Research Reports

CUI Downtowns Study

The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) – a Toronto-based not for profit organization seeking a world of thriving urban regions – is carrying out one of the most significant reviews of Canadian downtowns to date. Earlier this year, CUI released the first in a set of studies... More

Creative Jobs in Hamilton Podcast

Renew Hamilton team members – Paul Shaker and Glen Norton – joined forces to present on the role of creative industries in the ongoing regeneration of Hamilton’s downtown and adjacent neighbourhoods, including James Street North and Locke Street.  The talk was a highlight at the fourth... More

Local Walkability Report Released

The Hamilton Chamber of Commerce released a report this week entitled Walkability and Economic Development: How Pedestrian and Transit-oriented Environments Attract Creative Jobs in Hamilton. DOWNLOAD NOW  [download id=”12″]   Building on a recommendation from last year’s Hamilton Economic Summit, the chamber commissioned the... More

Downtown Hamilton is a Learning Hub

A recent Urban Insights report published by the Centre for Community Study maps the growing presence of education institutions operating in downtown Hamilton.  According to the report, there are currently more than 9,000 learners enrolled at roughly 20 education facilities in our central city.  A... More