The Durand Neighbourhood is one of the oldest residential areas in the city of Hamilton. Over its long history, the neighbourhood has come to be defined by traditional streets and homes creating a unique urban area, despite the loss of significant residential housing stock through previous periods of development.
Currently, Hamilton is experiencing a renewed period of residential growth, and once again, the Durand neighbourhood is challenged with balancing new development and intensification within the established community. In response to this, the Durand Neighbourhood Association launched the Durand Neighbourhood Character Project. This Project explores an innovative, community driven, approach to defining and preserving neighbourhood character.