Harry Stinson is a developer specializing in the adaptive re-use of existing buildings, primarily historic and large in scale.
His Candy Factory Lofts development is generally considered the catalyst project that popularized condo living in downtown Toronto and specifically the renaissance of Queen St West.
Another city-changer was One King West, a 51 storey, 600-suite condo hotel including the 1914 Dominion Bank headquarters.
The Stinson School on Stinson Street in Hamilton was constructed by Ebenezer Stinson in 1894, and renovated in lofts by Harry Stinson in 2013.
Current projects (in Canada) include Gibson School Lofts (1914), Beasley Park Lofts & Hotel (1840) and the Grace Church Lofts (1925).
Stinson is also working on Buffalo Central Terminal, a 1929 art-deco train station, similar in scale & design to Grand Central Terminal, a project that will include residential, commercial, office, hotel, convention centre, farmer’s market, townhouses, parks, sports complex and a private shuttle bus, encompassing approximately a million square feet, and possibly the re-opening the station as a railway stop between Toronto and Manhattan.
In his spare time, he collects classic cars.