Is Better Urban Design The Key To Health?

Can good urban design give us happier, healthier lives? Have you ever noticed how many neighbourhoods were designed with cars in mind, rather than people? Narrow sidewalks (often made worse by Ottawa and Gatineau’s icy winters) and sprawling communities make it challenging to get around without a car, putting pedestrians and cyclists on the back… Read more »


What does Windmill propose for this site?

Wedged between Chaudière Falls and Victoria Island, the old Domtar industrial lands presents an opportunity to restore a historically-rich, but currently contaminated and abandoned industrial space into a vibrant, bustling, eco-community.

Zibi rendering of residential and commerical buildings

Windmill and Dream launch Zibi, one of the world’s most sustainable communities, in the hearts of the national capital region

Ottawa, February 24, 2015 – Windmill Development Group and Dream Unlimited Corp. (TSX:DRM), today announced details of one of Canada’s largest urban renewal master-planned projects, the revitalization of the industrial lands on the Chaudière and Albert Islands, and the downtown Gatineau riverfront. To be known as Zibi (#ZibiIsHere), Windmill and Dream’s redevelopment of the 40-acre… Read more »