Will your term change people's first impression of Hamilton, and make that first impression more attractive to visitors, students, commuters and newcomers? If so, how?
Responses to the question: "Will your term change people's first impression of Hamilton, and make that first impression more attractive to visitors, students, commuters and newcomers? If so, how?"
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|Jenkinson, Kim||Yes||A city's downtown will always define a visitor's first impression of the city. Redefining our downtown core is what needs to happen. The City's role will be to be open to innovation; it will be business people who recognize the opportunities that will make the real change to downtown.
We need more condos/townhouse/people downtown, it takes people and traffic flow before businesses start to move in and clean up. Our city has "really nice bones", we have some wonderful architecture, there are fabulous restaurants downtown, and our transit hubs are all in the core. The basics are in place, we need to add people.
The best way to make an impression on newcomers is to provide a vibrant, thriving downtown area that is accessible by transit. Downtown needs to be a "go to" place. We have theatres, shopping, arenas, now we need to add people and that will bring business.
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