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.

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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June Newsletter: 100in1Day, I Wish this Was, Planners’ Network

100in1Day Hamilton 100in1Day is a global festival of civic engagement that came to Hamilton for the first time this year on June 6th with sponsorship by Evergreen. HamiltonCLT partnered with this initiative that worked with residents and organizations to bring 118 urban interventions to the city, all on the same day. Urban interventions are simple, […]

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Community Conversation Volunteers Needed!

Position Description: Do you like discussing grassroots change with your neighbours? Volunteers are needed to join our team of Community Conversation Champions. This team is tasked with: 1. Promoting and spreading awareness of HamiltonCLT among diverse populations, and 2. Creating community conversations around land use that inspire resident-driven action Working with the Project Director, duties […]

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Hamilton Community Land Trust Awarded Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant

The Hamilton Community Land Trust (HCLT) is pleased to announce our receipt of an Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) grant in the amount of $75,900. This grant will build the HCLT’s capacity over the next year to identify neighbourhood land-use priorities, pursue land acquisition opportunities, and establish partnerships for the development of real estate projects that will […]

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100in1Day Kenilworth Workshop

We are pleased to announce that the Hamilton Community Land Trust is partnering with the Kenilworth Revitalization Team to host a 100in1Day workshop! Register here What is 100in1Day? 100in1Day is a global festival of civic engagement that is coming to Hamilton for the first time this year. On Saturday, June 6th, 2015, over 100 urban […]

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