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Windmill expects strong Zibi Ontario launch, despite CMHC warning

By: TOM PECHLOFF, OTTAWA BUSINESS JOURNAL – Published on Novembre 6, 2015 The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation may think there are too many condos in the Ottawa market, but Windmill Developments is still expecting a strong launch Saturday for the first phase on the Ontario side of its Zibi Development. “To have a good… Read more »

National Indigenous Council of Elders Endorsement of Zibi

The friendships that have evolved between Windmill and Memengweshii is an exemplary step towards reconciliation. Such friendships will be the key to progress. September 29, 2015 – Without prejudice, we are writing this letter as a formal expression of the National Indigenous Council of Elders’ (N.I.C.E.) support for Zibi, what will become the world’s most… Read more »

With a Little Help From My Friends

By BRENDA ODJICK, THE LOW DOWN – Published on: October 7th, 2015 At an event at Ottawa City Hall a few weeks ago, National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations gave an important speech outlining his vision of reconciliation for our people. One of his main points was that it is essential, going forward,… Read more »


Illuminate your life with soaring views from a Zibi mezzanine!

Mezzanines are functional, versatile intermediate floors that make smart use of the vertical space in a home with soaring ceilings. Originating from the Italian word ‘mezzano’ (meaning ‘middle’), their open-concept design not only help illuminate and ventilate a home, they also create inviting social spaces – perfect for entertaining. O at Zibi has four unique… Read more »


Kitigan Zibi’s Decontie Construction awarded $4.5 million Hydro Quebec project

First off-reserve project for First Nations company slated to work at Windmill’s Zibi Kitigan Zibi, October 8, 2015 – Kitigan Zibi’s only general contracting company, Decontie Construction, has been awarded a $4.5 million contract by Hydro-Québec to dismantle the abandoned Corbeau Hydroelectric Station adjacent to the reserve, which is located near Maniwaki, Quebec. The project,… Read more »

Driverless Electric Shuttle Buses to be Studied for Use at Zibi

September 1, 2015 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – Windmill Developments and the Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence (CAVCOE) have teamed up to conduct a feasibility and planning study for the demonstration, trial and deployment of fully automated, electric mini shuttle buses at Zibi. Zibi is the highly anticipated re-development of the industrial lands linking Ottawa,… Read more »


AFN chief praises ‘relationship-building’ between Zibi developers, First Nations

Perry Bellegarde says the $1.2-billion development on unceded Algonquin territory is a positive example of “relationship-building.” By: Lucy Scholey Metro Published on Wed Sep 09 2015 Original Article Assembly of First Nations national chief Perry Bellegarde says Ottawa’s divisive Zibi development is a shining example of “relationship-building” between industry and First Nations people. Windmill Development Group is… Read more »

Valley Voices – A harmful step back

By BRENDA ODJICK, THE LOW DOWN – Published on: July 8th, 2015 We are the members of a newly established council called Memengweshii. Inspired by ancestral Algonquin-Anishinabe practices, the council is a non-political group made up of Algonquin-Anishinabe women from various communities that have come together in support of Zibi, the world’s most environmentally and socially sustainable… Read more »

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10 Reasons We Love Vieux-Hull

Some have called it Ottawa’s answer to Brooklyn, Vieux Hull is becoming the preferred neighbourhood for artists, urbanites, and those who hate to commute, but still want easy access to the great outdoors. Here are 10 reasons we think Vieux Hull – just steps from Zibi – is one of the best neighbourhoods in the… Read more »

Illustration of proposed development by the Windmill Development Group for the Domtar Lands at the industrial brownfield site on Chaudière and Albert Islands and adjacent riverfront in downtown Gatineau

Illustration of proposed development by the Windmill Development Group for the Domtar Lands at the industrial brownfield site on Chaudière and Albert Islands and adjacent riverfront in downtown Gatineau

Welcome to ‘Zibi’: Windmill launches Albert, Chaudière islands development (with video)

By: ELIZABETH PAYNE, OTTAWA CITIZEN – Published on: February 25, 2015 Zibi, an Algonquin word meaning river, will be the name of the community located on the former Domtar lands on the Ottawa River — a site developers are promising will be “one of the most, if not the most, sustainable communities on the planet.” The name was unveiled… Read more »