Ghost Landscape in Novæ Res Urbis

“Woodlands Park: Ghost Landscape” is featured in this week’s Novae Res Urbis, Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area edition. Marc Mitanis interviewed me about the project for his piece on Hamilton’s ongoing Placemaking Grant Pilot Program. Also featured are Esther Bryce’s “Portraits in Hamilton Amateur Athletic Association Park” (Kirkendall / Ward 1) and Hazel Cho and…

Announcing Stewart & Witton 150

I’m excited to announce a new project celebrating Canadian architecture, and Stewart & Witton’s sesquicentennial: Stewart & Witton 150. The year 2021 marks the 150th birthdays of Hamilton design duo Stewart & Witton. Both born in 1871, Walter Wilson Stewart and William Palmer Witton created many of the city’s most cherished landmarks and architectural gems,…

New home for St. Giles posts

The Friends of St. Giles have a new website — it even got a much-appreciated shout-out from Spacing! Visit FriendsofStGiles.ca for news, articles, and updates about the community-led effort to save St. Giles Church. I’ll still be cross-posting my writing about St. Giles here on this site. With thanks to the dedicated members of the…

Announcing Woodlands Park: Ghost Landscape

Woodlands Park Placemaking project to mark Stelco strike’s 75th anniversary July 15, 2021 Hamilton, ON — In partnership with the Barton Village BIA, the Ghost Landscape project team is pleased to announce a new Placemaking project, funded by the City of Hamilton and coming soon to Woodlands Park. Entitled Woodlands Park: Ghost Landscape, and sponsored…

More good news for housing and heritage

Front page of today’s Hamilton Spectator: Tal Dehtiar, the new owner of the Church of St. Thomas, is converting the 150-year-old church into 19 apartments. Congratulations to Mr. Dehtiar! This shows what is possible: taking a modern approach that supports both housing and heritage in Hamilton. (And in a climate emergency, we can’t afford to…

New UPRC proposals for St. Giles

The conversation about the fate of St. Giles continues in this weekend’s Spectator. On behalf of the Friends of St. Giles, I spoke with Teviah Moro for his story about new UPRC proposals to redevelop the site where St. Giles Church is located (85 Holton Ave. S). Stay tuned for more detailed commentary and response…