Developer plans seniors’ home on Stoney Creek Dairy site
A Hamilton developer is hoping to transform one of the city’s most beloved ice cream shops into a home for seniors.
The city’s planning committee is dealing with a proposal Tuesday to transform the now-closed Stoney Creek Dairy manufacturing plant into a five-storey, 200-unit seniors and assisted-living home. Staff are recommending the proposal.
The store remains open.
Sergio Manchia, the project’s planner, said the project will include an ice cream shop at street level. The development proposal also includes plans to remediate the land, which was contaminated during the dairy’s functional years.
The Stoney Creek Dairy was founded in 1929 by George Dawson. The dairy bar was opened in 1942.
It closed in 2010 after being purchased by Montreal-based Creme Glacee Lambert. At the time, Georges Gaucher, president of Creme Glacee Lambert, said several factors, like high taxes and electricity bills, combined to make the Stoney Creek ice-cream plant uncompetitive.