We are proud to announce that the RESIDENCES OF ROYAL CONNAUGHT was awarded “Best Sales Office Mid to High Rise in Canada” at this year’s Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) Awards of Excellence in Kelowna British Columbia.

This prestigious award completes a remarkable achievement having previously won the same award on both local (HHHBA) and provincial (OHBA) levels.
The RESIDENCES OF ROYAL CONNAUGHT has garnered praise and recognition from our peers throughout Canada which is most gratifying given the dedication and time devoted to restoring the iconic lobby of the historic hotel into our Sales Centre.

This crowning achievement comes at a time when we celebrate selling out Phase 1 of our condo development and the Release of Phase 2 opening soon!


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Spallacci Homes takes top prize at OHBA Awards!

Spallacci Homes OHBA Awards

We are excited to announce that The Residences of Royal Connaught is this year’s recipient of Best Sales Office (1501 sqft & over) OHBA award. This honour was presented to Spallacci Homes at the annual OHBA Awards of Distinction on September 28th at the Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario.

Our team is proud and delighted with this award as it validates our vision and passion dedicated to restoring the grande lobby of the once historic Royal Connaught Hotel into this lavish, functional and simply outstanding Sales Centre as recognized by our colleagues, peers & most importantly our clients and purchasers that will have the opportunity to enjoy and indulge in the space as it serves as the future lobby of the Residences of Royal Connaught.

Having won the Best Sales Office at the HHHBA awards earlier this spring and now the OHBA award; Spallacci Homes looks forward to the possibility of representing Ontario at the CHBA National SAM Awards next spring in Kelowna, British Columbia.

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From hotel to hot spot – Hamilton’s Royal Connaught is in the thick of it.

SOURCE: New In Homes

In a recent report by Colliers International, a leader in commercial real estate services, they outlined five attributes that make Hamilton, Ontario an up-and-coming “Anchor City” for future growth.

What is an anchor city? According to Sydney Hamber, Senior Vice President at Colliers International, Hamilton is to Toronto what Milwaukee is to Chicago. Each city has similar populations, but one of them isn’t quite as developed as the other, and the underdeveloped one is primed for growth.

Here are five reasons Hamilton is an up-and-coming city that you may want to call home (Colliers considers these five attributes important to businesses and corporations, but they are definitely related to and should affect a homebuyer’s decision to move to a new city, especially since much of a corporation’s success is determined by the willingness of employees to move to a new location):

Lower costs compared to Toronto

There’s no question that the residential scene is more affordable in Hamilton. The rents are lower and the city has competitive development charges, which means builders and developers pay less per unit and are able to pass on lower prices to new homebuyers.

“With new developments throughout the City, particularly in the downtown core, and a new operational GO station this summer, Hamilton is an ideal location for companies looking to expand or relocate,” says Jason Thorne, General Manager, Planning and Economic Development at the City of Hamilton. “Hamilton is affordable not only in terms of overall operating cost, but also affordability for their employees in the residential market.”

Highly skilled labour

Since it is so affordable to open up a shop or build a new residential building, there are a lot of new employment opportunities opening up in Hamilton. Also, the educated labour force in Hamilton specializes in a variety of industries, including education and healthcare.

Redevelopment opportunities

Colliers points out that there are many redevelopment opportunities for new businesses, and the same follows for new condos; just look at the Residences of Royal Connaught by Spallacci Group and Valery Homes. They’re taking one of the country’s most famous hotels and turning it into a luxury condo! That building has been a landmark since 1916, and there are other buildings of similar age and stature that are deserving of a facelift.

Lower commute times

As mentioned above, there is a new GO Station coming soon, and Hamilton has made strides to improve their public transportation services. The roads are already more clear than Toronto’s, but that could be because of the lower population; time will tell if Hamilton’s streets are ready for a surge in car-use. Driving and transit aside, the city has embraced cyclists, so the idea of environmentally-friendly transportation alternatives is on the horizon and would hopefully only improve as the city grew.

Full range of lifestyle amenities

Believe it or not, like most other big cities in Southern Ontario, Hamilton has grocery stores, shopping centres, and banks – and there are more on the way. It’s not just about the necessities though, Hamilton’s arts and culture scene has been on the rise for the last few years. The Art Crawl on James Street North has evolved into Supercrawl, and attracted over 100,000 people in 2013.

“People and businesses are drawn to Hamilton for a whole variety of reasons – from our thriving arts and culture scene, job opportunities in Canada’s most diversified economy, and the chance to be part of an urban renaissance that is truly exciting,” says Thorne.

So, if you’ve been considering making a change, why not see what Hamilton has to offer in the way of new homes?

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Royal Connaught takes home two HHHBA Awards

The Hamilton-Halton Home Builders Association held their annual Awards of Distinction dinner last evening and Royal Connaught had the honour of taking home two prestigious awards.

The Awards of Distinction recognize and celebrate excellence in the home building industry. Royal Connaught won an award for Best Sales Office and then went on to win The Best Model Suite 1,200 square feet and under.

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