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

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

5 articles from the week of October 11th to the 17th

A team of environmental companies hired by Brantford city council is fully involved in a $15.8-million cleanup of the Greenwich-Mohawk brownfield area. Brantford Expositor

The project is the centrepiece of an overall long-term quest to remediate and redevelop 15 brownfield sites in the old city. Brantford Expositor

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City’s condo conversion policy under review as concerns raised

 City staff have begun looking into whether or not condo conversions should be classified as a unique form of development. Waterloo Chronicle

 

Hanlon Creek Business ParkEuropean companies set up shop in Guelph

A big Danish company that is setting up a Guelph office is among a number of international firms being drawn to the city largely because of its focus on innovative energy and sustainability policies. Guelph Tribune

 

Michael WekerleInvestor buying up former BlackBerry buildings to welcome startups

A colourful and legendary Bay Street financier, who helped raise millions for BlackBerry nearly 20 years ago, is betting the next big thing in tech comes out of this region. The Record

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

Posted by: Carmel Colby | Posted on: October 10th, 2014 | 0 Comments

3 articles from the week of October 4th to the 10th

George BriggsCreative minds come together in a shared media company workspace

Ever since he arrived in this area from Toronto, Alexander Marshall has been amazed at the vibrancy of this region’s well-connected technology community. The Record

 

EntrepreneurMammoet hoping Aberfoyle facility will lift it to next level

When it comes to big moves, many large companies call on Mammoet Canada East to do the heavy lifting. Guelph Mercury

 

SUN LIFESun Life finds buyer for its historic Waterloo HQ

Sun Life Financial has found a buyer for its iconic headquarters in Waterloo and plans to lease the property back from the buyer. The Record

 

 

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

Posted by: Carmel Colby | Posted on: October 3rd, 2014 | 0 Comments

4 articles from the week of September 27th to October 3rd

bu-walker energy-26Tenneco will save $1M a year with new lighting

An independent study was done at the 675,000-square-foot Tenneco Inc.plant in Cambridge to find out where its energy bill was being spent. The Record

 

bu-hotel boom-26Hotel investments aim for ‘upscale’ welcome to Waterloo Region

As Waterloo Region’s research and technology sector grows and draws more corporate visitors, tens of millions of dollars are being spent on building and “upscaling” area hotels. The Record

 

NotablesReid’s Heritage Homes building net zero units in Guelph

A net zero energy home is to be constructed to be air tight, energy efficient with solar panels, and it will create at least as much energy as it consumes. Guelph Mercury

 

LRT route inspires development in Waterloo Region

It looks like developers are investing – big time – along the Central Transit Corridor. 570 News

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

Posted by: Carmel Colby | Posted on: September 26th, 2014 | 0 Comments

3 articles from the week of September 20th to the 26th

BOLDCouncillors marvel at Columbia Street project

Iconic. Remarkable. Futuristic. Those were just three of the words councillors used Monday to describe a five-building, multi-use project in Waterloo. The Record

 

Submitted PhotoThe four-star treatment

The Waterloo Delta, the city’s first four-star hotel, opened for business last week. It is expected to be a driver for the local economy. Waterloo Chronicle

 

Brant council chooses new OPP detachment site

At long last, Brant County council has chosen a preferred site for a new OPP detachment headquarters on the outskirts of Paris. Brantford Expositor

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

Posted by: Carmel Colby | Posted on: September 12th, 2014 | 0 Comments

4 articles from the week of September 6th to September 12th

DorseySquare, led by Twitter co-founder Dorsey, opens offices in Kitchener

Jack Dorsey, founder of Square, sits in the company’s offices in downtown Kitchener. The Record

 

HeritageGuelph has its first heritage district

The district takes in the historic Brooklyn neighbourhood south of the river and extends along Gordon Street to near the university. Guelph Tribune

 

SUSAN GAMBLE, The ExpositorCity council voted Thursday night to see the land and buildings of the Market Square, which opened in 1986 as the Eaton Market Square, to Laurier Brantford for campus expansion.        City Hall: Laurier buys Market Square mall

City council voted Thursday night to see the land and buildings of the Market Square to Laurier Brantford for campus expansion. Brantford Expositor

 

Submitted illustrationWeber Street opening delayed

This illustration shows the final configuration of the Weber Street underpass. Currently the road is graded to meet the tracks, but will ultimately go beneath a rail bridge. Kitchener Post