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Catalyst137
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Catalyst137
137 Glasgow St, Kitchener
Developer: Kurtis Mcbride, Voisin Capital and Osmington
Project: Redevelopment of 475 000 Sq ft into an Internet of things incubator. This will also be the new home of Miovison. Included in the project are plans for a brew hub, restaurant, coffee roaster, and cafe, indoor bike storage, gymnasium and squash courts. The cost of buying the property and redevelopment is pegged at 55 million dollars.

http://m.therecord.com/news-story/673223...s-catalyst
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#2
This is great. I wonder if work has started on the re-purposing yet?
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#3
Exciting to hear about this project. I've looked at this site foryears as being full of potential. I'm glad to hear about the trail connections.
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#4
Internet of Things you say....

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#5
Various photos of the place here.

Nice indoor station for LRT phase 4.
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#6
In terms of live/work/play, the Trio on Belmont apartments seem like a better idea than ever, even if the "play" still needs more work.
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#7
Communitech has leased 60,000 sqft in this building, likely to expand their presence to include hardware startups.
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#8
That is a pretty sizeable chunk, especially considering their expansion at the Tannery.
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#9
Between this and the 130,000 square feet for Miovision, almost half the total space is spoken for! Communitech should be a big boost to attract other tenants.
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#10
From http://catalyst-137.com/early-catalyst13...warehouse/

Scheduled to open in the summer of 2017, Catalyst137’s early confirmed tenants include Miovision, Alert Labs, FoxNet Solutions, MyShop Makerspace, Sigmapoint Technologies, Snap Pea Design, SPIN , and Swift Labs.
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#11
You'd have to imagine Communitech would be a HUGE draw, and a lot of startups would now want space there
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#12
New windows now going in. Extensive earth moving as well (the pond the bordered the IHT and Glasgow is gone and all the nearby large trees as well).
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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(01-13-2017, 02:51 PM)Pheidippides Wrote: New windows now going in. Extensive earth moving as well (the pond the bordered the IHT and Glasgow is gone and all the nearby large trees as well).

A pond can just be gone?
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(06-21-2016, 10:59 AM)kps Wrote: Various photos of the place here.

"Kumpfort" is hilarious. We are so German!
For daily ion construction updates, photos and general urban rail news, follow me on twitter! @Canardiain
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#15
When it is artificial yes. It is actually pretty shocking how much earth they have moved around on a short time. There is no longer a germ along Glasgow at the trail. They are putting/replacing lots of the wet works in place of the pond. Based on how dep the puddles were along the IHT the week you'd almost think it was train on to the path - I am joking of course.
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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