It’s time Hamilton had a new name
RE: Mayor Fred fundraising for a giant city hall sign (May 8)
I think we ought to honour a well-established Hamilton tradition and proceed with a long public debate before we erect a monumental sign for the amalgamated communities of Ancaster-Binbrook-Carlisle-Copetown-Dundas-Flamborough-Freelton-GlanbrookGreensville-Hamilton-Jerseyville-Lynden-MillgroveMount Hope-Rockton-Sheffield-Stoney Creek-Strabane-Waterdown-Westover-Winona. (My apologies if I missed anyone.)
Why should it be assumed we are all to be known as Hamilton rather than Rockton?
If it is necessary that we submit to the name of the largest entity, let’s be forward thinking, forget the name Hamilton and erect a TORONTO sign for ourselves. The design is already complete and we’d be well ahead of schedule for a change.
But it would be far better if we asked why the amalgamation of our many unique communities hasn’t spawned a new, more inclusive name in the manner of the Thunder Bay and Cambridge amalgamations. Bob Yates, Hamilton