It’s election season in the City of Hamilton. Nine candidates are vying for the mayoral seat, and a further 81 are vying for 15 City Council seats. It is not unreasonable to expect that the political landscape in Hamilton is about to shift significantly.
According to the City of Hamilton, Ward 7 is known as the Central Mountain Area, an urban ward situated in the centre of Hamilton on the Niagara Escarpment. Its borders are the Niagara Escarpment (north), Upper Wellington Street (west), hydro corridor (south) and the edge of the Escarpment along Upper Gage Road to the LINC and along the highway to Upper Sherman, down Rymal Road to the hydro corridor (east). Ward 7 also includes Limeridge Mall, Sam Lawrence Park and the Juravinski Cancer Centre.
In a joint partnership between the Hamilton Arts Council and Beyond James, a nonpartisan candidate survey was sent to these prospective leaders to map out their vision for our city. Just three questions have provided a window into what those running for office in Hamilton would do to invest in creativity.
The Hamilton Arts Council will utilize survey responses to continue conversations with elected councillors following the election.
What arts event is a must do for every Hamiltonian?
Best Event – Supercrawl
What do you see as an opportunity to expand arts and culture in Hamilton?
Expand – Special City promoted Open Theatre auditions where possible, Music and Art Contests with scholarships, hold Cultural Events at City run facilities.
If elected, how will you leverage your position as a City Councillor to advance the arts in Hamilton?
Promote – Advocate for and implement more Arts and Musical Programs and Events at Recreation Centres, Free admission to Museums on special days.
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