Reintroducing the region to the river.
Zibi enjoys an unrivaled waterfront location, rich in cultural heritage and history. Following hundreds of years of industrial operations, these 34 acres bordering the Ottawa River will finally be reintroduced to the National Capital Region. Zibi will now be home to thousands of people who will discover everything – from the world-class parks of North Shore to the premiere shopping and dining of Chaudière West – at their doorstep. This is why Zibi is the Waterfront City.
Zibi’s location is unparalleled. No other community boasts 34 acres of waterfront in the downtown cores of both Ottawa and Gatineau. Framed by Portage Bridge and Waterfront Quarter to the East and Chaudière Crossing and Albert Island to the West, this master-planned community will provide unprecedented connectivity to both cities and offer stunning views of the falls and Parliament Hill.
- Aerial view of Zibi looking West.
- Eateries and shops in the atrium.
- North view of Wàsa Zibi Plaza from Ottawa River.
- Aerial view of Zibi looking East at dawn.
- Restaurant patio on Chaudière East.
- Local and international eatery.
- Balcony view overlooking the Chaudière Falls.
- Overlooking Oshki Wàbowayàn, park towards Parliament.
- Laval Street extension, rue Jos-Montferrand, looking South.
- Place de l’Île-Philemon in winter.
- Looking Southeast across Union Square from Chaudière Crossing.
- Early morning on Chaudière Crossing.
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We believe that all truly integrated cities have one thing in common: seamless connections. This is why the Zibi Master Plan provides a complete system of walking trails, cycling networks and multiple transit options. The newly redesigned Chaudière Crossing will make sure you arrive at your destination quickly and safely. Along the Booth-Eddy corridor cyclists will find brand new bike paths right at their doorsteps, pedestrians will enjoy a highly walkable neighbourhood and residents will think twice before deciding to take their car. In all, this will be one of the most connected master-planned communities in Canada.
Zibi is a seamlessly connected pedestrian ecosystem with stunning waterfront routes, small blocks and frequent intersections with streets lined with animated storefronts and lively cafes. Places thoughtfully created to shop, mix and mingle. It all comes together to create a connected and vibrant, highly walkable community.
Actual Walk Score: 94
Projected Walk Score: 100
Zibi is working alongside the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau to make the National Capital Region a cyclist’s dream, starting with new dedicated bike lanes along Chaudière Crossing. This new cycling network provides safe, convenient and scenic connections to your destination.
Actual Bike Score: 87
Projected Bike Score: 100
We believe that public transit benefits personal health, economic well-being and sustainability. Our proximity to Ottawa’s brand new LRT system and Gatineau’s transit hub at Terrasses de la Chaudière brings transit to your doorstep, making it an easy and convenient way to get around.
Actual Transit Score: 92
Projected Transit Score: 100
Our central location and connectivity mean that depending solely on your vehicle may become a thing of the past, but Zibi is still providing the infrastructure needed to make driving more sustainable with eco-friendly solutions like car-sharing locations and electric vehicle charging stations.
Like all of Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, Zibi is located on the traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin-Anishinàbe Peoples. This area holds strong historical and cultural meaning for them.
From the project’s inception, Indigenous Partners have been strong advocates for their culture, and provided guidance and shared wisdom. By committing to ongoing active engagement and consultation with Indigenous communities from the start, and including Algonquin heritage aspects within multiple areas of the project, Zibi is becoming what it always intended: a place where Indigenous Peoples feel represented and welcome, and where three nations – Quebec, Ontario and the Algonquin-Anishinàbe Peoples – are joined and celebrated.News
The Zibi community is located on the shores of the kichi-sìbì, or present-day Ottawa River, which holds great historical significance as it provided means of transportation, trading, hunting, and gathering for both Indigenous Peoples and early settlers of Canada.
Many of the National Capital Region’s watershed moments happened right here, from the founding of Canada’s first female union to the construction of the region’s first bridge and the world’s first timber slide.
Zibi plans on preserving and celebrating the rich industrial history and the Indigenous cultural significance of this site throughout the project.
The Algonquin-Anishinàbe are the Indigenous First Nation People of what is known today as the Ottawa/Gatineau region. The Algonquin Peoples have occupied and acted as stewards of the land, Turtle Island, or North America, since time immemorial.
The Algonquin-Anishinàbe Peoples have long called the Ottawa-Gatineau region home. Their presence will be felt through street and park names, wayfinding, landscaping and public art. The Chaudière Falls (Akikodjiwan Falls in Algonquin) and the Ottawa River (kichi-sìbì) are just a few of the important waterways that were sources of life and prosperity for the Anishinàbe Peoples.
The first European settlements were established here over 200 years ago and quickly transformed the National Capital Region into a hub of North American lumber, pulp and paper production. This site has been at the centre of many of Canada’s industrial milestones, involving key figures from E.B. Eddy to Philemon Wright and Jos Montferrand to the Allumettières. This history will be celebrated through the preservation, and adaptive reuse of historical buildings and materials within the waterfront community.
Dream is one of Canada’s leading real estate companies with approximately $23 billion of assets under management in North America and Europe. The scope of the business includes:
Residential land development, housing and multi-family development, condominium and mixed-use development, and commercial property ownership- including resort and hospitality properties. Some of Dream’s developments include: the award-winning Canary District and the historic Distillery District in Toronto, as well as Zibi – a world-class sustainable community in Gatineau / Ottawa.