The Pan Am Stadium is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We chose to build it at the West Harbour. Now it's time to stand behind our choice. Show your support.

Statement by Mike Colyer

The proposed stadium is to be built for the people of Hamilton as a whole, not one minority player. In that regard, the West Harbour site makes sense on so many levels. Hamilton is in the process of shedding it's image as a grimy industrial centre and slowly but surely acquiring a well deserved reputation as a progressive city with an envied art community and a beautiful waterfront development. Recently, an artist friend of mine from Northern Ontario was in town taking part in an art show and sale. After a day or two, he confided that he hadn't been looking forward to visiting, but was amazed and impressed with what a beautiful city he saw developing and hoped to return as often as possible. How on earth is more suburban sprawl, an undesirable relic of a bygone era, going to spread the word that Hamilton is a wonderful, dynamic place to visit and live? How will it support the urban renewal so vital to the 21st century? How is it going to make our city look? I applaud our mayor and council for initially supporting the West Harbour site and dearly hope that they have the collective fortitude to stick to their guns.

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