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Creative... Just Like You
Creativity isn’t exclusive to the Arts. Certainly it’s found there but it’s also found on shop floors, in neighbourhoods, kitchens, boardrooms and schoolyards. It’s in us all, somewhere, even if we don’t always call it creativity. As Waterloo Region, our hard working creative collaboration has, and continues to, generate ideas, talent and outcomes that go far beyond our small place in the World. Check out our video celebrating the creativity that is within us all and unifies our community. When we celebrate that uniqueness we’ll recognize that the Creative Capital of Canada is right here...in all of us.Learn More +
A Groundbreaking to Remember!
HIP Developments Ready to Deliver on Cambridge Gaslight District
Typical ground breaking ceremonies involve helmets, gold shovels and dirt, so what do you do when your project sits on bedrock and there is no dirt? If you are HIP Developments you figuratively “blast some rock,” which is what happened Sept. 27 for the launch of the next phase of the Gaslight District development on Grand Avenue.
‘Creative Capital of Canada’ Planting Flags Across Waterloo Region
In conjunction with local BIAs, hundreds of street light banners and marketing materials placed in the uptown and downtown cores are all about celebrating the region’s past, present and future, as the Creative Capital of Canada — an idea sparked by a discussion between community stakeholders a couple years ago, says Scott Higgins, president of HIP Developments.Learn More +
ACO Cambridge and HIP Developments settle appeal: Gaslight goes forward with significantly more heritage preserved
ACO Cambridge and HIP Developments are pleased to announce that they have reached a settlement on ACO’s 2017 appeal of the City of Cambridge planning approvals for the Gaslight District.Learn More +
Significant project "Gaslight District" announced as Backbone to ‘Back to the River’ vision
The Gaslight District will reimagine and transform the historic Southworks and Tiger Brand properties into a thriving urban environment that will foster creativity and innovative thinking across multiple disciplines.Learn More +
HIP Developments donates two properties in Uptown Waterloo to support local artistic talent, reinforcing the creative spirit of the region
Local real estate development company, HIP Developments, is announcing a new creative initiative with Art$pay and various local corporate sponsors dedicated to supporting arts in the community. HIP Developments is generously donating two properties in Uptown Waterloo to serve as non-profit visual arts studios and exhibition spaces.Learn More +
Two residential developments to revitalize former American Standard property in Cambridge
The City of Cambridge and HIP Developments of Waterloo announced details for construction of The Standard and the conversion of a historic mill building into the Riverbank Lofts.Learn More +