Archive for May, 2013

Changes at City Hall Forecourt

Rachel Boyce (pictured above) was part of the municipal public works team helping green the forecourt of Hamilton City Hall last week. She is currently studying horticulture at Niagara College. The team planted a generous number of serviceberry trees in large containers set out... More

Dr. John Schofield Podcast

Respect for people, places and perception. That’s the memorable takeaway from a talk by a world renowned archaeologist whose exploration of contemporary landscapes is helping redefine the meaning of heritage. It’s a human-centred view that sees importance and value in alternative “heritage communities,” including... More

Prince’s Foundation in Canada

The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community – an international charitable organization established by HRH The Prince of Wales – introduced its work to Canada with a symposium and public lecture held in Toronto, May 13-14, 2013. The Foundation focuses on transforming lives through engaging, educating... More

Urban Engagement Lecture

Andrew Emond (pictured below), a Toronto-based photographer who has spent years creating artistic images of underground sewer systems and water courses, surfaced in Hamilton on May 18 to share an illustrated talk titled Urban Exploration and The Power of Curiosity. He offered a lesson... More

Culture Plan Loves Renewal

Don Jaffray, executive director, Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton (pictured above), was among a team of volunteer facilitators who led roundtable discussions at last night’s community workshop devoted to enhancing Hamilton’s cultural plan. Jaffray’s roundtable explored the topic of heritage preservation and... More

Spectator Backs Walkability

Below is an editorial published in today’s Hamilton Spectator titled “The Spectator’s View: Quality of Life Drives a Strong Economy.”  It is written by Howard Elliott, Chair of the Hamilton Spectator Editorial Board. HAMILTON May 13, 2013  Buzzwords can be a pain. They can... More

Defending Lady Hamilton

After having lived in and travelled to many cities, I can say without a doubt that the number one problem our city, and especially downtown, face is perception. It is what we think that keeps us from moving forward in the eyes of non-Hamiltonians.... More

Gil Penalosa Podcast

Gil Penalosa, executive director of 8 to 80 Cities (at left), spoke at today’s sixth annual Hamilton Economic Summit on the topic of People First: A Downtown Hamilton for All. The presentation was hosted by Renew Hamilton and included a follow on panel discussion... More

Doors Open Hamilton Tour

Volunteer tour guide Bernard Selway (pictured at left) helped escort more than 1,500 people through the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Heritage Museum during last weekend’s Doors Open Hamilton event at the John Weir Foote V.C. Armouries on James Street North. Doors Open Hamilton provides... More

Renew Hamilton at Economic Summit

The Renew Hamilton Project — an initiative of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce — will perform an important role at the sixth annual Hamilton Economic Summit (HES) on May 9. “It’s a partnership that’s grown over time,” said project director Richard Allen.  “We’re an outcome... More