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Locke Street, Hamilton’s hippest retail and resto strip will be getting some new neighbours this Fall! New yes, but not unfamiliar to locals!  Hamilton’s own family run Spallacci Homes,  the visionary development team behind the transformation of the iconic Royal Connaught Hotel, have been building in Hamilton for three generations. And now, they are excited to announce they are bringing something very special and new to the popular Locke Street ‘hood.

Locals know Locke Street has everything going for it – it’s vibrant with an authentic artistic vibe. It has fashionable shops and specialty services. It’s surrounded by stunning heritage homes and is nestled in a community that really cares. “What it doesn’t have is a stylish, boutique-sized condo for people who want to live in this lively locale without the hassle of up keeping  a Victorian era home,” says Dino Tomassetti, of Spallacci Homes. “With 101 Locke (#lockeitup) the community will get a brand new, attractive and attainable condo right in the heart of the neighbourhood they love.”

“People are drawn to spaces that have a true sense of place. They want to belong – be a part of something special,“ adds Tomassetti. “With Royal Connaught we delivered high style downtown. With 101 Locke, Spallacci will deliver true neighbourhood luxury boutique condo living.”

Tomassetti thinks neighbours will really appreciate the look and scale of 101 Locke’s architecture. The condo promises to be contemporary with lots of glass and balconies but still have traditional brick and precast details to blend with heritage buildings around it – just like a good neighbour! With just 80 suites, from six storey’s to a 7th level amenity penthouse, the condo will also sit nicely on its Locke Street prime frontage. The penthouse level will have amenity spaces for residents and their guests to enjoy –like an indoor/outdoor lounge with social areas with gardens, BBQ and even a fireplace. The views will be panoramic with the Escarpment and Lake Ontario in the distance.  A fitness room and yoga studio will also be located on the rooftop level. There will be a suite size and style for everyone – one bedroom, one bedroom plus den up to spacious 2 bedrooms. Young professionals and downsizing locals can happily co-exist in a cherished neighbourhood when suites are attainably priced.

101 Locke like its notable counterparts in hipster urban centres like Queen West, Toronto, Williamsburg, Brooklyn and beyond, is part of an undeniable trend to intensification and urban renewal of its centrally located artistic and creative neighbourhoods. “Everything’s here on Locke Street for a really great quality of life,” reports Tomassetti. “The organic food markets, the cool restaurants, craft beer bars, boutiques – it’s all indie-owned and right at your doorstep.” 101 Locke will have specialty boutique retail on the ground level to continue the street ambience along Locke toward Main.

There will be two levels of underground parking and bike storage at 101 Locke too. Working in Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga or Toronto? With the GO train a short walk or bike ride away, there’s really no need for a car.  And, you can look forward to a friendly “good morning” from your neighbours along the way!

Living at 101 Locke will be your chance to truly belong. Will you be a neighbour?

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