Allison Maxted

Allison Maxted

Allison has recently completed an MA in Planning: Urban Development at the University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP). She has a background in community development and urban research including as a Coordinator for Kitchener's Festival of Neighbourhoods and a volunteer for the Collingwood Neighbourhood House in Vancouver. Allison is currently working with a team of volunteers to develop a community land trust that will aid the equitable revitalisation of downtown Hamilton.

Five Year Plan

This past June, the HCLT released its formal 5-Year Action Plan. Compiled from 2 years of in-depth community research, the Action Plan lays out key accomplishments of the past 2 years, discusses some of the challenges experienced in developing the CLT model, identifies 5 priority areas to be achieved during the life of the plan, […]

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Born in Beasley (Part 2)

[Photo by Brett Klassen] The article can be view here in PDF format. Our last issue introduced readers to Hamilton historian John A. McCurdy and the first of John’s articles in a series on the history of the HCLT. We learned of the creation of the Beasley neighbourhood, the nascent stages of what would later […]

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Born in Beasley (Part 1)

Born in Beasley: A History of the Hamilton Community Land Trust [Photo by: Brett Klassen]  The article can be viewed here in PDF format. Ever wonder how the Hamilton Community Land Trust came to exist? The truth is, this organization has been decades in the making. We would like to share an article by local historian […]

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Land Trust Action Conference

On Friday March 4, more than thirty community partners gathered in the Perkins Centre in East Hamilton for a 1/2-day conference to discuss creative solutions for developing and preserving affordable housing and other community assets in the city. At the centre of this discussion was the community land trust model and its role in supporting […]

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Public Visioning Workshops

In January, the Hamilton Community Land Trust hosted a series of public visioning workshops titled “Community-Owned Land”.  This community consultation was intended to test and prioritize HamiltonCLT’s vision and goals with more community members prior to moving into the organization’s operational phase. The central question of the workshops was: “If we were to acquire a property […]

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January Newsletter: 2015 Review, January Workshops

Year in Review As the new year sets in, it’s important to look back on what was a very crucial year for the Hamilton Community Land Trust (HamiltonCLT). With real estate values and rents rising around us, 2015 brought a new sense of urgency to our work. Fortunately, the year also brought increased capacity and […]

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Land Trust Visioning Workshops

We are pleased to announce that the Hamilton Community Land Trust (HamiltonCLT) is hosting a series of public workshops in January 2016. The main goals of these workshops are to establish priorities and brainstorm projects for the land trust. At the workshops participants will: Learn about HamiltonCLT and hear an update on what we’ve accomplished […]

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Affordable Housing Solutions Panel Discussion

The Hamilton Community Land Trust will be participating in a solutions-focused panel discussion at next Friday’s National Housing Day event: Housing for All: Balancing the Phenomenon of Gentrification. The free event is taking place on Friday, November 20th from 8:30am-12:00pm at the Waterfront Banquet Centre. Seating is limited so make sure you register. We hope to see […]

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Towards a project on community-owned land

When starting the Hamilton Community Land Trust we posted a survey on our website, polled our grassroots group of volunteers, and polled the attendees at our public launch event, asking them what they or their communities would want on land owned by the CLT. Here is what they told us: On the top of the list […]

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Writing our Own Story of Change with a Community Land Trust

I read with great interest Monday’s story in The Spec about a group of St. Claire neighbours working together to buy, clean-up and renovate a run-down apartment on their street. This amazing grassroots effort is exactly the type that Hamilton’s renaissance is built on. One building at a time, neglected properties are bought up and […]

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