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Thank god, that place has been an eyesore for as long as I can remember...
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gonna be real weird seeing something nice on that corner but it's sorely needed. so many other dilapidated piles of junk along Parkdale that need some love. The former Scotiabank beside this place and the now empty CIBC stand out pretty bad. Much like Kenilworth, Parkdale has a lot of unrealized potential to become a lively commercial corridor again.
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There's so many buildings like this that could use the same treatment, thinking of all of the former taverns, banquet halls, union halls, etc in the lower end of Hamilton. Hope we see more of this.

Today I heard Merulla wants to re-direct the annual $2.5 million tax rebate for abandon buildings to go towards affordable housing projects instead, a great suggestion.
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There's so many buildings like this that could use the same treatment, thinking of all of the former taverns, banquet halls, union halls, etc in the lower end of Hamilton. Hope we see more of this.

Today I heard Merulla wants to re-direct the annual $2.5 million tax rebate for abandon buildings to go towards affordable housing projects instead, a great suggestion.
as long as "affordable housing" doesn't become "crackhouse dens"
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as long as "affordable housing" doesn't become "crackhouse dens"
I don't really see how that would be the case.
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Parkdale definitely needs some love between Barton and Queenston where it's more commercial (or was). It's good to see this getting under way.
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I don't really see how that would be the case.
this area isn't exactly the most upscale area in the world..
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The area can certainly benefit from this project.

You may not know it but this is the latest project by Indwell. They are creating and operating some of the best affordable housing in the city. They also developed and operate
1430 Main Street East (Rudy Hulst Commons), 1429 Main Street East (The John M. Perkins Centre), both featured on this board, and about a half dozen others in Hamilton and Southwestern Ontario.

I have checked out these developments first hand and I find them to the the most progressive, humane, supportive, aesthetically pleasing, sustainable, housing I have ever seen.

These are not flop houses, or a place for drug addled transients.

This is supportive housing of the highest quality, a place where tenants are carefully selected for their fit. This is important because each building is an actual community where residents can stay forever.

The buildings are carefully managed and the residents themselves are involved in that management, as well as in supporting one another on a day-to-day basis. Professional in-house support is available at least one day a week to help residents connect to other community and health services. It is a very cost-efficient model.

The buildings are notable for their sustainable capitalization model, funded by a combination of tax money as well as funds from large charities such as Hamilton Community Foundation, and private donors as well.

These projects are a model of how affordable and supportive housing can be done. I only wish there could be other groups like Indwell, or that they could become the Province's affordable housing builder architect and operator.

This high quality housing provider is worthy of a thread of its own.
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Parkdale honestly have impressive bones for how late it was developed and how far it is from downtown. Would be nice to see it as a thriving strip.
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Wow! Not wasting any time here. I know they received a pretty substantial donation for a second phase on this site, so I can’t wait to see what else they’re cooking up.
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I wonder if they intend to keep that ugly white brick.
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I wonder if they intend to keep that ugly white brick.
The plywood is flush with the surface of the brick, so I would imagine something will be placed over the entire face of the building.
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This one doesn’t look too good. The exterior walls are claded with sheet metal siding.
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This one doesn’t look too good. The exterior walls are claded with sheet metal siding.
I kinda want that "ugly white brick" back.
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