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Lincoln Alexander Hall

Named in honour of one of McMaster’s most distinguished graduates, Lincoln Alexander Hall will welcome 1,366 residence students beginning in the Fall of 2026. 

McMaster understands that housing affordability impacts students and is dedicated to creating new housing options. Based on current enrolment trends, the university should be able to guarantee residence to all first-year students with the opening of Lincoln Alexander Hall, our 15th residence building. 

We welcome our community to learn more about the project and follow along as the residence is built.

Lincoln Alexander Hall Building Facts

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

Project Updates and Milestones

June 3, 2024: Permanent Hoarding Installation

The westbound curb lane and sidewalk on Main Street West from Dalewood Avenue to Forsyth Avenue will be closed daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

The closure from Monday, June 3 to Friday, June 7, 2024, is required for the installation of a temporary covered walkway along the construction site for Lincoln Alexander Hall. 

Lane and sidewalk closure signs will be posted along Main Street West.

October 12, 2023: Site Preparation Begins Learn More

As of Monday, October 16th, 2023, the sidewalk surrounding the construction site on Dalewood Avenue, Traymore Avenue, and Forsyth Avenue will be closed for signage installation and fence relocation.

Frequently Asked Questions

The residence is being constructed and financed through a public-private partnership with Knightstone Capital Management. McMaster’s 10 Bay Graduate Residence in downtown Hamilton was developed with the same partners. It will be managed and operated by McMaster University’s Housing & Conference Services. 

Construction is set to begin on November 1st, 2023.

Our construction partners will follow City of Hamilton’s Noise By-law. Construction will take place between the permitted working hours from Monday through Friday. Any exception to this must be approved.

We are working closely with our demolition partners to ensure minimal disruptions to the residents who live near the construction site. This includes careful consideration of noise, dust, construction traffic and the safety of pedestrians near the site.

Safety will be enhanced through a designated route for construction vehicles to enter the site and a safe, designated route for pedestrians.