Comment 86980

By HamiltonBoy (registered) | Posted March 01, 2013 at 15:57:31

THANK YOU Ryan for an intelligent and thoughtful response to Mr. Dreschel. I am also born/raised "old Hamilton" (Balsam Ave), but now hang my hat in Dundas. Why did we choose Dundas? Well, it's a great place to raise a family, and the downtown core is an amazing place to stroll and meet friends. However, I am also a huge supporter of what's happening "organically" in downtown Hamilton, but am totally opposed to the "big money" view proposed by the Vranich's and Mercanti's. I am sorry to see that many of the nastiness towards the lower city emanates from the upper city and the suburbs, but please take heart in knowing that there many of us "out here" who like what's happening (albeit the progress is slow) in the core, and respect the views of thoughtful people like you, Adrian Duyzer, Andrew Hughes, Joey Coleman, Graham Crawford, Mark Chamberlain, Jason Farr, and the Hamilton arts community. If you have the energy, I would like to encourage you, as others have done here, to submit a version of your article to the Spec. I can only take so much of the "old boys club" (Dreschel, Thompson, Berton, Elliott, etc).

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