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DHL Express continues to invest in Hamilton and is making significant progress with the construction of its new state of the art 230,000 square foot international gateway facility at Hamilton International. The new sort facility will be DHL’s largest in Canada and four times the size of its current sort facility at the Airport. Once completed, the new DHL sort facility will have the capacity to process 15,000 packages per hour.

In Canada alone, shipments per day growth have doubled with 60% of the total Canadian shipments cleared every month at Hamilton International. DHL Express moved to its current facility in 2008. In the last four years, the company has invested more than $30 million CDN to increase its fleet and aviation capacity and is now on course, to further invest $110 million with its new facility that will also bring 225-440 jobs to the Airport.

$100 Million investment into Canada’s Busiest Overnight Express Cargo Airport

KF Aerospace

New home for Canada’s largest Aerospace Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul business.

Another exciting construction project at Hamilton International is the $40 million expansion at KF Aerospace (KFA). In late 2019, KFA completed its new 75,000 square foot wide-body aircraft hangar.

Currently KFA is working to complete its third hangar that includes a training facility for Mohawk College Centre for Aviation Technology that consists of four floors and approximately 48,000 square feet of academic space for shops and classrooms that will be home to all of Mohawk College’s aviation programs.

When complete later this year, a total 240,000 square foot facility will enable an additional 275 jobs at KFA and enroll up to 300 students per year in the Mohawk aviation program who can anticipate an impressive 80% graduation and placement rate.

955,373 passengers travelled through the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport in 2019
$38M invested into the Airfield Rehabilitation & Modernization Project over the next 4 years
187% growth in passengers since 2016

Parrish & Heimbecker, Ltd. (P&H) began work to have the current P&H Hamilton site home to a second flour mill. This investment will make P&H the single largest user of Ontario wheat and the expansion of the Hamilton flour mill will double its capacity when it is operational in 2020.

Fluke Transportation announced plans for a 56,000-square-foot warehouse expansion. The new facility will abut their existing 275,000-square-foot warehouse and when complete (anticipated late 2020 / early 2021) Fluke will have more than 330,000 square feet of warehouse space.

Stelco Canada introduced a new $30 million state-of-the-art batch annealing facility to start shipment of fully processed, annealed cold-rolled steel sheet.

The restart of a modernized and upgraded temper mill, along with installation of new annealing furnaces, will allow Stelco to add a full range of up to 200,000 net tons of fully processed cold-rolled steel to its product mix. With completion of this project, Stelco will now be able to increase service to markets that demand these high-quality products such as the automotive, appliance and service centre markets, as well as the pre-painted steel market for architectural applications.

“We expect to make Stelco a shining example of what Hamilton can do.”

Alan Kestenbaum
Executive Chair
Person with glove on using a Fusion syringe

Fusion Pharmaceuticals

The largest investment in a biotech startup in Canadian history.

In April 2019, Fusion Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing targeted alpha-particle radiotherapeutics for treating cancer, announced the completion of a $105 million Series B financing. The financing will be used to advance and broaden the scope of Fusion’s ongoing clinical program in targeted alpha therapeutics, and accelerate a pipeline of new radiopharmaceuticals and combination therapy strategies. 

Sour Patch kids production line


Hamilton’s Mondelez confectionary factory opened a $40 million, 30,000-square-foot plant expansion.

This expansion adds 50 new positions to the 300 already working at the site. Mondelez provides Sour Patch Kids, Swedish Fish and other Maynards products for a vast North America customer base. The new investment will produce 11 million candies a day.

CHCH Hamilton Ground Breaking 2020 Covid-19


New home for one of Canada’s oldest private television stations.

One of Canada’s oldest television stations is moving from the Downtown core to Flamborough.  CHCH is renovating an existing commercial building and will feature studios dedicated to news programming and produced shows.  The new location will be equipped with state of the art technology and design, positioning CHCH to continue as a leading broadcaster and an original content producer on all evolving platforms when the move occurs in Spring 2021. 

WPE Hamilton

WPE Landscaping

WPE Landscaping broke ground on a 30,000-square-foot facility in Flamborough. Moving from their 8,000-square-foot will allow the company to vastly expand their product offerings, establish a greater warehouse presence and provide new offices for back end and executive use. 

towneplace suites

Opening Fall 2020, this 125-suite hotel is ideally suited for travelers looking to maintain routine and easily connect to the Hamilton area. This all-suite brand will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned jointly by the Kothari Group and Sigma Group. With four storeys, full breakfast provided, indoor pool, fitness center the hotel is looking forward to supporting the increasing number of meetings, events, tournaments, and conventions coming to Hamilton

Coppley Hamilton


After 135 years operating in Hamilton, menswear maker Coppley Ltd. announced a new expansion investment in Downtown Hamilton. 

A new 70,000-square-foot, 3-storey building will consolidate the company’s operations into one facility, with one current facility being demolished to allow for the construction of the new project. The company currently employs nearly 300 and the new facility opened in 2020.

Alves Meats acquired a new property in the North end of Hamilton that expanded their operations by 4,500 square feet to accommodate warehousing and production.

Del Windows expanded from 50,000 to 90,000 square feet—purchasing a former window company space that moved into a larger facility in 2018.

Detour Coffee Roasters/New Skew relocated their coffee roasting operations and head office from Burlington to Hamilton into a 9,000-square-foot space.

Main & Walnut
25 storey mixed use residential apartment building with commercial facilities fronting on Main Street East and a 7 storey parking structure fronting on Jackson Street East. It will have 267 residential units and 274 parking spaces in the form of a parking structure.

Hamilton Central Business Park
The Hamilton Central Business Park development is the largest brownfield remediation project in Hamilton’s history. Once the former site of the Otis Elevator and Studebaker factories, this 26-acre property has been redeveloped into a new prestige industrial park planned for light manufacturing companies and professional offices, some geared towards health sciences.

Effort Trust Office Complex Construction is underway of a new five storey, glass exterior office building to replace a vacant structure.  This new office space overlooks the recently renovated Gore Park space directly in the heart of the downtown core. 

Venetian Meat and Salami
A long standing Hamilton company, Venetian Meat and Salami, broke ground in July 2020 on their new meat processing plant in Stoney Creek.   The new 38,000-square-foot plant — with 24,000 square feet for processing space — doubles its current 16,000-square-foot location and will create at least 10 to 15 new jobs. 

Empirica Therapeutics (founded by Dr. Sheila Singh, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery and Biochemistry and chief pediatric neurosurgeon at McMaster Children’s Hospital, and Dr. Jason Moffat, PhD, Professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto and an expert in functional genomics and gene-editing platforms) was recently acquired by US Based Century Therapeutics.  Empirca’s science is focused on brain tumour identification and treatment and the newly formed Century Therapeutics Canada will be headquartered in Hamilton.

Style Park
After the consolidation of downtown operations from menswear manufacturer Coppley in the winter of 2020, their former manufacturing site at the corner of Cannon and Hughson Streets were sold to Blacks Point Developments.  Blacks Point has had great success converting heritage brick and beam spaces into new office space in Kitchener-Waterloo- working with the likes of Google.  They have called their new Hamilton investment Style Park and involves a century-old, five-storey, 60,000 square-foot brick and beam building that they hope will be a new home for creative office space.  Work is now underway and anticipated being open for business in the Fall of 2021.