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http://www.tivolicondos.ca


Interesting development as the Tivoli Theatre, still intact, will be incorporated into the tower for community use.
The front lobby fell due to landlord neglect (thanks to the ever-popular Sniderman fam, of Sam the Record Man fame).


Then:

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source: http://www.raisethehammer.org/static/images/tivoli.jpg

Now:

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Future: ? ? ? ?

(no renders yet.. stay tuned. This will likely be the first tower to be reviewed by Hamilton's new Architectural Review Board, one of the members (TCA Architects) actually bought, restored and occupied the building attached w/ the grey checker siding).
 

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Lol yeah my friends dad was the person who did everything about the grey building...hes scary lol
 
Bill Curran isn't the only one who owns the building.

So then are you referring to Tim Potocic? I have never met him, but I hear he is also a stand-up dude.
He does bring in tens-of-thousands of ppl to Downtown Hamilton every year since starting Super Crawl?

Either way, this thread is about the Tivoli Condos not 118 James North. Don't wanna get off topic..
 
Hamilton needs some good height, and a better skyline. I'm sick of looking at a bunch of smokestacks when traveling on the skyway. Mississauga has a nice, modern-looking skyline now, hell so does Burlington. Why can't Hamilton?
 
Hamilton needs some good height, and a better skyline. I'm sick of looking at a bunch of smokestacks when traveling on the skyway. Mississauga has a nice, modern-looking skyline now, hell so does Burlington. Why can't Hamilton?

Hamilton's Downtown is set far back (across the harbour) from the QEW/Skyway Bridge. You can only see Mississauga's skyline very briefly while driving along the QEW as you pass Hurontario, so I'm not sure what you're referring to? The only way Hamilton's skyline could look 'better' from the Skyway is by shifting our downtown, or all future development, along the Harbour.
There are amazing vantage points in which to view Hamilton's nice skyline (much nicer than Ottawa's IMO); Coming down Hwy-6 for example, coming down Hwy-403 (the Ancaster Hill), sitting atop Sam Lawrence Park, and you can even see a glimpse of our skyline along Hwy-403 through Aldershot.

Smokestacks will be a thing of the past in the very near future as almost 100% of Hamilton's Steelmaking industry has been shipped down south or elsewhere (thanks US Steel for breaking your promise). Either way, those stacks which hardly smoke at all anymore will be gone in just a few years..
Not sure if many ppl know this, but Hamiton's #1 Employer is Hamilton Health Sciences which continues to invest in Hamilton, downtown and elsewhere. Stelco/US Steel and Dofasco/Arcelor-Mittal aren't even a blip on Hamilton's economic radar anymore.

So why doesn't Hamilton have more high-rise towers?
Developers didn't believe in the City until 2013, sadly.

Under construction now is a 26-storey tower @ Main & Caroline (150 Main W: http://150mainwest.com), as well as the Royal Connaught Condos (24s, 33s, & 36s and the reno'd 12s hotel portion: http://www.royalconnaught.com). Those should change up the skyline for sure, not to mention open up the gates to other high-rise developers!

Hope that answers your question!
 
The Tivoli was a wonderful cinema, built in behind a former carriage factory - later it became the cinema lobby - the section which had to be demolished after a wall collapsed. It closed in the fall of 1989 after Jackson Square cinemas were expanded from two to six screens, deemed surplus (along with the Century cinema two blocks over which closed the same day as the Tivoli) and too expensive to operate. The "Tiv" hosted all the big blockbuster films in the 1970's & 1980's, often in 70MM, as Hamilton's premier first-run cinema once the mighty Capitol cinema closed. Word is the auditorium is in rough shape, sections in the roof are leaking and causing damage to the auditorium. Hopefully if this gets off the ground quickly it might save the Tivoli's auditorium, otherwise, like the Century cinema last year, it's fate will be sealed with another demolition crew.
 
The Tivoli was a wonderful cinema, built in behind a former carriage factory - later it became the cinema lobby - the section which had to be demolished after a wall collapsed. It closed in the fall of 1989 after Jackson Square cinemas were expanded from two to six screens, deemed surplus (along with the Century cinema two blocks over which closed the same day as the Tivoli) and too expensive to operate. The "Tiv" hosted all the big blockbuster films in the 1970's & 1980's, often in 70MM, as Hamilton's premier first-run cinema once the mighty Capitol cinema closed. Word is the auditorium is in rough shape, sections in the roof are leaking and causing damage to the auditorium. Hopefully if this gets off the ground quickly it might save the Tivoli's auditorium, otherwise, like the Century cinema last year, it's fate will be sealed with another demolition crew.

The Heritage Assessment Report shows photos from inside the Auditorium & remaining Lobby bits.. and ya, Bad Shape. The whole 'theatre' is being redone, with less seats and a better sight-line:

http://thepublicrecord.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Heritage-Impact-Assessment.pdf
 

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