We recently went into Toronto to pick up a piece of art from Roger Wood
We chatted for a while with this very personable gentleman, and when the subject of his living/working arrangement came up he mentioned that he was thinking of moving to Hamilton. Why? Lower rental costs and the atmosphere of the city downtown. He said he was tired of all of the development going on in the Liberty Village area, and wouldn't mind buying a cheap place with a shop on the first floor and accommodations above it (apparently there are such places listed at the MLS website in the $200K range).
This got me to wondering: where would you have suggested he buy this type of place in Hamilton? James North? Barton? He said he makes most of his money from orders generated at an annual arts show in Philadelphia, so I would imagine that street traffic wouldn't be all that important.
Just to be clear: my post here is not
an invitation for a zealous busybody to make contact with Mr. Wood regarding the possibility of a move to Hamilton. Rather, I'm just curious what streets the Hammertown intelligentsia would recommend in this hypothetical situation.