Planning a Community

Former Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital Residual Lands Development Opportunity Study

Hamilton's City Council is considering the purchase of former hospital lands being sold by the Province of Ontario, next to the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Centre, across from Mohawk College at West 5th Street and Fennell Avenue West.

The property includes several existing buildings, notably the 1884 Century Manor, formerly known as East House when it was part of the Hamilton Asylum for the Insane. The property is currently expected to be used for institutional purposes in the City’s Urban Hamilton Official Plan

Location: View a detailed location map (PDF, 2 MB)

Map of the Former Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital Lands

Development Opportunity Study

The City is undertaking a Development Opportunity Study to review the vision and identify potential land use concepts for the property. 

The decision whether to purchase the property will be based on the:

  • outcome of a visioning process with the City, stakeholders and the community
  • financial analysis of a preferred land use concept

The MMM Group and Watson and Associates have been retained to assist the City with this work.

Community Information Meeting
Held May 11, 2017
Presentation of the background review of the property, preliminary opportunities and constraints, and an understanding of the sites possibilities. Display panels & presentation (PDF, 7 MB) | Workshop panels with attendance feedback (PDF, 12 MB)

Contact us

Shannon McKie
71 Main Street West, 6th Floor
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 1288
Email: [email protected]