Feds give Hamilton $45M to build and fix 214 rental units The Government of Canada is taking real and urgent action to make housing more affordable for Canadians. For students who rent, families who own, and young couples looking to buy their first home, finding an affordable place to live has become increasingly difficult. Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and Mayor of Hamilton, Andrea Horwath, announced a joint investment of nearly $64 million from the Government of Canada and the City of Hamilton to build and repair 214 homes for families in Hamilton, Ontario. This announcement builds on the 7,255 [...]
August 2023 Newsletter Don't miss the most recent HHCA Newsletter! We have been working on an informative Stat Dec Webinar, information on the WSIB Excellence Program, YLG Summer Social event, WIC's Golf day & Much More! Read the newsletter here!
Maple Leaf's Hamilton Plant Receives Prestigious Environmental Certification On July 20, 2023 the Maple Leaf Foods plant in Hamilton received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification from the Canada Green Building Council. LEED is an international certification recognizing sustainability excellence and green building leadership. The City’s Economic Development Office identified sustainability and climate resiliency in its most recent action plan. Randy Huffman, the company’s Chief Food Safety and Sustainability Officer, thanked the City for its support. Maple Leaf received $2.6 million as part of the City’s LEED Grant Program – providing an economic catalyst for sustainable [...]
Construction hits new highs in labour force and employment Labour shortages facing the construction industry have made some progress over the last year. Employment gains over the past 12 months have been greatest in Quebec and Ontario. The provinces reported growth of 20,600 and 12,400 in their respective employment figures since June 2022. The advance was driven by gains in full-time work (+110,000, +0.7%). Employment gains were most significant among young men aged between 15 and 24 years and among those in the core working-age demographic of between 25 and 54 years. Both groups added 31,000 workers for the [...]
July 2023 Newsletter Check out the July HHCA Newsletter. Inside you'll find resources pertaining to working in the summer heat, new legislation on washroom facilities on construction sites, building permits and so much more. PLUS we have opened registration for our YLG Summer Social and the HHCA Golf Day. Read the newsletter here!
CITY OF HAMILTON SURPASSES $1 BILLION IN BUILDING PERMITS - SETS NEW RECORD On June 14, 2023, the City of Hamilton surpassed $1 billion worth of construction since the beginning of the year. 2023 now marks the earliest the City has reached the billion-dollar mark in construction value, three days earlier than the previous record set in 2022, which was on June 17. This milestone represents approximately 2612 building projects within the residential, institutional, commercial, and industrial sectors. The City has consistently reached the $1 billion milestone for over ten years in a row. The $1 billion mark is [...]
Building on Hamilton's proud industrial heritage, Steelport will reimagine an underutilized waterfront property into one of the largest, state-of-the-art, intermodal employment hubs in the country. May 16, 2023, TORONTO – Slate Asset Management (“Slate” or the “Firm”), a global alternative investment platform targeting real assets, today unveiled a new name, identity, and preliminary vision for the industrial lands and buildings the Firm acquired from Stelco Inc. in June 2022. The 800-acre site on the historic harbourfront of Hamilton, Ontario will be called Steelport (thesteelport.com). Steelport will reshape an underutilized port into one of the largest, state-of-the-art intermodal industrial [...]