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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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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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Why have a CLT in our community?

It’s undeniable that Hamilton is undergoing a transformation from an one-time industrial powerhouse that fell on hard times, to a dynamic and diverse post-industrial economy. Like other cities that have seen radical change and urban renewal in a short period, ours now faces as many challenges as it does opportunities: like responsibly dealing with the […]

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