The Ottawa Street Farmers Market on Saturday is here to stay and there is no tension nor rift with the retailers and merchants in the Ottawa Street BIA. Nica vanBeuzekom, co-owner of the Branching Path Farm, is of the view that an opinion piece in the Hamilton Spectator on Feb. 27 paints an erroneous picture …Continue reading "Updated: Family food, not feud"
Two recent instances at Ottawa and Cannon last year, where drivers lost control of their cars and smashed into buildings, have highlighted the issue of road safety for local residents and merchants in the Crown Point area. Fortunately, nobody walking along the sidewalk during these incidents were injured or killed, but many residents are deeply …Continue reading "Car crash central: Ottawa and Cannon"
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"
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"
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?"
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"
All too often the responsibility lies on people with disabilities to adapt to the world around them. This swing says no. Having this swing in the playground says ‘there is a place for you here and the space you take up matters.Continue reading "Hamilton’s First Wheelchair Swing"
“We had a car drive through the front of the shop early this morning. We are giving coffee away today! And we’re taking donations if you’re feeling extra friendly.”Continue reading "Cannon Coffee CO Damage"
“Painter …. understood that the overall goal of removals, allotments, treaties, reservations and reserves, terminations, and relocation’s, was not simply to limit and control the movement of Native peoples, but more importantly to relieve them of their land base.”Continue reading "To The Point"
What are your stories of Crown Point? How have you played a part in its history? What are your languages, how do you celebrate, and what are your songs? What makes or has made these lands home for you?Continue reading "What’s Your Point?"