The economic value of Hamilton’s built heritage

By Paul Shaker Heritage buildings are often the subject of vigorous debate in Hamilton. Our built heritage is an inescapable part of who we are as a city. It defines us to ourselves and to others simp...

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Public engagement plus the built environment

By David Premi In order for Hamilton to become more competitive as a destination, we have an increasingly urgent need to make our city more walkable and liveable. We know from extensive recent researc...

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The big momma of Art Crawls

By Jamie Tennant Downtown renewal is exciting in concept, but watching it happen is like watching the proverbial paint dry. The pace is steady, but the movements are often so tiny they are barely perc...

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The Transit Fairytale

By Laura Farr In an LA Times column in 1948 called “Do You Know Your City?” the author reminded citizens that there was, in fact, still active rail service available to them. The article e...

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Take back our streets

By Terry Cooke Property prices are surging in many Hamilton neighbourhoods, but as I write this the MLS lists several residential properties for sale on and around Cannon Street that range in price fr...

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City of opportunity

By Keanin Loomis I was told by someone I dearly adore in the administration at McMaster University that if I mentioned the University of Waterloo among some of her colleagues, I would elicit immediate...

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Transportation | Toy vs transit

By Robert Leaker If you are the type of person who really enjoys your car and derives some intrinsic value from looking good while cruising downtown, then this article is not for you. You do not own a...

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The Old Carnegie Library

It’s easy to miss, partly hidden by a shrub. But at Main and MacNab, not far from where commuters catch the B-Line, there is a cornerstone. A date is etched upon it: Aug. 23rd, 1911. Yes, on a warm ...

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Making friends in Ancaster

By Jamie Tennant On Friday, August 5, the Festival of Friends will host what may become the biggest concert this city has ever seen. The artist is huge – City & Colour, a.k.a. songwriter Dallas ...

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Innovation City?

By Keanin Loomis Innovation Night. Innovation Breakfast. McMaster Innovation Park. Innovation Factory. Innovation this. Innovation that. How can a word that so few people are able to define become so ...

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