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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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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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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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