Comment 34594

By frank (registered) | Posted October 08, 2009 at 09:55:54

I moved here for Mohawk and stayed because of Hamilton. I grew up in Beamsville and even worked in Niagara-on-the-Lake while living here. When people asked me why, I'd simply say that the potential here is far greater than the surrounding communities. I don't own a house (although I'm looking to buy one now) so that's not my motivation either.

I've seen the way Beamsville is developing and I have spoken to people about getting more active and trying to prevent sprawl. The problem there and here, it seems, is that the "dinosaurs" at city hall have gone deaf and have forgotten that they are to represent their constituents... and it's our fault for letting them forget that.

I used to play in the Teen Tour Band and became quite familiar with some areas of the city and while I like the idea of its quiet tree lined streets, it's not a place I'd want to live. Sprawl growth is unsustainable and unfortunately it seems Burlington is destined to find that out the hard way.

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