A nod to the past inspires a new vision.

206 King Street West celebrates the history of the former CHIQ radio station era while providing new opportunities to be part of downtown Hamilton’s growing community.

At 14-storeys, 122 suites, it’s an intimate condominium conceptualized by KNYMH Architects that has been designed in the spirit of the past while rising up for a beautiful second act. The four-storey brick podium and arched windows gives a nod to the history of the original 1908 architecture while a black and white tower of glass and artful staggered terraces, balconies and Juliets adds a modern contrast to the masonry.

Ever since my work on the Pigott Building, I have been fascinated by the home-grown creative energy and entrepreneurial spirit that is reshaping Hamilton.
I’ve always loved the eclectic architectural charm of downtown Hamilton, so when it came to Radio Arts, I wanted to make sure it reflected the unique fabric of downtown, while also recognizing Hamilton’s renaissance of youthful, creative energy.
Founder of Canlight Group

Radio Arts is the realization of a vision, rooted in the allure of history and guided by modernist sensibilities while embracing the energy of downtown Hamilton.

The Past & The Future of 206 King Street West

As the design team peeled back layers, they discovered an original mosaic tile floor from the former broadcasting station era that spells out ‘Radio Arts.’ This became the inspiration for naming the development.

Original mosaic tile from the Radio Arts era

Other architectural details such as original beams and metal barn-style doors will be salvaged and reincorporated into the new building and inspires the passion and pride in this next rich chapter.

Radio Arts is ready to give its residents, and a new generation, a place to feel inspired, connect, create, build a life and call home. Be part of what’s next.