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 …Continue reading "Master Plan for Ottawa Street North?"
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 …Continue reading "Reclaiming Hamilton: A book review"
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. …Continue reading "Hamilton’s Car Culture"
2020: A Year in Review | Has something been missed that was significant to you in 2020? Drop us a line and we’ll update the below timeline. Please also provide a link to your additions.Continue reading "2020: A Year in Review"
If lockdown’s aren’t working, what are alternative measures that can be put into place in an effort to adopt a less ‘cancel the school trip’ attitude to addressing the root problem?Continue reading "With Baited Breath"
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.Continue reading "Dreaming of a Red Christmas"
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.Continue reading "As If It Was The Last"
There is a group protesting at City Hall advocating for a reduction to police funding and re-allocation of those funds to housing. They have been camped out on the forecourt of City Hall since November 23rd, and have promised not to leave until their demands have been met.Continue reading "To The Point"
Background: Devan Bracci-Selvey, a former Sir Winston Churchill Secondary student, was killed outside of his school in front of his mother. He died in her arms. Devan had been a target of bullying since the beginning of the school year. This event was created shortly after his passing to honor him and to bring …Continue reading "2nd Annual Devan Selvey Festival"
When we attend a public event such as the one held by former HWDSB student trustee Ahoni Mehdi, we say your voice matters. We are taking what you are bringing to light seriously.Continue reading "To The Point"