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.
Most recently home to the Canadian Red Cross, the century-old Landsdale warehouse was originally the woodworking shop for the Meakins & Sons Brush Factory — now recognizable by its “Raise” mural by local artist Lester Coloma. Kudos to Core Urban and Mission Services for their continuing commitment to heritage reuse amid the ongoing climate emergency.
Mission Services plans to move its downtown Hamilton men’s shelter to a larger, renovated building.
The move is part of a deal with local developer Core Urban, which has purchased the James Street North property.
Core Urban is refurbishing a three-storey building on King Street East, just east of Wellington Street South, to serve as the new men’s shelter.
With the move, Mission Services retains its 58 emergency beds and adds 50 self-contained, transitional-housing spaces.
The century-old brick building, which was covered in cladding, has potential, Kulakowsky said.
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.”
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