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Petition – Please sign

18_28_king_street_east_2016_12from raisethehammer.org

Dear Duranders,

We know from history that it’s not over until a building is actually demolished (e.g. Sandyford Place).  Please take a moment and sign the petition asking the province to save our Gore Park buildings.  These are structurally sound buildings and do not have to come down!  The practice of demolishing sound buildings for “new” is wasteful and adds to our landfills.   The Templar Flats on King William show what can be done with a bit of foresight and planning.  The petition has 458 signatures already.

Sign here

Thank you for your time and interest in Hamilton’s heritage.

ACO Appeals to Minister McMahon to Save Gore Park Buildings

On January 25, City Council voted to support the demolition request for the historic Gore Park buildings — only Aidan Johnson, Matthew Green and Brenda Johnson opposed the motion.  The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario is appealing to Minister Eleanor McMahon to step in to mediate a conservation solution.  See the link below to read more from the ACO with a link to the letter to the Minister.

ACO-Letter to the Honourable Eleanor McMahon

Urgent Appeal – Gore Park

Hi Duranders,

Following is an email I received from our intrepid Janice Brown.  There is still time to intervene to stop the demolition of our iconic Gore Park buildings.  As long as they are standing, it is not too late!  Please read the following and decide if you can spare a few minutes to send an email to the politicians listed below:

Last week the Planning Committee of Council approved the demolition of 24 & 28 King Street East and partial demolition of 18 – 22 King Street East.

These are all structurally sound heritage buildings in the heart of our city.

City Council meets on January 25 to vote on Planning Committee’s decision.

It is not too late to stop this demolition.

Friends of the Gore and supporters are sending letters to the Mayor and the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport requesting the following:

RE:  18-28 King Street East, Hamilton.

  1. NO DEMOLITION
  2. MEDIATION
  3. ESTABLISH A HERITAGE CONSERVATION DISTRICT FOR THE GORE

Please do the same and make our voices heard!

Ask the Mayor to contact the Minister of Tourism Culture and Sport to ask that she intervene to stop these demolitions.

Email to:   mayor@hamilton.ca

Ask Eleanor McMahon, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport to intervene to stop demolition, to mediate, and establish  a Heritage Conservation District.

Email to: emcmahon.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Please appeal to MPP’s and MP’s as well.

david.sweet@parl.gc.ca.

David.Christopherson@parl.gc.ca

Bob.Bratina@parl.gc.ca

scott.duvall@parl.gc.ca

Filomena.Tassi@parl.gc.ca

Ahorwath-co@ndp.on.ca

Tmcmeekin.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

pmiller-co@ndp.on.ca

mtaylor-co@ndp.on.ca

hmalhi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Thank you, Carol and Janice

Beasley and Durand Neighbourhood Associations

Save the Gore!

Hi Duranders,

Our website is back online after a brief outage this week.  Our apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced.

The repairs to our website are just in time to let you know about the Planning Committee Meeting scheduled on Tuesday, January 17 at City Hall, 9:30 a.m.  Item 8.1 on the agenda is Discussion of the Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee Report 16-010.  The Committee will hear delegations from community citizens as well as the architect for the proposed development at Gore Park.  We need your support!  As Ryan McGreal outlines in his excellent article on Raise the Hammer, Save 18-28 King Street  , this is a critical time in Hamilton’s history if you care about heritage.

The DNA is supporting Friends of the Gore.  We have submitted a letter to Council and the Planning Committee to reiterate our  stand on the proposed demolitions and representatives will attend the meeting on Tuesday.   Board member Dennis Baker has submitted an application to make a delegation.  Janice Brown will have a few t-shirts on the day of the meeting for those Duranders who attend, or you can wear green to show your support.

Once these iconic buildings are demolished, they are gone forever.  We have already lost so much built heritage in this city.  Let’s save our Gore streetwall!

Gore Flyer for printing

Durand Built Heritage Inventory Open House – Dec 14

built-heritage

Please accept this invitation to drop in on the public open house for the Durand Neighbourhood Built Heritage Inventory project on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 between 3:00pm to 7:00pm.  City Hall, 2nd Floor Mezzanine

 What is the Durand Inventory project?

The Durand Neighbourhood Built Heritage Inventory project is an initiative to update the City of Hamilton’s database of information on heritage resources in the neighbourhood.

The goal is to evaluate each property to determine if it has cultural heritage value or interest that should be recognized by adding it to the Register or further evaluated for potential designation under the Ontario Heritage Act.

 Where is the City at with the Durand Inventory project?

The preliminary evaluations have been completed and a draft report is now available online for review and comment on the project webpage.

The draft report recommends that 76% of all properties be added to the Register and 60 properties (6%) have been identified as candidates for designation.

 What is the purpose of this open house?

This open house is intended to give residents and affected property owners the opportunity to learn more about the project objectives and to review and discuss the candidate properties for inclusion in the Register and for addition to the designation work program.

What are the next steps in this project?

In early 2017, staff will be presenting the final project report to the Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee for review and advice before proceeding to Planning Committee and Council for consideration.

 For more information on the City’s Built Heritage Inventory Process, please visit:

www.hamilton.ca/heritageinventory

If you have any accessibility requirements, please contact Alissa Golden in advance of the open house by phone at 905-546-2424 ext. 4654 or by e-mail at alissa.golden@hamilton.ca. Advance requests are encouraged to enable us to meet your needs adequately.