#SPOTLIGHT GRANITE HOMES’ ‘THE JUNCTION’ DEVELOPMENT
PREAMBLE BY CHRIS TIESSEN ED IN BU
There is no doubt that Guelph’s Junction
Tech companies. Entrepreneurs. And even
neighbourhood has always been one of
a restaurant and coffee shop by the folks
the Royal City’s most unique communities
behind Kitchener-Waterloo’s Abe Erb and
– replete with serene streets, urban
Settlement Co brands.
farms (and backyard chickens), deliberate communities and, of course, the one-and-only Backpeddling bicycle shop. (And last year’s arrival of Fixed Gear Brewing confirmed the awesome factor of this ‘hood.) Now, with the completed construction of Granite Homes’ mixed-use development aptly named The Junction, this area of town is becoming an even more desirable destination. In fact, over the past few years it has really come to life. Granite’s Junction development is, first and foremost, home to Granite Homes one of Guelph’s most creative developers and builders. But it’s also where so many other innovative businesses have chosen to settle. Brokerages. Branding agencies.
This stylish co-working space is flat-out gorgeous. Tenants enjoy bright, naturally lit offices with floor-to-ceiling windows beautifully set off by the industrial-chic design that hearkens back to the spot’s original function as a CN Rail operation. The work environment is further enhanced by spacious and well-appointed shared boardrooms, lounge and break room. And it’s all close to downtown, with quick access to the 401. But don’t take my word for it. Among the Junction tenants are these four, quick to declare they have found the place a perfect fit.