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Stadium Precinct Planning wants to hear from you

  • Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2012
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Location: Prince of Wales Elementary School
  • Address: 77 Melrose Avenue North (Google Maps)
  • Email: stadiumprecinct@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: (905) 546 2424 ext 5598

The city of Hamilton will be holding a community meeting Tuesday May 29 at 7 p.m. to share and hear ideas for the new Pan Am stadium.

The sitting will start sharing ideas developed from planning sessions in April.

The meeting will take place at Prince of Wales Elementary School, to attend register by phone: (905) 546 2424 ext 5598 or via email: stadiumprecinct@hamilton.ca .

Posted by George

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By Enzo (anonymous) | Posted May 29, 2012 at 08:07:15

"Decide and Defend"... I'll be surprised if the voice of the community counts for more than The Voice Of The Tiger-Cats.

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By Today (anonymous) | Posted May 29, 2012 at 10:09:12

Perhaps Enzo there may be some agreement between what you seem to suggest are two opposite viewpoints - community wants vs Tiger Cats wants. Maybe, just maybe, there could be some commonality on some points and grounds that will work for the benefit of the whole.

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By Conrad66 (registered) | Posted May 29, 2012 at 10:48:07

we need a Gym like a YMCA OUR SOMETHING LIKE IT and a place for kids

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By JM (registered) | Posted May 29, 2012 at 12:57:56

if they are going to replace perfectly good parkland with a parking lot, then all proceeds from that lot should be put right back into that community.... 0% parking income to the Tiger-Cats

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By ward 3 resident (anonymous) | Posted May 29, 2012 at 13:37:43

I'm going to the meeting tonight. What public park are they paving over that I should ask about? I haven't heard anything about that!

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By JM (registered) | Posted May 29, 2012 at 14:33:29 in reply to Comment 77491

brian timmis stadium

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By ward 3 resident (anonymous) | Posted May 29, 2012 at 14:45:27

Brian Timmis isn't going to be a parking lot from what feedback I've had but it will need to be re-located none the less. That should be a part of the discussion. Far more worrisome is the loss of Parkview Secondary and the plans for Scott Park since it appears unlikely the city will re-acquire the school for much needed community space and improved recreational facilities surrounding the derelict site

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By Today (anonymous) | Posted May 29, 2012 at 15:01:13

JM, one thing you might want to think about though are spinoffs from Tiger-Cat fans like myself spending near IWS that might not have happened otherwise. Case in point, it was going to Cat games that made me realize Ottawa St. is a neat place with some nice 2nd hand furniture outlets, from strolling along there going before attending a game. This past weekend we spent over $600 in one of the shops and earlier this year another $300 in another shop as we are redoing a room converting it into a sunroom. In all liklihood we would have gone elsewhere had it not been for the existence of going to Cat games that enlightened my wife and me that this area is not as derelict as some have suggested.

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By JM (registered) | Posted May 29, 2012 at 15:22:30 in reply to Comment 77512

I'm not against the Tiger-Cats... Big fan actually. Just not a big fan of how they acted during the entire stadium debacle.

I'm a little confused by your comment though.... what does a parking lot at IWS have to do with shopping on Ottawa Street?

If anything, you can park on Ottawa Street and walk to IWS, then do some shopping or grab a bite to eat on your walk back.

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By Today (anonymous) | Posted May 29, 2012 at 18:39:23

No confusion at all actually. I'm not a fan of how Fred Eisenberger acted during the stadium debate, as Scott Mitchell said when asked by the media if he had a bad relationship with Fred, he replied no, in fact he had no relationship with the man. Interesting considering Fred wanted all the money possible from the Cats and Bob Young. One would have realistically concluded that a Mayor in such a situation would really engage all partners possible who are bringing money to the table. Obviously not the case.

My wife and me usually park around Gage Park, used to come from the East Mountain now we come from Red Hill since we moved to this area last November. Love Gage Park, we picnic there before Cat games or sometimes just stroll around. Love it. As we do walking the West Harbour trail as well.

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By RenaissanceWatcher (registered) | Posted May 29, 2012 at 23:09:37

Here is the link to an article by Daniel Nolan on thespec.com on the Stadium Precinct Planning meeting tonight. The participants have come up with an interesting wish list. It is nice to see that Ward 3 residents are starting to be afforded a chance for input. Of course, time will tell as to what actually comes to fruition. http://www.thespec.com/news/local/articl...

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