Keep Commerce Off the Waterfront Trail


Staff member
Feb 15, 2004
The Beach Strip
Keep commerce off the Waterfront Trail
By Marilyn Gear Pilling, Hamilton
The Hamilton Spectator(Sep 8, 2005)
RE: 'If you don't build it, they won't come' (Sept. 7)

The whole reason why so many of us use the Waterfront Trail is that it is "entirely bereft of anything resembling a commercial venture."

That's its attraction. Most of us bring our water, as a quick look at hikers and bikers will show.

The one concession that is there (beautifully integrated and non-commercial looking, by the way) can't even find a tenant.

Why would we want to turn this one place of natural beauty into an area that looks like the rest of Hamilton -- with umbrella tables, equipment rentals, hats and sunscreen for sale?

The idea appals.

Can't we spend an hour enjoying the benefits of nature without buying something?
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