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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Zibi Gives Back For Earth Day

When you’re building the most sustainable community on Earth, one of your biggest priorities has to be open, beautiful green space. We love trees, flowers, and native plants of all types! That’s why this Earth Day, we’re bringing even more green to the National Capital Region by giving out 3000 free tree saplings. To claim… Read more »

Spirit of #zibibike

Thank you for all the feedback we’ve received to date on our #zibibike campaign. We love biking as much as you do. In fact, one of our development principles was to create one of the bike-friendliest communities in the world. The spirit of the campaign is to grow and encourage biking and bike culture in… Read more »