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New Video: Downtown Hamilton, The Revival

The City of Hamilton's Department of Planning and Economic Development has produced a sylish new video, the first in a series promoting the city's downtown revival by sharing the stories of its champions.

By RTH Staff
Published January 28, 2015

The City of Hamilton's Department of Planning and Economic Development has produced a sylish new video, the first in a series promoting the city's downtown revival by sharing the stories of its champions.

It features some gorgeous aerial footage of downtown Hamilton, interspersed with interviews by Maestro Boris Brott, Jeff Feswick of Historica Restoration, Jocelyn Mainville of Yale Properties, Sean Rosen of View Magazine, Tim Potocic of Sonic Union and Supercrawl, and Mark Tamminga from Gowlings.

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By Haveacow (registered) | Posted January 28, 2015 at 12:18:53

"The potential for profit is huge" at 00:30 just as the camera points down and it shows the bus lanes you just took out!

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By Mike (registered) | Posted January 28, 2015 at 13:49:49

I guess there are no women doing anything interesting in Hamilton. Maybe next year.

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted January 28, 2015 at 14:43:34 in reply to Comment 108506

I raised this issue with the EcDev department. They agreed and said the video was shot over Christmas using people who were available. They plan to shoot more videos of downtown revival champions, and their intention is to reflect the city's diversity better in subsequent dispatches.

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By emmacubitt (registered) | Posted January 28, 2015 at 19:03:14 in reply to Comment 108509

I know a lot of women who are downtown revival champions (and others that reflect the city's diversity) that were in Hamilton over Christmas...

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By I call BS. (anonymous) | Posted January 30, 2015 at 01:47:15 in reply to Comment 108523

I call BS on your statement. Name some. Why must everything be a conspiracy? Do you think they deliberately went out of their way to not find women to put in the video? Give your head a shake.

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted January 30, 2015 at 07:20:20 in reply to Comment 108559

Why are you so angry? Why must you be so aggressive (while commenting anonymously)? At no point did the previous commenter suggest a conspiracy. What emmacubitt is suggesting is not that they deliberately excluded women, but rather that they did not make enough of an effort to include women. It takes conscious effort to overcome unconscious gender bias.

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By Ms Me (anonymous) | Posted January 31, 2015 at 11:26:39

I agree with "I call BS", these are the same old same old people who are profiting of the less privileged, they're opportunists not champions.

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By Ms Me (anonymous) | Posted January 31, 2015 at 12:08:43

oooops, I meant "I disagree" and yes they deliberately went out of their way to not find women to put in the video?

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By Sceptic (anonymous) | Posted February 03, 2015 at 23:19:47

Old white male ...stale!
Is this the new Hamilton? No one believes it.
Prominently featuring the conductor of an Orchestra which has been sucking the public tit for years while providing classical music to the ears of precisely those people who own and have let buildings in the downtown rot away from neglect. Then when the public can't stand the stench anymore and provides grants and other incentives they come back to the trough either selling their buildings for an arm and a leg or participating in the renewal and getting their pound of flesh.
Featuring women, the poor,and diverse communities that inhabit the downtown would have given a more realistic picture of downtown Hamilton.

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By JR (anonymous) | Posted February 04, 2015 at 16:04:36

"investment" "profit" this jumps out at me. Goal of this campaign: luring in people who don't know or don't care.... Could be a disaster, esp. given the City's lack of good oversight on development/heritage/bylaw/greenspace issues.

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