Revitalization

Enjoying the Gore Park Promenade

By Ryan McGreal
Published June 14, 2013

Just a normal weekday lunch at Gore Park:






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 June 14, 2013 at 13:23:51

this is fantastic.... lets nix the pilot project, consider it a hands down success and do it properly now!

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By randomguy (anonymous) | Posted June 14, 2013 at 13:41:14

The promenade is great, but it is a tragedy that the storefronts directly opposite are now vacant.

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By Core-B (registered) | Posted June 15, 2013 at 11:02:44 in reply to Comment 89543

Hopefully this is the chicken and the egg scenario. They laid the egg and next comes the beautiful chicken. And I agree with Jason that I'm surprised its not featured during the weekend.

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By AnjoMan (registered) | Posted June 15, 2013 at 11:39:43 in reply to Comment 89558

I hope not! Aren't chickens outlawed in city limits?

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By seancb (registered) - website | Posted June 14, 2013 at 18:46:28 in reply to Comment 89543

Exactly. The BIA is silent about the real issue on the Gore (Blanchard's vandalism) - but hey, there's a hot dog cart out front now!

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By AnjoMan (registered) | Posted June 15, 2013 at 11:40:12 in reply to Comment 89553

Street meat is a beautiful thing!

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By jason (registered) | Posted June 14, 2013 at 14:33:51

great stuff, but it really needs to be permanent, and on weekends.

Permanent investment won't come to the Gore knowing that it is empty 80% of the year. And many folks can't make it to the Gore during weekday hours. I was hoping for this second year in operation it would run Friday evening and Saturday morning when the new outdoor farmers market stalls are in operation.

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By granny2 (anonymous) | Posted June 16, 2013 at 21:42:32

And it's a tragedy that two of them are being demolishef, possibly tomorrow. :(

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By Conrad664 (registered) | Posted June 17, 2013 at 07:32:16

It could of been better i finished work at 3;30 pm by the time i got at the Gore at 4;30 there was ONLY a cup-cake cup they should make it for the broder poeples who work a 9 to 5 job and make it till 8 or something

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By erskinec (registered) - website | Posted June 19, 2013 at 07:47:06

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Comment edited by administrator Ryan on 2013-06-19 12:01:22

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