Commercial and long-haul freight trucks are like modern-day dinosaurs. They lumber along and dominate the road networks they share with smaller vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. But we’ve learned to depend on these massive beasts which deliver vegetables, fruit, appliances and other goods to every community across North America, 24-7. In our fulfillment economy, they’ve been …Continue reading "Truck Route Master Plan a wrong turn?"
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?Continue reading "A Green Gem in Crown Point"
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 …Continue reading "Heavy trucks coming to Ottawa Street"
The first Little Free Library book-sharing box was built in 2009 in Wisconsin, USA. After a decade, this award-winning program has become a world-wide movement.Continue reading "Little Free Crown Point"
To me, being more careful with how we build the city is one of the most important conversations we can have and that means we cannot rush expanding our urban boundary.Continue reading "What is your Hamilton?"
This event was started as an opportunity for separated families to be able to enjoy a Halloween-like event, but it’s grown to welcome kids who are looking for any opportunity to dress up in costume, extended family who may miss Halloween with their favorite littles due to family conflict, or because work schedules leave you having to dig into your kids’ candy bags when you return from night shift in the morning.Continue reading "Pumpkin Prowl 2020"
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?"
Ward 3 councillor Nrinder Nann’s motion for today’s meeting asks council to consider that if Uber will not honour their contract, that the City of Hamilton take over interim management of the existing network using area ratings from Wards 1, 2 and 3, and that Hamilton take the necessary steps to recover the costs (and damages) of operating the Sobi network, and that staff begin the process of a competitive procurement process to find a new group to manage this infrastructure.Continue reading "SoBi or not SoBi"
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Working at the Ottawa Street BIA is a new, memory-filled journey for me. As a kid, I would go through the world of fabrics with my mom. We’d search for that perfect pattern and fabric to complete my latest sewing masterpiece. One year, with my mom’s help of course, it was pajama sacks which became …Continue reading "New face on Ottawa Street"
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sometime last year, just as the cold weather set in, a new shop opened inconspicuously on Ottawa Street North called Crown Point Sandwich. I confess, I have had more than one sandwich there, and my best intentions to provide a review failed as the sandwich has not, until now, survived long enough for the obligatory …Continue reading "A royally good sandwich shop"