The pandemic may have induced a lockdown and provincial state of emergency, but life and business continue in Crown Point. There will be two new cannabis stores opening up in the neighbourhood. Each are on the east side with one conveniently close to Roxborough and the other closer to Barton. True North Cannabis Co., near …Continue reading "Things are still happening on Ottawa Street"
On the afternoon of September 30th 2019, the demolition of a decades-old structure from former steelmaker Hamilton Specialty Bar caused a massive black cloud of industrial-grade dust and debris to engulf surrounding homes and businesses and spread across several neighbourhoods, its plumes seen from many kilometres away. The dust cloud, which some described as post-apocalyptic, …Continue reading "Update: 319 Sherman Demolition"
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"
In being afraid of dying, are we really living? Have we fully considered what will be left of us when we step out into the world again, unmasked, curious and cautious after a long hibernation?Continue reading "Are We Really Okay?"
Belview Park is preparing to be added to the list of community run outdoor ice rink surfaces that include locations like Gage Park, HAAA, and Inch/Eastmount which are already running.Continue reading "Outdoor Skating in Crown Point"
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"
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?"
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"