Hamilton, ON

City Housing Hamilton Affordable Housing


1620 Main Street is the second phase of the Motor City Hotel site redevelopment and will be a six-story affordable housing project adjacent to the Queenston Traffic Circle in Hamilton. The building will provide CityHousing Hamilton with 42 much needed one and two-bedroom units for vulnerable community members.


Going beyond conventional approaches, the project aims to achieve Passive House certification, focusing on energy efficiency and superior building envelope. What sets it apart from similar projects is the complete mass timber superstructure reflecting the projects commitment to sustainability. Leveraging Rapid Housing Initiative funds, the development embraces mass timber prefabricated panels that can be erected incredibly quickly for efficient construction. Swift construction meets sustainability, making 1620 Main Street a beacon of innovation in affordable housing.