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Zibi gives back for Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day 2016, Zibi will be giving away 2000 FREE trees on Saturday, April 23rd from 10am to 5pm at the Zibi sales centre, 3 Eddy St, Gatineau. Always striving for ways to engage the community and work toward a greener future, Zibi is proud to have partnered with Ecology Ottawa in… Read more »

How Ottawa’s Zibi project is revolutionizing sustainable urban development

By Doug Fischer, Canadian Geographic – Published on: April 6, 2016 Across Canada, there are old buildings finding new life through modern transformations. But such metamorphoses are complicated. Indeed, for the past three decades, Stratford, Ont. has struggled to decide on what to do with the giant, neglected railway repair shop that sits on the… Read more »

Builders lead charge to green Ottawa’s urban heart

By Sheila Brady, Ottawa Citizen – Published on: March 30, 2016 You can almost feel the green seismic shift rumbling through Ottawa triggered by a deeply committed handful of developers and designers. Their focus is on building sustainable, waterfront communities that blend homes with shops and pay tribute to the past while promoting bike and… Read more »

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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 »