New Builds in Downtown Burlington

Provincial legislation has encouraged a culture-shift in Burlington. Landlocked by the Greenbelt, Burlington has seen a number of high-density buildings created around mobility hubs. Location on the western edge of Lake Ontario, downtown Burlington has seen multiple new builds. Each new development offering a mix of residential, retail and public amenities. Bridgewater Residences rise from…

Buildings Reach New Heights in Midtown Burlington

Driving down Plains Road gives a unique view of Midtown Burlington’s newest development. A new complex that promotes a culture-shift in Burlington nears the final stages of construction for Phase-1; a 20-storey condo tower. Provincial legislation, like the Greenbelt, promotes denser development in urban-areas by limiting ‘greenfield’ land available for new builds. Burlington has reached…

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…