Urban West Condo Construction to Begin July 4

By Ryan McGreal
Published June 30, 2011

Ward 1 Councillor Brian McHattie's office just issued a news release stating that Urban West Condos at Aberdeen Avenue and Dundurn Street South will begin construction this coming Monday, July 4.

The project is ready to go: the demolition permit for the existing structure has been approved, as well as building permit and site plan approval for the new structure.

The demolition is expected to take a week, and excavation/remediation work will take the rest of the month.

This news comes fast on the heels of today's report that Stinson School will also begin construction next week.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan wrote a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. His articles have also been published in The Walrus, HuffPost and Behind the Numbers. He maintains a personal website, has been known to share passing thoughts on Twitter and Facebook, and posts the occasional cat photo on Instagram.


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By Art Brut (anonymous) | Posted June 30, 2011 at 17:15:52

Someone needs to start gathering daily stills toward a time lapse reel.

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By Mark-Alan Whittle (anonymous) | Posted July 01, 2011 at 08:03:08

Boom-town, I like it. The demise of Hamilton has been greatly exaggerated. Amen to that. Hamilton should start a crane watch, there's a few of them reaching into the sky too.

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By -Hammer- (registered) | Posted July 03, 2011 at 18:15:14

Great news, I'm still waiting to see the Hamilton Grand go up, as with Queen and Main. Downtown will have of course turned a corner if something gets done with the Connaught.

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By jason (registered) | Posted July 03, 2011 at 22:16:46

also, the King/Queen 12 storey condo building is at the graveyard for Hamilton projects taller than 2 stories - the OMB.

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By -Hammer- (registered) | Posted July 04, 2011 at 20:50:13 in reply to Comment 65500

The building is at the Graveyard? Umm King and Queen is the Freemason building, and La Luna so I'm a bit lost. Also what exactly do you mean by OMB?

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By z jones (registered) | Posted July 04, 2011 at 21:33:31 in reply to Comment 65524

OMB = Ontario Municipal Board. And I think jason probably means Queen and Main where the gas station used to be.

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By GrapeApe (registered) | Posted July 04, 2011 at 12:27:20

Beware that crews are also digging up a section between Locke and Kent. It's a real mess. Hopefully the patch work of road paving is unified in the near future.

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