Weekly ‘Roundup’ of real estate news from Waterloo Region and Guelph

Posted by: Carmel Colby | Posted on: April 11th, 2014 | 0 Comments

3 articles from the week of April 5th to the 11th

Two companies leaving Ayr, taking 160 jobs with them

Officials in Ayr are optimistic that the village will be able to weather the loss of 160 jobs. CTV News


CITY HALL: King George Road property rezoned for 23,000-square-foot development

City councillors are supporting the rezoning of a vacant property at 240 King George Rd. that will allow the construction of a Farm Boy fresh produce store. Brantford Expositor



Sale rejected for St. Sophia

Parishioners of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Sophia have voted against selling their property to a nearby land developer. Waterloo Chronicle

Weekly ‘Roundup’ of real estate news from Waterloo Region and Guelph

Posted by: Carmel Colby | Posted on: April 4th, 2014 | 0 Comments

10 articles from the week of March 22 – April 4

Premier Kathleen Wynne says the province is committing to two-way, all-day GO service between Waterloo Region and Toronto. CBC News


Additional GO trains through Guelph amplifies downtown parking concerns

Ward 5 Coun. Leanne Piper sees a stamp of approval from the province for Guelph’s role in a larger economic development corridor. Guelph Mercury


BlackBerry sells Canadian real estate holdings

BlackBerry says it has reached a deal to sell the majority of its Canadian real estate holdings. The Record


Guelph Health UnitNew health unit building ‘on budget and on time’

Public health employees are ‘all looking forward to being under one roof and not having to move again’. Guelph Tribune


File imageCostco conundrum

A preliminary rendering of the proposed Costco warehouse store site on Erb Street, across from the Waterloo landfill entrance. Waterloo Chronicle


RDH Architects Selected as Architectural Firm for the Old Post Office

Cambridge Moves Forward With Plans on the New Library and Restaurant Project. Exhange Magazine


Delta Hotel, luxury apartments expected to open this summer in Waterloo

The Delta Waterloo Hotel and luxury rental apartments at the Barrel Yards are expected to open in the next few months. The Record


Smitty’s gets fresh start in Kitchener

Elmer Schmidt, 91, a founder of Smitty’s Fine Furniture, joined Smitty’s president Bob Gray at the grand opening of the company’s new location in Kitchener. The Record


Laurier gambled on a ‘ghost town’ — and won

The former library was the first Wilfrid Laurier University building in the city. The Record


Submitted graphicTraffic Pileup

More voices of concern are speaking out against a plan to build a Costco on on Erb Street West across from the landfill. The Record


Weekly ‘Roundup’ of real estate news from Waterloo Region and Guelph

Posted by: Carmel Colby | Posted on: March 14th, 2014 | 0 Comments

7 articles from the week of March 8th to the 14th

Cambridge YMCA to sell part of its property

The Cambridge Chaplin YMCA’s Hespeler Road facility could soon look a lot leaner, now that its board of directors has voted to sell a large piece of the property. The Record


Clearpath Robotics: from startup to ramping up

Clearpath Robotics will soon mark its fifth anniversary with profit, the sale of its 1,000th robot and plans to significantly expand its workforce of highly skilled engineers. The Record


<p>A new plaza on Henry Street has Bed Bath & Beyond and Petsmart already open for business, with Michaels expected to open soon.</p><p>BRIAN THOMPSON/BRANTFORD EXPOSITOR/QMI AgencyMichaels Brantford location opening April 4

A new plaza on Henry Street has Bed Bath & Beyond and Petsmart already open for business, with Michaels expected to open soon. Brantford Expositor


HomeCity council defers west-side drive-thru request

City council has deferred a development request for a restaurant with a drive-thru on the city’s west end, citing concerns for traffic congestion and public safety. Waterloo Chronicle


Waterscape condo taking shape in Galt’s core

Plans for the Grand at Waterscape are on track, according to Haastown president Paul de Haas (left) and senior project manager Rob Gazzola. Cambridge Times


North Dumfries seeks more industrial land

The industrial and commercial land available to the Township of North Dumfries just isn’t cutting it, prompting officials to try to bring in more land. The Record


Biltmore site sees new plant

A revised proposal for redeveloping the former site of the Biltmore Hats factory, across the street from Guelph Little Theatre, goes to a city council meeting on Monday. Guelph Tribune

Weekly ‘Roundup’ of real estate news from Waterloo Region and Guelph

Posted by: Carmel Colby | Posted on: March 7th, 2014 | 0 Comments

11 articles from the week of February 22nd to the March 8th

Light rail sparking redevelopment of King Street site

Don Zehr looks out the second floor window of his company’s boardroom in Kitchener and sees a future with LRT. The Record


Mother’s Pizza comes back to Kitchener

Back in the 1970s, if a family wanted to eat out, the “go-to” place that came to mind was Mother’s Pizza. The Record


Condo developer offers registrants early look at southside project

Coletara Development has begun “VIP” registration in recent days for its mid-rise condominium development . Guelph Mercury


Let them build it and they will stay? Grants could moor startups in Kitchener

When tech startup Plasticity Labs was looking to return to Canada from Silicon Valley, they ultimately settled on Waterloo Region. CTV News


James Jackson photoState of limbo

After 55 years at the corner of King Street North and Noecker Street near uptown Waterloo, the congregation of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Sophia has an uncertain future. Waterloo Chronicle


Submitted graphicDeveloper offers city incentive to change zoning on site

A developer looking for upwards of eight amendments to city zoning bylaws is offering the city a one-time payment of $110,000 and a new parkette as part of their proposal to allow the development to proceed. Waterloo Chronicle


Extended-stay hotel in St. Jacobs will be a home away from home

The outlet malls, antique shops and the farmers market are what St. Jacobs is traditionally known for. The Record


Two-thirds of Canada’s Technology Triangle budget comes from municipal government funding

One regional councillor is questioning the return on investment for the $950,000 the region and the area municipalities spend to attract foreign investment. Kitchener Post


Preston Springs Hotel back on the market at double previous price

Barely one year after it was last sold, a historic property on the edge of Cambridge is back on the market. CTV News


File imageCity approves land swap for possible Costco

City council has approved a large land swap deal on the west end of Waterloo that could open the door for a Costco store and other commercial space. Waterloo Chronicle


Major industrial player’ has an eye on Cambridge

Even before the city’s newest industrial area, dubbed Boxwood Business Campus, is officially ready to roll, companies are showing interest. Cambridge Times




Weekly ‘Roundup’ of real estate news from Waterloo Region and Guelph

Posted by: Carmel Colby | Posted on: February 21st, 2014 | 0 Comments

4 articles from the week of February 15th to the 21st

Changes to the design of a proposed 18-storey mixed-use building at the southwest corner of Macdonell and Wellington streets won praise at this week’s council meeting. Guelph Tribune


Waterloo has a world-class tech ecosystem, universities,and technology park that is creating new investment, but it is lacking the accommodations to house those venture capitalists and international visitors. Waterloo Chronicle


Local businesses need bright young minds. Bright young minds need business exposure and experience. It’s a match made in Stratford. Stratford Beacon Herald


Councillors split on incentives for downtown developments

City councillors are splitting along urban-suburban lines over the future of financial supports for redevelopment in the city core. The Record