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 »

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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 »

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 »