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Council Puts Out for Binbrook Drive-Thru

By Ryan McGreal
Published May 06, 2010

this blog entry has been updated

Hamilton is like the evangelical teenager who takes an abstinence pledge with the best of intentions, only to stumble into an awkward unprotected sexual encounter a few weeks later in a moment of weakness.

Our latest cavalier is Tim Horton's, a love-em-and-leave-em suitor more interested in scoring quickies than building a lasting relationship. Tim's insisted on having its way with Hamilton at a proposed new location in downtown Binbrook, and The City With Low Self-Esteem gave in and accepted Tim's conditions.

Whereas a more confident, self-respecting city might just say no to a relationship that compromises its principles, Hamilton never met a compromise to which it couldn't hold its nose and acquiesce.

Meanwhile, after Tim's closed a non-drive-thru enabled location at the corner of Aberdeen Ave and Dundurn St, that location opened up to a new 32-unit urban condo development that will include solar panels, bike parking and a car-sharing program.

But hey, I guess a Tim Horton's drive-thru is better than another lonely night at home.

Update: added Street View for Aberdeen and Dundurn. Now where's my "Awesome Badge"?

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan writes a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. He also maintains a personal website and has been known to post passing thoughts on Twitter @RyanMcGreal. Recently, he took the plunge and finally joined Facebook.

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By JM (registered) | Posted May 06, 2010 at 11:17:33

I mentioned this already in my comment about the Pan Am Stadium.............. Imagine a drive through at King and James - That is exactly what it's going to do at an important corner in the "village".

so much for the secondary plan and design guidelines.... why bother?

JM

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By synxer (registered) | Posted May 06, 2010 at 13:34:16

+1 for use of Cavalier. "Awesome Badge" if you link "Aberdeen Ave and Dundurn St" to Google Streetview.

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted May 06, 2010 at 13:41:18

Okay, how do I pick up my "Awesome Badge"?

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By Anders (registered) | Posted May 06, 2010 at 14:04:43

I vote for a picture of you wearing this at the top of the site. Just like another local site, but awesomer.

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By synxer (registered) | Posted May 10, 2010 at 09:32:39

@Ryan

Here it is: http://www.mcbadges.com/images/smallbadg...

Limitations: You are not authorized to make copies, distribute the badge to others, or increase the size.

EDIT: Just noticed that Anders is also a distributor of this badge and beat me to it. Please ensure to delete the other one immediately from your computer and retain only one.

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted May 10, 2010 at 09:45:52

^With terms like those, I'm glad Canada hasn't passed its DMCA yet. 0_o

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By Anders (registered) | Posted May 10, 2010 at 15:50:48

sorry synxer, it was really yours to give. Awesome badges for everybody!

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