Speakers Series

Transit Dinner Highlights

We held our third and final installment of Conversations with Christopher Hume and Guests on September 26, 2013. This salon dinner event was titled High Time for Transit and focused on the future of mass transit in Hamilton.  Key discussion themes included increasing ridership,... More

Invitation to High Time for Transit

Attend the next installment of Conversations with Christopher Hume and Guests on September 26, 2013 as we examine the growing need for improved public transit in Hamilton and ways to increase local and regional ridership. DOWNLOAD  More

Sept 26 Speaker Series Event

Plans are now well under way for the third installment of our Renew Hamilton speaker series branded Conversations with Christopher Hume and Guests. Titled High Time for Transit, this salon style dinner event will focus on the role that integrated public transit can play in... 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

Bruce Kuwabara Honoured

Architect Bruce Kuwabara, who was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada earlier this year, was honoured at the Conversations with Christopher Hume and Guests event held on October 30 at Liuna Station. Mr. Kuwabara was born and raised in Hamilton, and... More

Culture Helps Drive Renewal

Hamilton Spectator writer Meredith MacLeod wrote the article below based on her attendance at the second installment of Renew Hamilton’s Conversations with Christopher Hume and Guests on October 30 at Liuna Station.  The article appeared in The Spec on October 31, 2012. ******************************* When City... More

Speaker Series Featured in Spec

Today’s Hamilton Spectator featured a story about the Renew Hamilton speaker series titled Conversations with Christopher Hume and Guests. The article, written by Meredith MacLeod, zeros in on our October 30 event that will include a local tribute to internationally acclaimed architect Bruce Kuwabara... More

Learning to Love Hamilton

How does a city that has so much come to believe it has so little?  How does a city with so many assets come to see them as liabilities? How does a city gain self-confidence and learn to love itself? These are the sorts... More
Christopher Hume

About Christopher Hume

Christopher Hume, Urban Issues Columnist, The Toronto Star Moderator, In Conversation with Christopher Hume and Guests | The Renew Hamilton Project Christopher Hume is the architecture critic and urban issues columnist of the Toronto Star. In 2009, he won a National Newspaper Award, Canada’s highest...

Christopher Hume Event October 30

Join a select gathering of thought leaders, community builders and decision makers at the second installment of our salon dinner series hosted by Christopher Hume, the award-winning urban affairs columnist with The Toronto Star and acclaimed national media commentator. RETHINKING CULTURAL DESTINATIONS An Evening... More
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