FirstOntario Centre renovation will kick off multiple project launches Hamilton’s on-again, off-again FirstOntario Centre renovation project is slated to start within three months, with shovels hitting the ground in April or May. PJ Mercanti of the Hamilton Urban Precinct Entertainment Group and Tom Pistore of OVG Canada recently updated HHCA members on plans for the renovation of FirstOntario Centre in downtown Hamilton and redevelopment of the surrounding district. Read the article here!
Slate, City of Hamilton, HOPA outline major upcoming projects Slate Asset Management, developer of the 800-acre Steelport multi-use project on Hamilton, Ont.’s waterfront, was a headliner as local builders gathered to scout out project leads at the Hamilton-Halton Construction Association’s annual Construction Forecast presentation recently. In addition to Slate, the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and the City of Hamilton were present and shared a lengthy list of upcoming projects contractors should be on the watch for. Read the article here!
Final budget, completion date still uncertain for Hamilton LRT Metrolinx executive told HHCA's Construction Forecast audience last week the agency is making solid progress on its Hamilton LRT project version 2.0 with early works begun and significant details now nailed down, but two big ones still unconfirmed – cost and completion date. Jason Fellen, vice-president for Hamilton light rail transit for the agency, offered members of the Hamilton-Halton Construction Association an update on the complex 14-kilometre project during the HHCA’s 2024 forecast event. Fellen told the Hamilton builders Metrolinx has chosen to proceed with an Alliance model for package [...]
"We’re being very, very careful on where we invest, making sure that it’s strategic" Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) executive Jonathan Wetselaar delivered the goods at a recent Hamilton construction forum, outlining 11 projects large and small that are slated to go to tender in the first half of this year in addition to several engineering jobs. Highlights of Wetselaar’s presentation to guests attending the Hamilton-Halton Construction Association’s Construction Forecast included a Hamilton Harbour Maintenance Dredging project, a rehabilitation job of Pier 14 Wharf and construction of a Pier 15 Steel Transload Facility. Click here for the full article [...]
"Massive Construction Projects in the pipeline for Hamilton" "It looks like a bright construction picture for Hamilton over the next few years. That was the message as several construction and infrastructure leaders met at the Michelangelo banquet Hall on January 19 to discuss upcoming projects. Hosted by Hamilton Halton Construction Association (HHCA) the meeting featured presentations from Slate Asset Management, Hamilton Water, Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA), McMaster and Mohawk post-secondary schools, and Construct Connect. Steve Dejonckheere, Senior Vice President of Slate, a global investment and asset management firm focused on real estate and infrastructure, spoke about the [...]
"Slate unveils early projects in Stelco lands development" "Slate Asset Management recently offered a first glimpse of plans for the redevelopment of 700 acres of prime industrial/commercial land on the former Stelco property on Hamilton Harbour to a local construction audience keen with anticipation. Slate senior vice-president Steve Dejonckheere told delegates attending the Hamilton-Halton Construction Association’s Construction Forecast event Jan. 19 that early projects such as hotspot remediation could get underway within a year, master planning with the City of Hamilton is in progress and short-term repurposing of about 160,000 square feet of existing shops with high ceiling [...]
"Residences to help solve McMaster’s housing crunch" "With lack of student housing now a significant problem, Hamilton, Ont.’s McMaster University is taking two leaps forward with major projects set to open this year and in 2026. The latter project, to be known as Lincoln Alexander Hall, will set a new standard for student residences in the region with 1,366 beds planned, almost three times the size of the largest current residence. McMaster’s assistant vice-president and chief facilities officer Debbie Martin outlined plans for the two residences and other capital projects at the recent Hamilton-Halton Construction Association’s (HHCA) Construction [...]
Lawrie Insurance Group Donates $40,000 to Mohawk College to Support Students HHCA Member, Lawrie Insurance Group, is pleased to announce that in recognition of its 40th Anniversary as a fiercely independent and proud local business, it is committing $40,000 to provide direct financial support to students within the Insurance and Business Administration programs at Mohawk College. As one of the college’s Premier Future Ready Companies, CEO Bob Lawrie announced the donation at an alumni reception in front of the Lawrie team, many of whom are proud Mohawk graduates. Read the announcement!
The HHCA announces its participation with HamiltoNEXT! This fall, HamiltoNEXT, a non‐partisan alliance of local business organizations, is talking to Hamilton voters about their vision for the city's future and encouraging them to ask candidates for Mayor and Council where they stand on important issues. Read the exciting news here!