Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Portrait of Passionate Local Democracy

Having grown up just east of the core, there will always be a special place in my heart for downtown Hamilton and the vivid memories I have of a time that it teemed with people at night, attracted to the wide array of stores ranging from Kresges and Woolworths to Birks Jewelllers and Eatons. I suspect it is the realization of how important a vital downtown is to the health of a community that propels so many people to vocal and passionate support for the inner city, something I suspect might be difficult for those raised in the anesthetic environs of suburbia to really understand.

That passion and love was much in evidence at yesterday's rally for the West Harbour Stadium site held in Hess Village. What follows is a small photo essay that I hope helps to convey a small element of that fervour.

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