Comment 7500

By jason (registered) | Posted June 23, 2007 at 09:23:55

go talk to LIUNA and HI-RISE about that. Hamilton wasn't the one with their hand out. It was the developers. You're dreaming (or from a different city) if you think private developers in Hamilton will do anything BUT come with their hands out looking for freebies. The days of "building community" and being concerned with the city's image and rep are long gone in the private world.
Compare that to prior days when folks built the Pigott building and old Birks building. They were building structures that would enhance the city, improve it's image AND make them money in the process. These days nothing else matters except a quick buck. I'm glad they decided to keep city hall. A new building would have been some piece of crap like our new federal building.

Anyone know if Lister will have street-facing retail in the old arcade? Please don't tell me they are going to turn that arcade into little office cubicles with covered up windows (like the old Eaton's store by the market).

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