Groundbreaking at city-owned St. Mark’s Church

The city has awarded a $4.6-million contract for the St. Mark's Church adaptive reuse project and expects construction to start this month.

This week, the City of Hamilton hosted a groundbreaking at the future St. Mark’s Centre. Once slated for demolition, the 145-year-old, downtown church is being transformed into a cultural venue and community hub.

On Wednesday, CHCH’s Phil Perkins covered the groundbreaking festivities for the evening news:

From Teviah Moro’s article in today’s Spec:

Seeing through plans for the outdoor community space was important for the foundation, board member Graham McNally said.

“Make it the best you can out of the gate so that it encourages people to use it and then it enhances the chances of success,” said McNally, who is an architect.

Brown noted the neighbourhood association would at long last have a dedicated space to hold meetings. “We have met in dining rooms since 1972.”

But she also looks forward to St. Mark’s hosting cultural events, weddings, birthday parties and concerts. “Things to bring community together.”

The city has awarded a $4.6-million contract for the St. Mark’s Church adaptive reuse project and expects construction to start this month. Barry Gray / The Hamilton Spectator file photo
Photo: Barry Gray.
Photo: Hamilton Spectator.
Exterior rendering – view of the main entrance. Image: ATA Architects Inc.
Exterior rendering – bird’s eye view from northeast. Image: ATA Architects Inc.

Spectator print edition: “Restored St. Mark’s expected to open in 2024” (July 7, 2022, A7) | online: “145-year-old Hamilton church to transform into community centre.”

CHCH-TV (est. 1954) provides broadcast news for Hamilton and the surrounding Halton and Niagara regions. The Hamilton Spectator (est. 1846) is published by Metroland Media Group, a division of Torstar.

Photo: Barry Gray. Renderings: ATA Architects Inc.

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