More than four years after the province of Ontario announced up to $1 billion to build a light-rail transit line in Hamilton, the first sign of construction is visible. The highly debated, 14-kilometre LRT line (to be on tracks separated from regular tra
Sale of the 3.4-acre site to IN8 Developments expected to close Dec. 12
Developers who has been waiting for the #HamOntLRT has started to realize that our construction (real prep / utilities / early works) is really starting to happen, and are starting to move to add more cranes to our skyline.
The 3 bidders are already shortlisted and will be chosen (1 of 3) this coming Spring 2020 and things will start happening really rapidly after that.
A new BIA (Midtown BIA on Main/King that stretches through Sherman and Gage) is under formation which may also play a role in helping businesses survive LRT construction. There was a consultation meeting just a few days ago that I went to.
Mind you, I am not too happy about the city handling of many other things on their file -- but #yesLRT is rapidly reaching done deal status -- it's time to really push those shovels into the ground! Looking forward official groundbreaking ribbon in 2020 (likely after early works/demolitions/utilities, before successful bidder begins building).