Statement by Marc Gibbons
Building the Pan Am stadium in Harbour West is a unique opportunity for Hamilton to revitalize its downtown and to clean up and develop its shanty waterfront.
While the East Mountain site may potentially be convenient for parking and highway access, it will keep much needed business away from restaurants, bars and shops downtown. It will make pedestrian access impossible, public transit inconvenient and further our dependency on automotive transport.
Let the City rule in favor of a long-term sustainable option. Let the City use this opportunity to bring cultural and economic richness to it's core and value it's beautiful waterfront. Building a stadium at the West Harbour site is a progressive choice for Hamilton.