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Notable Commercial Transactions

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Stewart Title has experience title insuring a broad portfolio of commercial properties across Canada including retail developments, office towers, business centres, acclaimed hotels, golf courses, multi-site portfolio projects, wind farms, power plants, First Nations lands, pipelines, cross-border properties and vacant parcels of land,?

With over a century of experience in protecting property owners and lenders against inherent title risks, Stewart Title stands proud as a leading title insurer in North America and one of the largest, most respected title insurers in the world.?

Our history of working with legal professionals, lenders and property owners/purchasers has provided us with the expertise and know-how needed to safeguard your real estate transactions.

We welcome you to explore this property list to view examples of commercial properties that we’ve proudly insured.

3250 & 3300 Bloor Street West

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3250 & 3300 Bloor Street West is a Class-A office complex comprised of approximately 840,000 square feet of well-appointed space and stands as one of the most recognizable buildings in the West Toronto market.

It occupies a highly visible location at the northeast corner of Bloor Street West and Islington Avenue, encompassing almost an entire city block. Both Bloor Street and Islington Avenue are primary arterial roads and provide quick access to either Highway 427 or the Queen Elizabeth Way/Gardiner Expressway, both major highways.

3250 & 3300 Bloor Street West is less than a 15-minute drive from downtown Toronto, Toronto Island Airport and Pearson International Airport. It boasts direct subway line access as well as a bus terminal. In addition, tenants can take advantage of a host of first-class amenities, including over 40,000 square feet of retail options.

The property was awarded LEED? Gold Certification for Existing Buildings by the Canada Green Building council in June 2013. It has also been consistently awarded numerous Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) certifications and awards since 2003.
Property Name 3250 & 3300 Bloor Street West
Location Toronto, Ontario
Owner Starlight Investments, Ltd., on behalf of IMH 3250 & 3300 Bloor, Ltd.
Financing GE Canada Real Estate Financing Limited Partnership, GE Canada Real Estate Financing Holding Company

Kettles Hill Wind Energy

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Located in southern Alberta on the eastern side of the Continental Divide, the Kettles Hill wind-power project is an optimal site for wind generation. Pincher Creek is one of the windiest places in the country, and Kettles Hill has a higher elevation compared to the surrounding area.

Kettles Hill generates electricity for sale to the Alberta power market. The project consists of 35 Vestas V80-1.8 megawatt wind turbines with the related infrastructure including roads, buildings and transmission facilities. Each turbine has a maximum hub-height of 67 meters (220 feet), with a maximum height to blade-tip of 107 meters (351 feet). With a maximum output of 1.8 megawatts per turbine, the maximum capacity for the site is 63 megawatts.

In full operation, Kettles Hill will produce 200,000 megawatt-hours of emissions-free energy each year – enough to power more than 27,000 average Alberta homes. Other beneficiaries of the project include the site’s landowners, who earn annual royalties, as well as the local municipality, which earns tax revenue.

Kettles Hill Wind Energy was the first company to receive funding under the Canadian government ecoENERGY for Renewable Power initiative.
Property Name Kettles Hill Wind Energy
Location Pincher Creek, Alberta
Owner Leasehold by Kettles Hill Wind Energy Inc.
Financing The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co.
Law Firm Kieth Mullback, McCarthy Tétrault, LLP

MonTerra On Cochrane Lakes

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Cochrane is a vibrant community with small-town charm, only 20 minutes from bustling Calgary, Alberta. Nestled in the foothills of Cochrane, MonTerra on Cochrane Lakes is an exclusive estate community that seamlessly blends nature, comfort and relaxed luxury.?

