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Placemaking in Hamilton, A Driver for Economic Growth


Several months ago, the Ontario Association of Architects, in partnership with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce presented a panel discussion, “Hamilton Placemaking as a Driver for Economic Growth.” The event featured talks by Jason Thorne (General Manager of Planning and Economic Development for the City of Hamilton,) Steve Kulakowsky (Partner, Core Urban, Inc.,) Sonja Macdonald (Principal, Civicplan,) Rob Zeidler (Partner, The Dabbert Group,) Richard W. Allen (Director of The Renew Hamilton Project, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.) Continue reading

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Jason Thorne: Planning and Economic Development, City of Hamilton

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With a population of over 500,000, Hamilton, is one of Canada’s major cities and is one of Ontario’s most economically diverse. With new developments in the downtown core as well as a new transit expansion in the north-end, it’s no wonder is was named ‘Top Investment City in Canada’ and ‘Top Location for Investment in Ontario’ in 2012 and 2013. OpenCity Projects recently had the opportunity to interview the new General Manager of Planning and Economic Development for the City of Hamilton to find out what really makes Hamilton a great place to live. Continue reading

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