Properties for Sale or Lease

The City of Hamilton list City-owned property sales online or advertise them through a Request for Proposal or Tender.

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Sale terms for beach lots in Hamilton:

  • Being sold “as is”
  • No financing available.
  • Council must approve all offers.
  • Building covenants registered on title.
  • Special considerations (PDF, 3.14 MB)

Properties recently leased or sold

  • King Street East & Centennial Parkway South
  • 162 King William Street
  • 28 James Street North, Unit D

To request more information about available properties for sale

Hamilton Beach properties for sale

  • There are currently no properties available

Downtown properties for sale or lease

  • There are currently no properties available

Heritage properties for sale or lease

Long-term leasing opportunity

Address: 88 Fennell Avenue West
Description: Land situated at the North-East corner of Fennell Avenue West and West Fifth Street in the City of Hamilton.  
Size: 3.765 hectares (approximately 9.5 acres)
Zoning: “C” District By-law 6593 (PDF, 3 MB)
Landuse: Major Institutional,Urban Hamilton Official Plan

For this City of Hamilton owned heritage site, City Council has authorized and directed City staff to explore the opportunity of securing a long-term lease, or operating and management agreement with an interested not-for-profit organization or similar body that will need to include:

  • Restoration, capital repairs and ongoing maintenance of Auchmar Estates by the organization;
  • Provide reasonable on-going public access to the buildings and grounds; and
  • Preserve the heritage of the estate and align with the provisions contained in the Heritage Conservation Easement as they relate to the Auchmar Estate.

Aerial photo of Auchmar Estates

Heritage description

The City of Hamilton has chosen, at this time, to maintain ownership of Auchmar Estates and to have it remain within the public domain; and recognizes that its Heritage interests in the real property could be best leveraged for broader public benefit through strategic alignment with a not-for-profit organization or similar body towards the restoration, operation and management through either a long-term lease or operating and management agreement. 

The estate is a property of significant cultural heritage value derived from its historical associations with Isaac Buchanan and his development of the site as a "gentleman's" country estate set on the Niagara Escarpment. The circa 1855 estate now comprises a manor house in the Gothic Revival style, a carriage house, high garden walls with two arched passage ways, a square two-storey dovecote and extensive grounds.  An extensive addition was constructed in 1963 and comprises a two-storey building accommodating a 50-room dormitory and a place of worship. A limited number of parking spaces are now provided within the property that can accommodate approximately 25 vehicles.

The property is recognized both locally and provincially, and designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. The property is subject to a Heritage Conservation Easement and held by the Ontario Heritage Trust any anticipated adaptive re-uses of the buildings and grounds are subject to the provisions of the Ontario Heritage Act and terms of the Ontario Heritage Trust easement respectively.

Submit an offer

The City of Hamilton is open to receiving proposals. You can submit your proposal by email or in person (if submitting by hardcopy, include four copies) to:

David McCullagh
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 1647

Business model

In responding to this long-term leasing opportunity, The City of Hamilton expects that with any respondent’s proposal, respondent’s also need to be able to provide examples of other various tangible business models similar in context & objective as with other demonstrated viable heritage projects either accomplished by a respondent or a demonstration of its ability to complete. 


Upon review of the various responses received, City Staff as authorized and directed by City Council and in consultation with Ontario Heritage Trust, will hold confidential meetings with some or all of the respondents. Any such meeting will serve as the mechanism for possible further discussion from the information submitted by the respondent, as well as negotiation on the key elements of the project and the business model being proposed to the City. The representative of a respondent at any scheduled meeting is expected to be thoroughly versed and knowledgeable with respect to the objectives of this opportunity advice and the contents of the respondent’s proposal.  


Upon the culmination of this exploration and negotiation process, the outcome and recommendation(s) will be presented back to Council through the General Issues Committee, for direction and approval.

The City, however, in its own unfettered discretion may reject further exploration on any submission of a respondent who fails to observe with the spirit of this leasing opportunity or if the City may elect not to proceed further with this leasing opportunity.

Intelluctual property rights

Note that each respondent needs to ensure that the information shared in its proposal does not infringe any intellectual property right of any third party and agrees to indemnify and save harmless the City of Hamilton, its staff and its consultants, if any, against all claims, actions, suits and proceedings, including all costs incurred by the City of Hamilton brought by any person in respect of the infringement or alleged infringement of any patent, copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property right in connection with their input to the City.


Respondent’s and their affiliates, associates, third-party service providers, and subcontractors should refrain from releasing for publication any information in connection with this consultation without prior written permission of the City of Hamilton. 

