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This is an artist rendering developed for preliminary planning and approvals. It is not an exact representation of the final community plan.

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Welcome to a new Jamesville.

Downtown Hamilton is changing to reflect the demand for more housing and pedestrian-friendly neighbourhoods. Jamesville will be no exception – a mixed-income community in the City’s North End that is accessible, inclusive and welcoming. Help us reimagine what the new Jamesville neighbourhood will look like.



A competition to provide the greatest affordability and social benefit.

The City of Hamilton’s affordable housing provider, CityHousing Hamilton (CHH), owns the Jamesville site and created a competition to provide the greatest affordability and community benefit. Through a public offering process, CHH selected the Reimagine Jamesville team to transform the site into a diverse, mixed income community.


Community Update

On August 12th, 2022 our Partnership Group was very pleased to receive unanimous Council approval for the proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments associated with the redevelopment of the Jamesville lands. On August 25th, 2022, City of Hamilton Clerk's Office issued a formal notice of adoption and approval and the commencement of the statutory appeal period. Unfortunately, On September 14th, an official letter of appeal was filed by CN Rail against the approved Council decision.


Our Partnership will be responding to the appeal accordingly and will be seeking out a resolution to the matter. 


We continue to look forward to the completion of this much needed housing.



A transformation into a mixed-income, live, walk, bike, thrive neighbourhood.

CHH, together with the Jamesville Redevelopment Limited Partnership and Indwell, envision a mixed-income development that supports and strengthens the North End through quality high-performance homes designed into a pedestrian focused site. A development that increases affordable housing while incorporating new private market housing in a way that fosters interactions among residents. A low and mid-rise community that promotes connectivity, inviting the neighbourhood in to enjoy privately owned public spaces. A place where residents can live rich and productive lives near the water and downtown Hamilton, and be connected to our regional transportation network.




A transit-oriented site in a vibrant community.

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Located in a vibrant neighbourhood, Jamesville is well positioned with many amenities, most notably the expansive natural spaces of the waterfront, as well as a health centre, community centre, arena, schools, connections to a revitalizing downtown via a flagship retail street, as well as access to major transit connections. As a neighbourhood undergoing socio-economic change, the continued provision and increase of affordable housing in Jamesville is critical to allowing for a mixed-income community. It will ensure access to valuable amenities for vulnerable and at-risk low-income residents, while adding density at a key transit-oriented location.

Site is located at Strachan Street West and James Street North in Hamilton.

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A collaboration between experienced affordable housing and private market developers.

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