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

Posted by: Carmel Colby | Posted on: July 25th, 2014 | 0 Comments

5 articles from the week of July 19th – 25th

BithoundOld house is home for entrepreneurs’ second startup

PJ Lowe-Silivestru, Dan Silivestru, and Gord Tanner have launched BitHound in an old house on College Street in downtown Kitchener. The Record

 

Schneiders archiveSchneider’s gamble paid off

The Schneiders archive includes products from the Kitchener company’s history spanning 90 years. The Record

 

Food BasicsElmira No Frills store will become Food Basics

There’s good news and there’s bad news for Elmira shoppers who love their No Frills store. The Record

 

File imageBusiness architecture

It’s something Waterloo Region can’t afford to overlook, according to Bill Birdsell, president of the Ontario Association of Architects. Waterloo Chronicle

 

BRIAN THOMPSON, The ExpositorThe former John Peel Restaurant on downtown Dalhousie Street will be the home of the Rose and Thistle Pub.ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Tour highlights Brantford business opportunities

Goodness Me is opening a warehouse in Brantford and there are conditional offers to purchase the former Mohawk College buildings and the Adidas building. Brantford Expositor

 

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

Posted by: Carmel Colby | Posted on: July 18th, 2014 | 0 Comments

3 articles from the week of July 12th – 18th

Waterloo Region Economic Development Strategy Draft Action

Following extensive consultation with many stakeholders and community partners, a new “strategic direction” for economic development in Waterloo Region is taking shape. Exchange Magazine

 

RDH Architects plans to restore the old post office and build a 7,000-square-foot glass addition to the west side of the historic building. CBC News

 

File PhotoMunicipalities must ensure affordable housing along LRT line: Region

Area municipalities will have to take the lead when it comes to ensuring there is adequate affordable housing along the light rail transit route. Waterloo Chronicle

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

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

3 articles from the week of July5th to the 11th

TheRecordFor sale: Five lots on Queen, Benton in Kitchener

The region will sell a handful of properties on Queen and Benton streets that it has owned for at least 30 years. The Record

 

KODIAKNewfoundland boot operation moving to Cambridge

Kevin Huckle is president of Kodiak Group Holdings Co. The company is shifting boot production to Cambridge from a plant in Harbour Grace, N.L. The Record

 

Aeryon LabsAeryon Labs celebrates growth with new headquarters

Dave Kroetsch, CEO of Aeryon Labs, flies one of his company’s drones outside the new offices on Kumpf Drive, Waterloo. The Record

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

Posted by: Carmel Colby | Posted on: June 27th, 2014 | 0 Comments

6 articles from the week of June 21st – 27th

Elmsdale proposalDeveloper asks for $10M tax break

NovaCore Communities Corporation, a Hamilton developer, is proposing to build two apartment buildings, a retirement home as well as office and retail space in Kitchener. The Record

 

Waterloo city council gave the green light to a developer on Monday to go ahead with plans for a controversial condo building in uptown Waterloo. The Record

 

Up to 200 Grand River Transit buses could find a new home on Northfield Drive in Waterloo. Frank Lynn explains. CTV News

 

James Jackson photoDevelopment charge decision looms

Waterloo is worried about how increased regional residential development charges could negatively impact the city core, or slow new developments like the Barrel Yards seen here. Waterloo Chronicle

 

Downtown parkingHefty price to pay for parkades

A Wilson Street parkade has been proposed and then shelved over the past decade. It may be back in play. Guelph Tribune

 

Brantford Mayor Chris Friel with Scott Lyons, of Extend Communications, at the mayor's luncheon held Wednesday at the Brantford Golf and Country Club. Lyons was one of several business leaders to provide comments for a promotional video highlighting the many attributes of the city. The video will soon be available on the city's website at www.brantford.ca .  (Vincent Ball, The Expositor)                             MAYOR’S LUNCHEON: City launches promo video

Brantford Mayor Chris Friel with Scott Lyons, of Extend Communications, at the mayor’s luncheon held Wednesday at the Brantford Golf and Country Club. Brantford Expositor

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

Posted by: Carmel Colby | Posted on: June 20th, 2014 | 0 Comments

4 articles from the week of June 14th – 20th

Janet Johnston of London, Ontario got a chance to meet Canadian Olympic bronze medalist Jan Hudec (right) on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Arlington Hotel in Paris, Ontario.  Hudec, who ended a 20-year drought by winning a Bronze medal in the Super G event at the Sochi Winter Olympics, took part in a ride to the Friday the 13th Gathering in Port Dover with his manager Max Gartner (left) and a group of friends, and stayed at the landmark hotel at day's end.BRIAN THOMPSON/BRANTFORD EXPOSITOR/QMI AgencyArlington Hotel – a Paris landmark reborn

New Framework for Economic Development in Waterloo Region nears completion

Several key pieces needed to develop a new framework for Economic Development in Waterloo Region are nearing completion. Exchange Magazine

 

Submitted photoCouncil approves Elgin St. condo

After making several changes to a proposed condo development at the corner of King Street and Elgin Street in Waterloo, a developer has finally received council approval to proceed with the project. Waterloo Chronicle