Domicile forges ahead in Little Italy

With the success of the Merrion Square project under its belt, Domicile plans to seek rezoning for another 12-storey building of 101 units up the street at the former Hutchings & Patrick plant on the corner of Hickory. According to Domicile president John Doran, "We like to get into neighbourhoods that are emerging."

Sounds like a plan to me; this is a great and underrated neighbourhood steps from Dow's Lake, ample parkland, bike paths and scores of restaurants and caf├ęs along Preston St. There are also some excellent businesses worth patronizing: Preston St Hardware, the Gladstone Theatre and Darrell Thomas immediately come to mind. With a growing business district, a good supply of office space and possible expansion of the O-Train corridor, this is definitely a neighbourhood (and project) to watch.