The Hamilton architect whose indelible stamp is all over downtown may leave his mark on the $68-million renovation of City Hall.
The city is negotiating to bring Trevor Garwood-Jones aboard to complete the design work for the delayed project, which is scheduled to be finished by December, 2010.
Garwood-Jones was the chief architect for such other downtown landmarks as Hamilton Place, the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the Hamilton Convention Centre.
His other prominent works include the Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre and renovations to the Hamilton GO Centre and James Street Armoury.
Councillor Lloyd Ferguson, chair of the City Hall renovation subcommittee, said the city is in final talks with Garwood Jones & Hanham Architects, which, he says, submitted a bid in partnership with a Toronto firm.
Gerry Davis, the city's director of capital planning, expects to make a hiring recommendation to the subcommittee on Monday. -- It may not be a sure thing.
Davis says the two sides are still apart on money and the scope of the work.
But Ferguson is hoping they can reach a deal.