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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 »

during a press conference at the future of site of Windmill Development's Zibi project on the Gaineau side of the Chaudiere Falls Thursday May 21, 2015. (Darren Brown/Ottawa Citizen)

A press conference at the future of site of Windmill Development’s Zibi project on the Gaineau side of the Chaudiere Falls Thursday May 21, 2015. (Darren Brown/Ottawa Citizen)

Windmill vows jobs and collaboration with Algonquin on ‘Zibi’ development

By ELIZABETH PAYNE, OTTAWA CITIZEN – Published on: May 21, 2015 Algonquin construction workers and tradesmen will play a key role in the redevelopment of the former Domtar site on the Ottawa River as part of what is being called a historic collaboration between the Algonquin-Anishinabe Nation and private industry in Ottawa. The Algonquin presence in the community being called… Read more »

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Canada’s first One Planet community opens initial phase

By SOPHIE RUST, OTTAWA SUN – Published on: June 5, 2015 Now a ghost town of derelict buildings and empty spaces, the Chaudiere area flanking both Ottawa and Gatineau is set to change dramatically with the arrival of the first phase of Zibi. This redevelopment project will become Canada’s first One Planet Community, based on… Read more »

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Jonathan Westeinde, green giant

By BRUCE FIRESTONE, OTTAWA BUSINESS JOURNAL – Published on: June 23, 2015 You don’t often see the words developer and environmentalist in the same sentence. But when it comes to Jonathan Westeinde, there is no dichotomy. The CEO and co-founder of Ottawa-based Windmill Development Group as well as a former recipient of OBJ’s Forty Under 40 award, Mr…. Read more »

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Demand strong for Zibi phase one, says Windmill partner

By: TOM PECHLOFF, OTTAWA BUSINESS JOURNAL – Published on: May 29, 2015 A “microcosm” of Windmill Development’s Zibi development at Chaudiere Falls went on sale this weekend. “Tragically for a developer, Ottawa has never been the kind of town where people camp out and line up down the block and sell out in three hours,” Mr…. Read more »

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Hundreds flock to launch of Zibi mid-river condo project

By ANAÏS VOSKI, OTTAWA CITIZEN – Published on: May 31, 2015 Interest was high in the much-anticipated Zibi condo project, as hundreds of people lined up to attend the sales launch on Saturday. And within hours of the unveiling, more than a dozen apartments were sold in the first six-storey building called “O.” The name of the… Read more »

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Windmill launches condo sales at Zibi on the former Domtar lands

By ANITA MURRAY, OTTAWA CITIZEN – Published on: May 29, 2015 Zibi — pronounced ZEEbee, the Algonquin word for river — is a massive 37-acre redevelopment project by Windmill Development Group and Dream Unlimited Corp. that will see the dilapidated former Domtar property on the Ottawa River cleaned up and transformed into a mixed-use community of residential, commercial and… Read more »

Wrapping Up #ZibiBike

While we’ve tried our best to be mindful of where we placed the bikes, the beautiful weather of the past weeks has brought out even more cyclists than normal for the time of year. As such, we have decided to end the #ZibiBike campaign a week early and will be removing the bikes on Monday,… Read more »