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Housing Innovation Round Table

HIP is proud to be part of the Housing Innovation Round Table (HIRT), a collaborative group of real estate developers and Waterloo Region community leaders. HIRT seeks to…

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River Lines A congregation at play

“River Lines” will be a large interactive play area in the centre of Gaslight Square and it will mark the spot of the historic 1972 Grand River flood line at its peak.

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Circa 1877 Sculpture revealed

On Friday, July 17th, HIP Developments unveiled a new sculpture on the King Street frontage of its Circa 1877 condo project in uptown Waterloo.

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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.

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LAUNCH WATERLOO

Launch winter program

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.

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Love this. Structured team programming for kids leadership, confidence, teamwork, and other great aspects of minor sports but with STEAM learning as the sport!

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Donating critical masks to frontline workers

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.

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My Point of View

Happy we can help out and make life a little easier for the frontline workers and their families. After very long and important days the last thing they need to do is grocery shopping and meal preparation. Hopefully this support helps them find some down time with their families in between the amazing work they are doing caring for those in need. If you know a local hero - nominate them and we’ll make sure their fridge is full with easy reheat meals and beverages. Nominations can be sent by email to christina@theeventfirm.ca You can add a donation at checkout to help keep this program going. For more information about the Tapestry Hall Feeding the Frontline Program, go to: www.tapestryhall.ca

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'Let’s try to make sure nobody goes hungry this year': Cambridge and North Dumfries go all in on food bank donations

This season, the food bank and its partners will help put food on the table for more than 1,600 individuals and families across Cambridge and North Dumfries, as well as assist 20 other community organizations, said food bank executive director Cameron Dearlove. Many local companies helped kick off the Stuff-a-Bus campaign as HIP Developments presented a cheque for $2,500; local Tim Hortons stores donated $5,000; and $4,000 was given by BITtelligent Software.

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Celebrating Female Filmmakers

2019 ZONTA Film Festival

Lumen is an annual festival by Create Waterloo that features the work of artists as they explore the interplay of light, art, and technology.

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The interplay of light, art, and technology.

2019 Lumen Festival

Lumen is an annual festival by Create Waterloo that features the work of artists as they explore the interplay of light, art, and technology.

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Cambridge life is unique within Ontario. It shapes the way some of us live. At HIP Developments, it has shaped the way we dream. 

Downtown Galt is a thriving community with with historic charm. A resurgence of new business in the downtown core has sparked investment, visitors and residents at levels that haven’t been seen for decades.

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Unique Within Ontario

Cambridge life is unique within Ontario. It shapes the way some of us live. At HIP Developments, it has shaped the way we dream.

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‘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.

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Downtown Galt is a thriving community with historic charm. A resurgence of new business in the downtown core has sparked investment, visitors and residents at levels that haven’t been seen for decades.

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A Bold Vision

Downtown Galt is a thriving community with historic charm. A resurgence of new business in the downtown core has sparked investment, visitors and residents at levels that haven’t been seen for decades.

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Scott Higgins President at HIP Developments Inc. Full Interview at Grand Innovations

As a seasoned professional in the financial industry, Scott Higgins knew he needed to be his own boss to make a true impact. He now leads one of the Region of Waterloo's most promising real estate development firms - HIP Developments.

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Preston High School churning out 10(1) Notebook Project in Cambridge

Started in 2014, the project, spearheaded by Phidon Pens in downtown Galt and supported in this endeavour by HIP Developments Inc., encourages participants to go old school for four months, with a pen and paper, to fill up their notebooks with drawings, writing or sketches.

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Open Streets presented by HIP Developments is back on the street!

Join us on Willis Way for a great line-up of artists, activities, demos, and performances on June 22nd, 2019.

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Donated art incubation spaces coming to Uptown Waterloo in support of local artistic talent, reinforcing the creative spirit of the region

Art Incubate is a tangible artist support program that will include studios and galleries at 52 and 56 Regina Street North in Uptown Waterloo. The two properties have been donated by HIP Developments for a two year period.

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Developers have a responsibility for social change, not just pocket change

Two buildings that were going to either sit vacant or be used by small businesses will now be a one-of-a-kind creative hub in uptown Waterloo.

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A new lease on life: Artists find home in vacant uptown properties

Two houses owned by HIP Developments were sitting vacant. Scott Higgins, President of HIP Developments, wanted to put them to good use.

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Real estate developer donates 2 Waterloo houses to support local artists

Residential real estate developer HIP Developments has donated two properties in Uptown Waterloo to provide studio space for both emerging and established artists.

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Cambridge developers working to make Galt thrive again

More people, investment, river focus, and less truck traffic are all keys to success.

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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.

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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 Malakoff

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Full STEAM Ahead

Launch Day

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).

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A day in the district

Energizing the downtown core

Day in the District

Serena Ryder and Steven Page shine a bright light on Galt and the future of the Gaslight District

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Waterloo Busker Carnival celebrates 30 years

Join HIP Developments president Scott Higgins to give away 15 guitars and 15 ukuleles.

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Waterloo Region In The Making

Scott Higgins, President of Hip Developments Inc. expands on the ROI of “getting a little bit crazy” at Waterloo Region In The Making. Scott leads his team to be bold, think big and take action focused on building creativity and culture, a guiding principle of their construction projects.

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Harmony Lunch to live on, grill on

New owners will re-open 86-year-old diner.

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There’s a whole lot happening in Hespeler

Redevelopment, new farmers’ market, fashion history museum and more.

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