Welcome to Hamilton Ontario Canada! Please take a minute and watch this recent video from Hamilton Economic Development, really showing what Hamilton is all about.
Commercial investment in the City of Hamilton Ontario: Statistics Canada released numbers in July 2013 showing an 8% increase in local investment in and around Hamilton with projects like the Stinson Lofts, the Royal Connaught Residential Condo's in downtown Hamilton, and the Dundas District lofts, to name a few. Here is a list of some of the other developments happening in and around the city.
Royal Connaught- Condos in Downtown Hamilton
Still, quite early in construction, the three towers of the downtown condo building will be 36, 33 and 24-storeys with a total of 708 units. 135 of those units will be inside the original hotel, opened in 1916 by Harry Frost. The first round of occupancy is set for 2015.
Located at 112 King St E, Hamilton, ON L8N 1A8
Dundas District Lofts - Condominium Apartments
Construction of a 44-unit loft building in the former Dundas District School building at 397 King Street West is underway with a goal of spring 2014 occupancy, and a goal of Heritage Restoration. The loft unit will feature the original, restored staircases, stained glass and doors form 1929. They are also using the school's original blackboards in the front foyer and hallways to display historical photos and images from yearbooks, including a picture of the first graduating class from 1929.
Historic Stinson School Lofts - Condos
The former school building at 211 Stinson Street has been an eyesore for local residents for a while, but developer Harry Stinson insists people will be moving into his loft building as early as September or October 2013. The 118-year-old schoolhouse is about three-quarters sold.
McMaster University- Downtown Health Campus
Bay at Main Street, on the former Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, will be McMaster University's new downtown health campus, slated to open in 2014. The campus will be both a site for health sciences students and a clinic. McMaster plans to host 4,000 students and 450 staff members.
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board - Education Centre
Earlier this year, the HWDSB embarked on a massive construction project - building a new education centre to amalgamate staff who used to be in five buildings under one roof, on Millwood Place by July 2014.
James North - Downtown Hamilton
Jack Beume is a local developer who wants to bring downtown Hamilton back to life with his projects, the latest being a new commercial space on James Street North, at Vine Street. The three-floor commercial building is designed to accommodate four retailers and an office space. Tenants are expected to be able to move in June 2014.
The Lister Block- Downtown Hamilton
The Lister Block was built in 1923 in the core of Hamilton Downtown, located at 28-50 James Street North. After the City of Hamilton spent approximately 30 Million Dollars on renovations and restorations to this Historic building, it has re-opened and is as beautiful as ever!
Some of the tenants of this character filled building include Artists Brendon Coulter and Valerie Cousens who will be promoting and selling local artwork, City offices occupy five of the floors, and the Hamilton, Halton, Brant Regional Tourism Association rents out ground floor space, and Mezza Caffe (also has a location in Ancaster Ontario) is open for business too!
Hotels Homewood Suites
A project with the potential to bring more tourists to Hamilton is near completion. Homewood Suites, located at Bay and Main streets, is slated to open in October 2013, built by the same people who opened the Staybridge Suites just down the street from the new hotel. Amenities include an indoor pool, fitness centre, lounge and bar and 10 meeting rooms.
Tim Hortons Field - Downtown Hamilton
The $147.5 million stadium that will house the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (Ticats) is nearly complete on the former Ivor Wynne Stadium site and part of the structural bones have already been erected. Tim Hortons Field will hold 22,500 spectators, fewer than Ivor Wynne, but 40,000 temporary seats can be added in the end zones for special events. The stadium will be the home for all 32 men's and women's soccer games during the 2015 Pan Am Games.
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