please submit your application early, as we compile our wait list in order of applications received.

How much are utilities? Cable? Internet? All utilities like water, heat, air conditioning and internet are included in the monthly rental fees.  Internet is wired into every bedroom.  For the 2014/2015 leasing term, Hydro is included.  Please note that Hydro usage will be monitored and excessive use will be charged.

How do I access the building, my suite and my bedroom? Upon move-in, you will be given a personalized security key fob that will allow you to swipe open the front and rear access doors of the building. This same fob will provide access to all amenities and your suite. Access to your bedroom is controlled by a digital keypad lock.

How does guest sign in and parking work? Guests may temporarily park with a low fee at a designated space specified by the Property Manager.

Can I receive mail at Bridgeport House? Yes. The mail room in each house is located in the lobby. You will receive your mailbox key when you move in.

Will I receive rent receipts for my monthly payments? Yes. Because we are a private student apartment building, you will receive rent receipts for all months that you stay with us. You may use these when filing your income tax returns.

Is there security in the building? Yes. Bridgeport House is equipped with close to 200 high definition cameras. These includes the parking areas, all common areas and the exterior of the buildings. Front desk staff are also on-site daily and will be able to assist you or answer any questions.

What if I need something in my suite fixed? We have a maintenance technician to fix issues related to each unit. Just fill out a service request and our maintenance staff will address the issue. You will be given 24 hours notice of any maintenance issues that require access to your suite.

Are the suites furnished? Yes. The living room comes with 2 couches, a table, and a large flat screen TV. The kitchen is equipped with an energy efficient refrigerator, extra freezer, stove top, microwave and dishwasher. The large island comes with 5 bar stools. The bedrooms come furnished with a double bed, 1 night stand, a study table and a chair.

What deposit do you need? Rez-One requires first and last months cheques, Hydro deposit, and key deposit upon signing the lease and the remaining 10 cheques are to be post dated. In the future we will be going to a pre-authorized payment system for greater convenience.

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