Comment 2851

By Joe (registered) | Posted January 09, 2007 at 21:41:15

It sounds like all ideas sound pretty good--look to the future with creative, new ideas, while celebrating our past and heritage. Hamilton already has character, we just need to sculpt it a bit to make it more tourist- and local-friendly. I take serious offense to anyone suggesting we hide or forget our steel heritage. By working in undesirable conditions at a steel factory for many years, my dad (among many others) was able to put food on the table and a roof over our head.

Though steel may no longer be Hamilton's primary economic engine, it's still an image that makes Hamilton unique from other Canadian cities. Steel structures and statues can be beautiful things.

A perfect example is the fountain in Gore park. I insisted to my wife that we take wedding our photos in front of it. Everyone thought I was crazy, but they turned out to be our best pics. People commented that it looked like we were married Europe (so I also agree with closing the south portion of King for more patios).

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