More than real estate
Welcome to our local city building highlights. This is a collection of things happening that we don’t want you to miss out on, and some highlights from Scott himself on Linked In.
Why Youth Creativity Fund?
The Youth Creativity Fund is a grassroots community fund that has exponential gains for the youth in Waterloo Region. By providing a little bit of capital with no strings attached we are cultivating our biggest natural resource — the minds of our children, which in turn is helping co-create and design new ideas within our community.Learn More
$100,000 gift kicks off effort to inspire youth creativity
Waterloo Region youth in grades 5 - 12 can look forward to micro-grants enabling them to apply their creativity towards solving problems. An innovative Youth Creativity Fund (YCF) is being established thanks to a $100,000 donation by HIP Developments.Learn More
Music Builds Cities Commercial
Together, HIP Developments and Digital Sabbath have created a commercial for the #Rockthistown documentary about the connecting power and community building live music has brought and continues to bring to our region.Learn More
We’re making STEAM a new team sport! Just like basketball or dance, hockey or gymnastics, now kids can enjoy seasons of STEAM activities! The new LAUNCH STEAM League has it all – teams, coaches, a bit of competition and all things STEAM with a healthy dose of fun.Learn More
Stories of independent businesses the year the world shut down.Learn More
Joy is Practical
Start a new conversation about how you live in your city. Get your copy of the joy experiments today.Learn More
This is Free Streets
Typically, real estate amenities exist in the sky: on the top floor. What if we put that space on the ground floor, and gave it away for free—to creative people that need free rent to do what they need to do to make a difference in our community? This is Free Streets.Learn More
Creative Capital of Canada
The Creative Capital of Canada is a movement of community and business leaders seeking to celebrate and extend the lineage of problem solving creativity within Waterloo Region. 100 years ago, creative minds turned our community into an industrial powerhouse. Another generation led our transition into the innovation economy. This is our “creative lineage,” and HIP believes we have a responsibility to keep it alive and build creative confidence in a new generation of talent who call Waterloo Region home. Join us.Learn More
“MEANDER” – The Largest Living Architecture in the World
HIP Developments and the city of Cambridge unveil "Meander" - The largest living architecture sculpture in the world, by Philip Beesley. Here is a panoramic view of central shell cluster and flanking canopies within the Meander sculpture.Learn More
Day in the District
Serena Ryder and Steven Page shine a bright light on Galt and the future of the Gaslight District
The Future will be built by our children. That’s why we’re committed to building the infrastructure they need to imagine a better world. LAUNCH, will be a public facility designed to help our become more creative and innovative in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).LAUNCH Website +
Gaslight Square Comes to life with help from our friends.
We have always loved the interactive art found on the streets of Montreal - especially the illuminated musical swings. It is known around the world and bring smiles to everyone’s faces. We’ve decided to bring that level of world class excitement to Gaslight Square. HIP is working with Daily Tous Les Jours, the Montreal based interaction design studio responsible for the swings and so much more. Daily will be creating a permanent outdoor experience at Gaslight Square designed to help us connect with, and be part of, the stories in our Grand River. We can’t imagine, and can’t wait, to see what they’ll do. To hold you over, have a look at “Hello Trees” created for Houston Texas. Photography by Morris MalakoffLearn More
WATERLOO BUSKER CARNIVAL
The Sun Life Financial Waterloo Busker Carnival is a not-for-profit festival in Waterloo, Ontario. Watch the video and let’s all remember to find time in our busy lives to give back and invest in those that are coming behind us.Learn More
HIP Developments and partners donated 5,000 N95 masks to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital
We all have a responsibility to contribute to changing the rate of COVID-19’s spread. Focusing on the fundamentals, HIP Developments donated 5,000 N95 masks to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital this week. Given their name because of their capability to filter 95% of airborne particles, these masks save lives, and are critical garments for those on the frontlines, whose service and sacrifice we can’t express enough thanks for.
LAUNCH and Laurier's At-Home Experience
Love this. Structured team programming for kids leadership, confidence, teamwork, and other great aspects of minor sports but with STEAM learning as the sport!Learn More