Category - Real-estate

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

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

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

Cambridge YMCA to sell part of its property

The Cambridge Chaplin YMCA’s Hespeler Road facility could soon look a lot leaner, now that its board of directors has voted to sell a large piece of the property. The Record

 

Clearpath Robotics: from startup to ramping up

Clearpath Robotics will soon mark its fifth anniversary with profit, the sale of its 1,000th robot and plans to significantly expand its workforce of highly skilled engineers. The Record

 

<p>A new plaza on Henry Street has Bed Bath & Beyond and Petsmart already open for business, with Michaels expected to open soon.</p><p>BRIAN THOMPSON/BRANTFORD EXPOSITOR/QMI AgencyMichaels Brantford location opening April 4

A new plaza on Henry Street has Bed Bath & Beyond and Petsmart already open for business, with Michaels expected to open soon. Brantford Expositor

 

HomeCity council defers west-side drive-thru request

City council has deferred a development request for a restaurant with a drive-thru on the city’s west end, citing concerns for traffic congestion and public safety. Waterloo Chronicle

 

Waterscape condo taking shape in Galt’s core

Plans for the Grand at Waterscape are on track, according to Haastown president Paul de Haas (left) and senior project manager Rob Gazzola. Cambridge Times

 

North Dumfries seeks more industrial land

The industrial and commercial land available to the Township of North Dumfries just isn’t cutting it, prompting officials to try to bring in more land. The Record

 

Biltmore site sees new plant

A revised proposal for redeveloping the former site of the Biltmore Hats factory, across the street from Guelph Little Theatre, goes to a city council meeting on Monday. Guelph Tribune

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