Grimsby gets its first-ever ultra-modern commercial office tower


Published October 19, 2021 at 4:04 pm

Grimsby recently opened an office building the likes of which the town has never seen.

Despite the condo towers being erected on the lakefront, Grimsby still has very much a small town feel in its downtown core.

However, on the north side of the QEW on that relatively small swath of land between the highway and the lake, it’s starting to look a little futuristic by comparison.

A consortium of DeSantis Homes, Salit Steel and Rosart Properties built the new state-of–the-art AAA five-storey office building, dubbed the Casablanca Corporate Centre, which opened two weeks back.

Located at 13 Windward Dr on the lakefront, the building features 60,000 square feet of office/commercial space, a rooftop patio and is the first of its kind to be erected in Grimsby.

At the grand opening, Mayor Jeff Jordan said, “This project has been eagerly anticipated for years and we look forward to realizing the positive economic multiplier effects that will come with this new office space.”

This new development, which broke ground in 2018, adds to the growing Grimsby on the Lake neighbourhood, the town believes it will bring tremendous economic growth and employment opportunities to residents both within Grimsby and Niagara Region.

“The Casablanca Corporate Centre helps achieve a greater jobs to housing balance which helps the Town financially, reduces automobile dependency and ensures we are delivering a complete community to Grimsby residents,” said Antonietta Minichillo, Town Director of Planning, Building and By-law.

And while it just opened, the building has its first corporate tenant. DeSantis Homes has already relocated their headquarters to the Casablanca Corporate Centre.

(Photo from the grand opening, above, and the artist’s concept of the building, below, both provided by DeSantis Homes)

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