Hamilton West Harbour Investment Guide

Hamilton, Ontario

Hamilton Community Foundation

2015 to Present


The West Harbour is a city-wide destination, and there is a need to plan for not only the rapid growth and intensification associated with a New Go-Transit Hub, but also the socio-economic and housing needs of adjacent existing neighbourhoods in order to reduce their displacement. Most of the West Harbour has been developed historically and more recently by individual landowners − not private developers. In order to maximize the economic benefits to all income groups, both “community-based” growth and “planned new development” need to be addressed. The Hamilton West Harbour Investment Guide will be a resource for all investors, including landowners, builders, and developers.

The Investment Guide Will Include:

  • Current Planning + Zoning Contexts (in 3D)
  • City Incentive Programs (with Economic Development)
  • Summary of Investment Opportunities in ‘Stable Residential Areas’, ‘Corridors of Incremental Change’, ‘Areas of Major Reinvestment’
  • Project Profiles
  • Preliminary Pro-Forma.

The aim is to eventually provide all information available on-line in an interactive, readily accessible format. The final presentation can be downloaded in the grey footer below.

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Our team conducts research and creates strategy for government and non-government clients on a wide range of economic development issues. This includes strengthening, broadening and diversifying the economic base of regions, cities and towns and accelerating development through improvements to land use, urban design, planning policy and governance.