Historic Hammill House set to become minor sports hub

News Oct 09, 2009 Ancaster News

Ancaster’s one-stop shop for minor sports registration is one-step closer to reality.

Hamilton’s community services division was anticipated to approve a 10-year lease agreement for several sports groups at the historically designated and city-owned Hammill House at 314 Wilson St. E.

The lease agreement would effectively create an Ancaster minor sports association, with office space and a common reception area for several sports groups.

Ancaster Soccer Club, Ancaster Little League, Ancaster Minor Hockey Club, Ancaster Skating Club and Ancaster Magic Basketball Club are among the list of tenants eligible for a 10-year lease at a $1 cost.

The lease agreement was recommended by city staff for approval at Wednesday’s emergency and community services committee meeting.

Once renovations are complete, the Hammill House would be converted into a minor sports registration complex.

The facility would be open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 a. m. to 6 p. m. In addition to registration, the building would also be used for administrative activities and storage.

Renovations are currently in the planning phase. Hamilton’s culture division has retained an architect. Heritage permits must be obtained before work begins.

Ancaster Councillor Lloyd Ferguson said the new facility will assist 4,700 young athletes. He anticipates the renovations will be complete by next spring.

Upgrades will be funded by a $500,000 capital budget approved by council in June, 2008.

“It definitely will help us grow,” said Shawn Murray, general manager of Ancaster Soccer Club. With more than 2,500 players, the soccer club is Ancaster’s largest minor sports group. The ASC currently leases office space above Ancaster Jewellers at 88 Wilson St. W.

“We’re a community-based program and we’re here to help the community,” said Mr. Murray.

Located at the corner of Wilson Street East and Church Street, the Hammill House is named for Richard Edmund Hammill, a butcher in the 1860s and 1870s. Constructed circa 140 as a one-storey cottage, the home was enlarged in the 1860s with the addition of an upper storey and rear wing.

Historic Hammill House set to become minor sports hub

News Oct 09, 2009 Ancaster News

Ancaster’s one-stop shop for minor sports registration is one-step closer to reality.

Hamilton’s community services division was anticipated to approve a 10-year lease agreement for several sports groups at the historically designated and city-owned Hammill House at 314 Wilson St. E.

The lease agreement would effectively create an Ancaster minor sports association, with office space and a common reception area for several sports groups.

Ancaster Soccer Club, Ancaster Little League, Ancaster Minor Hockey Club, Ancaster Skating Club and Ancaster Magic Basketball Club are among the list of tenants eligible for a 10-year lease at a $1 cost.

The lease agreement was recommended by city staff for approval at Wednesday’s emergency and community services committee meeting.

Once renovations are complete, the Hammill House would be converted into a minor sports registration complex.

The facility would be open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 a. m. to 6 p. m. In addition to registration, the building would also be used for administrative activities and storage.

Renovations are currently in the planning phase. Hamilton’s culture division has retained an architect. Heritage permits must be obtained before work begins.

Ancaster Councillor Lloyd Ferguson said the new facility will assist 4,700 young athletes. He anticipates the renovations will be complete by next spring.

Upgrades will be funded by a $500,000 capital budget approved by council in June, 2008.

“It definitely will help us grow,” said Shawn Murray, general manager of Ancaster Soccer Club. With more than 2,500 players, the soccer club is Ancaster’s largest minor sports group. The ASC currently leases office space above Ancaster Jewellers at 88 Wilson St. W.

“We’re a community-based program and we’re here to help the community,” said Mr. Murray.

Located at the corner of Wilson Street East and Church Street, the Hammill House is named for Richard Edmund Hammill, a butcher in the 1860s and 1870s. Constructed circa 140 as a one-storey cottage, the home was enlarged in the 1860s with the addition of an upper storey and rear wing.

Historic Hammill House set to become minor sports hub

News Oct 09, 2009 Ancaster News

Ancaster’s one-stop shop for minor sports registration is one-step closer to reality.

Hamilton’s community services division was anticipated to approve a 10-year lease agreement for several sports groups at the historically designated and city-owned Hammill House at 314 Wilson St. E.

The lease agreement would effectively create an Ancaster minor sports association, with office space and a common reception area for several sports groups.

Ancaster Soccer Club, Ancaster Little League, Ancaster Minor Hockey Club, Ancaster Skating Club and Ancaster Magic Basketball Club are among the list of tenants eligible for a 10-year lease at a $1 cost.

The lease agreement was recommended by city staff for approval at Wednesday’s emergency and community services committee meeting.

Once renovations are complete, the Hammill House would be converted into a minor sports registration complex.

The facility would be open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 a. m. to 6 p. m. In addition to registration, the building would also be used for administrative activities and storage.

Renovations are currently in the planning phase. Hamilton’s culture division has retained an architect. Heritage permits must be obtained before work begins.

Ancaster Councillor Lloyd Ferguson said the new facility will assist 4,700 young athletes. He anticipates the renovations will be complete by next spring.

Upgrades will be funded by a $500,000 capital budget approved by council in June, 2008.

“It definitely will help us grow,” said Shawn Murray, general manager of Ancaster Soccer Club. With more than 2,500 players, the soccer club is Ancaster’s largest minor sports group. The ASC currently leases office space above Ancaster Jewellers at 88 Wilson St. W.

“We’re a community-based program and we’re here to help the community,” said Mr. Murray.

Located at the corner of Wilson Street East and Church Street, the Hammill House is named for Richard Edmund Hammill, a butcher in the 1860s and 1870s. Constructed circa 140 as a one-storey cottage, the home was enlarged in the 1860s with the addition of an upper storey and rear wing.