Articles from March, 2018

The Challenge of Greening Hamilton: Building on Past Legacies of Eco-Justice
Two very different planning process went on in Hamilton during the 1950s: nature was protected in West Hamilton while being systematically destroyed in Central and East Hamilton.
by John Bacher
Published March 29, 2018 in Downtown Bureau (3 comments)

Doug Ford Said Some Crazy Things at the Budget Media Scrum
The idea that this man could become Ontario's premier should frighten everyone who believes in responsible government, no matter where you sit on the political spectrum.
by Ryan McGreal
Published March 29, 2018 in Ontario Election 2018 (8 comments)

Clarifying Design Elements of Proposed Television City Development
Much of the opposition to this project has centred around fear and uncertainty about what the plan actually proposes.
by Jason Leach
Published March 24, 2018 in Downtown Bureau (9 comments)

For Mental Illness, Moving From Fear to Empathy to Action
Simply talking about mental illness online is not enough. We need mental health investment, engagement and education so we are empowered to provide help when someone is in distress.
by Alex Bishop
Published March 24, 2018 in Commentary (0 comments)

Recommendations for Improving Ontario's Cycling Strategy
The Province of Ontario is currently undertaking a five-year review of its Cycling Strategy.
by Kevin Love
Published March 23, 2018 in Special Report: Cycling (0 comments)

A Sanity Check for the Upcoming Ontario Election
Above all, please stop being ugly.
by Laura Cattari
Published March 23, 2018 in Ontario Election 2018 (2 comments)

Ward 1: Vote for Neighbourhood Greenway on Magill-Pearl-Kent
This active transportation infrastructure is gentle, integrates nicely into an existing neighbourhood, balances the needs of different modes, and provides significant improvements for walking, cycling and local quality of life without inconveniencing any
by Ryan McGreal
Published March 22, 2018 in Special Report: Cycling (15 comments)

Television City Development Part of a Successful, Growing City
I honestly never expected that someone would propose such a fantastic urban housing project in our core in my lifetime. But I really never expected that it would be my city administration that would turn it down.
by Jason Leach
Published March 20, 2018 in Downtown Bureau (36 comments)

Overcoming Central Hamilton's Nature Deficit Disorder
The absence of singing birds, frog choruses, forests and wetlands in downtown Hamilton contributes to negative rage, boredom and hatred. Such hellish conditions give vent in nihilistic rock-throwing.
by John Bacher
Published March 20, 2018 in Downtown Bureau (0 comments)

Le Nuit de Glace by Hamilton Aerial Group
The costumes were significantly interesting, the beautiful and clearly technically challenging aerial work sufficiently entertaining, and the music well-executed that any confusion in the abstractions of the storyline didn't matter.
by Mackenzie Kristjon Jenkyns
Published March 20, 2018 in Reviews (0 comments)

Planning Staff Recommend Denying Television City Proposal
The project is consistent with provincial planning directives and the city's own Official Plan, but staff argue the design is incompatible with its surroundings.
by Ryan McGreal
Published March 19, 2018 in Downtown Bureau (50 comments)

Hamiltonians Want Responsible Change and a Liveable Downtown
The City's adoption of a blanket 30-storey height limit for downtown Hamilton is a significant break from previous discussions with the community.
by Cameron Kroetsch and Shawn Selway
Published March 19, 2018 in Downtown Bureau (10 comments)

A Train to Inclusion?
Lil Blume and Stephen Dale examine the coming of light rail transit in Hamilton, Ontario, with an eye on the question of how transit planning and the quest for social equality might intersect.
by Lil Blume and Stephen Dale
Published March 19, 2018 in Media (0 comments)

Skewed Media Coverage of Intimate Partner Violence
In addition to sensationalizing the murder while downplaying the fact that it involved an intimate partner, the woman who has been slain is often lost in the reporting.
by Doreen Nicoll
Published March 19, 2018 in Healing Gaia (0 comments)

Subject to a 'Minor Variance': Another wasted opportunity
Receiving a notice about a minor variance quickly turned from curiosity to mobilization, and it's a lesson in civic engagement that we won't soon forget.
by Cameron Kroetsch
Published March 09, 2018 in Commentary (0 comments)

A Kirkendall Resident Responds to the Rioters
Like any city, Hamilton has neighbourhoods that need some extra love, but it doesn't mean they should have to stay that way.
by Kirkendall Resident
Published March 09, 2018 in Commentary (14 comments)

The Tower Has Finally Issued a Statement and It's Problematic
It's easier to throw a rock through a window and feel pleased with yourself for a few minutes than it is to work toward building a better world.
by Ryan McGreal
Published March 07, 2018 in Commentary (16 comments)

Standing in Solidarity Against Violence
The vandals threw rocks at people. It is only through luck that no one was hurt by flying glass.
by Kevin Love
Published March 07, 2018 in Commentary (2 comments)

Police Link Locke Riot to Anarchist Bookfair
Hamilton Police say they have evidence linking the riot last Saturday night to the event at Westdale Secondary School.
by Ryan McGreal
Published March 06, 2018 in Local News (1 comment)

After Locke, Reckoning with the Slow Crisis of Inequality and Marginalization
Do we care as much about injured, marginalized and displaced people as we care about damaged property?
by David Crosbie
Published March 06, 2018 in Commentary (18 comments)

Gang of Vandals Attacks Locke Street
30 black-clad, masked vandals smashed windows and lit firecrackers in a path of property destruction down Locke Street.
by Ryan McGreal
Published March 05, 2018 in Local News (5 comments)

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