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


Comments on the Globe and Mail Article


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


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


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


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


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


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

Published by Chris Erskine

Inspired by architecture and landscapes, my art explores our relationship to place, memory and identity. As a mid career artist, my art practice includes: painting, murals, short films, and sound art.

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