Ottawa Street North
Photo by Sean Hurley

Master Plan for Ottawa Street North?

It was fall 2013 when I first talked to Khaldoon Ahmad, a planner with the City of Hamilton, who was developing a street master plan for the one-kilometre long stretch of Ottawa Street North between Main Street East and Barton. Major funds had not yet been put aside at City Hall for a makeover, but …

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Cover photo of Reclaiming Hamilton
Cover photo of Reclaiming Hamilton. Photo by Mike Kukucska Photo by Mike Kukucska

Reclaiming Hamilton: A book review

Crown Point based author and journalist, Paul Weinberg, has edited a book of essays about Hamilton. RECLAIMING HAMILTON: ESSAYS FROM THE NEW AMBITIOUS CITY, brings together a series of contributors, many familiar, to write about Hamilton in the context of change and progress. In his acknowledgements he writes he wanted a book about the “significant …

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Hamilton's Car Culture

Hamilton’s Car Culture

Reclaiming Our Streets as Public Spaces   Paul Weinberg , Ryan McGreal, and Environment Hamilton’s Beatrice Ekoko discuss Hamilton car culture. Hosted by Sean Hurley.   Reclaiming Hamilton’s editor Paul Weinberg , contributor Ryan McGreal, and Environment Hamilton’s Beatrice Ekoko discuss our controversial city car culture. Sean Hurley, former editor of The Point will moderate. …

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Dreaming of a Red Christmas

I want what is best for us all, taking into account how something as severe as a lockdown over the Christmas holidays and not being able to spend it with our parents, grandparents, and others we would normally spend this very special time with, will affect our mental health these next few weeks.

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As If It Was The Last

Hockey looks different for everyone this year. One parent only. We all stand at an arrow around the glass and we wear masks as do the kiddos until they put their helmets on. They spread out on the ice, have to come to the arena dressed except for their skates, helmets, and gloves. There are no faceoffs, they play four on four, and have split their team into two so there are only four on the bench at any given time. They also have one other team they play. Cayuga.

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