Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference, but at Zibi, it’s more than just a few distinctions. What makes Zibi unique? First, it’s not “just condo buildings”. Zibi is the revitalization and redevelopment of 37 acres of industrial land into a mixed use community of residential, retail, commercial and public spaces on waterfront land that has been inaccessible to the general public for over 200 years. No small feat. Second, it aims to change the development landscape and usher in a new era of sustainable construction, becoming Canada’s first One Planet Community*. A game changer, indeed.
This new sustainably-designed community will completely revitalize the downtown Ottawa/Gatineau waterfront thanks to a landmark partnership between Windmill Development Group and Dream Unlimited Corp, as well as the City of Gatineau, the City of Ottawa, The NCC, both provincial governments, and more importantly the regional Algonquin Anishinabe community. Never in the National Capital region have we witnessed such an ambitious and revolutionary project.
While the project as a whole will span a 15-year timeline, you can already be a part of history by purchasing a unit in one of two residential buildings that have already launched.
Waterfront living at O
Comprising of 70 residential units and ground-floor retail space, this Rubin & Rotman Architects 6-storey masterpiece will permanently change the Ottawa River landscape. Offering incomparable views of the Ottawa River, the Parliamentary district and Zibi’s linear park, all while centrally located, O is a city-dwellers dream. With creative floor plans that appeal to every lifestyle and budget, O really is the perfect combination of form and function.
*The city of Gatineau is offering O purchasers a 50% tax-rebate for the first 8 years.
Island living at Kanaal
While Gatineau’s first residential building boasts an enviable river waterfront, Kanaal residents will have nothing to be jealous about. Bordering the historical Buchanan Channel, the 6-storey, 67-unit construction by Barry J. Hobin & Associates Architects Inc. combines urban stacked townhouses and luxury condos for one of Ottawa’s most unique residences. Inspired by Dutch canal homes, but with a resolutely Canadian twist, Kanaal will feature the project’s only private waterfront terraces and some of the largest outdoor living spaces on the market.
The new standard
At Zibi, high quality features and finishes aren’t considered upgrades, they’re the new standard. Which is why all units at O and Kanaal include base features and finishes that you shouldn’t have to pay more for, including:
- Quartz or granite kitchen countertops;
- Sustainable, NAUF, low VOC materials for a healthier indoor environment;
- Energy Star certified appliances;
- Engineered hardwood flooring in all living spaces;
- Porcelain or ceramic tiles in all washrooms;
- 9’ + ceilings throughout the unit;
- Water efficient plumbing.
A tale of two cities
Everyone knows that rule #1 when it comes to real estate is location, location, location. And Zibi has the distinct advantage of being at the heart of two separate cities’ downtown cores. On the Gatineau side of the Chaudière bridge, you have the famous Quebecois joie de vivre on full display: art galleries, bistros, concert venues, wine bars, all represented. On the Ottawa side, Zibi is just steps from the exciting LeBreton Flats redevelopment project**, the new LRT system, the Parliamentary district, museums and vibrant neighbourhoods such as China Town, Little Italy and Hintonburg. All these elements will soon come together to create a brand new Ottawa core.
With a WalkScore of 91, you’ll never be more than a short walk away from all your necessities while still surrounded by water and green spaces. Zibi is where nature, culture, heritage and the joys of life culminate.
* Read more about One Planet living at http://www.zibi.ca/sustainability/
**Read more about what the LeBreton Flats revelopment means to Zibi: http://www.zibi.ca/what-the-lebreton-flats-redevelopment-means-to-zibi/
Floorplans, images and full details at zibi.ca