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The Këmp

The Këmp is planned as a mixed-use development located off Kempenfelt Bay in the City of Barrie. The proposed project is located at 59 Bradford Street, with frontage on Lakeshore Drive, adjacent to Centennial Beach and downtown Barrie.

Project Updates

March, 2019

Interest on this site remains high. There is a new offer in place with a 90-day due diligence period. The offer has extension options with substantial deposits.

November, 2018

There has been a lot of interest on this site and we continue to explore all options for sale. The site is now under a new offer period that was arranged by the broker of record and the due diligence period is anticipated to be 90 days.

August, 2018

The project is under offer and the due diligence period is ongoing. The purchaser has placed a significant deposit and requested an extension to Q3 of 2018.

April, 2018

The prospective purchaser has extended the conditional sale of this site to Q2-2018. The possibility remains for this deal to go firm in Q2-2018.

January, 2018

The Barrie waterfront site which has been listed for sale by Colliers International, has produced a conditional sale subject to a due diligence period. The prospective purchaser will determine in Q1-2018 whether to waive the imposed purchase conditions or not.

October, 2017

The waterfront site in Barrie has been listed for sale by Colliers International, email Fern Turgeon at for more information. Further updates are expected to be available in the next quarter.

January, 2017

Fortress Real Developments has closed the sale of the property and has begun working with and hiring a consultant team to begin implementing a new plan. The new development plans envision a mix of low-rise and high-rise components that will make this a viable, welcomed project by the City of Barrie.

October, 2016

The sale of this site is scheduled to close at the end of October where Fortress Real Developments will take over the project and begin implementing a new plan.

January, 2016

The development team is finalizing the engineering cost analysis for the project, with the target of the planning application being presented to the City in the spring/summer of 2016.

October, 2015

The design and construction feasibility process remains active with the developer, which includes a detailed costing exercise to balance the parking and density numbers required to ensure the project remains financially healthy.

July, 2015

A large construction company has been brought in to aid in the costing exercise in order to ensure that the costs of construction line up with this project marketability.

April, 2015

The development team has been working closely with both the municipality as well as the retained engineers and cost consultants to finalize a plan that is both feasible and meets all the planning requirements from the City.

January, 2015

Submissions are being prepared to circulate with the City and the planners. This includes all above grade parking as that has been one of the challenges. Once approved, there will be a City meeting held.

October, 2014

Additional geo-technical studies have been ordered for the site by the structural engineer, as updated costing and phasing of this project are being determined.

July, 2014

After a major re-design earlier this year, this project is moving ahead towards zoning approvals. Currently, costing is being analyzed on two proposed parking solutions and once finalized, a submission will be made to the City of Barrie in the fall.

April, 2014

LiveWorkLearnPlay and the development team held two open house events in Barrie to present revised plans to the community in late March.

September, 2013

A Town Hall meeting was held late in June welcoming more than 175 community members, along with Ward 2 Councillor Lynn Strachan and Mayor Jeff Lehman. This meeting allowed Barrie residents to learn more about the architectural and design progress and meet with different members of our team.

May, 2013

A preliminary site plan has been submitted and is in review with the City of Barrie. 52 Pick-up has been doing a fantastic job with the marketing of this project, and LiveWorkLearnPlay, an international real estate advisory firm, has also come aboard to help fine tune the mixed-use elements of this project.

November, 2012

The co-winners of the Architectural Competition were Diamond Schmitt and RAW Architects. The amended site plans from the co-winners are currently underway, the sales center is expected to launch shortly after the new site plans have been approved.

August, 2012

On August 1st, 2012, an Architectural Competition was held at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Four well known architectural firms competed in this competition and was judged by a panel of some the most reputable critics in the industry. Submission for site plan approval will take place in September. Artist concept designs of the sales office are currently being completed. Once site plan approval has been achieved, the development team will be able to provide estimated construction start and completion dates.

April, 2012

Land closing set for May 26th, 2012.