Articles from June, 2014

Harold Dickert's Man Cave: Table Saw, Hand Tools and His Custom-Made Guitars
Perhaps it is not so surprising to learn that this Burlington-based guitar-maker is as unique as his 'one-of-a-kind' guitars.
by Margaret Lindsay Holton
Published June 30, 2014 in People (6 comments)

Celebrating Hamilton's Diversity with Music in Gage Park
From July 11 to 13, Matapa Music and Arts will present The Hamilton World Music Festival, a free, family friendly, outdoor festival in Gage Park.
by Shiona Mackenzie
Published June 27, 2014 in Events (8 comments)

Open Streets Hamilton a Chance to Experience a City Made for People
Let's celebrate our community on Sunday, July 13, and then let's get to work on making Open Streets a weekly celebration of our shared humanity.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 27, 2014 in Events (18 comments)

Design Charrette and Public Meeting for City Motor Hotel Site
The City is hosting a design charrette and public meeting to present and discuss the preliminary redevelopment plans for the site.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 26, 2014 in Events (22 comments)

Killman Zoo, Where Animals Are Living Entertainment
People who see wild animals as pets or living entertainment should not be allowed to own wild animals.
by Jan Wolf
Published June 25, 2014 in Opinion (8 comments)

Routing Changes to Locke, York Buses Canceled
When we take modest steps toward a more connected system now, we should remember that the ways we do that will serve as models for even bigger changes in the future.
by Stephen Barath
Published June 24, 2014 in Commentary (27 comments)

Fate of The Hermitage Hangs in the Balance
The job of the Permits Committee is to protect our designated heritage, not smooth the path toward its destruction.
by Chris Erskine
Published June 23, 2014 in Special Report: Heritage (1 comment)

Ticats Highway Sign Could See Overthrow of City-Wide Sign Bylaw
The Ticats sign could be an opportunity for a gateway promoting Hamilton, but is it worth the consequences?
by Joey Coleman
Published June 23, 2014 in Commentary (22 comments)

Easy Fixes for Hunter Street Bike Lanes
Surely we can find the cost of paint, knockdown sticks and some signage to protect the bike lanes with painted buffer zones and extend them past the GO Station.
by Jason Leach
Published June 23, 2014 in Special Report: Cycling (10 comments)

June Construction Roundup
A summary of the ups and downs of building activity in the downtown and north end.
by Shawn Selway
Published June 20, 2014 in Downtown Bureau (14 comments)

Induced Demand, Transit Investment and Congestion
Improved transit doesn't necessarily permanently eliminate congestion on the roads, but it does enable a greater number of people to move around more efficiently at a given level of congestion.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published June 19, 2014 in Special Report: Light Rail (48 comments)

Next Steps for LRT in Hamilton, Part 2: Council Needs to Stay the Course
If ever there was a time for our Councillors to remember the evidence presented before them, trust their own legacy of support, uphold the courage of their convictions and reiterate their commitment to LRT, that time is now.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 18, 2014 in Special Report: Light Rail (45 comments)

The Blob Box Hits a Snag
While it's disappointing that this setback will likely have an impact on the project timeline, the Hamilton/Burlington community is used to being patient with the complex Randle Reef process.
by Scott Koblyk
Published June 18, 2014 in Commentary (4 comments)

Next Steps for LRT in Hamilton, Part 1: Time for Province to Keep its Promise
With a new majority in the Ontario Legislature, the Liberal Government no longer faces any external barrier to fulfilling its commitment to fund LRT in Hamilton.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 17, 2014 in Special Report: Light Rail (89 comments)

Let's Go Dutch Part II: Dutch Bus Stop Design
The highly successful Dutch approach to safety is based on designing and engineering conflict out of the street.
by Kevin Love
Published June 16, 2014 in Special Report: Cycling (54 comments)

Séance
The frightening new performance by magician and illusionist Nick Wallace is playing at the Scottish Rite on Wednesday June 25, Thursday June 26, and Friday the 27th.
by Kevin Somers
Published June 16, 2014 in Events (1 comment)

The Ontario Election: What It Could Mean in Hamilton
Ontarians have elected a Liberal majority to lead the province. What does this mean for Hamilton?
by Joey Coleman
Published June 13, 2014 in Ontario Election 2014 (51 comments)

Hold Your Nose and Vote
Our steadfast endorsement is for the act of voting itself, whoever you decide you can bear to vote for.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 12, 2014 in Ontario Election 2014 (29 comments)

Four Decades of Stonewalling by the Traffic Department
The Durand and Kirkendall Neighbourhood Associations were requesting two-way conversions, traffic calming and reduced speed limits back in the 1970s.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published June 11, 2014 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (37 comments)

Ontario Liberals Still Trying to Wiggle Out of LRT Commitment
Contrary to Premier Wynne's claim, Queen's Park has heard repeatedly and consistently from Hamilton that we support B-Line LRT with the promised full capital funding.
by Nicholas Kevlahan
Published June 10, 2014 in Special Report: Light Rail (59 comments)

Easy Missed Opportunities on Hunter Street
A city that was truly committed to complete streets would have repainted Hunter to have 24-hour curbside parking, one driving lane and a protected cycle track.
by Jason Leach
Published June 10, 2014 in Special Report: Cycling (29 comments)

James Street Baptist 'Alteration' in Pictures
Most of James Street Baptist Church is coming down. Only the eastern facade and tower will be saved.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 06, 2014 in Special Report: Heritage (31 comments)

First Look at Restored Royal Connaught
The developers behind the new Residences of Royal Connaught held an official launch to showcase the Royal Connaught's beautifully restored main lobby and a showcase model suite.
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 05, 2014 in Downtown Bureau (25 comments)

Hunter Street Bike Lanes Are Not Good Enough
Should we cheer for the fragmentary, half-broken, mediocre implementation of what is increasingly understood to be essential urban infrastructure?
by Ryan McGreal
Published June 04, 2014 in Special Report: Cycling (67 comments)

Proposal to Redevelop Mary Street as a Complete Street
We encourage local residents and businesspeople and all other people who have an interest in the design of Mary Street to come out to our community meeting on June 5 to give their opinions on this proposal.
by Allison Chewter and John Neary
Published June 04, 2014 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (11 comments)

Five Ways to Gain Power and Fight City Hall by Supporting Joey Coleman
With the arrival of Joey Coleman, the dark ages have ended. This is why you need to support Joey's work.
by Chris Erskine
Published June 04, 2014 in Media (2 comments)

Let's Go Fly a Kite!
Conditions were perfect for last weekend's annual Burlington Kite Festival.
by Margaret Lindsay Holton
Published June 03, 2014 in Photo Essay (0 comments)

Hamilton Using Federal Sustainability Fund for Road Construction
Hamilton 350 Committee was surprised that there would be a net reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the asphalting, cement consumption and other aspects of the reconstruction of roads and bridges.
by Hamilton 350
Published June 03, 2014 in Commentary (7 comments)

Putting Trees on the Streets of Crown Point
Some Hamilton neighbourhoods with especially poor tree coverage have some of the worst air quality in Canada. In response, OPIRG McMaster supported a student to start the Street Tree project last year.
by Krista Kruja
Published June 02, 2014 in Feature (15 comments)

A Living Wall at the Hamilton Public Library
The green wall inside the entrance of the Central branch library covers over 20 square meters and includes a rich diversity of plants such as spiderwort, sensitive fern, baby's tears and Boston fern.
by Andrew Cech and Jonathan Lambert
Published June 01, 2014 in Gardening (2 comments)

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