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Old Posted Nov 7, 2012, 11:04 PM
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Stoney Creek Update

I am starting this new thread to be similar to the Downtown Update thread.

Seeing as there are small projects going on in Stoney Creek that don't always need a seperate thread and have nowhere else to be posted, I thought it was a good idea.

Just like the Downtown Update thread, we could dedicate this thread to new food / drink / retail shops.

Also any updates like road work, renovations to buildings, and just Stoney Creek developments in general can be posted here.

So update away!!!
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Old Posted Nov 7, 2012, 11:49 PM
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New Downtown Parkette Will Compliment Fountain Design

A new parkette will be built in downtown Stoney Creek on the western corner of Jones St and King St E. The parkette has been planned since the 1990s and was part of the Stoney Creek Old Towne Urban Design Plan approved by the former city council before amalgamation (Olde Towne Urban Design Plan pdf). The parkette design will mimic the design of the arbour structure at the fountain area on the opposite corner of Jones&King E. The parkette will feature a new clock tower, open green space, a circular walkway with benches, and a mixture of trees and shrubs. The project is expected to cost $400 000 and construction is expected to begin in spring 2013.



How the site currently looks:


Fountain area in the foreground that the parkette design will mimic, with the future parkette location in the background to the left:


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From the streetview image it looks like the current space already has Open Green Space, Shrubs and Trees, Benches.
Guess I'll have to wait and see the $400,000 "Olde Town Parkette" version to compare!
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Old Posted Nov 28, 2012, 4:35 PM
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An update for anyone who hasn't been to Stoney Creek in a while...

Here is an update on a few things that have happened in Stoney Creek (Mainly Olde Town/Downtown Stoney Creek) within the last few years for anyone that hasn't been to Stoney Creek in a while.


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The old Fire Hall, built in 1931, was demolished.

Before:

After:

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This convenience store on the corner of Lake Ave Dr and King St W was recently demolished to make way for a new doctors office.

Construction of the new doctors office...

Completed building...

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After the bar/restaurant on the south-east corner of Queenston Rd and Lake Ave Dr burned down, this new building for a law firm replaced it. (I believe the old bar/restaurant was called the Day N' Night)

New building under construction...

Completed new building...

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Another new building on the corner of 2 St N and King St W was built on an empty lot...

And this lot next door has been zoned for a 4-floor residential/commercial building...

A sign currently on the empty lot...




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"The owners of 120 King Street West (vacant lot east of the Police Station), Stoney Creek, have submitted an application for a zoning change to permit a four storey apartment building (69 units) and 10 lots for condominium townhomes. The City's Planning Department is currently examining the plan, and a notice will be mailed to adjacent property owners advising of the date, time and place of the Planning Committee where the application will be heard." - Source




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Maybe someone in this thread can answer a question for me: Where is (or was) the Stoney Creek Town Hall building within the old town? I figure it has to be somewhere near King & Lake. The old town had a very small area.
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Maybe someone in this thread can answer a question for me: Where is (or was) the Stoney Creek Town Hall building within the old town? I figure it has to be somewhere near King & Lake. The old town had a very small area.
The last "city hall" was located at Hwy 8 and Fruitland Rd. The building is still there and in use by the city and I think the RCMP.
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Maybe someone in this thread can answer a question for me: Where is (or was) the Stoney Creek Town Hall building within the old town? I figure it has to be somewhere near King & Lake. The old town had a very small area.
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The last "city hall" was located at Hwy 8 and Fruitland Rd. The building is still there and in use by the city and I think the RCMP.
The last "city hall" is actually one block east of Fruitland Rd. It is on the corner of Hwy 8 and Jones Rd. When Stoney Creek became a part of Hamilton, the new multi-million dollar Stoney Creek City Hall became a Hamilton Public Library and a Stoney Creek Municipal Service Centre.

Here is a capture of it from google street view:



The old "Town Hall" was located on top of the old Fire Hall on Lake Ave S in Olde Town Stoney Creek. It was just recently demolished.

1973:

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2010:

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2012:

Source: Google Street View

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Old Photos of Stoney Creek

For anyone that wants to see some really cool old photos of Stoney Creek, HERE IS A LINK to a gallery with a bunch of them. I've looked through them all a few times. There are a lot of pictures and it takes a while to go through them all, but there is a lot of cool stuff to see.
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The last "city hall" was located at Hwy 8 and Fruitland Rd. The building is still there and in use by the city and I think the RCMP.
Actually, I was wondering about the pre-Region Town of Stoney Creek, which wouldn't extend that far out. All the redevelopment shots got me wondering if the building still exists and - either way - what's there now.

Hmmm, kinda curious as to the administrative centre for Saltfleet Township as well, since most of it was absorbed by the Town (later the City) of Stoney Creek.