Situated around two spring-fed natural lakes, the 620-acre development is inspired by the beauty of its setting, featuring serene open spaces and wetlands, endless skies, and spectacular views of Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. MonTerra’s residential lots starting at one-quarter acre offer privacy, and residents also enjoy lakeside boulevards and gazebos, scenic lookouts and an extensive network of parks and pathways.
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To complement this beautiful environment, the homes are architecturally coordinated in Prairie, Arts and Crafts, Tudor, ranch/farmhouse and Craftsman styles. Designed and constructed by quality custom-home builders, MonTerra offers homes ranging from 1600 square feet for a bungalow and 2400 square feet for a two-story home. The project included 75 lots in phase one and 175 lots in phase two.
Property Name MonTerra On Cochrane Lakes
Location Cochrane, Alberta
Owner Medallion Cochrane Lakes Development Corp.
Financing QC Capital Corp.
Law Firm Lorne Scott, Scott Hall, LLP

Peninsula Lakes Golf Club

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Once the site of a massive sand and gravel quarry, Peninsula Lakes Golf Club was first commissioned in 1971, and has not looked back since. Its multi-stage expansion included an 18-hole semi-private facility in 1980, as well as the 1993 addition of a full service clubhouse and pro shop.
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Clubhouse renovations were recently initiated to accommodate the club’s rapid growth and additional property was purchased for the expansion and development of four holes. This overall plan later became the role model for many sand and gravel land rehabilitation projects.?

Peninsula Lakes Golf Club has brandished a “Top Ten” Niagara Golf Award, with an impressive four-and-one-half-star rating from Golf Digest.

Located in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula atop the escarpment, the course’s many vistas accent the immaculately manicured and maintained fairways and greens. The course has a total of 27 holes consisting of three distinct nines: Quarry, Hillside and Orchard.
Property Name Peninsula Lakes Golf Club
Location Fenwick, Ontario
Owner Peninsula Lakes Golf Club Ltd.
Financing Textron Financial Canada Ltd.
Law Firm Minden Gross Grafstein & Greenstein, LLP

Rogers Communications (Dundas Square)

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Rogers Media, a subsidiary of Rogers Communications, Inc., found a new home next to the former Olympic Torch Building in downtown Toronto. This 10-story tower is approximately 43,000 square feet houses a variety of broadcast television and radio stations, including a sports radio station.

Located in bustling Dundas Square, Rogers Media is in a prime position. More than 200 public events are held in the area each year, attracting a large, diverse crowd of visitors. Plus, the tower features an enormous LED video board, allowing residents and tourists alike to participate in a larger-than-life viewing experience.?

Capturing the local, urban and diverse character of City and OMNI Television, the building blends well with adjacent structures and attractions such as the Eaton Centre and Toronto Life Square.

When it was time to handle underwriting for this exciting project, Stewart Title Guaranty Company – Toronto, Ontario, Canada was chosen for the task.
Property Name Rogers Communications (Dundas Square)
Location Toronto, Ontario
Owner Rogers Communication, Inc.

Rogers Communications (Brampton)

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Located in the heart of Brampton just 30 minutes from downtown Toronto, the Rogers Communications facility is one of the most impressive corporate campuses in Canada. With just over 948,000 square feet of building space on 64 acres, the facility includes a 2000-square-foot Customer Presentation Centre, café and home office demonstration area, all providing examples of the company’s wide range of communications services.?

Rogers employees can enjoy an on-site health and wellness fitness center, as well as 2.5 kilometers (1.55 miles) of outdoor walking paths, basketball and volleyball courts, and a Reflections Garden modeled after a Japanese-style Zen Garden.?

Originally constructed as a factory making telephone switches, the Brampton facility was remodeled by its previous owner in the mid-1990s into a corporate headquarters. It was one of the largest office transformation projects in North America, winning many environmental and design awards. A city-planning approach was used to break down the scale of the 500,000 square feet of factory space – equal to that of a 25-story office tower – to create a metaphor of a city.?

The acquisition represented a return to its roots for Rogers Communications, as Brampton is where the company’s cable operations began in 1967.
Property Name Rogers Communications (Brampton)
Location Brampton, Ontario
Owner Rogers Communications Inc.
Law Firm Bruce McKenna and Ron Carinci, Lang Michener, LLP

Royal Bank Plaza

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The golden towers of the Royal Bank Plaza have been an integral part of the Toronto skyline since the late 1970s. The property contains approximately 1,383,000 square feet, primarily office space, and still stands as a landmark in the heart of Toronto’s financial district today.?

