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Future Residence Buildings

Housing & Conference Services is growing our residence community with the construction of two new McMaster residence buildings.

Learn more about these projects below.

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10 Bay Residence

10 Bay - Graduate Residence

Lincoln Alexander Hall

Lincoln Alexander Hall - Undergrad/Grad Residence

10 Bay – New Graduate Residence


The first residence for graduate students will be 10 Bay Graduate Residence, located on the southwest corner of King Street West and Bay Street South in downtown Hamilton. This 30-story building will house 600-plus graduate students and their family members. It is expected to be completed for fall 2023.


Project Updates

Under construction and financed through a public-private partnership including the University and Knightstone Capital.

10 Bay Location

Building Features

  • Approximately 600 furnished apartments
  • Studio apartments
  • One-bedroom apartments
  • Two-bedroom apartments
  • Limited parking available
  • 200 bicycle storage spaces
  • Green roofs
  • Targeting to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold Certification

Wellness & social amenities

  • Fitness centre
  • Yoga and musical instrument jamming spaces
  • Outdoor running track
  • BBQ area
  • Lounge spaces
  • Beautiful event spaces
  • Communal kitchens
  • Study or meeting spaces
  • Movie theatre

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Lincoln Alexander Hall – New Undergraduate/Graduate Residence


McMaster’s new 15-storey undergraduate/graduate residence on Main Street West between Dalewood and Forsyth, has been named in honour of the late Lincoln Alexander. As an advocate for education and an activist for racial equity in Canada, Lincoln Alexander will be a role model to the bright minds we welcome to residence from across Canada and around world.

Project Updates

Monday, September 26th: Contractors began to disconnect utilities on-site to prepare for demolition during fall 2022.

Lincoln Alexander Hall

Building Features

  • 1,366 bed spaces
  • Most of the residence will be 10 stories or lower, with a 15-storey tower close to Forsyth Avenue
  • 325 long-term bicycle storage spaces
  • 43 underground car parking spots
  • Access controlled, safe entrances
  • Communal spaces on every floor
  • A space designed to encourage students and older adults to socialize and learn together, hosted by the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA)
  • Targeting LEED ® Gold Certification
Lincoln Alexander Residence