Zibi development to 'change the face of Gatineau,' city's mayor says

By Blair Crawford, Ottawa Citizen, July 17, 2018

When Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin looks out over the Zibi development on the Ottawa River, what excites him most is what he won’t see.

In October, demolition crews will dismantle a massive 250-metre former Domtar building at the corner of rue Eddy and rue Laurier that has separated the city from the river as effectively as a prison wall.

(...)“This is the most incredible piece of land I’ve ever seen,” said Michael Cooper, founder and CEO of Dream Unlimited, the company is behind Toronto’s successful Distillery District redevelopment. “It’s got thousands of acres of waterfront. It’s in two provinces. It’s got incredible opportunities for sustainability. We think we can create one of the greatest global ‘mini cities.’ If you’re patient with us, we will exceed your expectations.”


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