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Catalyst137
#41
The Business Development Bank of Canada is moving their local office into Catalyst 137.

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20...e-Advisory
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#42
BDC is the sort of office I would have hoped would stay Downtown.

This bit of the presser caught my eye - Graffiti, the group behind Kitchener’s popular The Berlin restaurant, is also opening a restaurant, bakery, coffee roaster, microbrewery and food market in the 475,000-square-foot building. There's going to be more there for the public than I had realized.
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#43
Yes, but I do understand BDC's rationale for going to Catalyst137.

Nice to see that they are up to 70% leased now.
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#44
https://renx.ca/catalyst137-hardware-tec...ompletion/

Not a lot of new information, but some interesting quotes:

Quote:The former Uniroyal-Goodrich tire warehouse at 137 Glasgow St. was built in 1957. It was acquired in June 2016 for $21 million and the redevelopment has been ongoing since last July. It will take $34 million in hard and soft construction costs to complete the project, according to Voisin, who added it’s on time and on budget.

Quote:While Catalyst137 isn’t targeting a LEED certification at this juncture, Voisin said it might be considered in the future. The property has an on-site storm water management system and an application has been made to install solar panels on the roof.

There’s ample room for bicycle parking and Voisin said Catalyst137 has put “a lot of money” into improving and adding entrances to the adjoining Iron Horse Trail so tenants can use it to walk, jog or bike to work.

Quote:There’s a plan to add 75,000 square feet to the building in a future expansion

It also looks like they've updated their layout slightly:

   

Seems strange to have moved the bike room further from the trail entrance. I still think this is a great location and if the transit hub trail is done properly it will be even better.
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#45
It might make sense to put the bike storage near the gym if there are showers and change rooms in that part of the building as well. I'd rather bike a bit extra than walk around the halls in my riding clothes.
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#46
This picture is over a week old, but the ramps connecting the site to the IHT are taking shape:
   

They have substantial curb laid or about to be laid around the site now as well.
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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#47
With this project getting close to completion, I wonder whether anybody has "before and after" pictures that they could post? The transformation seems pretty impressive.
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#48
If anyone is interested in getting a look at the space, Miovision will be hosting Hackernest on Monday the 13th! More details here:
https://www.meetup.com/HackerNestKW/events/230487209/
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#49
(11-08-2017, 01:46 PM)dunkalunk Wrote: If anyone is interested in getting a look at the space, Miovision will be hosting Hackernest on Monday the 13th! More details here:
https://www.meetup.com/HackerNestKW/events/230487209/
Is anyone allowed to go to the event or do you have to work for/be an owner of a tech/app company? I can't really tell from the event page.
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#50
(11-09-2017, 05:17 AM)TMKM94 Wrote:
(11-08-2017, 01:46 PM)dunkalunk Wrote: If anyone is interested in getting a look at the space, Miovision will be hosting Hackernest on Monday the 13th! More details here:
https://www.meetup.com/HackerNestKW/events/230487209/
Is anyone allowed to go to the event or do you have to work for/be an owner of a tech/app company? I can't really tell from the event page.

HackerNest is always open to anyone that wants to talk about tech. They happen every month at various tech companies in KW and are generally well attended (100+). There's no checking who you work for or anything like that.
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