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  1. I love the Hammer. Great geography and interesting city. Beautiful old buildings downtown that haven’t been torn down & replaced with character-less glass boxes like in Toronto. Thx for this piece.

  2. It’s great to see outsiders coming to Hamilton and appreciating it for what it is- a great city. I too am always surprised by how many Toronto-based friends I have, that have never been to Hamilton.

    A few name corrections: our GM of Planning and Ec.Dev. is Jason Thorne (not Thorpe) and Raise the Hammer is run by Ryan McGreal (not Greal).

  3. I didn’t have a chance to attend Hamiltime but I can definitely say that Peter Topalovic and Chelsea Cox are great hosts who display a wonderful enthusiasm for the positive changes that are happening in Hamilton…with a wise understanding that this is a long process that isn’t going to happen without challenges.

    Moving forward Hamilton has to re-invest in itself…creating better transit, more jobs, more activity in the neighbourhoods.Ottawa St. north was bustling last weekend for Sew Hungry 2015 and here’s looking forward to more events.

  4. Thanks for this great article!
    Note: it’s McMaster University, not MacMaster.