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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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Preston Springs redevelopment on hold

It will likely be some time before anything happens at the former Preston Springs Gardens Hotel at the top of King Street. The Record

 

Bringing new life to Galt’s Main Street

David Gibson and Craig Beattie are walking down Main Street in Galt talking about the challenges of restoring and renovating old buildings. The Record

 

Plaza to bring life back to Guelph industrial site

The downtown retail plaza under construction holds the promise of a rounded mix of stores on a long-vacant industrial site at the busy intersection of Wellington and Gordon streets. Guelph Mercury

 

Omb decision clears way for development in breslau

Two subdivisions proposed for Breslau that have been in limbo could be back on track following a decision by the Ontario Municipal Board. Observer Xtra

 

Protection of farmhouse in Guelph’s south end making property development difficult

An aging but unspoiled fieldstone farmhouse could become Guelph’s next “stranded asset” headache, as firms eye available industrial and commercial property nearby in the south of the city. Guelph Mercury

 

Melissa Murray photoRegion investigates airport growth

About 300 people attended the first public input session for the regional airport’s master plan Thursday night and they came armed with their opinions on the direction they would like to see the airport go. Kitchener Post

 

Several presentations on the potential future of the Cooper site involving reuse of sections of the former railway shops have given city council reason to reconsider options — including whether a master plan for the site should precede any decision on demolition. Stratford Beacon Herald