Comment 29950

By Historian (anonymous) | Posted April 06, 2009 at 04:09:24

This is deja vu! About thirty years ago the NEED Committee of academics, business and trade unions representatives long with the Hon. John Munro made a pitch for the CN Station and accompanying yards as well as near failing downtown areas to follow the Pittsburgh example, specifically referring to the restoration of the Three Rivers development. I can recall that the advocates of cleaning up Hamilton n a rejuvination programme were Mrs Joyce Mongeon, Maurice Carter, Dr Mcivor, Harry Grenwood, Cec Taylor and Ann Jones to name a few. Hamilton
Council dragged its feet then and i will again. It was not that they considered Pittsburgh to be te next Utopia but rather to show how a Steeltown can be revived. Harold Ballard at the time wa one loud voice in opposition no doubt jealous of any attempt to create a Three Rivers complex. Today Pittsburgh boasts Football, Hockey and Baseball facilities and stores like JC Penny, Macy's and Saks of Fifth Avenue. It is a thriving town where the lights burn bright and the sidewalks are unrolled.

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