Architectural rendering of the OmniaBio facility at Hamilton’s McMaster Innovation Park (CNW Group/Invest Ontario)

On­tario antes up $580M for C&G ther­a­py plant in Hamil­ton

In 2017, a plan that could use $252 mil­lion to trans­form the home of On­tario’s ju­nior hock­ey team, the Hamil­ton Bull­dogs, was out­lined, but lat­er rec­om­mend­ed against by city staff.

Fast for­ward to this week, when it seems that no mat­ter how im­por­tant the Bull­dogs are to the com­mu­ni­ty, the gov­ern­ment is mak­ing a bet that cell and gene ther­a­py man­u­fac­tur­ing could be even more im­por­tant. On­tario’s gov­ern­ment un­veiled plans for a $580 mil­lion new cell and gene ther­a­py man­u­fac­tur­ing cen­ter set to be built just a 10-minute dri­ve from the sta­di­um. And the gov­ern­ment is foot­ing $40 mil­lion worth of the bill.

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