Category - Waterloo

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

3 articles from the week of October 4th to the 10th

George BriggsCreative minds come together in a shared media company workspace

Ever since he arrived in this area from Toronto, Alexander Marshall has been amazed at the vibrancy of this region’s well-connected technology community. The Record

 

EntrepreneurMammoet hoping Aberfoyle facility will lift it to next level

When it comes to big moves, many large companies call on Mammoet Canada East to do the heavy lifting. Guelph Mercury

 

SUN LIFESun Life finds buyer for its historic Waterloo HQ

Sun Life Financial has found a buyer for its iconic headquarters in Waterloo and plans to lease the property back from the buyer. 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

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