Category - Real-estate

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

4 articles from the week of August 13th – 29th

Brick buildingBrick Brewing sells Waterloo property for $4 million

 A multi-use redevelopment project is in store for the Brick Brewing’s brew house and retail building in uptown Waterloo. The Record


City planners are busy crafting plans to guide how people will live in the rail corridor for years to come. The Record



DEMOLITIONBrick site developer also doing big project near Belmont Village

The former Boehmer Box factory on Belmont Avenue in Kitchener is being demolished to make way for the development of three high-end apartment buildings. The Record


CityAge returns to the CIGI Campus in Waterloo this Oct. 9-10. Last year's event sold out. (Communitech photo: Anthony Reinhart)View from the ‘Loo: CityAge conference Oct. 9-10 to focus on supercluster

Business and civic leaders envision a Silicon Valley for southern Ontario: an innovation supercluster anchored by Waterloo Region to the west and Toronto to the east. Communitech Events

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

8 articles from the week of May 31 – June 13

TheRecordRegion floats new development charge exemption

A proposed regional development charge bylaw could see taxpayers cover the cost of exemptions for new industrial developments. The Record


Head officeHead office

Sun Life Financial is putting its historic Canadian head office, including the adjoining office tower, up for sale. It will stay in the Waterloo building under a long-term lease-back agreement. The Record


Perimeter Development Inc. recently gave 305 King St., located in the heart of downtown Kitchener’s Innovation District, a complete makeover. The idea was to rethink an older space to attract a new generation of tenants. (Langen Studios Inc.)Hiding in plain sight – creative office space

As one of the tallest buildings on the main street of this southwestern Ontario city, the 12-storey, 1960s-era, glass office tower is hard to miss. Globe and Mail


Heritage districtGuelph’s first heritage district takes shape

The proposed heritage conservation district extends south along Gordon Street to near College Avenue. Guelph Tribune


<p>Construction of a four-storey, 24-unit student residence is underway on Dalhousie Street in downtown Brantford, Ontario.  The project, by Waterloo developer 135 Darling Incorporated, is on the property once home to Castelli Bakery.</p><p>BRIAN THOMPSON/BRANTFORD EXPOSITOR/QMI AgencyNew owners building student residence downtown

Construction of a four-storey, 24-unit student residence is underway on Dalhousie Street in downtown Brantford, Ontario. Brantford Expositor


Permanent rebuild of St. Jacobs Market will begin this month

Work will begin later this month on a new main building for the St. Jacobs Farmers Market, in the hopes the whole project will be complete by next spring. CTV News


Housing proposed for Paris golf course property

Brant County councillors are examining a proposal by a developer to transform the Paris Golf Links course east of town into a 400-unit housing subdivision. Brantford Expositor


Post officeArchitects outline plan for historic Galt post office

The old Galt Post Office at 12 1/2 Water St. S. in Cambridge is a national historic site. Here, the front of the building is pictured in 2002. The Record

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

4 articles from the week of May 17th to the 23rd

The Guelph Correctional Centre is almost a century old and was used as a jail until 2001. The Yorklands Green Hub group is asking to use two of the jail’s buildings and 36 acres of land. CBC News


Cambridge Mayor , Kitchener Mayor , and Waterloo Mayor traveled to Germany and the Netherlands to promote Waterloo Region to international businesses. Waterloo Chronicle


File photoStartup District

The former real estate holdings of BlackBerry have been a hot topic since the Waterloo-based company announced plans in January to divest itself of the properties. Waterloo Chronicle


OutlookSteady housing market forecasted for region

The housing outlook is clear and steady in Waterloo Region and Guelph, says the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. The Record



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

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