Category - Waterloo

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

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