If you are wondering what the construction is at the North end of Homestead Drive and Upper James it is the Mount Hope Gateway.

Back in 2016 there were 2 public meetings held at the Wing and a vote was put out to residents to select their choice between 3 concept drawings of what the gateway would look like. Councillor Johnson worked with the Warplane Heritage Museum and was thrilled that they donated a plane to have up at the Gateway. It is going to be a historic training aircraft, a Beechcraft CT-134 Musketeer.

Interesting facts:
• During their 21 years of service, Musketeers trained approximately 5,000 Canadian military pilots and served with 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training Schools and the Canadian Forces Flying Instructor School
• The Beechcraft RCAF CT 134 Musketeer was a military training derivative of the Sundowner built by Beechcraft for the Canadian Forces. The CT-134 was a single engine, low-wing, four-seat light aircraft with fixed landing gear and limited aerobatic capability.
• Reflective of the City of Hamilton’s history, the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport was used as training facility during World War II.

If all goes well, work should be completed by October of 2021!

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