In the News

Taras Hemon (August 28, 2021) “Light Rail Transit Brings A New Wave of Gentrification to Hamilton.” Downtown Sparrow.

Sebastian Bron (August 16, 2021) “New documentary looks to tell ‘the other side’ of LRT story through tenant struggles.” Hamilton Spectator.

Simon Orpana (June 28, 2021) “Hamilton’s Light Rail Transit And Displacement, A Comic By Simon Orpana.” The Hoser.

Simon Orpana (June 15, 2021) “We should heed the lessons of Brightside.” Hamilton Spectator.

Kelly Bennet (November 20, 2020) “Downtown brick buildings housing families and businesses for decades to be demolished.” CBC Hamilton.

Matthew Van Dongen (September 15, 2020) “What happens to Hamilton renters in LRT limbo? Metrolinx tenants wait for looming demolition notice.” Hamilton Spectator.

Dan Taekema (September 11, 2020) “Metrolinx plans to demolish 21 vacant buildings along proposed LRT route: Advocates and tenants say vacant buildings should become affordable housing.” CBC Hamilton.

Matthew Van Dongen (September 11, 2020) “Metrolinx plans to demolish 21 buildings in LRT ‘ghost town’ prompting ire from housing advocates.” Hamilton Spectator.

Shawn Selway (March 6, 2020) “Urban Renewal, Then and Now: LRT and the Rental Housing Crisis, Part 2: Almost nobody but tenants in rental housing and the homeless in their camps actually feels the need for their right to housing to be met – affordable, secure, adequately sized and located housing, that is.” Raise the Hammer.

Shawn Selway (March 5, 2020) “Time to Turn? LRT and the Rental Housing Crisis, Part 1: Municipal strategies which exacerbate the housing affordability problem today look less like indifference and more like active hostility, as pointless as it is cruel.” Raise the Hammer.

Matthew Van Dongen (January 15, 2020) “Forced to relocate by Hamilton’s now-cancelled LRT? Share your story.”

Matthew Van Dongen (January 15, 2020) “Are vacant Hamilton homes purchased for now-cancelled LRT still habitable?” Hamilton Spectator.

Dan Taekema (January 15, 2020) “Tenants demand vacant properties along LRT route be turned into affordable housing.” CBC Hamilton.

Don Mitchell (January 14, 2020) “Tenant group makes push to bring affordable housing to vacant Hamilton LRT properties.” Global News.

Matthew Van Dongen (January 13, 2020) “Convert ‘ghost town’ of empty LRT homes into affordable housing, says Hamilton tenant group.” Hamilton Spectator.

Anonymous (December 19, 2019) “Hamilton LRT cancellation: A Christmas Fucking Miracle!” North Shore Counter Info.

Matthew Van Dongen (October 12, 2018) “In between the LRT ‘pro’ and ‘no’ sides are those who lost their homes.” Hamilton Spectator.

Matthew Van Dongen (March 16, 2018). “LRT is already moving people – out of the way of construction.” Hamilton Spectator.