West 5, the Sifton Properties residential and commercial development in London’s west end, has taken a big step toward becoming a community that will generate as much energy as it uses.
On January 22nd, 2019 at The Sifton Centre, Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, announced an investment of $3.9 million toward the construction of Canada’s first mixed-use, multi-unit residential high-rise building to target net-zero energy.
What a year 2018 was at Sifton, our 95th to be exact. We have learned and incorporated so many new things into our way of life. We wanted to build a better community for the future, one that is more sustainable and environmentally conscious, and the development of West 5 has shown what we’re truly capable of when we work together.
Hot on the heels of opening Ontario’s first net zero energy commercial building – the Sifton Centre – and phase one of our net zero townhomes (now 77% leased), we’re breaking ground on two exciting new additions to our sustainable community: 1305 Riverbend, a 40,000 square office/retail building, and “Helio”, a 10 storey, 115-unit apartment building with ground floor retail space.
2017 was amazing year here at West 5. After years of research and planning, countless design hours and many, many cups of coffee, the community has taken shape, and people are taking notice.
At West 5 we strive to reduce, reuse and recycle. But, even those of us who are careful can get caught up in the excitement of the season. We challenged our team to come up with some fun ways to save on waste, here are just a few the ideas to make holiday gift giving a little bit ‘greener.’
On Tuesday, November 7th, QUEST announced the winners for the 2017 Smart Energy Communities Awards at QUEST’s Annual Awards Gala in Ottawa, Ontario.
It’s truly remarkable to see the West 5 Community coming to life. This year we’ve had the pleasure of welcoming several new families, and now we’d like to welcome four new businesses to the community as well.
I’m very excited to announce that the West 5 Discovery Centre is now open to the public!
This state-of-the art interactive space is designed to showcase the sophistication behind the science of West 5. We’ll use this space to educate, to entertain and to share our community vision and values with your family.
Though it’s been some time since I returned to school I always get a little rush of excitement as September approaches and we prepare to leave the lazy days of summer behind. Looking back, I can vividly remember the anticipation of the first day.