Unique heritage property for sale

Address: 435 Carluke Road West
Location attributes: Quiet rural setting, situated on a paved road and just 20 minutes’ drive from Downtown Hamilton.
Comments: One of a kind schoolhouse offers incredible opportunity to renovate/convert this heritage building into a unique & quaint country home. All it needs is your imagination and personal touch.
Size:  1 acre (165’ x 264’)
Zoning: Open Space "P4" in Zoning By-law 05-200. City initiative to re-zone the property to permit Single Family Dwelling

Former 1858 school house built in Gothic Revival Style and repurposed in 1969 as the Carluke Community Centre. The building is approximately 1,570 square feet. The main floor is adorned with an abundance of natural woodwork such as pine plank stairway, wainscoting and natural wood doors and trim. There is a small kitchenette, two bathrooms and a large expansive classroom/main hall with 16’ ceiling. Majority of the basement is finished.   

Map of Property for Sale: 435 Carluke Road West

Heritage designated under Part IV of Ontario Heritage Act and a “protected heritage property” under the Provincial Policy Statement.  Exterior heritage features include the Gothic copula, weathervane, front portico, brickwork and windows. Interior heritage features include the wide plank stairway within the vestibule, wooden doors and flooring, and wainscoting.

Land Use Planning

Permitted uses:

  • Botanical Gardens 
  • Cemetery Community
  • Garden 
  • Conservation 
  • Golf Course (excluding mini-golf) 
  • Nature Centres
  • Marina
  • Recreation Seasonal Campground
  • Urban Farm
  • By-law 14-238 (September 10, 2014), By-law 14-273 (September 24, 2014), By-law No. 15-173 (July 10, 2015)

Note: City applying to re-zone the subject property to permit a Single Family Dwelling.

Submit an offer

Asking price: $399,000

All offer submissions require a 10% deposit by certified cheque.
Offers to be submitted to: City Hall, 71 Main Street West, 7th floor

If you have any questions about this property for sale, contact:
Frank Albrecht
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 2656

Elevation view of 435 Carluke Road West

Heritage plaque for 435 Carluke Road West

Vestibule features wide plank pine stairs, wainscoting and natural wood trim

Classroom/Main Hall, approximate size: 28’ x 32’ includes early woodwork such as wooden doors and trim, wainscoting and set of four-over-four double hung sash windows

Commercial properties for sale or lease

Commercial Street-front Retail for lease

Address: 89 King Street E at John Street (Street-front)
Description:  Ground floor, grade level, street front, located within a mixed used residential/commercial building. Located directly across from Royal Connaught and Gore Park with John Sopinka Courthouse just steps away. 89 King Street East is a professional managed mixed used facility and well located steps from the City’s downtown core and located on the future LRT route.
Premises condition: “As Is” ready for tenants’ own fit-up and leasehold improvements
Size: approximately 1,700 square feet
Additional expenses: Utilities, HVAC, Maintenance, Realty Taxes
Landlord/Manager: CityHousing Hamilton Corporation
Lease rate: Fully Net (Base Rent /Percentage)


Both a first month’s gross rent and security deposit will be required.

If you have any questions about any of the properties for lease, contact:
David McCullagh
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 1647

Exterior of 89 King Street EastFloor plan for 89 King Street East

Commercial Retail/Office Space for lease

Address: First Place Hamilton, 350 King Street East (Concourse level)
Description: First Place Hamilton is an affordable senior lifestyle community located at the gateway to downtown Hamilton, with over 460 independent living apartments and 75 retirement living suites. This facility has a street level concourse with the leasing opportunity to offer an array of retail shops & services not only for the convenience of First Place residents, but also to a surrounding vibrant and established community.
Size: Store front units ranging from approximately 350 square feet to over 5,000 square feet
Additional expenses: HVAC, Hydro, Realty Taxes
Lease rate: Net, Net (Base Rent /CAM) and contingent on proposed use. Leased "As Is" ready for tenant's own fit-up and leasehold improvements


Both a first month’s gross rent and security deposit will be required.

If you have any questions about any of the properties for lease, contact:
David McCullagh
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 1647

Property for Sale: 350 King Street East

Property for Sale: 350 King Street East

Property for Sale: 350 King Street East

Development opportunities

Request for Information (RFI) Notice

Scope of work: The purpose of this Downtown Office Market Accommodation Consultation (Market Sounding) is for City staff to draw out from the private sector what general office leasing, or purchase opportunities may exist within the approximate depicted downtown Hamilton area, that will achieve the noted objectives/requirements and guiding principles.

