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Hamilton getting hammered with construction

July 30, 2013   By STAFF REPORT

The City of Hamilton is seeing more than it’s fair share of construction projects this summer, according to a report by the CBC. A Statistics Canada study released in July indicates commercial investment in the “Hammer” has surged eight per recently.

The following list is a roundup of eight ongoing large-scale construction projects in the city which is home to more than half of a million Canadians.

  • Tim Hortons Field, being built on the site of Ivor Wynne Stadium, will be the new home of the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The $147-million stadium will seat 22,500 fans with room to bring in temporary seats in the end zones for special events. It will be ready in time to host the soccer matches during the 2015 Pan Am Games.
  • McMaster University’s downtown Health Campus is an $84.6-million project that will include a site for health sciences students and a clinic. It is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014.
  • The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Education Centre will house 478 staff under one roof. The $31.6-million project is expected to be finished by July 2014.
  • The Homewood Suites hotel will accommodate 400 guests and employ 70 staff members (full and part-time) when its doors open for business in October. The hotel will be equipped with 10 meeting rooms, an indoor pool, fitness centre, lounge and bar.
  • The James North three-floor commercial building has 31,600 sq. ft. of potential space and will be able to accommodate four retailers and an office space. It will include a rooftop garden, and surface and underground parking when it opens in June 2014.
  • The Royal Connaught condominiums will house 708 units in three towers (24, 33 and 36 storeys), located in the city’s downtown area. The first tenants are scheduled to arrive in 2015.
  • The Dundas District Lofts will consist of 44 units, ranging from one-bedroom apartments (780 sq. ft) to two-storey, two-bedroom plus den apartments (2,300 sq. ft). It is expected to be ready for the spring of 2014.
  • The Stinson Lofts are about 75 per cent sold and could see residents move in as early as September, according to the building’s developers. Apartments range from a 650 sq. ft studio to a 2,200-sq. ft. two-bedroom.

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