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Factory Square’s grand welcoming

A night to remember.

On June 29th, 2016, Factory Square hosted it’s Grand Opening to the Waterloo Region community. We welcomed well over 200 guests for a sneak peak of our 215,000 square foot space. Guests learned, laughed, and enjoyed delicious food & beverage to boot. A huge thanks to all who could join us! The Factory Square Grand Opening gave guests the chance to explore the revamped space from end-to-end, complete their “passports”, and indulge in delicious catering by the Charcoal Group. Attendees also enjoyed fine Californian wines, inspiring speeches, and supreme music by five time Juno winner Alan Frew.

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The Honourable Bardish Chagger

The Honarable Bardish Chagger was elected as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Waterloo on October 19th, 2015. She was named as Minister of Small Business and Tourism by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on November 4th, 2015. A driving force in Waterloo Region, Bardish Chagger has lived in Waterloo all her life. In 2004, she graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Science degree. Bardish is the recipient of the Pink Attitude Evolution’s “Woman of the Year” award and the Waterloo Region Record’s “40 under 40” award.

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From a vision to reality

Building on the demands of a highly entrepreneurial region that requires collaborative environments to facilitate the exchange of ideas, knowledge and expertise, Factory Square is strategically nestled among the University of Waterloo, the Accelerator Centre and the Region’s new light rail transit system (LRT). After months of construction, Factory Squares nears completion in the summer of 2016. Changing the Region - “We are delighted to see the ongoing investment and development of Waterloo’s Idea Quarter,” said Mayor Dave Jaworsky, City of Waterloo. “Discovery and entrepreneurship runs deep in Waterloo Region and we are pleased to welcome Factory Square and its collaborative-focused spirit that will contribute greatly to our innovation ecosystem.”

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