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Hamilton Highlights Newsletter – February 2017

In the February 2017 edition of Hamilton Highlights…

  • Tickets Now on Sale for Success in the City
  • 1 Awards Now Open
  • A Complex Puzzle: Planning the future of health care in Hamilton
  • Innovation Factory Upcoming Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Training

Click here to read the February 2017 Hamilton Highlights newsletter.  If you are interested in signing up for the Hamilton Highlights newsletter, click here.

Hamilton Highlights Newsletter – January 2017

In the January 2017 edition of Hamilton Highlights…

  • What to Expect in the West Harbour 2017
  • New Year, New Discoveries: Research Impact at HHS
  • Conncet to Careers Job Fair, February 2, 2017
  • Hamilton Employers: Be Part of the Solution!

Click here to read the January 2017 Hamilton Highlights newsletter.  If you are interested in signing up for the Hamilton Highlights newsletter, click here.

Hamilton Highlights Newsletter – November / December 2016

In the November/December 2016 edition of Hamilton Highlights…

  • Congratulations Neil Everson
  • Ambition is in Our Blood
  • Synapse Life Science Competition Applications Open until December 1st!
  • Global Innovation Grants

Click here to read the November/December 2016 Hamilton Highlights newsletter.  If you are interested in signing up for the Hamilton Highlights newsletter, click here.

Hamilton Highlights Newsletter – October 2016

In the October 2016 edition of Hamilton Highlights…

  • City and Port Looking to Change Food Manufacturing Landscape
  • New Interactive Zoning Tool
  • The Mastering of a Music City
  • Hamilton Hosts the World

Click here to read the October 2016 Hamilton Highlights newsletter.  If you are interested in signing up for the Hamilton Highlights newsletter, click here.

Hamilton Highlights Newsletter – September 2016

In the September 2016 edition of Hamilton Highlights…

  • Manufacturers Can Go Green
  • NOSH in October
  • Manufacturing Day
  • Congratulations to Lime Ridge Mall

Click here to read the September 2016 Hamilton Highlights newsletter.  If you are interested in signing up for the Hamilton Highlights newsletter, click here.

Hamilton Highlights Newsletter – August 2016

In the August 2016 edition of Hamilton Highlights…

  • The International Economic Forum of Americas – Toronto Global Forum
  • BEAM Finds a Home in Hamilton
  • Global Hamilton
  • West Harbour Update
  • Innovation Factory Launches Enlighten Series

Click here to read the August 2016 Hamilton Highlights newsletter.  If you are interested in signing up for the Hamilton Highlights newsletter, click here.

Hamilton Highlights Newsletter – July 2016

In the July 2016 edition of Hamilton Highlights…

  • Develop Your Workforce with Government Grants
  • LiON’S LAIR Tickets on Sale Now
  • More Progress at Hamilton West Harbour
  • WHAT’S HER STORY: Female Entrepreneur Networking Event
  • Coworking Day in Hamilton

Click here to read the July 2016 Hamilton Highlights newsletter.  If you are interested in signing up for the Hamilton Highlights newsletter, click here.

Walters Group building $6.4M headquarters on Hamilton Mountain

Construction of the Walters Group’s new headquarters on Rymal Road is well underway.

The $6.4-million, 30,000-square-foot structure is being built next to one of the company’s production facilities at 1318 Rymal Rd. E., just west of Dartnall Road. It will consolidate administration, engineers, project managers and sales staff under one roof, said Walter Koppelaar, president of the family-owned company. It is expected to open in 2017.

The company, which specializes in complex commercial and industrial steelwork projects, marked its 60th anniversary this year.

Walters Group started in 1956 as Walters Welding and Iron Works, working out of an 800-square-foot shop on Upper Wellington, making ornamental porch handrails and fire escapes for residential properties.

Some of the more recent high-profile projects Walters Group has taken on include construction of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Bow Hi-Rise and Halifax Shipyards, and feature staircases for high-end retailers such as Louis Vuitton and Tommy Hilfiger.

Article courtesy of The HamiltonSpectator

Hamilton Highlights Newsletter – June 2016

In the June 2016 edition of Hamilton Highlights…

  • Nucor Steel Announces Hamilton Investment
  • Balzacs Coffee in Expansion Mode
  • Hamilton West Harbour Processing
  • LiON’S ALIR has their Companies

Click here to read the June 2016 Hamilton Highlights newsletter.  If you are interested in signing up for the Hamilton Highlights newsletter, click here.

Hamilton unveils its new waterfront Pier 7 boardwalk

Photo of the new Pier 7 and transient docking stationHamilton has launched its new boardwalk at Pier 7, Phase 1of a massive redevelopment of the West Harbour waterfront.

Hamilton-born residents Catherine Hammond and Donna Stewart both live at the Guise Street Co-op which overlooks the waterfront. Both pleased with they what they saw.

“It’s wonderful to see what’s happening; a rejuvenation of the North End,” said Hammond who also said the waterfront looked much different when she was growing up.

“We never came down here. It was a part of the city nobody wanted to visit or have a part of. It was known as the North End is a bad area. Now, people are fighting to get here and I’m glad to be part of it,” she said.

“I was born in the north-end,” Stewart told the Spectator at Monday’s press event. “I’m enjoying this beautiful structure they’ve done.”

The $3.8-million, 150-metre long, shoreline boardwalk features 12 docks for boaters, 14 new benches and six new lounge chairs for the public. Both the boardwalk and docking areas will be lit.

Visiting boaters can park for three hours from dawn to dusk, however, overnight docking is not allowed.

The project also includes new lighting, electrical and irrigation systems designed to support eight flower and tree beds.

“We’re just getting started,” said Ward 2 Councillor Jason Farr as he addressed the crowd which flocked to the area to explore the new space.

Mayor Fred Eisenberger agreed and called the project an “add on” to the development that will continue over the next decade.

“It gives residents another opportunity to enjoy the space as well as the boaters that come from far away places to visit … more business for Williams and more activity at the waterfront,” he said of the area he hopes to live in once the project is completed.

Eisenberger said the city has put aside about $40 million to help support additional servicing and upgrades in the future.

Redevelopment of Pier 7 and Pier 8 will continue over the next 10 years, with much of the public spaces and infrastructure to be completed by 2018.

The area will morph into a mixed-use space including new trails and parks, a residential and commercial village, a long linear 30-metre wide promenade, all with access to the waterfront.

“From the city standpoint, it’s like the front porch or the gateway to the City of Hamilton and downtown and we certainly can’t be prouder,” said Chris Phillips, senior adviser on the project.

Phase 1 of the project also included a new multi-million dollar floating breakwater structure. The all-steel construction is meant to protect the shoreline and a planned expansion of the marina docks for additional boats. Made off-site it was trucked in, assembled on-land and floated into place.

As part of the announcement the media was given a boat tour of the bay area. Phillips spoke about “enhancements” to Pier’s 4 and 5 as part of the redevelopment project which will happen in multiple phases.

The entire project is expected to be completed by 2026. The total price tag will be about $140 million.

Article courtesy of Kelly Noseworthy, The Hamilton Spectator

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