9.19.2006

lister block

downtown councillor bob bratina is calling on the city of hamilton to enforce its own property standards by-law with respect to the lister. the building has been left to rot for years. it will be interesting to see what happens...

3 comments:

M@ said...

I had forgotten that Bob was an Elected Official now. (I have this strange personal connection to Bob Bratina, in that I was in a punk band and we wrote a song about him that he liked, so he was a guest voice on our next album. Hence my interest.)

What is his point there? Does he want it pulled down, or does he want faster action on one of the plans for recovering the building? If so, which plan?

Haven't commented lately but I've been watching... love the Lister pics. Always wished I could sneak in there and look around, myself.

randy steele said...

bratina wants the lister restored, instead of the current plan on the table. it involves bowling the building over, then replicating it...

...I'd love to here more about the punk band story, drop me a line at my e-mail address.
thanks for sticking around...

M@ said...

Ah, I see. I thought the current plan was to retain the facade, not to try to recreate it.

I can't seem to find your e-mail address -- mine is in my profile, feel free to drop me a line and I'll give you the whole story on ol' punk rock Bob...