Self-Guided Tour of L.R. Wilson Hall

It’s exciting watching a new building being built. For years a flurry of activity surrounds the project. As McMaster University’s newest building nears completion the sounds of construction have begun to subside. At 150,000 square feet, L.R. Wilson Hall Liberal Arts Building provides main campus with more space for student amenities, offices, research, and McMaster’s…

LiUNA Project Redevelops former Kresge Site

Demolition of the former Kresge building is underway. As parts of the building are chipped away by a excavator, the site is prepared for a new residential development in downtown Hamilton. The building at the corner of King and Hughson has sat vacant since the closing of Delta Bingo.   The former Kresge building will…

Peter George Centre for Living and Learning

As summer draws near construction season has begun. Dump-trucks and diggers are a common site on McMaster University’s campus as construction crews ready the foundation for a new student residence. New Building Adds Modern Edge to North Campus At twelve stories the Peter George Centre for Living and Learning will take McMaster University to new…

Greenbelt: Gateway to Denser Development

Each new development is influenced by government legislation, zoning, by-laws and land-use plans can dictate how a new developments are created. For decades, cities in the Golden Horseshoe prioritized development on ‘greenfield’ land. Suburban developments extended city limits in sprawling new developments. Low-density neighbourhoods were created with few services including: transit and commercial space. As…

Cancel Your Gym Membership Buy a 3-Storey Townhome Instead!

Back-to-back townhomes are a new trend in the Bay Area. A different take on row houses these properties feature multiple 3-storey units that share a back wall. Suburban areas like Waterdown are seeing tremendous infill and new development projects using these designs. However, this may not be the best use of scarce land. Provincial Pressures…

Pin-striped Building Adds Colour to the Core!

Sounds of construction echo off the hi-rises in the core. Walking along James St. North it’s hard to miss the flurry of construction at the William Thomas building. As this build rises, a new floor added each week, it nears it’s full height of 21-stories. LIUNA and partner Hi-Rise Group are developing the lot beside…