Articles from July, 2010

CFL Commissioner: East Mountain or Else
CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon endorses the East Mountain stadium location, offers 'the prospect' of multiple Grey Cups, and threatens 'the end of the CFL in Hamilton' if Council insists on a West Harbour location.
by RTH Staff
Published July 30, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (110 comments)

Two Heritage Churches in Dundas, Part 1: St Augustine's Roman Catholic Church
While the type of Roman Catholic church plan used for St. Augustine's only dates from the mid-19th century in North America, the essential components were outlined in 1577.
by Candace Iron and Malcolm Thurlby
Published July 30, 2010 in Architecture (6 comments)

The Wrath of Hurricane Bob
The man who self-admittedly made one of the most foolish business decisions one could make feels entitled to jeopardize a City's dreams of renewal to enrich his franchise at taxpayer expense.
by Keanin Loomis
Published July 30, 2010 in Signs of Life (29 comments)

West Harbour Still the Right Choice
It's still not too late for the Ticats to partner with the City and the people of Hamilton to build a true community legacy.
by Ryan McGreal
Published July 30, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (25 comments)

Industrial Graft-Vs-Host Disease and the Throw-Away Economy
Life in a post-carbon economy will be about repairing and jury-rigging our aging consumer goods; but it will also be about letting go of things that improve standard of living but not quality of life.
by Jason Allen
Published July 30, 2010 in Special Report: Peak Oil (7 comments)

Pan Am HostCo Swaps Track and Field, Soccer
The Pan Am track and field events will be hosted in Toronto, while soccer is moving to Hamilton.
by RTH Staff
Published July 29, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (31 comments)

Future Fund Board Rejects East Mountain Stadium
The Future Fund Board of Governors voted to recommend that the Future Fund not be used toward building a Pan Am stadium on the East Mountain.
by RTH Staff
Published July 27, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (47 comments)

Lessons Learned from Stadium Adventures
It's important for Hamilton to get it right, to learn the lessons from other cities and build a true neighbourhood stadium that will serve the community well for generations to come.
by Ben Bull
Published July 26, 2010 in Accidental Activist (21 comments)

Future Fund Board Considers Appropriate Use of Stadium Money
The Future Fund Board of Governors will meet tomorrow, in part to discuss whether their endorsement of using Future Fund money for the Pan Am stadium is still warranted if the stadium goes on the East Mountain.
by Ryan McGreal
Published July 26, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (15 comments)

Unguarded Waste on Wentworth Street North
We found a new unguarded stash of possibly hazardous chemicals lying out in the open behind 350 Wentworth Street North. How has this gone unnoticed?
by Matt Jelly
Published July 26, 2010 in Special Report: By-Law Crawl (44 comments)

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Paris
This church, which stands at the southeast corner of Main and Washington Streets, is one of the most interesting 19th-century Gothic Revival churches in Ontario.
by Malcolm Thurlby
Published July 23, 2010 in Architecture (4 comments)

Sooner or Later, Province Must Get Involved in Stadium Dispute
If Hamilton can't make the correct decisions for its long term revitalization plans, will the Province step up and make those decisions for us?
by Ryan McGreal
Published July 23, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (21 comments)

'We Will Make It Work, Whatever The Site'
In January, the Ticats said they would get behind whatever Pan Am stadium site the city chose.
by Ryan McGreal
Published July 21, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (55 comments)

Hamilton, It's About Time We Had a Little Talk
What is the Future Fund for? What message does it send if we spend $100 million on football, while sites like these remain in this condition?
by Matt Jelly
Published July 20, 2010 in Special Report: By-Law Crawl (50 comments)

Of Cursing and Candles
It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness, and the upcoming election is a golden opportunity to light a whole bunch of candles. Here's how to get started.
by Jason Allen
Published July 20, 2010 in Municipal Election 2010 (16 comments)

St James's Anglican Church, Paris
This church demonstrates the change in the character of ecclesiastical Gothic architecture in the quarter century that elapsed between the construction of the nave and chancel.
by Malcolm Thurlby
Published July 19, 2010 in Architecture (1 comment)

Will City Commit Fully to Livable Downtown Streets?
If we don't go all-in with our rapid transit plan, we're at serious risk of ending up with an underwhelming rapid transit system with minimal impact.
by Ryan McGreal
Published July 16, 2010 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (21 comments)

What is a Stadium Worth?
I'd feel more pride in our city if we had a clean harbour, clean air, less unemployment and fewer vacant polluted lots than a decade of back-to-back Grey Cup victories.
by Christopher Kiely
Published July 15, 2010 in Opinion (25 comments)

Six Nations - An Argument for a little Growth
People need safe drinking water and decent housing. Most of all, Six Nations needs a fair share.
by Undustrial
Published July 15, 2010 in Commentary (28 comments)

Our City, Our Future
The Our City, Our Future campaign calls on Hamilton City Council, the Province of Ontario, the Pan Am Games HostCo and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to commit to a downtown Pan Am Stadium that helps build a city with a lively waterfront connected to local and r
by RTH Staff
Published July 14, 2010 in Cover (59 comments)

Eat Local - Really Local
Perhaps the key to weaning our dinner tables off of fossil fuels is to start right in our own backyard, or apartment balcony, or even south-facing window.
by Jason Allen
Published July 14, 2010 in City Life (8 comments)

Bob Young Explains East Mountain Stadium
Young has a straightforward "agenda" in the sense of wanting the Ticats to be commercially successful, and believes he negotiated with the city on a stadium location in good faith.
by Ryan McGreal
Published July 13, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (127 comments)

Petro-Apocalypse Revisited
OPEC's spare capacity number is a deep sea monster, like something dark and shimmering in BP's gushing seafloor well. It could be almost nothing; it might be 2 Mbd at best. The only thing people agree about is that the number is dropping.
by Andrew McKillop
Published July 11, 2010 in Special Report: Peak Oil (36 comments)

John G. Howard's St James's Anglican Church, Dundas
While Howard's design for St. James would not be mistaken for a medieval original, it, along with most of his other designs, does indicate that the architect espoused principles of Gothic as applied to Anglican church design in England.
by Candace Iron and Malcolm Thurlby
Published July 11, 2010 in Architecture (1 comment)

Interview With Mayor Eisenberger: City Building and an East Mountain Stadium
Whatever happened to Hamilton's goals of progressive development and urban revitalization? Mayor Fred Eisenberger talks about the sudden change in fortunes over the city's negotiations with the Ticats over a Pan Am Stadium location.
by Ryan McGreal
Published July 09, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (52 comments)

Ivor Wynne Is Already a Great Stadium Location
We are overlooking something special about Ivor Wynne Stadium being in the centre of Hamilton's downtown district.
by Larry Pattison
Published July 07, 2010 in Opinion (43 comments)

New Offer Does Not Change Economics of Suburban Stadiums
The East Mountain option ultimately represents an opportunity for the Ticats to achieve profitability at the ongoing financial cost of public money and opportunity cost of economic vitality for the city as a whole.
by Ryan McGreal
Published July 07, 2010 in Special Report: Pan Am (55 comments)

Property Destruction and Violence
For a city all too willing to go after homeowners with "inappropriate" wildflowers in their front lawns, we take a remarkably lax view on wholesale building demolition and the rampant destruction of wild spaces.
by Undustrial
Published July 06, 2010 in Opinion (4 comments)

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