“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution.”
— William A. Foster
In the late 1950's, founder, Alfonso Frisina contributed to the burgeoning and growing Hamilton Ontario core, by developing and adding to the beautiful architecture and amenities. The Frisina Group was instrumental in changing Hamilton’s downtown residential high-rise zoning, developing and building downtown’s first residential high-rise the Clarenden which is now called Fountainebleu. A further and stellar development which is Hamilton’s tallest building, a 45 storey retail, office and residential complex, Century 21 which is now called Landmark Place was completed by Frisina in 1974. This building continues to stand proudly as the tallest building in the Hamilton Downtown landscape.
Alfonso taught his sons, Ralph, Dan and Al about building quality developments that would stand the test of time like so much of the architecture around them. Today, his sons along with grandson Al Jr., continue in his innovative, creative and technically excellent tradition.
Over the next fifty years, the city has expanded south but the heart of Frisina Group has remained downtown and continued to develop and build various projects in downtown Hamilton.
A new retail/office development at Main and Queen will soon begin. It is now offering space to various businesses and it will house the Frisina Group's new head office. This marks a return to the opportunities we at Frisina Group have always seen in Hamilton’s downtown development.
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