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Cardusin-person Doors Open Hamilton Region

  • In-person
  • Parking
  • Partial wheelchair access
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms

Cardus is a non-partisan think tank located in the heart of Corktown. Originally built as The Old Cooperage in 1882, it shares a building with Invizij Architects that is rich in local history, having served over the years as a granary, canning factory, Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway repair shop and more.

Contact info

185 Young Street (at Ferguson Avenue South, main floor)
Hamilton, Ontario



Year built: c. 1882; 1974 (adaptive reuse); 2012 (renovation)
Building type:CommercialHistorical landmark
Architect: Trevor Garwood-Jones (1974); Invizij Architects (2012)
Architectural style:Vernacular

Dates/hours open

May 07, 10:00am - May 08, 04:00pm

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday: 1 to 4 p.m.