Far North Skyscraper Modernization Adds to Hamilton’s Affordable Housing Supply – Hamilton | The Canadian News

A $ 34 million remodel of an 18-story skyscraper has resulted in 146 new units of affordable senior housing in the north end of Hamilton.

Representatives from the city and the federal government cut the ribbon Friday morning to mark the completion of the project on MacNab Street North, overlooking the West Harbor.

Newly elected Liberal MP Chad Collins, outgoing chairman of the CityHousing Hamilton board of directors, says it’s a step toward restoring Hamilton’s affordable housing stock.

“Unfortunately, there are another 500 MacNabs here in Hamilton,” says Collins, “and I know that all three levels of government will continue to work on strategies and partnerships that make projects like this a reality.”

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Collins adds that the MacNab Street North remodel creates a first-class building from what was a “property standards nightmare.”

Going forward, he says residents “don’t have to worry about the elevator working, they don’t have to worry about the window leaking or the roof leaking.”

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Filomena Tassi, a Liberal MP from Hamilton West – Ancaster – Dundas, says Ottawa invested $ 17 million in the project because it met many of her government’s goals.

She says that includes “helping older people to live well and with dignity, creating more affordable housing and achieving ever higher levels of sustainability.”

“In fact, this upgrade,” says Tassi, “aims to achieve 75% energy savings and a 94% reduction in carbon emissions.”

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