Mar 8, 2018

Conestoga College says its new applied research hub, set to open in west Galt in June, is gathering unexpected momentum.

Cambridge city council didn't want to mess with that.

So, with a 6-2 vote on Tuesday night, council agreed to a college request that the city immediately pay the final $400,000 of a promised city contribution to the applied research hub, which will be part of the Grand Innovations tech incubator in a former Tiger Brand building.

The sped-up payment to the college was difficult for council to reject.

Mar 1, 2018

Conestoga College’s new Applied Innovations Hub, at 64 Grand Ave., in Cambridge’s new Gaslight District got a jump start from the province Friday.

Cambridge MPP Kathryn McGarry, joined city and college officials along with the business community to announce that the yet to open facility, which is part of the Grand Innovations incubator hub, will receive $1.3 million from the Colleges Applied Research and Development Fund (CARDF). The college is one of 22 colleges across the province receiving CARDF funding.

Jan 29, 2018

The City of Cambridge’s economic development department is on the move and will become part of the Grand Innovations Technology Hub being created in the former Tiger Brand building at the corner of Grand Avenue and Cedar Street.

During Tuesday’s meeting council approved the move to create the new Invest Cambridge office in leased space within the tech hub. The city will sign a five-year lease with Grand & Cedar Inc. and Grand Innovations Inc. costing $48,420 annually.

Jan 8, 2018

It has been a big year for HIP Developments, the Waterloo Region development company undertaking two major projects in Cambridge.

In the city’s north end, HIP is transforming Hespeler’s sleepy downtown core with its $50 million redevelopment of the former Jacob Hespeler industrial complex. Out of the dust of several demolished stone structures has risen Riverview, a 10-storey rental apartment overlooking the Speed River and the old millpond. To date many of the building’s roughly 150 units have been leased and officials say it is well on its way to full occupancy.

Scott Higgins sees unprecedented purchasing patterns

If you feel that you encounter a project by HIP Developments anywhere you turn in the urban cores of Waterloo Region – you’re right. HIP President Scott Higgins says that a combination of factors, including Light Rail Transit, the changing baby boomer market, and the emergence of young, upwardly-mobile urban professionals – have produced “a perfect storm for new residential developments.”
Nov 24, 2017

Exciting news out of Waterloo – HIP Developments sold out their new condo, CIRCA 1877, in less than two days!

This is the first high-rise condo in the region to sell out this quickly, proving that the demand for condo living in Waterloo is higher than ever.

Nov 7, 2017

HIP Developments officials are still on a high in the aftermath of their Day in the District event last month.

Not only did the festivities draw crowds to take in HIP's vision for the former Southworks Factory Outlet Mall as a place to live, work and play, it set a new sales record for Waterloo Region.

Nov 1, 2017

A new condo building in uptown Waterloo sold all 188 of its units in less than two days, according to its developer.

HIP Developments says its Circa 1877 project sold out faster than any other condo development in Waterloo Region history.

Circa 1877 is being built at the former Brick Brewing plant on King Street South. It will include a public restaurant on its ground floor.

According to the developer, 90 per cent of the units were purchased by local owners.

The building is expected to be ready for occupancy by late 2019.


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Oct 31, 2017

Waterloo, ON October 30th, 2017 - HIP Developments defies all odds in an emerging condo
market and sells out their far from ordinary, CIRCA 1877 project in less than two days. With a
majority of sales being driven by the local market this shows that Waterloo is ready for more.
HIP Developments president, Scott Higgins was thrilled that local buyers shared the vision for
something more than the norm. "I expected a good response, but our sales and marketing team
had to start cancelling appointments with potential buyers the afternoon we launched our VIP