Constructed as the Canadian operational headquarters of the Royal Bank of Canada?, Royal Bank Plaza consists of two commercial office towers. The South Tower, completed in 1979, has 41 floors and rises to a sweeping height of 590 feet. The North Tower was completed in 1976, ascends over 350 feet and consists of 26 floors. The towers display a distinct exterior of over 14,000 windowpanes, gleaming with 2,500 ounces of embedded gold.?

The property offers access to both work and play, with the concourse levels of both towers linking to Toronto’s PATH – the largest underground shopping network in the world.?

The Canadian head office for Stewart Title Guaranty Company has operated out of the Royal Bank Plaza’s North Tower for over a decade, and was honored to provide title insurance for this phenomenal property.
Property Name Royal Bank Plaza
Location Toronto, Ontario
Owner Oxford Properties and CPPIB Investment Board

Summit REIT

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As one of Canada’s largest real estate investment trusts, Summit REIT owns a portfolio of high-quality, light-industrial properties in major markets across Canada.?

Summit REIT added two properties to its impressive portfolio. Built in 2002, 1165 Kenaston St. is a modern, 180,689-square-foot single-tenant industrial building. The property is situated on 6.53 acres of land in the Cyrville Business Park in Ottawa’s east end. 50 MacIntosh Boulevard is a 284,342-square-foot single-tenant building that was completed in 1990. It inhabits nearly 10 acres of land in the south central portion of the city of Vaughan.?

Through acquisitions such as these, Summit REIT is dedicated to maximizing distributable income and the value of its property portfolio, remaining focused on a highly stable and growing segment of the Canadian real estate market.
Property Name Summit REIT
Location Ottawa & Vaughn, Ontario
Owner Summit REIT
Law Firm Goodman & Carr, LLP

Taiga Distribution Centers

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Since its inception in 1973 as a single-location wholesale lumber trading company, Taiga has evolved to a diversified distributor of building products including dimension lumber, panel products, treated wood, engineered wood, roofing materials, moldings, composite decking, polyethylene sheeting, batt and foam insulation, siding and flooring. Taiga also produces pressure-treated lumber under the Taiga Select brand name, an environmentally friendly and economical wood product designed for outdoor applications such as fencing, landscaping and roofing.?

Today, Taiga is Canada’s largest independent wholesale distributor of building products with sales throughout North America and overseas. Its primary customers are building-supply dealers and industrial manufacturers. Headquartered in Burnaby, British Columbia, the company distributes through 14 centers across Canada and one distribution center in Northern California.
Property Name Taiga Distribution Centers
Location Multi-Site, Multi-Province
Owner 603048 B.C. Ltd.
Financing MCAP Financial Corp.
Law Firm Ian Kady, Fogler Rubinoff, LLP; Brian Duncan, Hamilton Duncan Armstrong Stewart, LLP

Thomas Low Generating Station

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The Thomas Low Generating Station project is a hydroelectric generating station in Renfrew, Ontario. The station is adjacent to the existing Lower Plant, located on the Bonnechere River.

Named after the original builder of the Lower Plant, the Thomas Low Generating Station has an installed capacity of approximately 4 MW with an annual average energy generation of 16.6 GWh.

Renfrew Power Generation, Inc., the owner of the project, launched the construction of the Thomas Low Generating Station for two reasons. The project will completely renew the existing end-of-life generating infrastructure and provide a long-term source of renewable energy in response to the Province of Ontario’s goal to meet a growing power demand and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
Property Name Thomas Low Generating Station
Location Renfrew, Ontario
Owner Renfrew Power Generation, Inc.
Financing The Toronto-Dominion Bank
Law Firm Kelly Santini, LLP
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