Empire Times – Hamilton

Project: Empire Times – Hamilton
Project Type: Heritage retrofit – Mixed use
Address: 42-45 King William Street, Hamilton ON
Project value: $750,000

Facility Issue:

This project is an adaptive re-use of a notable historic building into a performing arts centre, office space and affordable housing for artists. It knits two disjointed century buildings together with a new scenic elevator.This renovation is intended to be a catalyst of Hamilton’s Gore Park area in the Downtown. With its limited budget, this project has done more with less.


Weekes was charged with HVAC, Emergency / Electrical, and Natural Gas service plans, for the renovation project.

City of HamiltonAward:

City of Hamilton Urban Design & Architecture Award for 2015

  • Award of Excellence in Urban Design & Regeneration