Brightside Park (formerly known as Stadium Precinct Park) will be located on the former Dominion Glass factory (Dom Glass) site at 43 Lloyd Street in Ward 3 of the City of Hamilton. The Dom Glass site is approximately 4.6 ha. in size and is bounded by residential and commercial properties to the south, CN Rail lands to the north, Gage Avenue to the east, and industrial lands to the west. The property was acquired to replace Brian Timmis field which was lost due to the realignment of Tim Horton’s Field. Located in an area of Hamilton that has historically been dominated by industrial development, this site is an opportunity to provide neighbourhood parkland amenities in a community that is deficient in green space.
The recreational program for the Brightside Park includes an artificial-turf soccer/football field with stadium seating and lighting, a field-house building with public washrooms, a parking lot and entry road.
The park program has been informed by consultation with the public and stakeholders. Park amenities will include an event plaza space with public art, playgrounds, a spray pad, a sun shelter, a multi-use court, a skateboarding ‘dot’, fitness stations, a grassy open space area, a street art wall and a pedestrian entrance gateway feature with display gardens.
Formerly known as “Stadium Precinct Park”, the name Brightside Park was recommended by the Ward 3 Councillor’s office and will act as recognition and celebration of lost heritage when the Brightside Neighbourhood was renamed Industrial Sector C Neighbourhood. The name of the park will remind residents of the area, and across Hamilton, of the vibrant neighbourhood that existed just north of the park location.
Stadium Precinct Timeline:
- 2012 - Start of public consultation to shape the Stadium Precinct.
- 2013 - Brian Timmis Field removed and construction started on Tim Hortons Field.
- 2014 - Tim Hortons Field opened.
- 2015 - Public Information Centre – Stadium Precinct Update
- 2018 - Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre opened.
Brightside Park Timeline:
- 2014 - City of Hamilton acquired the 43 Lloyd Street property (Dom Glass site)
- 2014 to 2016 - Preliminary environmental reporting
- 2015 - Demolition of Dom Glass buildings
- 2018 to 2021 - Environmental reporting and Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) approvals
- June 17, 2019 - Public Information Centre #1 – Priorities for the park - Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
- Summer 2019 - Conceptual park design, including ongoing consultation with stakeholders
- October 28, 2019 - Public Information Centre #2 - Park Design Presentation - Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre Activity Room
- 2021 - Demolition of remnant Dom Glass basement structures.
- 2021 to 2022 - Detailed design of park and field house, including environmental mitigation measures, Ministry approvals and permits
- 2022 - Possible start of park construction, pending Ministry and budget approvals
- 2021 Brightside Park Context Map (JPG, 613 KB)
- 2021 Brightside Park Concept Plan (PDF, 9.48 MB)
- 2019 Feasibility Study (PDF, 19 MB)
- 2019 Public Information Centre - Presentation (PDF, 6 MB)
- 2019 Public Information Centre - Display Panels (PDF, 2 MB)
If you have any questions or wish to submit a comment, please contact:
Sarah Eakins, Landscape Architect
Phone 905-546-2424 ext. 4667
Email [email protected]
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