By Jason Leach
Published October 08, 2007
Downtown Hamilton BIA listen up!
Their window displays will be decorated for the Christmas season this year and a winning display will be declared in December.
A browse through the Downtown Yonge website shows a markedly different BIA than Hamilton's downtown BIA.
Hamilton has many great BIA's like the International Village (oh, how I would love to fold the Downtown Hamilton BIA into the Village BIA!), Ottawa Street, Westdale, Locke, Concession and many others.
It's a shame that arguably the most important BIA in our most important district seems to have no clue about promoting urbanism and fun in the heart of the city.
Last Christmas they had a wonderful carousel in Gore Park. My daughter hasn't stopped asking about it all year long! Yet the director of the Downtown BIA was quoted as being quite upset about the removal of the deer in order to accommodate the carousel.
Then to top it off, we walked over to the Gore on Boxing Day and everything was gone already.
Let's hope for an infusion of new, young blood into our Downtown BIA. We could start by taking a lesson from the big city up the highway.
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