The YWCA construction site on Ottawa Street North at Dunsmure. -Elizabeth Seidl

How to change the way we build

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The City of Hamilton has recently declared a climate change emergency and to support action to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Phew! I sighed when hearing the news. Finally, our elected representatives are starting to take climate change seriously. But despite this declaration, there are still a lot of questions needing answers as …

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Rendering of YWCA on Ottawa Street

Sneak peek of the new Ottawa Street YWCA! | YWCA Hamilton

In short, the function and design of Ottawa Street YWCA is informed by the needs of the community. When you said you wanted more community space in the neighbourhood, we incorporated two new community spaces into the design of our new building – one indoors, one outdoors. When you said you wanted a building that …

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