These towers are going to be one of the tallest in Hamilton

Published July 18, 2022 at 12:51 pm

The Design District: The soaring Hamilton towers that will change the city’s skyline

Hamilton is a hotbed for new developments right now, and the trend is going strong with The Design District, a brand new landmark at 41 Wilson Street in the middle of the downtown core.

The master-planned condominium community from EMBLEM and master architects IBI Group features three soaring, 31-storey, connected towers that will change the face of the city and provide grand scale modern luxury that remains charming, balanced and intimate. Registrations for the new community are open here.

The Design District is being developed as an ode to art and design, taking inspiration from landmark locations in New York, Miami and London as the best place to live, shop, eat, socialize, and be inspired.

If one thing is for sure, interest in Hamilton’s bustling real-estate scene is on the rise – the city has been undergoing a multi-year and dramatic transformation from an industrial powerhouse to a vibrant, creative destination over the last few years.

The downtown core has energy, with flourishing retail, events, live music venues, and culinary experiences. Hamilton overall has an incredible and robust sense of community and is renowned for its diverse economic base, innovative institutions, vibrant downtown, attractive waterfront, and thriving arts scene.

A magnet for investment, Hamilton’s downtown sector is getting a $500 million investment into a new entertainment hub and the revitalization of existing venues: the FirstOntario Concert Hall, the FirstOntario Centre, the Hamilton Convention Centre, and the Art Gallery of Hamilton. The investment will also provide significant digital infrastructure and transform the Hamilton Harbour into a beautiful, pedestrian-friendly community with a commercial village and a public plaza.

The cherry on top? An additional $3.4 billion is being invested in the upcoming 14 km light rail transit line with 17 stops to accommodate Hamilton’s new and growing workforce.

The Design District is the first opportunity to be part of this master-planned community. Offering 931 suites above a retail podium, it boasts an outdoor swimming pool and terrace lounge reminiscent of a luxury hotel, a gym, yoga studio, coworking space and party room; all finished at very high specifications.

An expression of modern luxury, The Design District is meant to give residents a strong sense of place. And that place is within the historic city of Hamilton, treasured for its preserved vintage buildings.

The new condominiums pay tribute to the 1868 Gothic Revival-style, 154-year-old church at the corner of Wilson and Hughson St. N which will stand out with its red brick and Gothic Revival architecture against the clean lines and black and white tones of the new buildings. To provide continuity and integration into the area, IBI has strategically placed the towers to form a backdrop that showcases the church and its historical importance.

The Design District’s three buildings are expected to stand strong and confident amid the dynamic downtown core. That confidence has carried through in the interiors designed by Burdifilek, well known for designing boutiques for global luxury fashion brands and “aww spaces” such as W Hotels.

“Much thought and detail have gone into creating The Design District’s elegant modern spaces. EMBLEM has been clear about its mission to create something that has never been done before in Hamilton,” said Kash Pashootan, EMBLEM founder and CEO.

EMBLEM Developments — one of the fastest-growing real estate development companies in the GTA, focusing on developing high-rise residential buildings — has been a prominent advocate of its belief in the future of Hamilton. The Toronto-based company is also behind the condo project at 1 Jarvis St. in Hamilton, which sold out within 48 hours of launching.

The multi-award-winning firm’s current development portfolio consists of over 4,300 residences, representing over $3.3 billion development value in Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, and Ottawa.

With so much development happening in Hamilton, it’ll be exciting to watch The Design District take shape downtown and give the city its newest landmark.

“The Design District will surpass anything ever seen in Hamilton before and accelerate Hamilton’s already exciting momentum as the ‘it’ place to live,” said Shamil Jiwani, EMBLEM VP of Investments.

With The Design District, EMBLEM is making a bold statement about its love of art and design and believing that Hamilton is one of the best markets to invest in. To become part of this new landmark in Hamilton, please register today at EMBLEM/The Design District.

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