Over 150 Years of Hamilton History May Be Lost

Lacking heritage designation protection, four pre-confederation buildings that overlook Gore Park, may be lost if the City of Hamilton issues demolition permits this Wednesday, January 9, 2013.  Only an emergency meeting of City Council can prevent it.  Please email Hamilton City Council and demand that this action be stopped.  For more background information, I have provided links to articles on the subject.

“To treasure or tear down Hamilton’s Victorian Storefronts? The debate rages” by Adrian Morrow; The Globe and Mail, 5 Jan 2013

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/to-treasure-or-tear-down-hamiltons-victorian-storefronts-the-debate-rages/article6962753/

Comments on the Globe and Mail Article

http://sitelife.theglobeandmail.com/ver1.0/gocomm?ck=CommentKey%3a28c18518-14b9-475d-861b-e194563e49db

“Surprise Demolition Permit for Gore Park Buildings” by Ryan McGreal; Raise the Hammer, Dec 20, 2012

http://sitelife.theglobeandmail.com/ver1.0/gocomm?ck=CommentKey%3a28c18518-14b9-475d-861b-e194563e49db

“18-28 King Street West in the Globe and Mail” by Ryan McGreal; Raise the Hammer, 5 Jan 2012

http://raisethehammer.org/blog/2628/18-28_king_street_west_in_the_globe_and_mail

“A Call to Action to Save the Gore Park Streetwall” by Kieran C. Dickson; Raise the Hammer, 29 Dec 2012

http://raisethehammer.org/article/1738/a_call_to_action_to_save_the_gore_park_streetwall

“Reasons to Designate 18-28 King East as Heritage Buildings” by Ryan McGreal; Raise the Hammer, 28 Dec 2012

http://raisethehammer.org/article/1736/reasons_to_designate_18-28_king_east_as_heritage_buildings

“Demolished Building is a Missing Tooth on the Gore” by Ryan  McGreal; Raise the Hammer, 27 May 2011

http://raisethehammer.org/blog/2155/demolished_building_is_a_missing_tooth_on_the_gore

Please take a few minutes and write the members of City Council about this action.

About Chris Erskine

Visual Artist and independent film-maker. Try to post summaries of my artistic activities once per month. View all posts by Chris Erskine

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