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Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes Project, 120 Cannon Street East

As part of ongoing downtown revitalization efforts, in November 2014, the City of Hamilton confirmed that $5.25 million from the Investment in Affordable Housing – Extension program (IAH-E) will be provided to Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes for capital construction costs to renovate the former food bank/warehouse at 120 Cannon Street East at Mary Street. Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes and David Premi of dp.Ai architects are currently working on designs to rejuvenate the early 1900’s four-storey brick warehouse, which will offer 35 modern, affordable, one-bedroom units, four of which will be wheelchair accessible and barrier-free. There are also plans to add a fifth storey to the building. The total project cost is $7.63 million. Interior demolition will start in spring 2015, with building completion scheduled for fall 2016.
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I asked for details/renders on twitter and they told me it'll be shared soon.
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The difference between the cleaned and uncleared sections of brick are startling. Imagine how many buildings true colour is hiding underneath grime. My guess is Historia is doing all of the brick and stone cleaning/repointing right now. Will be nice to have this building all buffed up!
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The difference between the cleaned and uncleared sections of brick are startling. Imagine how many buildings true colour is hiding underneath grime. My guess is Historia is doing all of the brick and stone cleaning/repointing right now. Will be nice to have this building all buffed up!
I definitely agree. This building looks great! To be honest I am slightly disappointed, I actually thought they would convert it into a loft given the size. But at the same time I am happy that they are keeping it as an affording housing
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Wow! I bet nobody has seen it like this since before the coal era - a lot of the buildings are as grimy as they are because they are from the coal era, and burning all that coal as fuel literally rained down and coated EVERYTHING.

The green and brick reminds me of world war era buildings for some reason...
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Woooow! That's a beautiful makeover! Great job to Hamilton, I'm glad this'll be affordable housing.
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Hooray for another example of affordable housing done right. There's no need for such buildings to look cheap.

We now know that affordable housing needs to be interspersed throughout the city, because putting it all in one place tends to amplify social issues. If affordable housing looks as good as the surrounding buildings, or even better in some cases, then it's easier for people to support.

A nice exterior and fully functional apartments can be created for a reasonable cost, you just need two things: Small units, which are finally becoming legal, and a non-profit builder, in this case Wesley. Okay, maybe three things; it helps to have a really good architect, one who gets the concept.

This type of project seems like a pretty good use of tax money to me because it actually enhances the neighbourhood while giving people a decent *indoor* space to live in.

I'd rather that than seeing people living between garages or under the bridge, and I'm pretty sure this approach is actually cheaper than the alternative when all public costs are considered, including EMS, policing, ER visits, court costs, etc.
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and a non-profit builder, in this case Wesley.
Pretty sure this is Good Shepherd
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Oops, I think you're right, it is The Good Shepherd! They both do good work in this area.
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Anyone got updates on the timeline for this project?
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New windows! Looking nice too. Something may happen here after all...



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I see the taggers have already hit the bottom of the building.. looks like itll need another powerwash..
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Would have preferred black windows. Not a fan of white on red brick buildings.
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Would have preferred black windows. Not a fan of white on red brick buildings.
It's weird... even after cleaning this building still looks rather dingy.. the white windows just sorta accentuate that..
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