Archive for April, 2014

Christopher Hume BIA Podcast

In this 20 minute audio recording, Toronto Star urban affairs columnist Christopher Hume encourages Ontario BIA leaders to invest in modern infrastructure needed to create people-friendly gathering places. He articulates an ambitious role for BIAs beyond preserving memories of 19th century main street Ontario.... More

Cleveland Tour Podcast I

Just back from a weekend bus trip to Cleveland, Ohio organized by Martinus Geleynse of MGI Media and sponsored by FirstOntario Credit Union. The trip – part of an ongoing series of curated learning excursions to American rust belt cities – provided an opportunity to... More

James St. Mobility Hub Podcast

The Chamber’s Renew Hamilton Project continues to follow the progress of a design study meant to guide the planning and implementation of a new mobility hub centred around the James Street North GO train station currently under construction in Hamilton’s north end. This municipally led... More

Heritage Mill Podcast

On April 8, Alan Stacey, co-principal of Heritage Mill, gave an extended lecture and demonstration titled The Conservation and Restoration of Hamilton’s Built Heritage.  The event was hosted by Ward 2 Community Council members – including Durand, Beasley, Corktown, North End Neighbours, Stinson and Central... More

Students Take On Urban Renewal

Renew Hamilton attended last week’s Spring Student Symposium presented by Peace Studies at McMaster University under the direction of Dr. Nancy Doubleday and Dr. Eric Payseur. Peace Studies is an interdisciplinary program that educates next generation leaders and practitioners for careers in fields such... More

Land Trust Launch Audio

Renew Hamilton was among a gathering of more than 200 people who participated in last night’s launch of the Hamilton Community Land Trust at LIUNA Station. Participants – many representing grassroots neighbourhood associations in lower city Hamilton – learned how a community-led land trust... More

Voice of Young Entrepreneur

Cheers erupted as Dr. Daniel Hyams, PhD was announced as this year’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Hamilton Chamber’s Outstanding Business Achievement Awards gala held March 31. Hyams is the executive director of Fermata Inc., a music therapy centre headquartered in downtown... More