By Jason Leach
Published July 04, 2012
My goodness, if there's ever been a project I wanted to succeed downtown, it's this: The Mills Innovation Exchange, a proposed redevelopment of the old Cannon Knitting Mills building at 134 Mary Street next to Beasley Park.
Rendering of The Mills Innovation Exchange at the Cannon Knitting Mills
If they have a ground floor cafe I will live there. The creativity in such a venture would be incredible.
This reminds me of The Tannery in downtown Kitchener, another old derelict warehouse now bursting with life. They landed Google and have a Balzacs Coffee on the ground floor.
Last month, the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board rejected a proposal to move into this building before the details had been fleshed out. If this current plan goes ahead, the HWDSB will one day be sorry they missed out.