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Westdale, Hamilton

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Thirty thousand students change the dynamic of a city, let alone a neighbourhood. Westdale centres around the cute Westdale Village and forms concentric circles of student housing and residences mixed together.


The area has made the news recently, first about the now-defunct Westdale theatre, a modest art deco building on King West. Apparently, a local councillor thought it would be a great idea to deem the building as historically significant, blocking any redevelopment or change of use. I applaud such romantic gestures, although I do feel if councillor Johnson wanted to preserve the building and its charm, he should have bought it first. A consortium did pony up the cash and are apparently going to restore it to a movie and live music venue.


And right on schedule, a landlord with 12 bedrooms in a single-family home has made the news in Westdale. Somehow, the fact that a landlord/investor expected to profit from his venture, therefore utilized as many rooms as he could seems to surprise folks. Capitalism principles aside, the entire onus of the curious case of crappy student housing in Westdale rests solely on the city’s inept shoulders. Instead of rezoning lands to high density, multi-unit dwelling and allowing developers to build reasonable, decent housing, they perpetuate and enable the creation of shoddy, often unsafe, soggy housing.


The housing stock is all over the place, South of Main Street are large lot and often sided homes built after 1940. The North side, particularly the leafy area by the Aviary, Princess Point, and Churchill Park is predominantly residential and lovely.

Current Listings

Westdale Neighbourhood Listings

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  • 881 KING Street W in Hamilton: Office for sale : MLS®# 30750719

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    $1,295,000
    Office
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    Active
    MLS® Num:
    30750719
    RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A PRIME FREE STANDING CORNER LOCATION IN THE HEART OF WESTDALE. HIGH DEMAND EXCELLENT LOCATION AND EXPOSURE FOR MEDICAL OR PROFESSIONAL OFFICES, REAL ESTATE OFFICE, DAY NURSERY, RETAIL, RESIDENTIAL CARE, ETC., CURRENTLY USED AS A MEDICAL CLINIC. APPROX. 1500 SQUARE FEET IN A WELL MAINTAINED BLOCK STYLE BUILDING WITH PLENTY OF PARKING. INTERIOR PARTITIONED INTO 5 EXAM ROOMS, 2 OFFICE, RECEPTION AND PATIENT WAITING AREA AND 2 BATHS. ZONED C5 MIXED USE, MEDIUM DENSITY. ON-GOING BUSINESS, APPOINTMENTS MUST BE BOOKED WITH LISTING BROKERAGE OFFICE. WALK SCORE 86, TRANSIT SCORE 66 (id:2493) More details
    Listed by Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage
  • 158 Arkell Street in Hamilton: House for sale : MLS®# H4065808

    Main Photo: 158 Arkell Street in Hamilton: House for sale : MLS®# H4065808
    • Photo 1: 158 Arkell Street in Hamilton: House for sale : MLS®# H4065808
    $999,888
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    H4065808
    Bedrooms:
    10
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    2,252 sq. ft.
    Shows A++! Fully renovated to show home quality with over 3,000sqft of finished living space. Currently leased for $5650 monthly. Short walk to McMaster & Westdale Village. The interior features an over-sized family room with a custom built white stone fireplace that opens up into the dining room with a walk out to deck and backyard. Beautifully renovated kitchen which includes new stainless-steel appliances, glass tile back splash & more. 4 Renovated Spa like bathrooms, extra deep large tub in Master bathroom, premium designer vanities & mirrors, luxurious tiles with chandeliers. High-end waterproof laminate & porcelain throughout with NEW sub-flooring, NEW oak staircase and interior doors, NEW upgraded baseboard & trim with crown molding, NEW light fixtures and Tankless water heater, Interconnected Smoke & CO2's. The exterior upgrades include new windows, siding, eaves, soffit, front porch, interlock stone walkway and much more. Basement has separate entrance. Don't miss out on this unique investment opportunity! (id:2493) More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Escarpment Realty Inc.
  • 158 ARKELL ST in Hamilton: House for sale : MLS®# X4607324

    Main Photo: 158 ARKELL ST in Hamilton: House for sale : MLS®# X4607324
    • Photo 1: 158 ARKELL ST in Hamilton: House for sale : MLS®# X4607324
    $999,888
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    X4607324
    Bedrooms:
    10
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Fully Renovated To Showhome Quality! Over 3000Sqft Of Finished Space Including A Large Addition & Basement. Upgrades Include 4 New Baths, New Kitchen, High End Waterproof Laminate Or Ceramics Throughout, New Oak Staircase, Upgraded Baseboards & Trim, Led Pot Lights, New Windows, Siding, Eaves, Soffits, Front Porch & Steps, Interlock Stone Walkway, & More! Unique Investment Opportunity. Currently Leased For $5650/Month. Rsa**** EXTRAS **** Exclusions: Tv Above Fireplace, Tenant's Belongings (id:2493) More details
    Listed by RE/MAX ESCARPMENT REALTY INC.
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