St. Catherine of Siena – Catholic Church
Hamilton, ON

St. Catherine of Siena - Catholic Church

Walters Group was awarded the new St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Hamilton.

ATA Architects was commissioned to design a new Catholic church for the Diocese of Hamilton. The Church is located at 620 Rymal Road East on an 8 acre property that was previously used as farmland. The development comprises of both the Church and its Rectory.

The church accommodates 800 parishioners with additional space for a pastoral centre, an administration centre, meeting rooms, choir rehearsal space, an Adoration Chapel and a Bell Tower. The uses are organized into three identifiable building components with the Church and Sanctuary central to the arrangement, that is punctuated by the soaring Bell Tower. The church is located central to the site on the axis with an exterior pedestrian boulevard and holy shrine. The Rectory is sited to the south-western edge of the property and fronts the future extension of Wagner Drive.

The overall architectural composition and form of the church strive to be simple and timeless. The entire church is united by three basic elements: a base, a middle band and a roof. The base of the church is natural limestone that will be textured and patterned to pay homage to the namesake Cathedral in Siena, Italy. The middle band encircles and brings continuity to the overall form. The roof sits on the latter piece and frames the glazed gables that will bring natural light into the space.”

Project description from: ATA Architects


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Hamilton
ATA Architects Inc.
Structural engineer
Mantecon Partners
Facts & Figures
  • The project was approx. 800 Tons of fancy hip and valley framing
  • Roof peak is 65 feet high.
Our Role

Walters supplied and installed the structural steel and metal deck.

Overcoming Challenges

Detail coordination of the hip & valley framing. This project was governed by the model, which is unusual because typically drawings govern. This provided opportunities for efficiencies not allowed by the passage of multiple project documents.

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