King William Performing Arts District

Hamilton
Mary Street
 
 
Gore Park
 
 
King Street
 
 
Diagramme - Concept Plan
 
 
Diagramme - Development Context
 
 
Diagramme - Heritage, Open Space & Public Art
 
 
Diagramme - Study Area Map
 
 
Diagramme - Zoning
 
 
Diagramme - Transportation
 
 
Massing & Legend
 
 
Architects
dpai architecture inc.
Address
190 King William, L8R 1A8 Hamilton
Cost
Undisclosed
Stories
Undisclosed


The King William Performing Arts District Concept Plan proposes the creation of an integrated, multi-use district centred on Theatre Aquarius with a mixture of performing arts, retail, commercial and residential uses bringing vibrancy to the area and sustainability to the Theatre, while connecting the district to other parts of downtown along King William Street. This study was commissioned by Theatre Aquarius, Hamilton's premier professional theatre company with performing arts facilities located on King William Street in downtown Hamilton. As a cultural anchor, the Theatre draws more than 100,000 visitors a year to its facility, contributes more that S 12 million dollars in direct economic benefits to Hamilton each year. The study was undertaken with partner CivicPlan.


 


As with many cultural institutions, the long-term sustainability of the Theatre requires proactive planning to ensure its ongoing success. In addition to proposed expansion of the institution, DPAI examined existing limitations on the Theatre’s ability to grow as a destination in the downtown. After reviewing local by-laws and plans and consulting with representatives from the performing arts community, neighbourhood, the City of Hamilton, and local post-secondary institutions, DPAI produced a proposed design concept of the district.


 

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