Featured Stories (Real Estate)
We enrich Canadian communities by embracing the potential of the places and spaces we own and operate. Keeping the needs of Canadians at the heart of each development, we envision vibrant and viable neighbourhoods where residents can live, work, learn and play.
Garrison Crossing in Chilliwack, British Columbia is one of the province’s most innovative communities. The neighbourhood – a former Canadian Forces base – combines the best in residential living with local shopping and other amenities, serving as testimony to our ability to leverage innovation and sustainability to increase environmental, socioeconomic and community value. Since breaking ground in 2003, Garrison Crossing has received numerous development awards and certification, including official LEED-ND stage 2 certification in 2010. Now completed, this redevelopment includes more than 1,700 housing units with a mix of new and refurbished single-family homes, new and restored townhouses, condominium apartments and a retail village.
Village at Griesbach
Since acquiring the former Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Griesbach in Edmonton, from the Department of National Defence, in 2003, we’ve transformed the Village at Griesbach into one of the city’s most sought-after communities. Using innovative development practices, Village at Griesbach is an award-winning and family-friendly sustainable neighbourhood that combines both new urbanism and tradition. As with all its former military properties, we’ve paid tribute to various local military heroes and the Canadian Forces units that were formerly stationed at CFB Griesbach, naming streets and parks in their honour.
Our redevelopment of Currie, a 450-acre/182-hectare former Canadian Forces Base, represents one of the most complex and innovative urban redevelopment projects in North America. From the beginning, our vision for the site called for the creation of “walkable” communities with a mix of residential, retail and office space, coupled with parks and outdoor recreation areas. Now in its third and final phase of redevelopment, Currie continues to evolve as one of the most progressive communities in the country. At full development, it is expected to include approximately 5,700 housing units of various types, 250,000 square feet (23,226 square metres) of retail space, roughly 615,000 square feet (57,135 square metres) of office space and 23 acres/9.3 hectares of parks and open, accessible public areas.
Wateridge Village / Village des Riverains
With an expected project span of 15-to-20 years, work at Wateridge Village / Villages des Riverains is just beginning. This 310-acre/125-hectare redevelopment is one of the most significant community-building initiatives in the nation’s capital. At this development, our mission is to create an innovative and sustainable mixed-use neighbourhood while also setting exemplary standards for design and long-term economic viability. Commercial development and employment uses are prioritized, along with the creation of strong connections among natural features, open areas and urban public spaces. When completed, this ambitious redevelopment site will ultimately be home to 10,000 residents in a mixed-use community that is walkable, cycling-supportive, transit-oriented and built at human scale.
Les Bassins du Nouveau Havre
A former postal distribution facility, Les Bassins du Nouveau Havre is transforming Montreal’s industrial port lands into a vibrant development that captures the spirit of the city’s historic interior port. The redeveloped site – which has already received LEED-ND gold certification – serves as a superb demonstration of our recognized ability to revitalize previously owned Government of Canada properties. Les Bassins is offering an inclusive community with approximately 1,800 private residential units. As is our history in Montréal, we are working closely with community groups to create hundreds of family-oriented and affordable housing units on site.