Proposed McMaster Main Street West Residence

Arial view of proposed McMaster residence on Main Street West.

McMaster University has purchased the houses on the South side of Traymore and at the South end of Forsyth, forming a full block between Dalewood and Forsyth and across the street from the hospital.  The plan is to build two twelve-story towers housing ca. 1,500 students (mostly in first year).  The project is a collaboration between McMaster (who own the land and will administer the building as a residence) and Knightstone Capital Management.

The AWWCA is not opposed to McMaster building a residence of some sort on this land, but the board of directors has objected to the height and the capacity in a letter to the City. We also believe that the University and planners have not thought enough about pedestrian and vehicle traffic around the site.

Current Status

2010/05/16: McMaster and Knightstone submitted a third plan to the City in April, but as of yet we have not seen the drawings.  What we do know:

  • tower: 18 storeys (2nd proposal) to 15
  • Main Street West frontage: 13 storeys to 10
  • Dalewood section: 10 storeys to 8
  • beds 1,450 to 1,373


Documents formerly available from the planning company, Bousfields Inc., are no longer publicly accessible on their web site.  (2019/05/23)