Official ground breaking ceremony for Stittsville’s Switzer on Main

(Standing with the ‘Switzer on Main’ banner are Alan Whitten, owner and partner of Huntington Properties, along with Switzer sisters Wendy, Bev and Barbara, at the ground breaking ceremony held on September 30, 2020 at Stittsville Main and Orville Streets. Photos: Stittsville Central)

The damp weather of September 30, 2020 did not take away from the enthusiastic crowd who gathered for the ground breaking ceremony of the new development – Switzer on Main. The development to be constructed is located at the corner of Stittsville Main and Orville Streets. Appropriately named after the long-time Switzer family of Stittsville, the structure will consist of a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments on the second, third and fourth floors, with commercial space on the ground floor. The development is situated beside the original Switzer home.

On hand to celebrate the onset of construction were three members of the Switzer family – Wendy, Barbara, and Bev – all daughters of the late Clifford and Phyllis Switzer. They are all over-joyed that the Switzer name will continue on in the village in which they grew up. The sisters are looking forward to see the building when completed. They hope that their sister, Virginia who resides in New Brunswick, will be able to join them for the opening.

(On hand to celebrate the official ground breaking ceremony of the new Main Street development named in honour of the Switzer family – Switzer on Main – were three of Clifford and Phyllis Switzer’s daughters – Wendy, Barbara and Beverly.)

Also joining the team, led by Alan Whitten, Derek Noble and Craig Whitten, partners of Huntington Properties, and were happy to see this day arrive, was Goldie Gharmari, MP for Carleton, who presented a plaque to the group and shared that this will be a positive for the community and Main Street. Councillor Glen Gower expressed his enthusiasm for this new footprint on Stittsville Main and what benefits it will bring to our community. Tanya Hein, President of the Stittsville Village Association was also in attendance for the sod-turning event.

(Time to break some ground for the Switzer on Main development)

Switzer on Main will introduce a entirely new image and generation of development to our Stittsville Main Street – one that will certainly rejuvenate the main thruway and community.

A pre-registration for the apartment rentals and the project website are expected soon.

(The plaque presented to Huntington Properties by Goldie Ghamari, MPP to commemorate the ground breaking ceremony on September 30, 2020.)


5 thoughts on “Official ground breaking ceremony for Stittsville’s Switzer on Main”

    1. Hi Jayme – there will be approximately 375 sq. metres of rental retail space available for a variety of business opportunities.

  1. I wonder when Main St. will get some widening done to accommodate builds such as this one? A left turn onto Orville St. is already treacherous and this addition to the corner will have traffic backed up to Abbott, I would think. Main St. is already an onerous route to take and unfortunately, sometimes the only one available.

    1. I agree with D. Glover & am sad to see the dismantling of the village feel & look. It was the main reason for moving to Stittsville 10 yrs. ago but I can hardly get in or out of Village Court as it is now, horrendous traffic most of the day. This will be the beginning of being/feeling/looking like a village to a ‘burb.

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