Comment 82295

By Fred Street (anonymous) | Posted October 26, 2012 at 09:35:04 in reply to Comment 82287

As recently as 20 years ago, there was a better live-work balance downtown, more couples and families, and a less lopsided socioeconomic demographic. That strikes me as a modest aspiration for any city, and certainly a helpful step toward restoring vibrancy to downtown.

The sunniest interpretation of EcDev's numbers suggests that downtown is somewhere people pass through or use for their own ends, but by and large choose not to live. (Ward 2 is home to around 1/14th of Hamilton; downtown is home to around 1/5 of Ward 2's population, so that's roughly 1/70th of the city.)

As you say, this is a much larger discussion and one that isn't as 'on-topic' as it might be (admittedly, I opened a door). Apologies for the diversion.

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