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

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

James Jackson Photo

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

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

3 articles from the week of August 30th to September 5th

Schreiter-SandrockHistoric Schreiter-Sandrock home to close

The Schreiter-Sandrock Funeral home will be closing down and merging with Westmount Funeral Home. The Record

 

This rendering provided by Fusion Homes shows one view of residences to be built on the former factory site. City council cut the height of one building from 12 to 10 storeys. Guelph Tribune

 

The 1,233 square-foot home at 46 Bricker Ave. and the property it sits on went up for sale last month. Waterloo Chronicle

 

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

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

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

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

4 articles from the week of May 24th to the 30th

VelocityFrom shopping mall to foundry

 Mike Kirkup, director of the University of Waterloo’s Velocity program, poses for a photo in the Velcoity Garage in the Tannery building in downtown Kitchener. The Record

 

Developer Stephen Litt purchased the building at the corner of Queen St. North and King St. West in downtown Kitchener. CBC News

 

Region spends $11M on land for multi-modal hub

Coun. Jim Wideman hopes region partners with developers to keep hub building costs down. Kitchener Post

 

Shovels could break ground for the first development in the city’s new Boxwood Business Campus this week. Cambridge Times

 

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

5 articles from the week of May 10th to 16th

Square, the mobile payment company started by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, has signed a lease for a permanent Canadian office in Kitchener, Ont. CBC

 

Shea Pyne PhotoRegion defers decision on roundabouts for Costco project

Regional council deferred a decision on a pair of roundabouts, like this one at Conestoga Mall, for Erb Street in front of the Waterloo Region Landfill. Waterloo Chronicle

 

Arkell WellsArkell Woods plan deemed too cramped

“The whole concept reminds me of army barracks,” said delegate Mary Rife, who lives nearby on Arkell. Guelph Tribune

 

Architecture schoolCambridge asked to contribute $8 million to architecture school expansion

The University of Waterloo architecture school along the Grand River includes a gallery operated by Cambridge’s public library system. The Record

 

Stratford city hallMarket Square 

You can expect a public meeting about plans for revitalization of Market Square, one that will include a review of parking and public transit. Stratford Beacon Herald

 

 

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

6 articles from the Week of April 26th to May 9th

IMICO property could be sold, remediated and developed within five years, says City of Guelph staff

Council gave the go-ahead to staff at Monday’s planning meeting to contract CBRE Limited to begin meeting with potential buyers of the brownfield site at 200 Beverley St. Guelph Mercury

 

Built in 1905, the school at 75 Allen St. E. was closed by the Catholic board in 1983 due to falling enrollment and was used as an adult education centre until 2005. Waterloo Chronicle

 

File PhotoRoyal assent

The Centre for International Governance Innovation Campus in Waterloo won a Governor General’s Medal in Architecture April 23, the fourth structure in that area of the uptown to receive the prestigious award. Waterloo Chronicle

 Waterscape condo project set to begin11-storey Waterscape condo project set to begin

Sod was turned on the Haastown Group’s new $32-million Grand at Waterscape condominium project Thursday. Cambridge Times

 

FastenalFastenal invests $10 million in Kitchener distribution centre

Scott Reynolds, Fastenal’s regional operations manager for eastern Canada, stands in front of the distribution centre the company is building at 900 Wabanaki Dr. in Kitchener. Guelph Mercury

BlackBerrySan Francisco firm buys BlackBerry’s Canadian real estate for $305 million

BlackBerry announced Monday that it has sold the majority of its Canadian real estate to Spear Street Capital for $305 million. The Record


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

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