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.

Hamilton Community Land Trust – Fall Update

Happy autumn from the Hamilton CLT Board of Directors! As we begin our fifth operating year, we are pleased to update you on the progress of our first project at 278 Wilson Street, in addition to other updates and announcements.  278 Wilson Street UpdateAs you may remember, we acquired possession of our first property at 278 Wilson […]

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Hamilton Community Land Trust Takes Possession of 278 Wilson!

Photo credit: ARAS Imaging Good news, everyone! Yesterday the HCLT took possession of the property at 278 Wilson! See below for the complete press release. As always, thank you for your continued support! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Hamilton Community Land Trust (HCLT) is excited to announce that on July 20th, 2017 it officially became owners […]

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Born in Beasley (Part 3)

The article can be viewed here in PDF format. Time for another issue of Born in Beasley! [Photo by: Brett Klassen] In our last issue, John introduced the reader to Allison Maxted, former Project Director and current Board Member of the HCLT, and the story of how a Caledonia native would fall in love with the urban […]

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HCLT to acquire its first property!

Big news for all of us today! The Hamilton Community Land Trust is excited to announce it has received a formal commitment via a passed motion from Hamilton City Council’s Planning Committee to begin transfer of the City’s surplus land located at 278 Wilson Street, in Hamilton’s Ward 3. See below for the full press release! […]

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National Heritage Trust Conference

Hello HCLT Supporters! In late October, our own board members Kathy Stacey and Allison Maxted participated in the National Trust Conference 2016, Heritage Rising. The aim of the conference was to discuss the interconnecting issues heritage buildings and planning, gentrification, and affordable housing from myriad perspectives: What role do our heritage buildings serve in the […]

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SPRC Partnership, Donations

The HCLT is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Social Planning and Research Council! The SPRC has been a friend and pillar of support to the HCLT over the past two years, and we are excited to be taking this relationship in a new direction. As a result, this partnership will allow the HCLT to […]

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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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