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Mar 23, 2017

“The most magnificent idea to ever hit our community  – The Gaslight District.  This project is the catalyst for change for the biggest ever project in any of [Cambridge’s] core districts.”

"A development that every community would love to have.”

 - Greg Durocher, President of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce

In this edition of "The City" Greg Durocher discusses the latest project coming to Cambridge; The Gaslight District.

Mar 1, 2017

"Scott Higgins, of HIP Developments, agrees that while the tech sector is vitally important, it is not the whole economic development picture. “Great tech jurisdictions not only have the ingredients like great schools and a tech ecosystem of VC, incubation, accelerations, etc. but perhaps even more so they must be fun places to live and work. We need more great public spaces to play in. We also then need awesome urban buildings to live in. If we don’t build awesome and innovative places to live young people won’t want to stay (or come) and call Waterloo Region home.”

Mar 1, 2017

Tradition meets tech, and the past will literally serve the future, at the new Waterloo development known as 181 King. Scott Higgins, CEO of HIP developments, explains, “Our Region leads the nation in tech and design driven enterprises. HIP believes our real estate projects must also lead in this regard. So 181 King will be the first regional residential high-rise to highly focus on design and advanced smart home technologies for automation and energy conservation.”

Feb 21, 2017

HIP Developments has a track record of taking once significant sites and injecting new life into them.

Welcome to Barrie, HIP Developments.

They’re the newest company to take on a site that’s not only challenging to grow and make sparkle.

Feb 9, 2017

Guest speakers Joel Doherty of HIP Developments and Alex Mustakas of Drayton Entertainment shared their thoughts with a sell out crowd of 180 at the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce on The Gaslight District and a community in transformation.

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Dec 6, 2016

Last week, HIP Developments, Grand Innovations, Conestoga College, and Cambridge Mayor Doug Craig gathered at the Dunfield Theatre to unveil the plans for a new master-planned community in downtown Galt, dubbed The Gaslight District.

Nov 29, 2016

The beginnings of a brand new neighbourhood pulsate in Southern Ontario. Plans are taking shape for a $125-million-plus large-scale development in Galt, a community in the regional municipality of Cambridge, about 100 kilometres west of Toronto. Repurposed heritage properties, new high rises and a technology hub will be a feat known as the Gaslight District, a blend of culture and commerce, residences and restaurants, a live-work-play setting, a union of public space and business innovation.

Nov 23, 2016

Cambridge - Last Thursday a host of dignitaries announced the details of the new Gaslight District Project, a $100+ million investment in the downtown core that is a significant piece of achieving the ‘Back to the River’ vision for the city. The project, branded as The Gaslight District in Downtown Galt will see the redevelopment and adaptive reuse of the historic Southworks and Tiger Brand properties at 64 Grand Avenue South and 96 Grand Avenue South respectively.

Nov 18, 2016

WATERLOO — The burger-bun beige walls of Harmony Lunch, sold to new owners and closed to faithful customers just two Saturdays ago, will have more fried-onion tales to tell.

"Those walls can talk," said Scott Higgins, president of Hip Developments, the Waterloo-based company that bought the property along with Melloul-Blamey Construction. "We should let them stay the same."

So Harmony Lunch, the simple little pork slider palace that set up shop in the remnants of an old labour office and jitterbug hall 86 years ago, is not doomed after all.

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