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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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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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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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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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Hamilton Community Land Trust Winter 2015 Update

Hello, HCLT supporters! We hope you are enjoying the slightly warmer weather and remember that spring is just around the corner. In the meantime, we have some good news to help warm your bones. We are a Non-Profit! We are pleased to announce that the Hamilton Community Land Trust has received approval from the Ontario […]

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Hamilton Community Land Trust Fall 2014 Update

We’re a little late in getting a quarterly update to you, but we wanted to wait until we could share with you our exciting news: We have applied to Incorporate! That’s right! We are pleased to announce that we have submitted our application for incorporation as a nonprofit to the Province of Ontario. Thanks to […]

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