Plans for The Gaslight District have continued to evolve and the excitement grows as we get ready for the area’s premier arts & entertainment district.
The drive into the building has been reimagined and now features tree lined boulevards complete with retail along both sides. Artist studios now adorn the podium fronting onto the Hamilton Family Theatre and along Glebe Street.
Gaslight Square will feature interactive art installations and a large projection screen. An exciting water feature along Grand Avenue will pay tribute to the relevance and importance of the Grand River in our community. Tenants secured for the historic buildings are now constructing their unique spaces. Learn more about two of our amazing tenants below as we are proud to introduce Foundry Brewing and Tapestry Hall.
Demolition and site preparation is well underway at The Gaslight District. Rough grading is completed onsite, and significant progress has been made in the Square in preparation for the impending tower construction. The existing north building has seen the portion near Glebe St removed to make way for the future Tower 2. The façade of the existing north building can be seen in tact fronting Glebe and will be incorporated into the artist studios and future parking podium of Tower 2.
HIP has worked with the City to resolve all appeals and obtain zoning and permit. As part of the settlement, additional walls of the original building will be preserved adding even more charm and character to the future European-inspired Gaslight Square.
The appeal and approval process timeline have lead to project delays. Occupancy for the first residential tower is targeted for late 2021.
Beesley Art Installation
Meander is a spectacular living architecture sculpture created by UW School of Architecture faculty member Philip Beesley.
The art installation, unlike traditional forms of sculpture, is constantly shifting and moving in relation to the space. It rises and flows above the public and private areas of Tapestry Hall like the meandering currents of the Grand River.
Like a river, which consists of nature’s interconnected systems, Meander is a tapestry of biology, electronics and technology. The result is an inspiring journey, where tomorrow’s dreamers can imagine nature, science and technology in harmony, creating a new form of beauty.
We have confirmed two major players in The Gaslight District. These businesses are sure to enlighten the community and ignite an excitement all their own with their unique offerings to residents and public patrons alike. Get to know them a little more below. We look forward to announcing more incredible retail and restaurant endeavours soon.
Pouring Soon in Galt.
Breathing new life, energy and appeal into the former factory-grounds, Foundry Brewing will offer expertly crafted beers that are artfully brewed using a combination of new flavour trends, complex character, and tried and true technique. Brewmaster Geoff Wiseman brings years of experience and is passionate about offering innovative craft brews featuring new flavour trends and complex character.
The Region’s Premier Event Venue.
Welcome to Tapestry Hall at Gaslight Square; a surprisingly unique setting for the new home of celebration in Cambridge.
We’ve combined the heritage of century old limestone factory walls with high vaulted cathedral like ceilings and beautiful modern design and art. The result is an event place where the past becomes the building blocks of todays special moments and our hopes for the future. Whether witnessing the commitment of a couple, planning a community fundraiser or celebrating a graduation, Tapestry Hall is where our imaginations and conversations weave together in celebration.
Look for Tapestry Hall’s events beginning this November!