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Which Canadian community has won the most awards? We Have.

Zibi has been called “an excellent example for the planning profession of neighbourhood planning” by the Canadian Institute of Planners and “a vibrant, world-class sustainable community where the public will be able to live, play, and work alongside a vibrant waterfront” by the American Planning Association. Their words, not ours—although we’re inclined to agree with… Read more »

Factors of Real Estate Appreciation

We’ve all heard the old adage about real estate being a sound investment. But, not all properties are created equal. There are key considerations to be taken before jumping into your next purchase. We’ve done some extensive research and here are some key factors that help lead to real estate appreciation: Green Spaces The proximity… Read more »

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Zibi recognized by the International Society of City and Regional Planners

On the heels of winning the Pierre L’Enfant International Planning Achievement Award in 2015 and the Canadian Institute of Planners’ Award for Planning Excellence in Neighbourhood Planning, Windmill Development Group and Dream Unlimited Corp. are proud to announce that Zibi was chosen as the Grand Prize Winner for the ISOCARP Award for Excellence during the… Read more »

Is Better Urban Design The Key To Health?

Can good urban design give us happier, healthier lives? Have you ever noticed how many neighbourhoods were designed with cars in mind, rather than people? Narrow sidewalks (often made worse by Ottawa and Gatineau’s icy winters) and sprawling communities make it challenging to get around without a car, putting pedestrians and cyclists on the back… Read more »

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Windmill and Dream launch Zibi, one of the world’s most sustainable communities, in the hearts of the national capital region

Ottawa, February 24, 2015 – Windmill Development Group and Dream Unlimited Corp. (TSX:DRM), today announced details of one of Canada’s largest urban renewal master-planned projects, the revitalization of the industrial lands on the Chaudière and Albert Islands, and the downtown Gatineau riverfront. To be known as Zibi (#ZibiIsHere), Windmill and Dream’s redevelopment of the 40-acre… Read more »