Articles from September, 2015

Review of Toronto: Transformations In A City And Its Region (Part 2)
Can we achieve additive, not subtractive, reurbanization, and retain the mass, variety, and cohesion of a 'real city'?
by Shawn Selway
Published September 29, 2015 in Reviews (0 comments)

Hamilton's Balancing Act: Nature vs Industry
The Niagara Escarpment is a steady visual reminder of Hamilton's struggle to reconcile its industrial development with its natural environment.
by Paul Weinberg
Published September 29, 2015 in Special Report: Urban Forest (7 comments)

Central Park: Open 24/7
I'd lived in Hamilton almost a decade before I discovered Central Park. Subsequently it would come upon me like an old friend with answers to questions I didn't know I'd asked.
by Mark Fenton
Published September 28, 2015 in Photo Essay (2 comments)

Amnesty International's Global Day of Action to Decriminalize Abortion
Every woman and girl has the right to make decisions regarding her body, health, education, sexuality and reproductive life without fear of coercion, criminalization or discrimination by their religious organization, government, community, or family.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published September 28, 2015 in Healing Gaia (1 comment)

Review of Toronto: Transformations In A City And Its Region (Part 1)
Edward Relph is a genial, open-hearted observer who takes pride in Toronto's transformation from the inward-looking second city of Canada to the polyglot world city that provides something for everybody.
by Shawn Selway
Published September 28, 2015 in Reviews (0 comments)

Bicycle-Friendly Paris Refuses to Stand Still
The alacrity with which Paris went from being utterly inhospitable for cycling into a place where it has become widespread should light a fire of urgency under Hamilton, a city with much less to lose from letting go of the status quo.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 25, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (31 comments)

Joseph Connolly's Masterpiece: The Basilica Of Our Lady Immaculate, Guelph
he Church of Our Lady is magnificently located atop 'Catholic Hill' that dominates the city of Guelph to this day.
by Malcolm Thurlby
Published September 25, 2015 in Architecture (4 comments)

McMaster Water Week 2015
From October 5 to 9, McMaster Water Week will feature distinguished lectures, workshops, field and lab tours, a documentary screening of 'Cold Amazon' and research showcase for McMaster faculty, students and members of the community.
by Kristine Hammill
Published September 25, 2015 in Events (0 comments)

Up For Debate Interviews Put Violence Against Women on Electoral Agenda
The Conservative Party still refuses to join this national discussion about the human rights of Canadian women and girls.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published September 24, 2015 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

New Pathway along Mountain Brow Boulevard
The new multi-use pathway is wide enough for two-way bike traffic and a raised curb separates it from the road.
by Jonathan Lambert
Published September 23, 2015 in Special Report: Walkable Streets (39 comments)

Review: Lunch-Bucket Lives
Heron's new book offers plenty of fascinating detail into the experiences of working class people in Canada's largest industrial centre during a period of tremendous social and cultural upheaval between the 1890s and the 1940s.
by Paul Weinberg
Published September 23, 2015 in Reviews (1 comment)

Dan Zen: Something a little tilty for TedX Hamilton
Too often people get caught up in the belief or feeling that they need to wait for some form of divine inspiration before they can set to work forging something from nothing.
by Mackenzie Kristjon Jenkyns
Published September 20, 2015 in Events (0 comments)

Future Burn at Our Future Hamilton Event
In some ways, the future is already here, but Hamilton needs to get a lot better at distributing it more evenly across our various neighbourhoods and communities.
by James Arlen
Published September 20, 2015 in Commentary (11 comments)

Class Action Suit Will Raise Children Out Of Poverty
On September 4, 2015, human rights lawyer Eric Letts filed a class proceeding against the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services to ensure lone custody parents on social assistance will receive their child support payments.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published September 18, 2015 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

PARK(ing) Day Party Comes To Hamilton
Take an hour out of your work day on September 18th and enjoy the new park in a former parking space!
by Graham McNally
Published September 18, 2015 in Events (5 comments)

