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Friday, June 21, 2013

WONDERFUL WESTDALE



Westdale was founded in the 1920s (in conjunction with McMaster's 1930 founding in Hamilton) as one of Canada's first planned communities. There was great local interest in the project, and some 6,000 Hamiltonians entered a contest to name this new community. One spring night in 1923, the winning entry was announced -- and Westdale got its name (Woodlands, Bridgeview and Vimy Ridge – for the World War I battle fought just six years earlier – were also in the running). CONTINUED BELOW...

Check out these 2 FRESH Westdale listings below, not currently listed on REALTOR.ca

104 Paisley Avenue North,  Hamilton, Ontario
 








 
 
 
 
43 Marion Avenue North, Hamilton, Ontario



 
 
 




Photo Credits: Tom Vogel, Vogel Creative

HISTORY OF WESTDALE (...CONTINUED)
Westdale was founded in the 1920s (in conjunction with McMaster's 1930 founding in Hamilton) as one of Canada's first planned communities.There was great local interest in the project, and some 6,000 Hamiltonians entered a contest to name this new community. One spring night in 1923, the winning entry was announced -- and Westdale got its name. (Woodlands, Bridgeview and Vimy Ridge – for the World War I battle fought just six years earlier – were also in the running.)

Centre of Westdale Village, circa 1936
Architects and craftsmen looked to some of the latest ideas in urban design as they worked to create Westdale Village. They planned a shopping district to fill the needs of residents and visitors. They built schools to serve young people of every grade – and McMaster University also established itself in the area. Houses sprang up in a range of sizes and styles – front-porch square-plan, Tudor-inspired, and Streamlined Moderne. The green expanse of Churchill Park met the newly created nature sanctuary protecting the ravines and wetlands of nearby Cootes Paradise.

Today it has evolved into a diverse and lively place, with both vintage charm and contemporary flair. A remarkable range of over 80 shops, restaurants, cozy cafes, and professional services along and just off King Street West not far from downtown Hamilton.  It is a charming place where tree lined streets, unique boutiques, old-style bakeries and at its centre, a treasure: an Art Deco movie theatre that has been a date-night magnet since the era of silent films.

Blocks away is a world-class university campus. Leafy streets curve through the neighbourhood in a distinctive oval pattern. Woodland trails wind from green playing fields to a nationally recognized nature sanctuary where bald eagles nest.

Westdale won top marks in a recent study of the most “walkable” places in North America. It’s a home and a destination –- a place where people can live, learn, shop, work and play.

Source: http://www.westdalevillage.ca/about


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