Partnership with Algonquin Anishinabe delivers on promised jobs at Zibi

Momentum builds as two more Algonquin communities sign Letters of Intent, affirm they are open for business Gatineau, April 27, 2017 – Algonquin-owned Decontie Construction Inc., from the community of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg (KZA), started rolling in its trucks and excavators onto the Zibi property earlier this month to begin the extensive process of preparing… Read more »

Zibi’s Kanaal offers private island living, real community interactions and waterfront views in downtown Ottawa

By S. Evelyn Cimesa, Ottawa Citizen – Published on: April 7, 2017 Nestled between downtown Ottawa and Gatineau lies a waterfront escape, surrounded by repurposed heritage buildings, European-style squares and natural green spaces. Situated on the banks of the Ottawa River, Zibi is located on both the Chaudière and Albert Islands, making it easily accessible… Read more »

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Cirque du Soleil coming to Zibi in 2017

Brand new show VOLTA to be presented at Zibi starting August 2017 Gatineau, December 7, 2016 – Windmill Development Group and Dream Unlimited Corp., in partnership with La Ville de Gatineau and Place des Festivals are pleased to announce they have signed an agreement to host the Cirque du Soleil at Zibi starting in August… Read more »

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Which Canadian community has won the most awards? We Have.

Zibi has been called “an excellent example for the planning profession of neighbourhood planning” by the Canadian Institute of Planners and “a vibrant, world-class sustainable community where the public will be able to live, play, and work alongside a vibrant waterfront” by the American Planning Association. Their words, not ours—although we’re inclined to agree with… Read more »

Factors of Real Estate Appreciation

We’ve all heard the old adage about real estate being a sound investment. But, not all properties are created equal. There are key considerations to be taken before jumping into your next purchase. We’ve done some extensive research and here are some key factors that help lead to real estate appreciation: Green Spaces The proximity… Read more »

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Zibi recognized by the International Society of City and Regional Planners

On the heels of winning the Pierre L’Enfant International Planning Achievement Award in 2015 and the Canadian Institute of Planners’ Award for Planning Excellence in Neighbourhood Planning, Windmill Development Group and Dream Unlimited Corp. are proud to announce that Zibi was chosen as the Grand Prize Winner for the ISOCARP Award for Excellence during the… Read more »

Ontario Divisional Court gives Zibi the green light

Ottawa, May 26, 2016 – Windmill Development Group and Dream Unlimited Corp. (TSX:DRM) welcome the Ontario Divisional Court’s ruling to uphold the Ontario Municipal’s Board’s decision to allow the rezoning of the Chaudière and Albert Islands and make way for the development of the highly anticipated Zibi community. “We are looking forward to delivering on… Read more »

How Ottawa’s Zibi project is revolutionizing sustainable urban development

By Doug Fischer, Canadian Geographic – Published on: April 6, 2016 Across Canada, there are old buildings finding new life through modern transformations. But such metamorphoses are complicated. Indeed, for the past three decades, Stratford, Ont. has struggled to decide on what to do with the giant, neglected railway repair shop that sits on the… Read more »

Builders lead charge to green Ottawa’s urban heart

By Sheila Brady, Ottawa Citizen – Published on: March 30, 2016 You can almost feel the green seismic shift rumbling through Ottawa triggered by a deeply committed handful of developers and designers. Their focus is on building sustainable, waterfront communities that blend homes with shops and pay tribute to the past while promoting bike and… Read more »

What the LeBreton Flats Redevelopment means to Zibi

With Zibi sitting on the edge of LeBreton Flats, you could imagine our excitement when the NCC announced it was taking proposals for this seemingly forgotten parcel of significant land. Situated along the river and near Chaudière Falls, this area has been without a community since 1960. Its redevelopment represents a unique opportunity to create… Read more »