Catalyst137 is a world-class hub built for growth-oriented, globally-focused firms. By co-locating with other firms and services, tenants can aggressively scale their vision for the future.
SPEED AND SCALE HISTORY TEAM
Tenants can grow quickly and expand operations while being supported by a suite of services from marketing to user experience to print.
MORE THAN 100
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
OFFICE SPACES RANGING
1,000 - 150,000 SF
AMPLE PARKING AND BICYCLE STORAGE
The Dominion Tire Company plant (est. 1914) constructs a storage warehouse next door to the factory. This is to be the future home of Catalyst137.
1966 - 1986
Dominion Tire is renamed to Uniroyal in 1966 and then once again in 1986 after merging tire businesses with B.F. Goodrich to become the Uniroyal-Goodrich Tire Company.
After being acquired by Michelin North America in 1990, the Kitchener plant is shut down after 78 years of tire production.
Under Diamond Capital, the building is used as general warehouse space up until 2016 when it is sold to Catalyst137’s developers and partners.
Michael Bierstock, a respected local real estate developer, identifies 137 Glasgow Street in Kitchener as an ideal place for a technology hub. Responding to a vision statement by three local hardware technology companies, Mr. Bierstock enlists the help of Kurtis McBride of Miovision and Frank Voisin of Voisin Capital to bring this vision to reality.
Michael Bierstock, Kurtis McBride and Frank Voisin make public their plans for transforming the empty warehouse space into Catalyst137 and construction begins.
In the midst of ongoing construction, Miovision becomes the first official tenant.
Red Circle Coffee and Graffiti Market make their debut, opening Catalyst137 up to the rest of the Kitchener-Waterloo community.
It takes a hard-working team to run a building of this scale. Meet the people behind it all.
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