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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!
1 comment on "Save the Gore!"
Hamilton must recognize that it’s historical fabric is part of what makes the City attractive and what will make it unique into the future with resulting interest from existing and prospective citizens. Council needs to take a leadership role in safeguarding the City’s heritage character and especially in such a prominent location as the historic core of downtown where it still exists more or less intact.