City staff is in the process of developing a Master Office Accommodation Plan (MOAP). As part of this exercise the City has identified a general office accommodation need for approximately 100,000 to 130,000 rentable square feet. Accordingly the City is examining various real estate alternatives (as noted) towards meeting this need and the objective of rationalizing and optimizing the City’s downtown general office space footprint with a view to achieving real estate overhead savings through footprint reduction but yet providing an accessible, healthy, safe, efficient and flexible work environment. MOAP will lead towards the rationalization and optimization of City occupied office space within the downtown core area encompassing the strategic implementation of space standards, inter-departmental synergies and consideration for future program requirements.

View the complete Request for Information for C3-05-18 (PDF, 509 KB)

Responses to be submitted by: 3 pm, Hamilton time on Thursday, March 15, 2018

Cover of the Pier 8 - Preliminary Prospectus

The City is pursuing a two-stage, competitive bid process to sell 5.24 hectares of fully-serviced, mixed-use, waterfront development lands at Pier 8.  At full build-out, Pier 8 will be a landmark model of urban living in Hamilton and will be integrated with a remarkable public recreation area that the City plans to expand and enhance through a $140 million capital investment. Learn more about development opportunities in West Harbour

Prime Mixed-Use Redevelopment Site

Address: 75 Catharine Street South, Hamilton
Lot size: 0.39 acres
Location attributes:

  • Go Transit Bus Terminal & Train Station 1 block west of subject parcel
  • Close proximity to Downtown Hamilton shopping and cultural amenities

Asking price: $2,100,000

Submit an offer

All offer submissions require a 10% deposit by certified cheque.

Offer submission deadline: 12 noon on May 10, 2018 **Contract Pending**
Offers to be submitted to: City Hall, 71 Main Street West, 7th floor

If you have any questions about this property for sale, contact:
Frank Albrecht
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 2656

Aerial photo highlighting subject property and nearby Transit Hubs

Land use planning

Official Plan

Urban Hamilton Official Plan: Downtown Hamilton Secondary Plan Review (PDF, 862 KB)
Land use designation: Downtown Mixed Use
Maximum Building Height: up to 12 Storeys

Clip of Land Use Map for 75 Catherine Street


Landuse map for 75 Catherine Street

Zoning By-law

Zoning:  "D3" - Downtown Mixed Use - Residential Commercial Office in Zoning By-law 05-200 (PDF, 45 KB)

Clip of Zoning By-law map for 75 Catherine Street

Survey 62R-11991

Legal description: 

  • Plan 1431 George Hamilton Survey, Part Lot 77, Lot 78; Parts 1-3 on Plan 62-11991, being PIN 17170-0144

Legal Survey for 75 Catherine Street, Hamilton

Prime Ancaster Redevelopment Site

Address: 30 Queen Street, Ancaster
Lot size: 22.735m (74.’59) x 66.47m (218’)  -  0.1510 hectares (0.373 acres)
Location attributes:

  • In Village Core of Ancaster, close to shopping and restaurants
  • Adjacent to Core Area – Natural Heritage System – to remain naturalized
  • Next to the future home of the Ancaster Arts & Cultural Centre

Asking price: $1,125,000

Submit an offer

All offer submissions require a 10% deposit by certified cheque. **Under Contract**

Offers to be submitted to: City Hall, 71 Main Street West, 7th floor

If you have any questions about this property or to obtain offer documents, contact:
Frank Albrecht
Business Development Consultant
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 2656

Location map for 30 Queen Street, Ancaster

Proposed Site Plan

Proposed Site Plan for Property for Redevelopment: 30 Queen Street, Ancaster

Land use planning

Official Plan

Urban Hamilton Official Plan: Ancaster Wilson Street Secondary Plan - Section B-2.8 (PDF, 862 KB)
Land use designation: Institutional - View map (PDF, )

Official Plan mapping for Property for Redevelopment: 30 Queen Street, Ancaster

Zoning By-law

Zoning:  "I2" - Community Institutional in Zoning By-law 05-200 (PDF, 45 KB) & Site Specific Zone - Exception 622 (Holding - H96) (PDF, ) 

Permitted uses:

  • Place of Worship, Place of Assembly
  • Residential Care Facility
  • Retirement Home
  • Duplex Dwelling
  • Semi-detached Dwelling
  • Single Detached Dwelling
  • Multiple Dwelling
  • Artist Studio

Zoning map for Property for Redevelopment: 30 Queen Street, Ancaster

Survey 62R-20864

Legal description: 

  • Parts 3, 5 & 6 of Plan 62R-20864 together with R.O.W. over Parts 2&4

Survey of property for redevelopment: 30 Queen Street, Ancaster