Archive for November, 2013

Jennifer Keesmaat Event

I’m looking forward to attending Ambitious City with Jennifer Keesmaat on December 3 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm at Liuna Station.  Jennifer, who was born and raised in Hamilton, became the Chief City Planner for Toronto in 2012 following a successful track record as... More

Renew Hamilton on Cable 14

It was a great privilege for Renew Hamilton director Richard Allen to appear on Our City with Martinus Geleynse, a leading urban affairs show on Cable 14 in Hamilton.  The interview – coupled with a lead off conversation with local architect David Premi on... More

Economics of Heritage Conservation

Renew Hamilton was pleased to help promote and implement a special learning event focused on the financial side of rehabilitating and marketing historic buildings. Economics of Heritage Preservation was presented by the Heritage Hamilton Foundation and Friends of Auchmar at the Hamilton Club on November... More

Watch Update Video #5

In this, our fifth updater video, we detail the success of the inaugural Renew Hamilton Learning Forum.   It was held on October 18, 2013 and focused on strengthening a growing community of local organizations and individuals dedicated to creating inspired urban environments in Hamilton.... More

David Crombie Hamilton Podcast

David Crombie, mayor of Toronto from 1972 to 1978 and a Minister in Brian Mulroney’s government, was the centre of attention at The Future of Ontario Cities, an informal Q&A event hosted by The Brain, SuperCrawl and Thier + Curran Architects on November 17, 2013.... More

Glen Norton at Learning Forum

Here’s the audio recording of Glen Norton – manager, Urban Renewal for the City of Hamilton – speaking at our inaugural Renew Hamilton Learning Forum on October 18. Glen provided a broad overview of renewal activities across Hamilton as well as City-led innovations to... More

REfficient Walks The Talk

Company CEO Stephanie McLarty takes it all in: the open space that in a short time will house the headquarters of REfficient Inc., a Hamilton-based firm that specializes in selling used and surplus telecommunications equipment.  Amid the surprises, and highs and lows of the... More

Heritage Event Invitation

The Heritage Hamilton Foundation and Friends of Auchmar are hosting a special event titled “The Economics of Heritage Preservation” at The Hamilton Club on Wednesday November 20, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, followed by a meet and greet. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, $20 per... More

Graham McNally at Learning Forum

Here’s the audio recording of Graham McNally speaking at our inaugural Renew Hamilton Learning Forum on the topic of tactical urbanism. Graham McNally is an architect with Invizij Architects Inc. and a member of the Hamilton/Burlington Society of Architects. He is a key driver of tactical urbanism... More

David Premi at Renew Hamilton Forum

Here’s a 25 minute audio recording of David Premi speaking at the inaugural Renew Hamilton Learning Forum on October 18, 2013.  Premi, a local architect, urbanist and building restorer, spoke on the history of urban renewal in Hamilton and the ingredients of community regeneration.... More