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.

Nov 18, 2016
Waterloo Record, Cambridge, Galt

Development may be Cambridge’s largest

Waterloo Region Record

By Jeff Hicks

The crumbling foundry ruins and clothing-factory remnants of west Galt are being fitted for a $120-million makeover.

The Gaslight District is featured on the cover of the Waterloo Region Record.

Read The Article

Nov 16, 2016

Watch the progress on the contstruction of The Standard building in Hespeler in this time laps video.

Hip Developments has been featured in the December 2016 issue of Exchange Magazine. Read the full article here.



On October 1st, attended one of the best industry events we’ve ever been to – the VIP launch of Riverbank Lofts in Cambridge.

Cambridge, ON. October 3, 2016

Steven Page brought out some of his biggest hits, as the former Barenaked Ladies lead singer rocked the Riverbank Lofts condominium sales launch event this past Saturday night. Event host and local real estate developer HIP Developments saw over 80% of the condo units reserved in what was one of the most memorable and electric nights seen in Hespeler.