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Old Posted Oct 26, 2017, 8:57 PM
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^^ how many hectares of waterfront property are available for a shoreline office building on the now dormant S Stelco lands? Toxic solid aside, that would make a very cool statement for brownfield development.
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Does anyone know what is happening to the old Avon Theatre on Ottawa Street now that Remember When Antique Shop has closed?
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New Stelco chief sees HQ potential in Hamilton

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilt...baum-1.4398009

The chief executive at Stelco sees the Hamilton-based steel company as the centrepiece in what could become a large empire of companies.

And Stelco CEO Alan Kestenbaum said he sees Hamilton as the place to headquarter that empire.

"We see tremendous future to building on this company by buying more companies," Kestenbaum said.

The first time the Florida-based Kestenbaum visited Hamilton when his Bedrock Industries fund was kicking the steelmaker's tires, he at first saw only steel mills.

But as he spent more and more time in the city, he began to see more — "really nice restaurants" and "young, urban professionals," many of whom, he realized, currently commute to Toronto for jobs.

He sees a talent pool that could be tapped into, he said.

"We've been reaching out to the community trying to hire people, successfully so," Kestenbaum said. "We're in a perfect place to build a headquarters and each time we do go and add pieces to Stelco, we're building a management team right now that's going to be capable of managing those other assets from Hamilton."
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good, they can all go populate the tower in jackson square.
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good, they can all go populate the tower in jackson square.
Here, here!

And if they lease enough floors, perhaps the building owner might even brand the tower after the company!
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Here, here!

And if they lease enough floors, perhaps the building owner might even brand the tower after the company!


ya ... Stelco Tower has a nice ring to it lol
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Hamilton buildings don't have real names anymore. I still call it Century21 back when there was actual businesses in hamont. Maybe call your tallest building Hamilton Housing Project 21. its pretty sad.
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Old Posted Feb 14, 2018, 1:23 AM
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I love how many of the Durand apartment towers from the 60s and 70s have wild tropical names. Lido, FountainBleu, The Sholomon, The Canadiana, Blink Bonnie, El Duque, The Monterey, Granite Manor... Some of them have their original signage up which is fun.
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I love how many of the Durand apartment towers from the 60s and 70s have wild tropical names. Lido, FountainBleu, The Sholomon, The Canadiana, Blink Bonnie, El Duque, The Monterey, Granite Manor... Some of them have their original signage up which is fun.
I live in the Monterey (which is a complex with El Duque and Bayview). They all had these beautiful retro signs for the longest time, until new management thought it was time for new signs. They had them in the lobbies of the building for about a year and had them refinished. Then one day they threw them out and replaced them with a clock. Very unfortunate.
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Saw yesterday there was environmental drilling going on at the Corktown Plaza, right in front of the empty storefront by the pizza place.
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Saw yesterday there was environmental drilling going on at the Corktown Plaza, right in front of the empty storefront by the pizza place.

Hopefully they are moving quicker than expected on their redevelopment plans.
I read correspondence from their planner to city hall at a recent council meeting objecting to new zoning bylaw being implemented by the city in that area that would drastically reduce the allowable height of new developments. Apparently this is happening all around the city as there were dozens of letters from planners and builders opposing the city's plans on that particular agenda.
Maybe they are trying to get a jump on things before the new bylaw is in place?

Every other city on earth builds LRT and adjusts urban development policy to encourage more development and more dense development.
Hamilton, one of the most sprawled-out, single family home cities you'll ever see, continues to re-write plans making developments less dense. Typical.
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I read correspondence from their planner to city hall at a recent council meeting objecting to new zoning bylaw being implemented by the city
Many of these letters are property owners protecting their interests in the event of OMB/LPAT appeals. The new commercial zoning is an example of this, many of the letter writers will seek status at the OMB hearings, without being the lead party themselves.
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Crown Plaza

If what I heard is true, the Crown Plaza is going to cease operations as a hotel and convert to a condominium.. Has anyone else heard this?
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If what I heard is true, the Crown Plaza is going to cease operations as a hotel and convert to a condominium.. Has anyone else heard this?
That would be an expensive conversion - would be easier to go to adult lifestlye building (ex. Amica).
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Thier web site no longer has a booking engine on it and booking.com shows it a closed.
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I know they ditched the Crown Plaza branding and were the Hamilton Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre for a while, but I guess it's shut down. I know several floors at one point were leased for Columbia students.


https://hamiltonplaza.ca/
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^Who ditched who, exactly?
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I know they ditched the Crown Plaza branding and were the Hamilton Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre for a while, but I guess it's shut down. I know several floors at one point were leased for Columbia students.


https://hamiltonplaza.ca/
It's still being used for this purpose.
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