A brief history of a brief Maple Leaf Park

Crown Point once hosted an amusement park at the corner of Ottawa and Barton Streets and neither Enock the Man Fish nor Hardy the High Wire King could save it. It all began with a “Driving Park” opened on the land bounded by Ottawa, Cannon, Rosslyn and Barton in the mid-1880s by Simon James. The …

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POINTS PAST: Jimmy Lomax

Courtesy of Hamilton Spectator Collection, Hamilton Public Library “It’s not the things you do at Christmas, it’s the Christmassy things you do year round that count.” — Jimmy Lomax. One of the greatest and most charitable Hamiltonians of all time was Mr. Jimmy Lomax who grew up in Crown Point’s north end. For more than …

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