Comment 60785

By Myrcurial (registered) - website | Posted March 07, 2011 at 13:55:16

While I couldn't make it out (Wednesday night is all about the Cub Scouts in my life) I'm impressed that Kevin pulled it off -- getting anyone in Hamilton to notice you is pretty hard work.

Heck, think|haus held a hacker/maker conference in the fall of 2009 that had more people from outside of the GTA/KW region than it did Hamiltonians.

Any of the large buildings that sit languishing in this city would be great as a low/no rent zone -- not just the MIP / Innovation Factory type stuff, and not even the crazy hijinks we get to around think|haus -- but the real work of doing cool stuff. There's a lot of people who could benefit from moving out of "working at home" to "working near a group of people who do stuff similar to what I do".

Convert one of the downtown buildings, convert one of the giant red-brick factories, convert the old Westinghouse building on Barton (gotta know the view from up there is fantastic) -- and give people a desk/cube for $50-75 a month... it would be awesome and I'd love to do it, but I'm a little fried from getting think|haus to where it is.

Like I've been saying for a few years now - Hamilton was once known as "The Ambitious City" -- it's time to be ambitious again.

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