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By Robert D (anonymous) | Posted May 12, 2010 at 08:41:54

Corflake Pisser, seriously?

You obviously have no idea what a decent house costs in Hamilton - they are worth much more than $150k. For $150k maybe you can get a small house in the downtown east side. You want something nice in the downtown, or something small just up the escarpment (near concession) you're looking at a lot more than $150k.

As for your assertion that condos don't work, go look at the website for the film work lofts - 10 of the 12 penthouse units are sold! The units are selling far faster than their regular units. If I were them I'd consider converting a floor of smaller units into suites. I'll also mention Core lofts, and the Pigott Building/Sun Life Building - both of which are successful condos. There are many people who don't mind paying to live in condos in downtown Hamilton. Chateau Royale is the clear exception for many different reason.

As for your save downtown plan, bulldozing every building south of limeridge, I wholeheartedly agree. If we bulldoze everything south of the Linc, as you've suggested, we can get rid of acres or suburban sprawl. Then again Markham didn't have the guts to maintain expand their "greenbelt" and fight future suburban sprawl, so I doubt you'll find enough support to actually raze such a large are of the city.

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