There is an unfortunate phenomenon that seems to be part of Hamilton’s DNA: buildings torn down to make way for city-approved projects, only to fail to get off the ground. It happens for all sorts of reasons including uncertain financing. So, we end up with parking lots or other kinds of underutilized and empty spaces …
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November was an exciting month for the usually cautious city council in Hamilton. First, the city voted to freeze the urban boundary despite pressure from developers keen to build vast tracts of low-density suburban homes for automobile dependent commuters on agricultural land. A little more than a week later, the city transportation planners were unceremoniously …
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Tucked between Hambrgr and Burger Lab on Ottawa Street North, is a small, dimly lit, unassuming little building housing the Down The Street Food Co., owned and operated by chef Michael Carruth who serves up soup and sandwiches. Between burger joints and opposite Simply Italian Bakery and the new Ottawa Market, both of which serve …
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For eight years, Elizabeth Seidl was the protector of a cherished asset that intersects the Crown Point Community Planning Team coverage area.
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Did you know the Pipeline Trail is more than 160 years old? Did you also know that Hamilton was the second city in pre-confederation Canada to provide water services?
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My advice to other new residents like myself is to get involved. Learn to take care of this trail. Love it and bring new life to it. This is our home now. ~ Peggy Goddard
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Ottawa Street South, between King and Main boasts one and two story brick homes with front porches and tall mature trees. At Main, where Ottawa Street divides between North and South, Memorial Public School sits opposite Caro, a trendy and busy Italian eatery with big windows and a patio. Continue northbound and a traveller will …
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A boarded-up building with a troubled history at 180 Ottawa St. N. at Cannon is coming to life. Contractors hired by social housing provider Indwell, are conducting restoration work inside a gutted interior which has experienced fire and water damage. To Councillor Sam Merulla the Indwell purchase of this property is nothing short of a …
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Undeniably, all this creative street art brings the community together, and helps the small business to thrive. These wonderful pieces and many more, make our Crown Point vibrant and always fun to discover.
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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?
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