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Brooklyn + Hamilton Chamber CEOs Interview

“When you define Brooklyn, it’s interesting, cool, innovative, ethnic … I think Hamilton definitely has all of these characteristics.” Carlo Scissura, President and CEO, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Here’s audio from Bill Kelly’s AM 900 CHML interview this morning in the lead up to... More

Ryan McGreal Complete Streets Podcast

You can make a street better for everyone without making it worse for anyone. Ryan McGreal Below is an audio recording of Ryan McGreal (pictured), editor of Raise the Hammer, speaking on the topic of complete streets at an October 2015 workshop organized by the... More

Short Brooklyn Doc

Take a fun tour of Williamsburg, a popular neighbourhood in Brooklyn, N.Y. This short doc features a diverse cast of real life characters – musicians, artists, shop owners, hipsters – and colourful street footage that paints a portrait of a great American city on... More

Register for Nov 16 Ambitious City Event

What can Hamilton learn from Brooklyn NY, the international gold standard in creative urban renewal? Lessons span from developing a dynamic environment for innovation, entrepreneurship and small business to valuing street level arts, culture and heritage. There’s also the powerful concept of specialized branding... More

Councillor Whitehead on Future of Auchmar

This short audio recording was captured at the Annual General Meeting of Friends of Auchmar held in the Scottish Rite on October 29, 2015. It documents a strong public statement regarding the councillor’s commitment to work with the broader community and City Council to... More

Friends of Auchmar AGM

Be sure to attend the annual general meeting of Friends of Auchmar, 5 pm to 7 pm on Thursday October 29 at the Scottish Rite, 4 Queen Street South in downtown Hamilton. The meeting with feature a presentation on the successful adaptive reuse of... More

Funding Alternatives for Complete Streets

“Simply put, a complete street is a street that has been designed with every road user in mind.”   Ryan McGreal, Editor, Raise the Hammer ACCESS AUDIO RECORDING BELOW The support base for the advancement of complete streets in Hamilton is growing and gaining strength. In... More

Sharing Economy Talk

This post features audio of an informal talk by Liam McGuinty (pictured), manager of Policy and Government Relations at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. He provides high level learnings from a recent provincial study on the sharing economy synonymous with Uber and Airbnb. The... More

Placemaking Talk Presentations

Supercrawl provided a perfect backdrop for a free community talk on placemaking as a driver of growth and social inclusion. LISTEN TO PRESENTATIONS BELOW The September 11 event — co-hosted by the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) and the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce —... More

Supercrawl To Hold Placemaking Talk

A set of community talks held in conjunction with Supercrawl kicks off with ‘Hamilton Placemaking as a Driver for Economic Growth.’ This talk – co-hosted by the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) and the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce – will feature panelists: Jason Thorne,... More