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Join a Public Campaign to Save Our Education Centre!

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The time has come to launch a public campaign to save our Education Centre in downtown Hamilton. Outrage is growing over the idea of demolishing this 40-year old landmark located at the corner of Bay and King Streets. The over-simplified view seems to be that the building has outlived its usefulness. Board administrators and some Trustees seem to want to take the easy route--demolish, rebuild, relocate--rather than maintain, upgrade and restore a \"jewel\" that adds architectural depth to our cityscape. Join this campaign to convince the HWDSB\'s Trustees that the building, designed by architect Joseph Singer and built in 1967, should be saved from the \"wrecker\'s ball\". Destroying one of the few architecturally attractive buildings in our City core seems to run counter to the wishes of elected officials at City Hall, for the economic development and rejuvination of our downtown. Show your support by signing this petition and encouraging Trustees to vote for \"going the reno route\", when they meet on January 10 to receive public input. Remind them that \"Any city gets what it admires, will pay for, and ultimately, deserves...and we will probably be judged not by the monuments we build, but by those we have destroyed.\" Note: Additional information can be obtained by visiting this link:


I am a concerned citizen who was born, raised and educated in Hamilton. I am a graduate of McMaster University, who received a \"Distinguished Service Award\" for service rendered over 20 years to the University and Alumni Association. Additional personal information can be found on the \"web\", as a result of my induction into McMaster\'s Alumni Gallery. I am a retired Hamilton secondary teacher and founding executive director of Canada\'s first Industry-Education Council.


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