Fusion Homes Unveils The Metalworks: Guelph’s new urban village in the heart of downtown


Guelph ON – August 28, 2014 – Fusion Homes unveils The Metalworks, a new urban village in downtown Guelph where a proud tradition of industry once thrived and where a vibrant place to live, work, and play will redefine our future.  It is Guelph’s story, reimagined and revitalized.

This historic site at 5 Arthur Street South is steps away from where the city was founded and once housed a grist mill, a distillery, and foundries. Now, this once prolific site of industry will be transformed into a dynamic community filled with culture and creativity.

The architecture of the original heritage building will meld with the sleek modern simplicity of stylish condos and townhomes. Just steps away, a vision of the best in shopping, dining, and art. It’s a unique urban lifestyle – right in the heart of the city.

Mayor Karen Farbridge, the Project Team, and Official Guests of Honour joined Fusion Homes’s Chief Executive Officer Lee Piccoli at the Official Unveiling of The Metalworks, on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.  The nearly $300 million, 8-acre, 5-phase master-planned development is situated in historic downtown Guelph. The 600-plus units at this transit-friendly, environmentally sensitive urban village will go on sale this fall and will be built over a five to ten-year horizon. Outstanding features of this new community include the revitalization of the former industrial lands owned by W.C. Wood Company Limited, a freezer manufacturer, to create a vibrant new live/work downtown destination, over 100,000 square feet of the site dedicated to new green space, a 50 foot wide river walk enhancing connectivity to the Speed River, and a proposed 30,000 square feet of retail/commercial space. Phase 1 will comprise 133 residences with 2,500 square feet of inspired indoor residential amenities.

The Metalworks

Like The Metalworks, at 5 Arthur Street South, Fusion Homes has a long and proud history.

Years ago, Chief Executive Officer Lee Piccoli founded Fusion Homes to offer the highest levels of service, reliability, and integrity.  In a booming industry of cost competitors, his vision of building superior homes without sacrificing quality or service stood out.  It’s these values that have helped Fusion grow into the leader it is today.  To date, Fusion Homes has built thousands of homes in five cities throughout Ontario and has earned an unprecedented five Tarion Awards of Excellence for Customer Satisfaction.

Fusion Homes goes above and beyond for each and every client, which means making sure each step of the home-building process is as stress free, transparent, and simple as possible.  While the company hangs their hat on personalized service, they also know it is important to understand the bigger picture.  This has never been more relevant than at 5 Arthur Street South.  It’s a historic site that Guelph holds close to its heart, so extra care has been taken to collaborate with the community to develop a vision that pays homage to its history while building an amazing future.

“As we embark on the latest chapter of our history in Guelph and for 5 Arthur Street, we consider the successes, the feats, and the defining acts that have taken place on the soils of 5 Arthur Street.  An authentic Guelph was grown here and defined here.  And now, we reimagine and redefine this site and this city again.  Consider the juxtaposition of old and new, history and future, tradition and innovation, vision and regard; we are poised to infuse the synergies of each into this community creating a landmark that all of Guelph can enjoy.  This is our local, authentic downtown Guelph,” says Piccoli.

The Metalworks


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