Who are you?
We settled on Hamilton after moving from Vancouver last year — my partner teaches film studies and we relocated for his job at Sheridan. We wanted to settle somewhere with a reasonable commute from Sheridan’s campuses and we’re city mice at heart so we had our feelers out in both Toronto and Hamilton. Ultimately we liked the possibility that Hamilton offered: not just the vastly more affordable housing situation, but also the sense that you could kind of go your own way in Hamilton in ways that don’t seem as likely in Toronto. Yeah. The sense of possibilty, I think that’s how I’d describe it. And, as an outsider, Hamilton immediately seemed so friendly, and involved.
Where do you live?
We looked in Gage Park, Corktown, Hamilton West before we settled on Dundas. When we arrived in Ontario, Hamilton real estate was booming and we actually had a lot of trouble finding something because everything that looked promising was disappearing in a bidding war before we had a chance to see it! We knew we wanted easy public transit access to downtown and a thoroughly walkable neighbourhood. Accessibility to stuff is so important! Our neighbourhood has both.
…the sense that you could kind of go your own way in Hamilton…Yeah. The sense of possibilty, I think that’s how I’d describe it. And, as an outsider, Hamilton immediately seemed so friendly, and involved.
What resources were helpful to you in making your decision?
What resources do you WISH you’d had access to that would have helped?
What things surprised you the most about Hamilton? Good & Bad
What advice do you have for anyone considering a move to Hamilton?
What are your favourite places and things to do around the city?
Of all the things going on Hamilton these days – what are you most excited about?
I’m really excited about the food trucks. They are such a great, fast, delicious way to eat. And I’m excited about Foundry’s burgeoning place here, of course. I hope we can continue to provide ice cream that showcases the things that grow and are produced around here, and to become more and more a part of Hamilton’s events, markets, and shops.