Groundbreaking at Lancaster Street West

Demolition and site clearing has started at 361 Lancaster Street West in Kitchener to make way for two new residential buildings designed by James Fryett Architect Inc.  ‘Fit’ is a development of 28 stacked townhouses that will replace two run-down single family homes.

To ensure that the development stands out in a crowded and competitive market, it has been given a contemporary architectural style and bolder external materials usually found in more urban developments.  The apartments are all two-bedroom units with areas ranging from 820 to 1217 square feet.

Notice of Tender: King & Cedar

James Fryett Architect Inc. has issued tender documents for the demolition and construction of a commercial building at 357 King Street East in Kitchener.  Documents have been provided to the six invited general contractors:

– Tambro Construction Ltd.

– Devlan Construction Ltd.

– Gridline Constructors

– Gateman Milloy

– SKC Construction Inc.

– Kensil Contracting Ltd.


Questions will be received from the invited contractors only until 1:00 pm on March 10, 2016.

Bids will be received until 2:00 pm on March 15, 2016.

Subcontractors looking for a copy of the bid documents should contact the invited contractors.

Occupancy of The Secret Garden Tea House

James Fryett Architect Inc. is pleased to announce that The Secret Garden Tea House in Elora opened for business on January 29, 2016.  The Secret Garden Tea House offers formal afternoon tea and also caters to private events, functions, and weddings.  The two storey building features a main floor seating area, upstairs seating area, kitchen, office, and an outdoor patio and garden.

Groundbreaking in Ayr, Ontario

On a brisk cool day at the end of January, construction crews broke ground in Ayr, Ontario to begin the development of Hyndman Transport’s new trucking facility.

This two storey, 31,600 square foot building will be supported by steel structure and finished with insulated concrete wall panels. The building will be home to administration offices; an operations centre; a recruitment office, a recovery space for drivers with a lounge, bunks, and changerooms; and a large repair garage.

New Project: MacIntosh Gardens

We are pleased to announce that James Fryett Architect Inc. has been chosen by the non-profit organization Community Homes Group to design two multi-storey affordable apartment buildings at King St E. and Sheldon Ave. N in Kitchener, ON. The first of the two buildings will house approximately 40 one bedroom units along with supporting care and common spaces. The second building will consist of approximately 18 mixed units of bachelor, one, two and three bedrooms as well home to office, community and supportive spaces on the ground floor. These completed residences will support many in search of affordable housing.

Moving in at Riverfront

James Fryett Architect Inc. is happy to announce that Riverfront Condominiums has received occupancy.  Owners are happy to have begun moving in to the majority of the building. As this project is nearing completion, there are still some units for sale if you wish to live at 55 Water St. in Historic Galt, Cambridge.

We welcome everyone into their new home!

New Project: Cambridge Country Manor

After completing feasibility and schematic design phases James Fryett Architect Inc. has contracted with Caressant Care Nursing and Retirement Homes Limited to complete a major expansion and renovations to their Cambridge Country Manor Long-Term Care Home.  The first phase of the project is an expansion to the existing building to create two new Resident Home Areas along with a new main entrance, common spaces for residents, office, staff support spaces, kitchen, laundry, and other service spaces.  Phase two involves renovating the existing building to meet current Long-Term Care Home Design Manual Standards.  The redevelopment of this facility is intended to provide an enhanced environment for living and care.

New Project: SHOW on Erb

James Fryett Architect Inc. was successfully selected as Project Consultant by SHOW (Supportive Housing of Waterloo) to develop a 9 unit Supportive Housing apartment building at 402 Erb Street West in Waterloo. The completed building is anticipated to provide 6500-7500 square feet of accommodations  and supporting residential facilities for those in need.

New Project: Hanlon South Office Building

Chosen to work alongside Devlan Construction, James Fryett Architect is developing a design for a multi-storey office building within the Hanlon South Business Park in Guelph, Ontario. The anticipated 65,000 to 75,000 square foot building will be one of several projects James Fryett Architect Inc. has designed within the Business Park.

View Hanlon Creek Industrial Condominium and Graniteworx for further information.

Congratulations Aberdeen Homes on receiving a SAM Award

On November 5th 2015, Waterloo Region Home Builders’ Association held their 20th annual Sales and Marketing Awards of Distinction. Aberdeen Homes was presented with the award Grand SAM Reurbanization Project for their outstanding work on 48 River Road East, Kitchener Ontario. James Fryett Architect Inc. designed the condominiums and are proud of the continuing success of this project.   This is not Aberdeen Homes first SAM award, they also earned Builder Member of the Year 2011-2012.

Congratulations Aberdeen Homes and all the other nominees and award recipients.