Hamilton Health Sciences' Controversial Plan For Surface Parking Angers Community
Hamilton Health Sciences is circumventing local decision-making in an attempt to frustrate and exhaust a group of concerned citizens who have already successfully made their case to a Council committee that new surface parking is not needed.
by Michael Borrelli
Published September 15, 2015 in Special Report: Parking (22 comments)

Post-Secondary Education A Crucial Election Issue
Postsecondary education and skills training is essential to Canada's long-term economic, environmental and social health. That's why it's imperative that we have a federal government that's willing to assume a leadership role and demand progressive change
by Doreen Nicoll
Published September 15, 2015 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

Apply for the Bicycle Friendly Business Program
The BFB program is not just for businesses - any organization with employees can apply.
by Justin Jones
Published September 11, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (0 comments)

Light Rail Vehicle on James North for Supercrawl
Metrolinx is showing off a light rail vehicle on James North in front of Lister Block.
by RTH Staff
Published September 11, 2015 in Events (27 comments)

A Case for a Protected Cycle Track on Park Street in Dundas
A cycle track on Park Street would provide a crosstown cycling link through the downtown and link closely to the commercial centre on King Street.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 10, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (35 comments)

The Frozen Goose Film Project: A Few DOs and DON'Ts of Crowdfunding
I've learned a few things that might be useful to others thinking of using this means as a way to raise funds for a passion project.
by Margaret Lindsay Holton
Published September 10, 2015 in Media (20 comments)

Upending the Language of Abuse and Belittlement in Ottawa
On October 19, vote for a Canada that respects and values all of its citizens regardless of gender.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published September 10, 2015 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

McMaster Launches Big Ideas, Better Cities Series
Big Ideas, Better Cities is a year-long series of public events featuring renowned McMaster and international experts exploring ways to build smart, healthy, creative cities.
by Dave Heidebrecht
Published September 08, 2015 in Events (8 comments)

Exploring Current Uses of Barton Street Alley
Alleys are valuable public property that belongs to all of the citizens of Hamilton. They have great potential as part of a transportation network. We only need to clean them up and use them.
by Kevin Love
Published September 08, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (13 comments)

Victory: A 1000 Word Photo-Poem
At my age and stage in life, victories are hard to come by if they come at all. So I note and celebrate each one, regardless of how small.
by Kevin Somers
Published September 08, 2015 in Entertainment and Sports (1 comment)

Considerations For Alleyway Cycling Proposal
The proposal to turn the alley behind Barton Street into a cycling route must be sensitive to the ways that the alleys are currently being used.
by Liz Duval and Walter Furlan
Published September 04, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (8 comments)

Easy to Turn Britannia and Cannon East into Bike Friendly Streets
Britannia would make an excellent neighbourhood greenway, and Cannon should extend the cycle track east past Sherman.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 02, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (16 comments)

Options for Adding Cycling Infrastructure to Barton Village BIA
The bit of low-hanging fruit that really jumps out is a fully protected bicycle route using the existing park/alley between Wentworth and Lottridge Streets.
by Kevin Love
Published September 02, 2015 in Special Report: Cycling (14 comments)

Toward Realizing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
The Declaration outlines best practices that nation-states ought to implement, enshrines the right of Indigenous peoples to be different, and affirms minimum standards for the survival, dignity, security and well-being of Indigenous people world-wide.
by Jonathan Lambert
Published September 02, 2015 in Commentary (1 comment)

A New Urban Agenda with Bill Freeman
With clear, no-nonsense prose and well-organized chapters, Bill Freeman's new book calls on the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area's civic leaders to be bold and ambitious.
by Ryan McGreal
Published September 01, 2015 in Events (2 comments)

Canadians Need a National Housing Strategy
York University's Homeless Hub estimates an investment of $44 billion, or $2.04 per person per week, over the next decade would not only end homelessness in Canada, but make more affordable housing available to more Canadians.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published September 01, 2015 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

Prelude to Election Day: Demonstrate for Democracy
Let's not have the public discussion entirely dictated by politicians who want nothing from us but our vote on election day.
by Robert Yates
Published September 01, 2015 in Opinion (0 comments)

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