Revitalization

Raising the Hammer!

By Jason Leach
Published February 22, 2006

Downtown development continues to heat up in Hamilton. A report going before City Council highlights 14 new residential developments being approved for city loans. The 14 million dollars in city money is resulting in 117 million worth of construction in the core.

Among the highlights:

Of the 14 projects, 11 are happening along the King East corridor between the Gore and Wellington Street. This is most welcome news and we assume that City Council will be more than enthusiastic in approving these projects.

Raise the Hammer will present a detailed report on each project in our next issue, as well as some other exciting news regarding more residential development along Hamilton's Beachfront.

Jason Leach was born and raised in the Hammer and currently lives downtown with his wife and children. You can follow him on twitter.

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By judgefred (registered) | Posted February 22, 2006 at 11:25:42

Does anyone know what's going on beside the No Frills on Main St E and Tisdale?

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By jason (registered) | Posted February 27, 2006 at 09:47:35

supposedly nothing more than parking lot expansion, although if I had to guess I'd say that a store expansion is in the works...perhaps as a fortinos or whatever company owns no frills. thats just pure speculation though. the actual permit calls for more parking.

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By Jay (registered) | Posted February 28, 2006 at 01:21:34

Don't forget that there is a Hart's store going in where the old Eaton's is in the Hamilton City Centre.

Should be a good fit as it will be unique to downtown. You can't go to Limeridge or Mapleview to shop at Hart's.

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By Patricia (registered) | Posted January 04, 2008 at 19:18:26

I think it is great there is new development happening, however, I am concerned on a few levels. These condos etc. are not providing geared to income housing for families or seniors. Every Condo built should have some units available for geared to income living. Then, I would say we are making progress in making Hamilton livable. If we ignore the poor and aged and the handicapped we are living with blinders on. That is all we need is a yuppy community pushing people onto the street.

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By really (anonymous) | Posted February 22, 2008 at 09:44:09

I'm writing this on the two year anniversary of this article. I wish I could say some of these developments have started. Sadly these are the usual song and dance from land speculators who have no interest investing their own money, only waiting for the value to rise from rumours that 'something is happening downtown' then sell.

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By transitory (anonymous) | Posted February 22, 2008 at 15:27:43

Pay a visit to the Foster and MacKay buildings. Maybe not completed, but definitely started.

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By Where is it heading? (anonymous) | Posted September 20, 2009 at 00:18:30

No Frills was supposed to expand the store to be a larger 'Superstore"...that was the intention when the company bought the adjacent properties...when the recesion hit, they halted this plan for the time being...

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By gordon price student 111 (anonymous) | Posted June 18, 2010 at 14:24:33

okay, this school isnt the best but like be quite.
ou dont know anything about this school unless you go to it.
our teachers are okay.
not the best but (Y)meh.
except the music teacher -_-
but newayz DONT H@TE JUST @PPRECIATE! xD

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By hammy (anonymous) | Posted February 15, 2011 at 01:10:06

Wow, all this happening and WH created none of it.

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