Comment 116700

By Sad Joke (anonymous) | Posted March 01, 2016 at 19:40:06

I'm was born and raised in Hamilton, and in all that time the North End has been nothing but a dump. "Affordable housing" is a joke....if you give something for free, and there are zero expectations for anyone else, but you, to take care of it, then guess what.....the people who got the something for free, won't take care of it.

You want to redevelop the land, but you want to dictate to private enterprise how that redevelopment should take place....what a joke.

If you sell the land, then don't expect the buyer to spend tons of money, only to have you dictate to them how they should develop that land. And why the outcry against development....what's wrong Hamiltonians, you want to be like Toronto, but don't want to do what it takes to get there? I'm not in favour of high rise condos either, but at least I know that the tax base will be much better from that type of development rather than the current base that lives in that area.

And no, I don't think the poor should be shunned.....but at the same time, if we are not taking care of them now (or apparently ever) then perhaps it is time to move on and start fresh somewhere else.

This city is a sad joke. Look at Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga & TO....then compare them to Hamilton. Hamilton wants to be better, but there is nobody strong enough to move things forward. If we don't develop those lands, then we might as well not finish that Go Train station stop....people will be too scared to get on or off in that part of the city.

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