Comment 33471

By synxer (registered) | Posted September 14, 2009 at 15:10:38

Great article, Jason.

Let's face facts. There is a pretty obvious link between crime and poverty. Low-income housing + H&M? Not going to happen.

I do not trust this proposal. I think this plan should be halted immediately. We'll never see the potential of this city or downtown if we let it become more dense with poverty.

Let's try something new and different: City creates a fund, purchase all of Connaught land & building and hand it over to the citizens of Hamilton.

Each (concerned and interested) citizen could buy into the land, just like investors buy into developments.

With the help of a planner, I am sure a group of dedicated citizens could use social networking and all sorts of communication platforms to really engage and provoke ideas.

Tax/spending whistleblowers should note that once this building is filled with poor people, the eventual rot and deterioration will surely cost more down a very familiar short road.

It's not time for NIMBY, its time for CHANGE.

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