Hamilton real estate: Flamborough’s average home prices soar in October. What else sold?

Residential properties in Flamborough and Burlington were among the highest-priced sales in the area in October, and also the lowest, says the Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington.

The three most expensive homes sold in the RAHB market area — which includes Hamilton, Burlington, Haldimand and parts of Niagara West — last month were in Flamborough, Burlington and Ancaster, and ranged from $2.7 million to $2.8 million.

RAHB president Kathy Della-Nebbia says all three areas have seen an increase to the average sale price over the past year, but Flamborough’s gains have been most significant.

“Flamborough’s average price in October was $1,106,337, which is up 48.3 per cent from last year,” she said, noting the whole region has seen steady traffic from people coming from elsewhere, thanks to an increase in remote working. “The pandemic has also highlighted the value of space within and outside a property, and we are seeing this

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Lights, camera, COVID: Hamilton spent $3.5 million on land for a west harbour film studio during the pandemic

The city spent another $3.5 million buying land for a hoped-for film studio during the pandemic to help keep the Hollywood North dream alive in the west harbour.

That ambitious plan — to turn 14 acres of city-owned land into a massive TV and film production hub — has run into COVID delays. But both the city and its film industry partner says progress continues behind the scenes.

“We’re in pretty deep at this point and definitely not looking back,” said Jeff Anders, a partner in the AEON Studio Group that agreed in principle last year to buy and redevelop the infamous Barton-Tiffany properties originally bulldozed for a failed football stadium plan.

“Our mission as a company is unchanged, and that is to build Hamilton into a destination for film and TV production.”

The city and AEON Studio Group trumpeted those plans at a thematic June 2019 news conference that

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Hamilton’s recycling centres, waste stations to reopen following issue with contractor – Hamilton

Hamilton’s three community recycling centres are all expected to reopen by Tuesday after a weekend “operational disruption” involving its contractor.

In a release issued on Sunday evening, the city said it’s implemented contingency plans to allow the community recycling centres on Kenora Avenue and Kilbride Road to reopen at 12 p.m. on Monday, while the Olympic Drive centre in Dundas will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

The city’s waste transfer stations all reopened at 8 a.m. Monday morning.

The operation disruption was caused by contractor Waste Connections asking for more money due to COVID-19 and an increase in tonnages from more residents clearing out their yards, homes and garages.

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Catherine McCausland, the city’s manager of recycling and waste disposal, said Waste Connections gave the city “a little bit of notice” that there would

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Hamilton buys property to allow 50-plus apartments, save historic double residence

Instead of using that area, the city plans to buy the property at 326 Main St. from the David S. Dennison and Carol H. Dennison Revocable Trust and demolish that building for the space he needs to build the apartments.

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The city consulted with historic experts who believe the building at 326 Main St. has much less historic value than the duplex does, partly because it has been modified through the years, City Manager Joshua Smith said.

It has a brick office area on the front of it and less historic value, he added.

Because a variety of people expressed interest in the double residence, the city plans to ask would-be buyers of it how they would use it. City officials plan to use the $100,000 from the sale of that building to purchase 326 Main St.

Hamilton residents hope

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