Originally Posted by raisethehammer
I found this online today:
I've long said that a few simple steps could bring a lot more activity and life to our waterfront.
1. A carousel. Kids love it and what better way to revitalize an area than to get kids loving it.
2. Bike rentals. Add boat/peddleboat rentals as well at our waterfront.
3. Interactive water fountains. Awesome in heat like this.
4. Cafes/eateries. More options. Hutch's and Williams are good, but it's time for more.
Also, all of these things could be done downtown too. My kids LOVE the small merry-go round in Gore Park each Christmas.
Hamilton needs to plan some small, but important steps like this instead of always focusing on massive projects.
Just got this email from McHattie's office. Just the sort of thing you're talking about
Ainslie Wood Westdale,
A very interesting Bazaar featuring "Made in Hamilton" artwork starts tomorrow and continues every Saturday throughout the summer. See below for details and feel free to pass along to your email contacts.
****** please advise if you do not want to be on the Ainslie Wood Westdale email list ************
From: Meaghan McGregor [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: June 6, 2008 9:28 AM
Subject: It begins tomorrow in Hamilton
When tomorrow dawns, the Sabawoon (sab-a-woon) Bazaar will emerge on the Hamilton waterfront.
On the rolling green hills outside the Discovery Centre, under the shade of the carousel tents, artists & craftspeople from around the globe who now live (or were born) in Hamilton are selling their original artworks.There are weavers and textile artists; painters and print makers; potters and sculptors; jewelers and ceramic artists to hand-bound Venetian journal making; graffiti art and fresh flowers.
Enjoy the lively atmosphere of an ever-changing local Bazaar selling one-of-a-kind, high quality and affordable artwork that is "Made in Hamilton".
It begins tomorrow and continues every Saturday, 11am - 5pm, throughout the summer.
for more details.
Please forward to friends and fellow Hamiltonians. This is about creating a new local economy that truly reflects and supports the artistic, social and cultural diversity on offer in our city.
With thanks and see you at the Sabawoon,