Oak View Group breaks ground on Hamilton Arena Project


OVG breaks ground on Hamilton Arena Redevelopment A transformative project in Hamilton, Ont. reached a milestone May 16 as developers and city officials held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the Hamilton arena project. Oak View Group (OVG), the largest developer of sports and live entertainment venues in the world, is spearheading a $280-million renovation of FirstOntario Centre along with Live Nation Canada and the Hamilton Urban Precinct Entertainment Group (HUPEG). The kickoff of the stadium project will be followed by renovations to the nearby convention centre, the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the Hamilton concert hall. HUPEG, which has Carmens Group, LIUNA [...]

Oak View Group breaks ground on Hamilton Arena Project2024-05-16T19:59:23+00:00

Building a Greener Future


Estimating the impact on construction labour demands from transitioning buildings in Canada away from fossil fuels Retrofitting Canada’s residential, commercial, and institutional building stock to incorporate sustainable fuel sources, technologies, and materials could require as many as 57,000 additional construction workers and generate more than $81 billion in new construction investments by 2032. A new report prepared by BuildForce Canada and released today, Building a Greener Future: Estimating the impact on construction labour demands from transitioning buildings in Canada away from fossil fuels, considers the implications of retrofitting existing buildings to improve their energy efficiency and reduce their carbon footprints [...]

Building a Greener Future2024-04-25T16:47:46+00:00

Hamilton Workforce Insights & Challenges


Hamilton Workforce Insights & Challenges Hamilton’s Employer One survey has uncovered the needs and challenges employers face pertaining to the labour market and workforce for 11 years and counting. In 2024, almost half of the employers we surveyed noted a good short-term business outlook, with increases in revenue. However, the survey also identified some key challenges to employers. In particular, employers’ highlighted their difficulties in hiring new employees, with rising costs of business inputs weighing down on various sectors across the City. Some report highlights include: 57% of respondents said they were hiring in 2024 28.7%  of respondents deemed [...]

Hamilton Workforce Insights & Challenges2024-04-23T19:47:14+00:00

2024 Federal Budget


2024 Federal Budget Highlights Last week, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, released the 2024 Federal Budget: Fairness for Every Generation. The 2024 federal budget is the government’s plan to build more homes, faster, help make life cost less, and grow the economy in a way that helps every generation get ahead. Highlights include: Canada’s economy continues to show resilience in the face of high interest rates as GDP growth is penciled in at around 3.5% annualized growth for the first quarter of 2024 (7.4% annualized in January, and an estimated 4.9% in February). [...]

2024 Federal Budget2024-04-22T14:32:47+00:00

Ontario’s New Building Code Released


Ontario’s New Building Code Released with Revised Structure Announced on April 10, Ontario has released a new Building Code, which the Province says will reduce regulatory burdens for the construction industry and make it easier to construct housing while still promoting high standards of performance and public health and safety in new and renovated buildings. There are significant changes to its structure, and a transition period is now in effect. The 2024 Building Code is intended to streamline processes for the building sector and increase harmonization with the National Construction Codes, eliminating more than 1,730 technical variations between the provincial [...]

Ontario’s New Building Code Released2024-04-17T20:15:12+00:00

2024 Health & Safety Award Recipients Announced!


Forty-eight companies to receive Health & Safety Awards at upcoming Annual General Meeting On April 4 the Hamilton-Halton Construction Association will present members with Safety Awards at their 104th Annual General Meeting & Dinner. The Safety Awards recognize member firms who have achieved an excellent injury/frequency score in 2022/2023 and are awarded based on average hours worked. Forty-eight HHCA members earned an excellent score of 1.0 or less. The awards are sponsored by HHCA member Lawrie Insurance Group. See the complete press release for a complete list of winners. Congratulations to everyone for their continued commitment to health & [...]

2024 Health & Safety Award Recipients Announced!2024-03-26T14:22:33+00:00

City of Hamilton Exceeds Housing Target, Receives $17.5M!


The City of Hamilton exceeds Housing target, receives $17.5M from Government of Ontario On March 22, the Province of Ontario recognized the City of Hamilton for exceeding the 2023 provincial housing target, with 120 percent of the target achieved in 2023. As a result, the City will receive $17,587,390 in funding through the Province’s Building Faster Fund. This funding was critical in achieving the City’s 2024 approved budget. Construction started on a total of 4,142 new housing units in the City of Hamilton in 2023. This included a diverse range of housing across the entire City, including rental units, [...]

City of Hamilton Exceeds Housing Target, Receives $17.5M!2024-03-22T16:51:35+00:00

Slate delivers subdivision plan for Hamilton’s Steelport


The draft plan of subdivision for the Steelport site in Hamilton includes a proposed Lagoonscape that will feature a regenerated biodiverse landscape that doubles as stormwater management infrastructure. Slate Asset Management has announced it has submitted an application for a draft plan of subdivision for its 800-acre Steelport site to the City of Hamilton, unveiling new details for the mixed-use industrial park on the former Stelco lands. The plan includes 684 acres of gross development area, 62 acres of public right-of-way, 91 acres of open space and amenity blocks and 23 acres of water bodies. Stelco Steel Mills will retain 78 acres for its operations. [...]

Slate delivers subdivision plan for Hamilton’s Steelport2024-02-23T15:50:34+00:00

FirstOntario Centre renovation’s to start this year!


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!

FirstOntario Centre renovation’s to start this year!2024-02-14T16:11:20+00:00

Slate, City of Hamilton, HOPA outline major construction projects


Slate, City of Hamilton, HOPA outline major upcoming projects Major construction projects in Hamilton were the focus of conversation at the HHCA Construction Forecast event. 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 construction projects contractors should be on the watch for. Read the article [...]

Slate, City of Hamilton, HOPA outline major construction projects2024-05-02T15:37:28+00:00
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