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CityHousing Building on the Rise in Hamilton’s East End

Exterior Rendering - 1620 Main St E

c/o Hamilton Spectator

Construction continues on a 40-unit CityHousing building on Queenston Road at the east end traffic circle.

The six-storey building rises on the site of the former City Motor Hotel, which the city expropriated and demolished in 2013.

A second six-storey building with 42 units (38 one-bedroom and four two-bedroom) is also in the works for the Main Street side of the site.

Of those, 22 are expected to be rent-geared-to-income with the balance offered at “affordable market” rates, which are between 50 and 75 per cent of private market rents in Hamilton, CityHousing notes. 

Designed by mcCallumSather and built by Melloul-Blamey, the mass-timber building is expected to be ready for tenants by mid-to-late 2025.

Both buildings are to be certified under Passive House Institute standards, making for low energy use and low green-house gas emissions while drawing on solar power for 20 per cent of their annual energy needs.

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