Dr Sarah Sheehan, who has been active in the campaign to save St Giles Church from demolition, has announced a new community-led project in Hamilton’s Ward 3: the Landsdale Neighbourhood Inventory. The initiative is one of the first projects for a new non-profit that’s grown out of the Friends of St. Giles, with a broader focus on reuse and our built environment.
The project was unveiled at the September meeting of the Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee Dr Sheehan says, “this community-led inventory work is guided by staff and aligns with the City of Hamilton’s Built Heritage Inventory Strategy..
Despite having a fascinating history and wealth of historic buildings, Landsdale currently includes only 3 protected heritage properties. There are also 2 properties on the Register: the Rebel’s Rock building (537 King St. E.) and the former Pearl Company (16 Steven St.). The former Pearl Company building is being converted affordable housing. “A great example of how adaptive reuse plays an important role in supporting equity and sustainability,” noted Dr Sheehan..
More information can be found at hamilton.ca/heritageinventory