The Metalworks

A historic site in Guelph is getting a new lease on life. The Metalworks, a new Fusion Homes project coming to 5 Arthur Street South, will reanimate a one-of-a-kind structure with an industrial past. Formerly the home of a grist mill, a distillery, and foundries, the historic building will be revitalized into a dynamic new community in the heart of the downtown.

The architecture of the original heritage building will meld with the modern simplicity of the new condos and townhomes that will be integrated into the site. It’s a new way of living in an age-old corner of the city: the space will be re-imagined with new homes and the best in dining, shopping and art.

Altogether, there will be 600-plus residences in the eight-acre, master-planned development, though the first phase will usher in 133 new homes.

Mayor Karen Farbridge, the project team for The Metalworks, honoured guests and Fusion Homes President Lee Piccoli unveiled the plans to much fanfare in late August. What can you expect from the ambitious revitalization plan?

Formerly industrial lands owned by W.C. Wood Company Limited, a freezer manufacturer, the new live/work destination will be a truly mixed-used development. More than 100,000-square feet of the site will be dedicated to new green space and a 50-foot wide pathway will enhance connectivity to the Speed River.

The project will also feature a proposed 30,000-square feet of retail/commercial space. To complement the first phase’s 133 new homes, there will be 2,500-square feet of indoor residential amenities too.

The residences are expected to go on sale this fall. Be sure to register to stay up to date on the project.

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