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The box stores of suburbia are a sea of sameness – break free!

In today’s increasingly cookie cutter world, businesses with distinctive character like artisan shops, independent cafes and restaurants and unique bars provide variety and creativity – less of the same, and more one-of-a-kind finds, and memorable experiences with options suited to your personal tastes. In addition to providing one-of-a-kind offerings, local businesses benefit the community better… Read more »

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Commuting is bad for your happiness – and your health

So bad that research shows chronic commuters run increased risks of obesity, divorce, neck pain, stress, worry, and sleeplessness. What’s worse, commuting robs you of precious time – time that could be spent socializing with friends and family, walking your dog, or relaxing on the couch with a good book. No wonder why people with… Read more »

What the LeBreton Flats Redevelopment means to Zibi

With Zibi sitting on the edge of LeBreton Flats, you could imagine our excitement when the NCC announced it was taking proposals for this seemingly forgotten parcel of significant land. Situated along the river and near Chaudière Falls, this area has been without a community since 1960. Its redevelopment represents a unique opportunity to create… Read more »

Gatineau City Council approves Zibi site plan and first phase of redevelopment

Ottawa, January 27, 2016 – Gatineau City Council has approved all of the development conditions related to the Zibi re-development project in downtown Gatineau. It has also approved Phase 1 of the redevelopment project. With this, Windmill Development Group and Dream Unlimited have the green light to proceed with Zibi construction on the shores of… Read more »

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Ottawa set to unveil its waterfall in huge renewal project

JENNIFER DITCHBURN, THE CANADIAN PRESS — Published on: January 26, 2016 OTTAWA — Canadian cities are no strangers to boneheaded urban planning decisions — the Gardiner Expressway blocking access to Toronto’s waterfront, Montreal’s crumbling Turcot interchange, space-sucking viaducts in Vancouver. But imagine hiding a magnificent waterfall in your downtown core. Take a bow, Ottawa. “I… Read more »

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The Great Climate Change Conferences 2016

January 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm The Great Climate Change Conferences are designed to drive innovation and to promote discussion on climate change adaption strategies in the National Capital Region. Click here for more details. Grande Salle (C-0071/72) Pavillon Alexandre-Tache 283, boul. Alexandre-Tache Gatineau

Zibi transformation officially starts today

Construction underway to transform riverfront lands into a sustainability showpiece Gatineau, December 10, 2015 – Two years since announcing its plans to purchase and transform the former Domtar lands into the world’s most sustainable community, Windmill Developments and Dream Unlimited Corp. today officially started construction at Zibi. Windmill and Dream officials were joined by Ville… Read more »