The downtown halfway house on York Blvd will be gone by the end of 2014.
It’s not known at this point if it will be moved to another location but there are strong indications it will be be leaving for good.
Corrections Canada isn’t renewing its lease with the Salvation Army for the 25-bed halfway house and the acting deputy commissioner says the agency is also not currently negotiating with any landlords or agencies in the city.
It’s also not clear if the current residents will be moved to another Hamilton location, or out of the city entirely.
Councillors have been asking the government to move the halfway house since 2004, when a resident walked across the street to Jackson Square and stabbed a female shopkeeper nearly to death.