DURAND – A NEIGHBOURHOOD RECLAIMED: Community Action in the Inner City Russell Elman (Hamilton Public Library – Central In Use Only – 3rd Floor Local History & Archives)
This book is a contemporary study of a citizens’ association and its role during the last three decades in preserving a historic downtown district in Hamilton, Ontario. It echoes the experience of many older inner cities throughout North America blighted by decaying downtowns, demolition of heritage sites, inappropriate high-rise residential development, intrusive traffic and other ills.
DURAND CHRONICLE 1972-2000: THREE DECADES OF COMMUNITY SERVICE – Russell Elman (Hamilton Public Library- Central In Use Only – 3rd Floor Local History & Archives)
This book is a chronology of events detailing the history of the Durand Neighbourhood Association. It begins with its formation in 1972 to combat massive high-rise development and spans three decades of active citizens’ involvement in the preservation of this historic inner-city district in Hamilton, Ontario. It will be a useful reference for anyone interested in the evolution of a community organization and the public’s right to participate in the urban political process.
FOOTSTEPS IN TIME: EXPLORING HAMILTON’S HERITAGE NEIGHBOURHOODS – Bill Manson (Available at Indigo, Chapters, Coles and the Art Gallery of Hamilton, $22.75 or online – http://www.canadianheritagebooks.com/ 14.75)
Volume 1 Hamilton’s first heritage neighbourhoods Beasley, Central, Corktown and DURAND. Includes 18 downtown walking tours.