The Visionaries

Learn about the team behind Gibbard District.

For over 40 years, Doornekamp Construction has been shaping Ontario’s landscape with full construction solutions from design to build. Skilled at honouring historical legacies, the company is known for transforming heritage properties, such as the Smith Robinson Building, The Woolen Mill, and Sir John A. Macdonald’s original office, into beautiful mixed-use spaces. Doornekamp now brings this unique expertise in repurposing iconic buildings to the residential market with Gibbard District.

For architecture firm Studio JCI, every community is an opportunity to re-envision a space with innovative design. By studying the physical and sociocultural context of each development, they’ve become known for designing spaces that truly embrace their surroundings. This skill set was key to transforming the iconic Gibbard Factory into a waterfront destination. By building on this legacy and leveraging its riverside location, Studio JCI has created a scenic residential community that brings modern amenities right to residents’ doorsteps.