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Public meeting on the former Domtar lands set for November 13 in Gatineau

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Ottawa, October 30, 2014 – La Ville de Gatineau and Windmill Development Group are inviting the public to attend an Open House to view plans for the former Domtar lands, Thursday, November 13 from 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. followed by a public assembly beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Through historically and environmentally sensitive redevelopment, Windmill, one of Canada’s greenest developers, plans to build the world’s most sustainable community on the Chaudière and Albert Islands, and downtown Gatineau riverfront.

“This will be the last public consultation meeting before our development application goes to Gatineau Council in Gatineau,” said Rodney Wilts, Partner, Windmill Development Group. “We’ve been thrilled with the turnout at our other public consultations, and look forward to the opportunity to meet with Gatineau residents and stakeholders to hear their thoughts on our plans.”

Ottawa City Councillors approved Windmill’s rezoning application for the former Domtar lands on October 8th, 2014.

Additional information on the application to the Ville de Gatineau can be found on the website
The event is open to media.

To register for the Open House, please visit: or

Detailed schedule
4:00 – 7:00 p.m. – The public can view displays of the Chaudière Redevelopment project and meet with Windmill officials.
Location: Agora at La Maison du Citoyen, 25, rue Laurier, Gatineau

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – The public is invited to comment on the plans and ask questions of a panel that will include Gatineau City Councillors, and Jeff Westeinde from Windmill Development Group.
Location: Salle des Fêtes, La Maison du Citoyen, 25, rue Laurier, Gatineau

Key facts/dates

  • Windmill Development Group signed an agreement to purchase the Ottawa and Gatineau lands from Domtar on December 4, 2013
  • More than 900 people attended Windmill’s first public consultation was held at the Canadian Museum of Civilization on December 11, 2013.
  • Windmill’s development applications were submitted to the City of Ottawa and la Ville de Gatineau on April 22nd, 2014.
  • Close to 300 people attended the second public consultation on June 24, 2014 at the Canadian War Museum.
  • Ottawa City Council approved rezoning for the former Domtar Lands on October 8th, 2014.

About Windmill

Windmill is a visionary company dedicated to transforming conventional development practices by ensuring that exemplary ecological, social and financial returns are achieved in all their projects. Every Windmill development is conceived, designed and constructed to protect and enhance the local community and our ecosystem. Windmill is the only developer in North America to have achieved LEED Platinum on all its mixed-use projects. Completed projects include The Currents, a performing arts centre and modern condominium tower in Ottawa’s Wellington West neighbourhood, and Dockside Green, a model sustainable community in Victoria that was named one of 16 Clinton Climate Initiative Climate Positive developments.

For information:
Annie Boucher

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