Waterloo’s IdeaQuarter



104,000 sq. ft. of Class A office space, 3 storey building, LEED Platinum CERTIFIED

evolv1, Canada’s first Zero Carbon Building – Design and Performance Certified, Net Positive. A uniquely modern 104,000 square foot urban space designed for today’s millennial tech-savvy workforce. Located on the doorstep of Ion Light Rail Transit and showcasing an array of amenities and creative collision spaces, evolv1 offers a perfect light-filled new home for today’s growing tech or professional services company.

Imagined in partnership with Sustainable Waterloo Region, evolv1 was certified LEED Platinum and has achieved a net positive carbon output.

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Additional Information

Architect: Stantec
Availability: Unit sizes ranging from 2,500sf – 11,269sf
Completion: 2018
Leasing contact: Ginger Whitney, Broker/Vice President, 519-590-5242,  LinkedIn


2,500 SF to 11,269 SF of available space.

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Located in Waterloo’s IdeaQuarter

Waterloo Region is an emerging international technology hub, home to startups and significant technology brands such as Blackberry, Google, Opentext, Huawei and SAP.  Situated in the David Johnston Research + Technology Park, and located within Waterloo’s Idea Quarter, evolv1 provides the ideal location for high growth tech companies seeking flexible, premiere class A office space.

The IdeaQuarter is home to world-changing ideas, the focal point where academia, industry and people collide, collaborate and excel. A vibrant epicentre for world changing ideas, the Idea Quarter brings together the brightest people, most innovative companies and the best resources.

  • 3.2 million SF of office space
  • 16,500 tech workers
  • 20,000 coop students
  • 175 innovative companies
  • Home to two top universities: University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University

Every mode of transportation at your doorstep + ample free parking

Steps away from the new R+T Park Light Rail Transit stop and connected to other locations by bus, evolv1 provides superior connectivity to public transportation. On those days when a vehicle is necessary, the R+T Park has ample free parking equipped with several eco-friendly EV charging stations — a huge advantage over the congested downtown core. And for those keen on cycling to work, there are bicycle racks and showers located inside the building.

  • Adjacent to R+T Park LRT station
  • 4 parking spaces per 1,000sf
  • EV charging stations
  • Bicycle racks & showers

Bringing ‘you’ to the talent

evolv1’s tenants need not look far to access top technology and business talent. The building is located across the street from the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University, prime recruiting grounds for the world’s biggest businesses and leading tech companies.

Net Positive Energy

Imagined in partnership with Sustainable Waterloo Region, EY and the David Johnston Research + Technology Park, evolv1 was constructed in accordance with LEED Platinum principles and is the first multi-tenant building of its kind in Canada targeting a Net Positive Energy.

Key sustainability features:

  • Living wall
  • EV charging stations
  • Constructed to LEED Platinum principles
  • Smart dimmable 1-10V LED lighting

Locally owned and managed

evolv1 is the latest addition to the Cora Group’s property portfolio and is a locally owned and managed property.

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420 Wes Graham Way, Waterloo

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