Business leaders argue the city has been 'losing out' by not having a major hotel. The new BarrelYards development plan proposes a 280-room solution to the problem
After years of false starts, Waterloo's downtown finally seems poised to host a high-end hotel that local businesses say is badly needed.
City hall last month approved the $250-million BarrelYards project on the former Canbar lands, proposed by London-based Auburn Developments.
Along with several upscale highrise apartment buildings and condos, retail and office space, the developer is proposing to include a 280-room, executive-style hotel complex.
Auburn president Jamie Crich is compiling a short list of potential hotel...