Hamilton Charlton Block Master Plan

Location
Hamilton

Client
Nostra

Date
2014 to current

Overview

This conceptual project studies the redevelopment of a site in downtown Hamilton, Ontario. The project site is located north of St. Joseph’s Hospital, and there are several important structures occupying the block: the Church of the Ascension and its Parish Hall, as well as the home of Sir Fredrick Rastrick, a prominent 19th Century Hamilton architect. The redevelopment aims to preserve and respect the history of the site, while introducing 60,000sf of commercial space and 300 residential apartments.

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Expertise

Housing is a core focus of our business. We design innovative and adaptable buildings and master plans that respond to the immediate and future housing needs of diverse communities and all levels of income. We have a history of initiating and realizing housing projects that fill critical gaps in the market, and that are sensitive and adaptable to evolving cultures and contexts.
We undertake site analysis studies, from site scale up to secondary plan scales.  We work with developers and public agencies such as Build Toronto and Ontario Infrastructure and Lands Corporation to complete due diligence and Highest and Best Use Studies for their lands. 
We have a long history of planning and designing the public realm of cities, including streets, building facades, public places, the space between buildings and open spaces. Our team has pioneered significant aspects of the “complete streets” concept, demonstrated through landmark projects like the St. George Street Revitalization, the Bloor Street Transformation and the Six Point Interchange Reconstruction.