Core Urban comes to Landsdale

Front page of Monday’s Spectator: a win-win-win for Core Urban, Mission Services, and adaptive reuse! As part of their deal for Mission Services’ property on James Street North, Core Urban is renovating a former industrial building in Landsdale, to reopen as a new, larger shelter facility by the winter.

Mission Services on James Street North.
Mission Services in the former International Hotel (309 James St. N. at Barton) Photo: John Rennison.
Core Urban refurbishing underway at the former Red Cross building (400 King St. E.), revealing traces of the single-storey Meakins woodshop. Photo: John Rennison.
Lester Coloma’s “Raise” mural (2018) on the main Meakins & Sons Brush Factory building (1 West Ave. S. / 374 King St. E.) Image: Lester Coloma.
The Red Cross’ cladding (since removed) visible to the left of the “Raise” mural. Image: Lester Coloma.
The Meakins & Sons Brush Factory complex in a 1911 Fire Insurance Plan: the Red Cross appears to have added 2 storeys to the existing, single-storey woodshop. Image: McMaster University.
Meakins & Sons postcard, ca. 1910s. Image: eBay.

Spectator print edition: “Mission Services leaving location on James North” (August 15, 2022, A1, A4) | online: “Mission Services leaving longtime James North location in downtown Hamilton.”

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

Photos: Lester Coloma, John Rennison.

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