Articles in Suburban Bureau

Storyless Suburbs? A Case Study of the Urbanization of Ancaster's Meadowlands
Understanding the suburban story can help bridge some of the gap between the seemingly disparate city visions of urbanites and suburbanites.
by Jeremy Parsons
Published April 22, 2016 in Suburban Bureau (5 comments)

Fiesta Mall Plan Replaces a Strip Plaza With A Worse Strip Plaza
We're fine with using valuable urban land as half-empty parking lots year-round, but not as housing for people to live in.
by Jason Leach
Published April 08, 2016 in Suburban Bureau (20 comments)

Notice of Motion to Widen Red Hill, Linc to Six Lanes
The motion completely neglects to acknowledge that the very act of widening the highways will by itself generate additional traffic, eliminating the congestion-reducing benefits of the widening.
by Ryan McGreal
Published November 02, 2015 in Suburban Bureau (60 comments)

Are Fluorescents Really Better for the Environment?
Something tells me we are trying to be penny smart, but pound-foolish regarding light bulbs. The real problem is how we create our electricity to power our appliances.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published September 11, 2008 in Suburban Bureau (7 comments)

Planning Over a Cliff
Hamilton can become the city of the future if we can bravely face the reality of the future.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published April 30, 2008 in Suburban Bureau (52 comments)

CBC in Hamilton Update
CBC Radio Hamilton is one step closer to reality with the latest Heritage Standing Committee report.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published March 24, 2008 in Suburban Bureau (16 comments)

Banning Drive Thrus 2.0
Sooner or later, cities will ban drive thrus. Hamilton can choose to lead or lag in this initiative.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published November 27, 2007 in Suburban Bureau (5 comments)

Public Space Defines a City
If we always do what we've always done, we'll always get what we've always got.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published October 22, 2007 in Suburban Bureau (13 comments)

Pesticide By-Law Proves to be Worthless
What did we expect when we passed a law that bans pesticides - except for the reasons that people normally use pesticides?
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published October 22, 2007 in Suburban Bureau (17 comments)

The Anti-Idling By-Law is an Embarrassment
City Council and staff lost sight of why it was they were making a new law.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published May 18, 2007 in Suburban Bureau (2 comments)

The Cost of Convenience
The problem with convenience at any cost is that it can sometimes cause more harm than good.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published April 10, 2007 in Suburban Bureau (1 comment)

Former RTH Atrocity to Get a Facelift
Buildings that turn inward and isolate the street and its inhabitants are often blamed for destroying streetlife.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published January 10, 2007 in Suburban Bureau (7 comments)

My Three Wishes
My wishes can be simplified to this: I wish for council and staff to make the proper choices to build a livable and vibrant city.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published December 13, 2006 in Suburban Bureau (1 comment)

The Power of the New Press
Did this election discredit the 'power of the press' or confirm it?
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published November 23, 2006 in Suburban Bureau (13 comments)

Remembrance Day Ceremonies and Armouries Tour
The John W. Foote VC Armoury building is 100 years old this year. To commemorate Remembrance Day as well as the Armoury's anniversary, here is a photo tour of the parade and the building.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published November 23, 2006 in Suburban Bureau (5 comments)

Trust is a Political Issue
The only way to bring trust back to politics is not to vote for candidates who have broken our trust.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published November 08, 2006 in Suburban Bureau (0 comments)

Less Pageantry, More Policy
The issues so far have been lame ducks. Let's hear a mayoral candidate talk about what it is a city leader and municipal government can do to make Hamilton great again.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published October 20, 2006 in Suburban Bureau (1 comment)

Parking and Suburbanization Downtown
The solution for an ailing downtown is to become denser and more urban.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published October 06, 2006 in Suburban Bureau (0 comments)

Cityview Terrace
This six-story development frames the street and provides affordable living within walking distance of downtown Hamilton.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published May 05, 2006 in Suburban Bureau (0 comments)

Next Stop: Atlantic Station
A new infill development in Atlanta proves that many people want to live in real neighbourhoods.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published April 21, 2006 in Suburban Bureau (0 comments)

A Row Over Row Houses
Slower car traffic and more eyes on the street will actually make Queensdale safer and more livable.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published April 21, 2006 in Suburban Bureau (3 comments)

Peak Oil is Now Official
Mexico's supergiant Cantarell oilfield is now in decline. Can the rest of the world make up the shortfall?
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published March 18, 2006 in Suburban Bureau (12 comments)

King East Sails off a Sandbar
I look forward to the day – and it's coming soon – that King East and The International Village can shine proudly on the city like it so deserves.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published March 18, 2006 in Suburban Bureau (4 comments)

No Idle Matter
After spending hundreds of millions of dollars for a highway to sprawl development on the southeast mountain, we can't afford an anti-idling bylaw?
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published March 01, 2006 in Suburban Bureau (3 comments)

Art in Hamilton
Think of how dreary life would be without art, movies, theatres, operas, symphonies, and literature.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published November 10, 2005 in Suburban Bureau (0 comments)

Unhampered by HMP
If the under-used block at Main St. and Bay St. is developed properly, it could be a very successful anchor on the west side.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published October 07, 2005 in Suburban Bureau (3 comments)

Unraveling the Gas 'Conspiracy'
People will believe anything if it means preserving our entitlement to cheap gasoline.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published October 07, 2005 in Suburban Bureau (6 comments)

It's Time to Get on Board
Hamilton needs an Architectural Review Board to ensure new developments follow the principles of good urban design.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published September 15, 2005 in Suburban Bureau (0 comments)

The End of the Tunnel
We are heading toward a troubled future. The directions we choose now will help determine where we end up.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published September 15, 2005 in Suburban Bureau (0 comments)

Making Real Neighbourhoods
Compact neighbourhoods allow the residents to forget that they live in a giant metropolis, regardless of its size.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published July 01, 2005 in Suburban Bureau (1 comment)

Getting Back on Track
If Hamilton wants to begin the process of intensification, then it must start with transit.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published June 16, 2005 in Suburban Bureau (1 comment)

City to recommend a new 40 km/h School Zone
Gordon Price and St. Vincent de Paul schools will get a new School Zone posted area if the city's recommendation goes ahead.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published June 16, 2005 in Suburban Bureau (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)

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)

The Mountain Goes Vertical
An in-fill project at Mohawk and Upper Ottawa holds the promise for densification in the upper city.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published April 14, 2005 in Suburban Bureau (0 comments)

Dalton Timmis Has Left the Building
The siren song of "free" parking and highway accessibility has lured another business out of the core.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published April 14, 2005 in Suburban Bureau (20 comments)

Once Upon a Time
I know, as well as many Hamiltonians, that our city is Canada's best-kept secret, but sshhh.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published March 14, 2005 in Suburban Bureau (0 comments)

Tightening the Belt
The new provincial Greenbelt plan might finally bring an end to sprawl.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published February 19, 2005 in Suburban Bureau (2 comments)

Let's Make Real Neighbourhoods
Hamilton has not built a real neighbourhood in over fifty years. While I praise Locke Street and Concession Street for making comebacks as real neighbourhoods, Hamilton can and should do more.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published January 14, 2005 in Suburban Bureau (2 comments)

Reach, Dream, Rise, Crumble
Hamilton is like a marathon runner with angina. We need a strong, healthy heart - the core - or nothing else will function properly.
by Trey Shaughnessy
Published December 14, 2004 in Suburban Bureau (2 comments)

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