West Harbour Key Project - Pier 8 Development

Pier 8 Development Park imagery

Pier 8 will be a vibrant urban waterfront community designed to be enjoyed by all residents of Hamilton and visitors.

The community will include:

  • approximately 1500 residential units
  • approximately 13,000 square metres of commercial and institutional space
  • over 1400 parking spaces

Pier 8 Development Opportunity Request for Proposal

On December 15, 2017 the City formally launched the Request for Proposal (RFP) process with the Prequalified Proponents.

In the RFP phase, the Prequalified Proponents will be required to submit development concept proposals that must satisfy various “city-building” objectives in addition to corresponding financial bids for the purchase of the Pier 8 lands.

Proposals will be evaluated according to these criteria:

  • Concept Plan
  • Residential Program
  • Place-making
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Public Presentation Materials
  • Urban Innovation
  • Ownership & Financing
  • Project Delivery
  • Project Stewardship & Change Management
  • Financial Proposal

The Preferred Proponent of the RFP phase will be granted the exclusive opportunity to negotiate with the City for the purchase of, and right to develop, the Pier 8 lands.

RFP & Background Documents: Available in the Electronic Data Room


Prequalified Teams for Pier 8 Development

After a comprehensive evaluation process, the City of Hamilton is pleased to formally announce the five development teams proceeding to the next stage of the competitive process to win the right to develop the highly coveted Pier 8 lands:

Development teams


Core Team Members: The Daniels Corporation
Lead Architect(s): CORE Architects


Core Team Members: Great Gulf Enterprises, Dream Asset Management Corp.
Lead Architect(s): Hariri Pontarini Architects


Core Team Members: Tridel Builders Inc.
Lead Architect(s): architectsAlliance

Urban Capital/Core Urban

Core Team Members: Urban Capital Property Group, Core Urban Inc., Milborne Real Estate Group
Lead Architect(s): Saucier + Perotte, RAW Design

Waterfront Shores

Core Team Members: Cityzen Development Corp., Fernbrook Homes Group, GFL Environmental Inc., Greybrook Realty Partners Inc.
Lead Architect(s): KPMB Architects

How the top 5 teams were selected: The teams were evaluated based on predetermined criteria including: their alignment with the City’s vision for Pier 8; proof of financial capacity and stability to finance and execute a large-scale, multi-phase development; and a previous track record of developing projects with characteristics similar to the Pier 8 development.


Project status

December 15, 2017: The Pier 8 Request for Proposal (RFP) process has started with the Prequalified Proponents.

October 7, 2017: Formally announced the five development teams proceeding to the next stage.

July 14, 2017: Council approved the Evaluation and Scoring Framework for Pier 8 Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Review the staff report and supporting documents: PED14002(e): Pier 8 Request For Proposal (RFP) Evaluation and Scoring Framework (PED14002(e))

July 10, 2017: The Pier 8 Request for Qualifications call closed. 13 formal RFQ submissions were received from private-sector consortia and individual companies, encompassing 31 firms in total, all of which are based in Ontario. Up to five prequalified proponents will be selected to proceed to the RFP stage that will formally commence in fall 2017. 

Do you require additional information? Contact Philbert Kim at 905-546-2424 ext. 3140 or philbert.kim@hamilton.ca.