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Slate Asset Management Enters Hamilton Condo Market With Mixed-Use Condominium Project That Bridges Industrial and Urban Design

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Rising in Corktown, the development draws inspiration from Hamilton’s rich arts and entrepreneurial culture

(Hamilton, ON) – Nearly a year after acquiring 800 acres of industrial land and buildings from Stelco Inc, in Hamilton, Slate Asset Management (Slate) is officially launching its first condominium project in the Steel City. Corktown is Slate’s latest investment in Hamilton introducing an initial 372 condominium suites alongside previously announced plans to develop the Stelco lands into a world-class industrial park with the potential to create up to 23,000 new jobs across the GTHA and inject up to $3.8 billion into Ontario’s economy.

With sales slated for this Spring, Corktown joins Slate’s growing list of design-forward residential developments, including the Studio Gang-designed One Delisle, and Toronto’s Junction House. “With every development, our team focuses on using design innovation to deliver exceptional placemaking projects,” says Brandon Donnelly, Managing Director of Development at Slate Asset Management. “Hamilton has cultivated a reputation for a vibrant arts scene and entrepreneurial culture, which resonates with our wholistic approach to developing new communities. We seek city building opportunities and invest in areas to realize long-term value and this starts with investments in great places and elevated design.”

Nestled between the City’s downtown core and the Niagara escarpment, the new community will introduce a 27-storey tower and a 14-storey mid-rise building with retail at grade. Sales begin for the Corktown East tower in Spring 2023.

CORE Architects is steering the architectural design for the project, which borrows its design from traditional industrial facades while imposing modern urbanism onto the site. Brick from the existing buildings on site will be reintroduced to the mid-rise development, a nod to the bricklayers and Irish past of the Corktown area.