Comment 117715

By Haveacow (registered) | Posted April 17, 2016 at 16:09:51

I would say there is one major difference between Pittsburgh and Hamilton from a city development perspective. Hamilton although very industrial was really a secondary centre to Toronto developmentally. Pittsburgh was the centre of an urban area it was used to leading especially in its local urban area. One thing that I have noticed over the years is that Hamilton seems to suffer a kind secret internal inferiority complex, when comparing itself to Toronto and other area communities, economically. Competitive with Toronto, no doubt, I grew up in Toronto, I saw many proud and very loud, Tiger Cats fans when we went to Argo games. But it was unfortunately, always seemed to be willing to let Toronto or other cities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe be the risk takers economically and developmentally. I hope this finally will change! One thing Hamilton does have as an advantage compared to Pittsburgh is that, Pitsburgh is statistically the oldest major city region in the USA. I have met many transit planners over the years from Pittsburgh and that fact still partially strangles them economically and structurally.

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