Articles from May, 2005

Open Up
The lesson for King Street West is to follow the lead of architect Bruce Kuwabara, who managed to transform an ugly fortress into a warm, inviting gallery, and open the facilities to the street.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 31, 2005 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (0 comments)

Movie Palace Packs Them In
A restored 1920s theatre provides a delightful experience for moviegoers and plenty of warm nostalgia for us just old enough to remember old-fashioned movie houses.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published May 31, 2005 in Suburban Bureau (0 comments)

Hamilton Club Gets a Scrubbing
Hamilton Club does its part in cleaning up Hamilton. Every little bit counts.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published May 31, 2005 in Suburban Bureau (0 comments)

What about Buchanan?
Hamilton could use another museum celebrating the rich history of Upper Canada and the role Hamilton and its powerbrokers played in the young Dominion.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published May 31, 2005 in Suburban Bureau (8 comments)

Et Tu, Brutalism?
So the future didn't happen. Does this mean we destroy all the Brutalism style buildings, much the same as we tore down all our Victorian and Georgian streetwalls?
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published May 31, 2005 in Suburban Bureau (8 comments)

Truth, Lies and Marketing
Since we are generally lazy, we don't bother to go looking for the truth. Automobile marketers take full advantage.
by Ted Mitchell
Published May 31, 2005 in Ideas (0 comments)

'Nanny State' Mentality
A reader takes issue with banning drive-thrus. Trevor Shaw responds.
by Letter to the Editor
Published May 31, 2005 in Letters (0 comments)

Sick Transit
Hamilton has a unique opportunity to invest in transit, walking and cycling to help create a healthy, vibrant city.
by Jason Leach
Published May 31, 2005 in Downtown Bureau (0 comments)

Hamilton: Cultural Capital of Canada
As a challenge to our City Council, I offer this: develop a marketing campaign with appropriate funding that will promote Hamilton as Ontario's newest cultural capital.
by Jason Leach
Published May 31, 2005 in Downtown Bureau (0 comments)

People Places (Part I)
As people places go, successful public squares have the most important ingredient - people - in abundance.
by Ben Bull
Published May 31, 2005 in Accidental Activist (0 comments)

Word on the Street
Ben Bull crawls through the filth and emerges with a fistfull of gems.
by Ben Bull
Published May 31, 2005 in Events (0 comments)

Room Forty One
From the moment we walked in the door to the time we left, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Room Forty One.
by Jason Leach
Published May 31, 2005 in Reviews (0 comments)

Art Gallery of Hamilton
It is impossible to walk through this new gallery and not be proud to live in Hamilton.
by Jason Leach
Published May 31, 2005 in Reviews (0 comments)

RTH Goes Bi-Weekly
Starting this issue, Raise the Hammer will be published bi-weekly instead of monthly.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 16, 2005 in Site Notes (0 comments)

Mind the Gap: How to Ease Yourself Across the Oil Peak
The best way to survive this period more or less intact is to insulate yourself, as much as possible, from fluctuating energy prices.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 16, 2005 in Special Report: Peak Oil (0 comments)

First Principles
If we understand how healthy cities work, the citizens of Hamilton can revitalize our wonderful city.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 16, 2005 in Editorial (18 comments)

Word on the Street
Ben Bull serves up a generous helping of local events, rumours, and rumblings.
by Ben Bull
Published May 16, 2005 in Events (0 comments)

The Long Emergency
James Howard Kunstler warns of a tougher, slower, more intensely local world in the aftermath of cheap energy.
by Ryan McGreal
Published May 16, 2005 in Special Report: Peak Oil (3 comments)

What's the Big Idea?
Sometimes the best ideas are simply the bad ones that go away.
by Ben Bull
Published May 16, 2005 in Accidental Activist (0 comments)

Giving Up Our Independence
Losing one's driver's licence is only devastating because we've become so completely dependent on our cars.
by Ted Mitchell
Published May 16, 2005 in Ideas (0 comments)

"Replicating" the Lister
I fear the worst: a demolition and a reconstruct of something that resembles the Lister only from the outside.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published May 16, 2005 in Special Report: Lister Block (0 comments)

A Big Victory For Downtown Hamilton
Despite the swath of trendy cafes, and restaurants, and art galleries downtown, people still spend all their time talking about Lister.
by Jason Leach
Published May 16, 2005 in Downtown Bureau (7 comments)

Bringing Life Back to the Gore
Hamilton is blessed to have our city centre, Gore Park, largely intact today just as it was over 150 years ago.
by Jason Leach
Published May 16, 2005 in Downtown Bureau (1 comment)

A Challenge for Hamilton City Councillors
Hamilton City Council has the choice to be global leaders and ban drive-thrus.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published May 16, 2005 in Suburban Bureau (35 comments)

Gordon Price Elementary School
I was going to poke fun at this building and its parking lot in front of the main doors and how absurd it is. Unfortunately, this isn't funny; it's dangerous.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published May 16, 2005 in Atrocity of the Month (56 comments)

Upcoming Events, May and June
List of upcoming events in the Hamilton area.
by RTH Staff
Published May 16, 2005 in Events (0 comments)

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