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The Walter Apartments

This modern 4-storey apartment comprises 38 new dwelling units, structured indoor parking and outdoor amenity space for a site in the heart of Canada’s ‘Tech Triangle’.


Location

Kitchener, Ontario

Project Type

New Construction

Occupancy

Multi-Unit Residential

Area

36,500 sf


This contemporary mid-rise apartment building was one of the first significant multiresidential redevelopments in Kitchener Ontario’s evolving Midtown District. The building comprises 38 new dwelling units, structured indoor parking, and outdoor amenity spaces. The project represents a successful example of realizing mid-rise, transitional density on lands designated for densification adjacent to established residential neighbourhoods. Significant time and energy was invested by the project team to engage with the City and neighbourhood stakeholders in order to achieve a design solution that was efficient, durable, and cost effective for the client while also being sensitive to the style, massing, and character of the existing built context. Our team was tasked with investigating several options for the building structure before ultimately selecting a hybrid steel and concrete system.

Partners: Vanguard Developments/Zehr Group/McGillivray Group (Development), Zehr Group (Construction Management), Stantec (Urban Planning), MTE (Civil Engineering), MacKinnon & Associates (Landscape Architecture), Witzel Dyce Engineering (Structural Engineering), Collings Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), Mighton Engineering (Electrical Engineering)