Category - Real-estate

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

5 articles from the weeks of October 18th to the 31st

Trade-MarkTrade-Mark Industrial on the move to much larger home

When the Straus family was looking to further expand Trade-Mark Industrial Inc.about a year ago, they were faced with a key decision. Guelph Mercury

 

Highway 7Work on new Guelph-Kitchener Highway 7 to begin this spring

Work on a new four-lane Highway 7 between Kitchener and Guelph will begin in the spring. The Record

 

GOOGLE OFFICENew Google office in core a sign of city’s digital transition, experts say

This artist’s rendering shows the new Google offices at Breithaupt Street and King Street West in Kitchener. The Record

 

ShopifyShopify opening sales lab in Kitchener

Harley Finkelstein is the chief platform officer of the Ottawa-based e-commerce company Shopify. The Record

 

Owens-Corning-logoOwens Corning moving Guelph plant production to Mexico

The Owens Corning Plant in Guelph tells 570 News they’re refocusing production on a different product. 570 News

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

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

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

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