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The old "Town Hall" was located on top of the old Fire Hall on Lake Ave S in Olde Town Stoney Creek. It was just recently demolished.
Heh. Figures I'd find out right after it was torn down. I've gone by that building many times.

Thanks for the info.
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Downtown Stoney Creek Demolition

I noticed today that the McGlashon's Martial Arts building (pictured below) had just been torn down as well as the abandoned "Your Grocery Depot" store that was attached to the back of the building and faced Mountain Ave N. The building next to it was also torn down a few years ago so now there is one big open lot in between the Shoppers Drug Mart and Britannia Cleaners. There is a fence along the sidewalk so you can't walk on the lot and there is a "D-CAM Construction" sign behind the fence (same one as the picture below). If I get a chance this week I'll take a picture of what it looks like now.

A google streetview snapshot of the McGlashon's Martial Arts building a few months ago (view from King St):

Source: Google Street View

A Google Street View snaphot of the "Your Grocery Depot" store that was attached to the back of the McGlashon's Martial Arts building and faced Mountain Ave N:

Source: Google Street View

An old picture of the McGlashon's Martial Arts building from when it was a grocery store (view from King St):

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An old picture of the building that used to be in between Shopper Drug Mart and McGlashon's Martial Arts Building (view from King St):

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In the picture below, outlined in red is the McGlashon's Martial Arts building and the "Your Grocery Depot" store that was attached to the back which were both just torn down. Outlined in blue is the building that was torn down a few years ago:

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Just thought of a reason as to why that building ^ was just torn down. A few years ago Shoppers Drug Mart was suppose to expand their downtown Stoney Creek location and that is why the one building that was next to it was demolished, but then the new parking meters were put along the streets in downtown Stoney Creek so Shoppers Drug Mart cancelled its expansion plans. The parking meters have since been removed so the Shoppers Drug Mart expansion plan could be going forward...

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Here is a picture from the other day of the site where the McGlashon's Martial Arts building used to be before it was demolished a few weeks ago.



And a photo update for anyone that hasn't seen what is going on at Battlefield park recently. A new sign is being built at the corner of King Street West and Centennial Parkway South.
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Major Stoney Creek Projects

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- $400,000 will be spent every year up to 2022 to implement the Olde Stoney Creek Urban Design Plan, a blueprint that was approved by the former City of Stoney Creek prior to amalgamation

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- $200,000 has been allocated to begin renovating King Street from Battlefield to Applewood starting in 2013

- $1.7 million is scheduled to be spent to improve King Street from Battlefield to Lake Avenue in 2014

- $2.6 million earmarked for King Street to Applewood in 2015

- $150,000 set aside for a renovation of the bridge at King Street East and Elm Avenue

- A portion of Lake Avenue is expected to be reconstructed with $100,000 identified in 2013. Another $1.4 million will be spent in 2014 to complete the project

- $1.11 million will be spent in upper Stoney Creek where Highland Road West will see major construction beginning in 2013

- $330,000 will be used to create a roundabout at Isaac Brock and First Road West in 2013

- $400,000 will be used in 2014 to complete the Heritage Green Phase II project

- $250,000 will be used for the bridge at Collegiate Avenue and Donn Avenue and the project is expected to be completed by 2015 over a 2 year period.

- $9.5 million will be spent replacing the bridge at Centennial Parkway. The project will begin in 2013 and take more than two years to complete.

- $2.7 million will be spent redeveloping Barton Street from Nash Road to Centennial in 2013

- $2.6 million will be spent improving Centennial Parkway from Arrowsmith Road to Goderich Road in 2013

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Dominic Agostino Riverdale Community Centre Expansion:
- $250,000 set aside for the expansion in 2017, with another $2.1 million in 2018

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Valley Park Expansion:
- $300,000 going toward the Valley Park Community Centre expansion in 2014, while another $2 million has been identified for the project in 2015
- $100,000 for the Valley Park Library renewal in 2014, while another $1.6 million is slated for the library in 2015

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Winona Recreation Centre:
- $2 million set aside for 2016 for the project
- $19 million is scheduled to be used for the centre in 2017
- $250,000 will be spent on phase two of the redevelopment of Winona Park in 2016

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Stoney Creek Gateway

Stoney Creek councillors are hoping that some sort of welcome facility can be constructed at the Stoney Creek entrance to the city near the QEW. The 2.9 acres of land at 1400 Baseline Road is where the facility could be built. The facility would cost up to $7 million to build and the annual operating cost would be about $200,000.
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A new proposal 2 doors west of the Stoney Creek Dairy redevelopment:

121 King St E | ? | 2fl | Proposed
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Egg & I - Demolished

I forgot to post about this the other day. The Egg & I restaurant on the corner of Mud Street West and Upper Centennial Parkway was just demolished.

The Egg & I before being demolished:

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Interesting, didn't even know Stoney Creek had its own sub topic until now. I have a friend in the area I visit often, so I'm there frequently.
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