Revitalization

Message at Treble Hall

By Sean Burak
Published April 15, 2011

Vacant and dilapidated buildings are dangerous both physically and psychologically. A dilapidated building can fall down, catch fire and attract vermin and filth. They make the surrounding area unsavoury and potentially unsafe. Building owners who don't take adequate care of their building, vacant or otherwise, demonstrate huge disrespect to our city, to other building owners and to all people visiting and living here. Dealing harshly with those responsible is worthy of support and praise.

-- Howard Elliott, Managing Editor, Hamilton Spectator

Message in the windows of Treble Hall
Message in the windows of Treble Hall

Message in the windows of Treble Hall
Message in the windows of Treble Hall

Jeff Feswick of Historica Restoration is managing the renovation of Treble Hall.

Sean Burak was born in Hamilton but raised elsewhere in Ontario. He returned to his birth town at the turn of the century and has never looked back. Sean is the owner of Downtown Bike Hounds.

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By almaygal (anonymous) | Posted April 15, 2011 at 12:41:24

Well done! Fantastic idea.

Glad to see someone is being proactive in the rehabilitation of old buildings.

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By Here Comes Treble (anonymous) | Posted April 15, 2011 at 13:04:31

Some background (from Paul Wilson): http://www.thespec.com/living/article/279390--revival-of-a-tarnished-beauty

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By a (anonymous) | Posted April 16, 2011 at 09:20:59


Dear Mr. Vranich,

Vacant and dilapidated buildings are dangerous both physically and psychologically. A dilapidated building can fall down, catch fire and attract vermin and filth. They make the surrounding area unsavoury and potentially unsafe. Building owners who don't take adequate care of their building, vacant or otherwise, demonstrate huge disrespect to our city, to other building owners and to all people visiting and living here. Dealing harshly with those responsible is worthy of support and praise.

Yours truly,
Hamilton.

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By mclarke (anonymous) | Posted April 17, 2011 at 10:52:15

Thank you to the restorers of Treble Hall for showing some imagination and provoking us with their message at the same time.
Street art is a way of transforming the way we think about our urban surroundings and has the added effect of affecting our moods and attitudes.
We are fortunate to have a wealth of artistic talent in our city. I would love to see more street art as a way of making our urban spaces more interesting and less mundane.
I just discovered a wonderful website with superb examples of street art throughout the world which illustrates the concept beautifully.
www.streetartutopia.com Search "106 of the most beloved Street Art Photos - year 2010" to see what I mean.
Hamilton has lots of blank canvasses just waiting to be given a voice.

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By Capital Idea (anonymous) | Posted May 01, 2011 at 17:07:39

It is just changings hands from one carpet bagger to another.

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