Comment 84562

By MarcPerri (registered) | Posted December 30, 2012 at 15:07:22

Minister Chan,

It has been brought to my attention that there are plans to demolish a significant portion of the street wall linning Gore Park.

Many people are concerned because these buildings represent a part of Hamilton's history.

I agree that tearing down these buildings is a detriment to the heritage of the downtown core, however, my main issue of concern is the pedestrian accessibility of this area.

There are a number of street festivals that take place throughout the year that utilize the street space out front of these buildings. As Hamilton continues to grow I would like to see it maintain a community that is pedestrian friendly.

Though there is much urban growth on the outer regions of the city, the downtown core is where the heart is. I see the future of the downtown core as a prospering village for young professionals who carve a new path of growth for the city. It will be a place where you don't need the burden of a car to get you places, with the market, library and hundreds of stores and restaurants a few steps away. All of the evolving communities are easily accessible to pedestrians and commuters on public transit.

As a born and raised Hamiltonian, I would like to see these buildings stay.

Thank You

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