September 11, 2017 7:00 am
Updated: September 11, 2017 8:03 am

Scott Thompson: Supercrawl symbolized Hamilton’s renascence

ELFRIDA GROWTH AREA STUDY The City of Hamilton is growing and the population is projected to increase to 660,000 by 2031. While the City has made efforts to grow within it’s current urban boundary, an urban boundary expansion is required to accommodate future population growth. The City invites you to attend a Community Meeting and Workshop for the Elfrida Growth Area Study and Subwatershed Study. The purpose of the meeting and workshop is to learn about the studies underway for the area and to help develop a vision and principles for how the future community could develop. ELFRIDA SUBWATERSHED STUDY The subwatershed study is intended to present an approach to manage, protect, and enhance the natural environment. This includes stormwater management (quality and quantity), terrestrial and aquatic resources within the Elfrida study area limits. Major issues and opportunities have been identified which provide the basis to guide future growth in an environmentally sound manner. Phase 1 findings of the Study will be available at the Community Meeting. This Study follows the planning and design process defined in the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 & 2015). COMMUNITY MEETING Please join us at one of our Community Meeting sessions to learn about the Elfrida Growth Area Study and the Elfrida Subwatershed Study. The meeting will include a presentation on background information collected for the area. The findings from the Phase 1 Subwatershed Study will be available to view on information panels and staff will be available to answer questions. Small table group discussions will follow the presentation where attendees will help to craft a vision and design principles that will explore ideas for future growth and development in the study area. This information will be used at the workshop on June 22. Please choose on of the following sessions: Session 1: 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Presentation at 4:00 pm OR Session 2: 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Presentation at 6:30 pm NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED If you have accessibility requirements, please indicate them in your response. Advance requests are encouraged to enable us to adequately meet your needs.

ELFRIDA GROWTH AREA STUDY The City of Hamilton is growing and the population is projected to increase to 660,000 by 2031. While the City has made efforts to grow within it’s current urban boundary, an urban boundary expansion is required to accommodate future population growth. The City invites you to attend a Community Meeting and Workshop for the Elfrida Growth Area Study and Subwatershed Study. The purpose of the meeting and workshop is to learn about the studies underway for the area and to help develop a vision and principles for how the future community could develop. ELFRIDA SUBWATERSHED STUDY The subwatershed study is intended to present an approach to manage, protect, and enhance the natural environment. This includes stormwater management (quality and quantity), terrestrial and aquatic resources within the Elfrida study area limits. Major issues and opportunities have been identified which provide the basis to guide future growth in an environmentally sound manner. Phase 1 findings of the Study will be available at the Community Meeting. This Study follows the planning and design process defined in the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 & 2015). COMMUNITY MEETING Please join us at one of our Community Meeting sessions to learn about the Elfrida Growth Area Study and the Elfrida Subwatershed Study. The meeting will include a presentation on background information collected for the area. The findings from the Phase 1 Subwatershed Study will be available to view on information panels and staff will be available to answer questions. Small table group discussions will follow the presentation where attendees will help to craft a vision and design principles that will explore ideas for future growth and development in the study area. This information will be used at the workshop on June 22. Please choose on of the following sessions: Session 1: 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Presentation at 4:00 pm OR Session 2: 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Presentation at 6:30 pm NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED If you have accessibility requirements, please indicate them in your response. Advance requests are encouraged to enable us to adequately meet your needs.

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The 9th edition of Supercrawl is history.

I love Supercrawl because it exemplifies Hamilton’s gritty renascence.

READ MORE: Supercrawl takes over downtown Hamilton

For years it seemed Hamilton was looking for anything to latch onto to regain its identity and chart a new path for the future.

Stadium, sports teams, events, waterfalls, something to lift the city up and be ambitiously admired again.

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While everyone was looking for the next big thing, a little event was started aimed at Hamilton’s burgeoning arts community.

Artcrawl was initiated by a small group of entrepreneurial artists determined to show people another side of Hamilton and celebrate the downtown core.

The second Friday of every month James Street North stayed open late to show off what it had become.

The word got out, and traffic grew.

From that vision, Supercrawl was born.

And over the last nine years, it has become one of the premier art and music festivals in Ontario drawing thousands of people and injecting millions of dollars into the city.

Supercrawl is thriving, and so is the Hammer!

Hang on for No. 10!

 

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