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Innovation Award for Zehr Levesque!

Two years of intense construction was recently acknowledged by the Grand Valley Construction Association during the 2018 Building Excellence Awards gala. Catalyst 137 received the coveted Innovation Award. Zehr Levesque is proud to have successfully led the construction of this iconic building in Kitchener’s Midtown. Under the leadership of John MacDonald, Vice President, the coordination […]

Shared spaces, amenities part of new approach to condo development

KITCHENER — In the traditional condo world, a building’s amenities are a perk of ownership, there for the use and enjoyment of the residents. Scott Higgins sees things a bit differently. “For me, the amenity is the neighbourhood,” the president of Hip Developments said Thursday during a panel discussion on development in the region presented […]

Huck Glove redevelopment merges old, modern

KITCHENER — The heritage Huck Glove building will be showcased in a three-storey modern atrium, in plans unveiled by heritage planners working on the redevelopment of the old industrial building. Heritage consultants hired by the developer behind the project at 120 Victoria St. S. laid out their plans to conserve the 1907 former glove factory […]

Following the opportunities

When asked why in the late 2000s these two construction veterans came to work for Zehr Group, a Kitchener-based real estate services company, both Levesque and MacDonald sum it up succinctly in one word: “opportunities.” There have been opportunities aplenty for Zehr Group in the past decade. Downtown Kitchener has experienced a renaissance in the […]

Light rail sparking redevelopment of King Street site

Don Zehr looks out the second floor window of his company’s boardroom in Kitchener and sees a future with thousands of people on the sidewalks around a central transit station, a growing health-sciences campus and condominiums rising above parking lots. The offices for his company, Zehr Group, are located at 607 King St. W. That’s […]

Next stop: Northfield Station

The first two tenants of a major new development in the city’s north end have been revealed. Cineplex Digital Solutions and MNP LLP will occupy nearly half of the space available at the new Northfield Station development located at 137 and 139 Northfield Dr. W. The project is located next to a proposed light rail […]

Kitchener’s Walper Hotel redevelopment to start next year

Changing the lobby “a no-brainer” says developer Physical changes to the Walper Terrace Hotel, including a redesigned lobby, are on the horizon as part of a new ownership group’s redevelopment plans for the iconic brick building in downtown Kitchener. The $4.6 million purchase of the Walper was announced earlier this week by a group including Perimeter Development […]

New owners plan $3.5M Walper upgrade

A new ownership group plans to invest up to $3.5 million in the next few years to convert the historic Walper Hotel into an upscale boutique facility. The group announced Wednesday that it has acquired the iconic red-brick hotel at the corner of King and Queen streets in a deal that closed Aug. 30.

Game Changer Award for The Tannery District

Grand Valley Construction Association: Building Excellence Awards 2012 Award of Excellence Winner: Zehr Levesque Inc. Project: The Tannery District Kitchener’s Lang Tanning Company Building is a modern office complex as well as a throwback to the city’s past. Built 120 years ago, it once served as the largest tannery in the British Empire. Today, thanks to the excellent work of […]