Toronto-based developer Brad Lamb of Lamb Development Corp. is eyeing a major development for the City of Hamilton, located about an hour's drive west of Canada's largest city. The massive mixed-use Television City project is a huge win for the downtown core of the port city, seeing Peter Clewes of architectsAlliance design two connected highrise towers at 40 and 30 storeys, an unusually dense development in a neighbourhood dominated by mid- to low-rise buildings. 

Rendering of Television City, image courtesy of Lamb Development Corp

With a mixture of retail and residential spaces, the 44,000-square-foot site aims to become an alternative for homebuyers scouring Toronto's sizzling housing market. Located at 163 Jackson Street West, the project takes advantage of Hamilton's recent wave of growth, creating what Lamb describes as "housing that is urban and modern."

"Hamilton is in the midst of a cultural renaissance, making it one of Canada's most exciting cities," said Brad Lamb, CEO of Lamb Development Corp. "Its growth represents tremendous opportunity for residents, entrepreneurs and investors. The emerging culture, hospitality, medical and technology scene, along with the recent surge in locally based investment, combine to create a vibrant city for buyers and residents of Television City."

Rendering of Television City Podium, image courtesy of Lamb Development Corp

Located less than a ten-minute walk away from Hamilton GO Transit Station, the site is a perfect candidate for intensification, meeting the objectives for densification outlined by the provincial government. Currently on the site is an 1850s mansion that was home to a broadcast studio for over sixty years. Its presence plays a huge role in the marketing and branding of the project, with every unit type being named after influential celebrities. "The overall aesthetic is nostalgic but modern, with nods to media, expressed through reintroduced elements such as graphic wallpapers containing subtle retro nuances," said Kelly Clay, principal of U31.

Rendering of Television City Podium, image courtesy of Lamb Development Corp

There will be approximately 618 units in different layouts including studios, one-bedroom, one-bedroom-plus-den, two-bedroom, two-bedroom-plus-den, three-bedroom and penthouses ranging from 400 to over 2,000 square feet in size. Lamb has stated that units will start at approximately $220,000, which they say is 35 percent lower than the equivalent in Toronto. 

Rendering of Television City Pool, image courtesy of Lamb Development Corp

Amenities will include an outdoor infinity pool, fitness centre, children play centre, private dog walk, a pet-washing station, and a co-op tech centre designed to "allow professionals and creatives to use a workspace environment that fosters collaboration and fulfils their work-at-home digital needs." 

The sales centre is anticipated to open in mid-to-late September, with occupancy of the buildings targeted for August 2021. Additional images and information can be found in the Database file linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion or share your photos? Check out the associated Forum thread or leave a comment in the field provided at the bottom of this page.

Related Companies:  architectsAlliance, Lamb Development Corp, U31