Category - Waterloo

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

4 articles from the week of September 6th to September 12th

DorseySquare, led by Twitter co-founder Dorsey, opens offices in Kitchener

Jack Dorsey, founder of Square, sits in the company’s offices in downtown Kitchener. The Record

 

HeritageGuelph has its first heritage district

The district takes in the historic Brooklyn neighbourhood south of the river and extends along Gordon Street to near the university. Guelph Tribune

 

SUSAN GAMBLE, The ExpositorCity council voted Thursday night to see the land and buildings of the Market Square, which opened in 1986 as the Eaton Market Square, to Laurier Brantford for campus expansion.        City Hall: Laurier buys Market Square mall

City council voted Thursday night to see the land and buildings of the Market Square to Laurier Brantford for campus expansion. Brantford Expositor

 

Submitted illustrationWeber Street opening delayed

This illustration shows the final configuration of the Weber Street underpass. Currently the road is graded to meet the tracks, but will ultimately go beneath a rail bridge. Kitchener Post

 

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 July 12th – 18th

Waterloo Region Economic Development Strategy Draft Action

Following extensive consultation with many stakeholders and community partners, a new “strategic direction” for economic development in Waterloo Region is taking shape. Exchange Magazine

 

RDH Architects plans to restore the old post office and build a 7,000-square-foot glass addition to the west side of the historic building. CBC News

 

File PhotoMunicipalities must ensure affordable housing along LRT line: Region

Area municipalities will have to take the lead when it comes to ensuring there is adequate affordable housing along the light rail transit route. Waterloo Chronicle

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 June 14th – 20th

Janet Johnston of London, Ontario got a chance to meet Canadian Olympic bronze medalist Jan Hudec (right) on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Arlington Hotel in Paris, Ontario.  Hudec, who ended a 20-year drought by winning a Bronze medal in the Super G event at the Sochi Winter Olympics, took part in a ride to the Friday the 13th Gathering in Port Dover with his manager Max Gartner (left) and a group of friends, and stayed at the landmark hotel at day's end.BRIAN THOMPSON/BRANTFORD EXPOSITOR/QMI AgencyArlington Hotel – a Paris landmark reborn

New Framework for Economic Development in Waterloo Region nears completion

Several key pieces needed to develop a new framework for Economic Development in Waterloo Region are nearing completion. Exchange Magazine

 

Submitted photoCouncil approves Elgin St. condo

After making several changes to a proposed condo development at the corner of King Street and Elgin Street in Waterloo, a developer has finally received council approval to proceed with the project. Waterloo Chronicle

 

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