Major donation for adaptive reuse of St. Giles church

Exciting news: the Friends of St. Giles have announced a major donation towards adaptive reuse of St. Giles church. As spokesperson for the Friends, I liaised with media about the announcement. The Friends of St. Giles are incredibly grateful to the anonymous donor for their generosity, community focus, and creative thinking. You can read the…

Historic Dundas church for sale

In this week’s Dundas Star News: Knox Presbyterian Church, an architectural gem in the town’s heritage district, is for sale. From Craig Campbell’s article: Sale of the 147-year-old Knox Presbyterian Church, in the Cross-Melville Heritage District, is expected to move ahead carefully with the goal of finding an offer with plans that fit with the…

Another win for housing and heritage?

Top Local story in today’s Hamilton Spectator: affordable housing developer Indwell is bidding for Delta Collegiate. Plus, Indwell announces Flourish, a new social-purpose real estate development services company. Indwell’s bid is backed by the Hamilton Community Foundation, which recently announced its plans for the Coppley building. Best of luck to the developer! Indwell is the…

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…

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…