Waterloo ON, July 14, 2015 – Building on the established success of the David Johnson Research + Technology Park, a plan was presented today to City of Waterloo council to give the go ahead for a rebranding of Phillip Street, a vicinity of the city formerly populated by Blackberry.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: uwaterloo.ca
The Idea Quarter, a proposed vision for district transformation that could attract hundreds of technology, retail- and service- based businesses, tens of thousands of workers and – if private developers have their way – residential homeowners as well.
Re-development efforts within the new Idea Quarter are already underway. Several companies have moved or expanded their presence in the R+T Park including Stantec, The Accelerator Centre, and Enflick. Since the spring, a number of technology companies have taken up office space in WIN’s six buildings in the district, including high-growth startups such as Auvik, Axonify, Magnet Forensics and Trustpoint Innovation Technologies. And the R+T Park has plans for the construction of two new buildings adjacent to the RT ION station.