Comment 1251

By jason (registered) | Posted October 04, 2006 at 17:36:42

very valid points, although if anyone were to spend a day in downtown Buffalo then spend a day in downtown Hamilton they'd experience the remarkable difference between these cities. Buffalo's downtown has been hollowed out and there isn't really any stable residential neighbourhoods surrounding it...Hamilton has over 30,000 people within a 10 minute walk of Gore Park. The pedestrian traffic is much higher in Hamilton than in Buffalo. Finally, we're talking about 2 blocks south of the Gore, not King Street from Queen to Wellington (that would be a more appropriate comparison of what they did in Buffalo). Hamilton, for all it's troubles over the years, never became as dead, as car dependent and as sprawled as Buffalo. Weighing all these factors leads me to believe that we really owe it to ourselves to turn the south leg of the Gore into a fabulous people place. I think the results will be great.

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