285 Nash Road North, Unit 1
Hamilton, Ontario L8H 7P4
This project, called the Robert Land Project, is located in the Keith neighbourhood in north Hamilton. Keith is centred around Wentworth Street North between the CN rail tracks and the harbour. This is in the heart of Hamilton’s old industrial area.
The Robert Land School formerly occupied our building ground. For 90 years the school had been the heart and hub of the neighbourhood. The property was sold in 2006 and the Eva Rothwell Resource Centre was established. The committee in charge of the land sold back playground property to Habitat for Humanity Hamilton in 2009.
A total of eight 1,320 sq ft units were built on surplus land from the Robert Land School (Eva Rothwell Resource Centre) which changed the former asphalt playground into part of the vibrant Keith Neighbourhood.
Started in 2010, this project was completed in two stages with four partner families moving in May 2011, and the next three families taking occupancy in 2013. The Monroe Street Unit was designed to accommodate a special needs family having many unique qualities to improve a family facing special needs. Along with thousands of volunteers, high school students from both school boards used this project as a learning experience as part of the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program.
Charitable # 13893 5267 RR0001