Local Architect, Bill Travers, says “Moving Stelco/Dofasco into downtown core would move pollution away from waterfront, inviting investors.”
Travers said, in an exclusive HammerInTheNews interview, that “The waterfront in Hamilton has a lot of potential. One of the biggest improvements would be to move Stelco and Dofasco to a different location.”
“A visitor to our harbour would never describe Hamilton’s waterfront as picturesque. I’ve even heard it referred to as Mordor. I propose moving the steel mills to West Hamilton Mountain, or even relocating them downtown. There are a lot of vacant buildings, and it would improve the downtown job market as well, especially in the service industry.”
Experts at city staff welcomed the new ideas after the disheartening news that CP was not considering moving their shipping yard from the waterfront.” This gives us more possibilities. Especially with the funding we’ve received to clean up Randal Reef,” said one committee member.