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…

Walking tours for Stewart & Witton 150

Announcing a collaborative project from the Friends of St. Giles: Stewart & Witton 150 walking tours! This week, the Friends of St. Giles launched our self-guided #StewartWitton150 walking tours with a tour of Hamilton’s Stadium area, timed to Grey Cup Week. Here for the first time in a quarter-century, the Grey Cup game happens this…

Exciting news for the Coppley building

Top business story in Friday’s Spectator: B Corp TAS and the Hamilton Community Foundation are restoring the historic Coppley building, which is set to reopen as a community hub in 2023. Congratulations to the new owners for recognizing the value of Hamilton’s architectural heritage — not just for business, but also for embodied carbon and…

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…