Keep Commerce Off the Waterfront Trail

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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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