Good Shepherd Square

hamilton, Ontario


  • Hamilton Urban Design and Architecture Awards 2013

  • Hamilton Urban Design & Architecture Awards 2011

Good Shepherd

An urban infill site in a residential neighbourhood, close to Hamilton’s downtown, Good Shepherd Square creates a unique campus of four buildings designed around a stand of mature trees, framing a new public parkette. Public walkways cross the site and lead to a piazza at the north end.

The complex consists of four buildings: a 51,000 sq ft Women’s Services facility with transitional housing around an enclosed garden courtyard. One apartment building contains seniors apartments over a main floor Wellness Centre. The other apartment building contains family apartments over a large main floor of program and activity space. A small three-storey family apartment building transitions the development into the adjacent community.