Construction of Good Shepherd Square took place from 2008 - 2010 on the land where the former Loretto Academy, owned by the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board, once stood.
Good Shepherd Square is a central location for Good Shepherd Women's Services and two affordable housing buildings for seniors and families on King Street between Ray and Pearl streets in downtown Hamilton.
Women's Services in Good Shepherd Square offers an innovative service model that provides women and children fully-furnished apartment-style accommodation in a secure shelter environment. This design allows families fleeing from violence and abuse to maintain normal routines and family customs to the greatest extent possible in the midst of a crisis. The new Mary's Place facility offers an unprecendented level of shelter service to homeless women, allowing them greater privacy and an enhanced sense of personal safety as they struggle to deal with the complex issues that result in homelessness.
One of the affordable housing buildings contains 72 units of rental housing for individuals and small families, a community resource centre, community meeting rooms available for public use and administrative space for Good Shepherd offices. The 84 unit seniors apartment building hosts a wellness centre with a medical clinic and a variety of health and wellness related services for older adults.