NEWS & VIEWS
2015: A REQUEST FOR AUCHMAR
PLEASE SUPPORT THE MOTION TO BE MADE BY COUNCILLOR TERRY WHITEHEAD AT CITY COUNCIL WEDNESDAY JUNE 24th TO SUSPEND THE REAL ESTATE SALE OF AUCHMAR UNTIL COUNCILLOR TERRY WHITEHEAD, ALONG WITH DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE, HAVE A PLAN READY WITH A COMPELLING CASE TO KEEP AUCHMAR IN CITY OWNERSHIP.
Please join other like-minded citizens of Hamilton who agree that steps should be taken to keep the beautiful Auchmar estate on Hamilton’s mountain in the ownership of the City of Hamilton by sending the above e-mail to your councillor AND the mayor. Your support is needed. Refer to the Friends of Auchmar website for further information and to the City of Hamilton website for e-mail addresses.
2014: AN UPDATE ON AUCHMAR
Auchmar and its ten-acre grounds became the city’s prime destination during the two days each year of the Doors Open program, welcoming some two thousand visitors on each occasion. Recently it has been closed to the public due to restoration work on the manor house, and major and accelerated weather damage to other heritage elements of the site.
Heritage Hamilton Foundation, along with The Friends of Auchmar, continues to advocate for the restoration of the estate for community use. We await a firm decision of City Council on the future of the estate, while holding the Auchmar Challenge Fund monies to be used as most strategically useful.
Auchmar continues to be a community effort!
November 20, 2013
ECONOMICS FOR HERITAGE PRESERVATION
On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,Heritage Hamilton Foundation and Friends of Auchmar hosted a highly successful panel presentation and discussion at The Hamilton Club, 6 Main Street East, Hamilton. A diverse panel of building owners, developers, architects and heritage professionals show-cased and discussed heritage properties and projects across the Province. The event was followed by a “Meet and Greet” reception. The cost was $20.00 per person.
JULY 30, 2013
A CALL TO DESIGNATE THE GORE BUILDINGS
Hundreds of emails from Hamiltonians, the Ontario Heritage Trust, Heritage Canada, ACO president Richard Longley, Vice President Kieran Dickson, and several former presidents have been sent to Minister Chan, his staff, Hamilton City Council and MPP’s. The Minister of Culture, Michael Chan, and the Premier, Kathleen Wynne have responded via e-mail and we understand they are keeping watch over the Gore but to date no action to has been taken to designate.
We are encouraging all citizens to consider writing your own letter requesting the designation of Gore Park to Minister Chan, and MPP’s, Hamilton City Council and your counsellor asking them to designate Gore Park and all the buildings as a cultural heritage district.