A group I'm involved with is showing a movie this Thursday that looks at
urban renewal and its impact on the poor.
The evening is entitled "Hamilton’s Last Call" and includes a panel discussion.
The movie tells what happened when aggressive developers buy a century-old, flophouse - Toronto's Gladstone Hotel. When the hotel is tarted up to become a hot spot for the arts long-time staff and residents begin a five-year struggle to survive.
“Last Call at the Gladstone Hotel” is an award winning film directed by Neil Graham, & Derreck Roemer.
We are showing it in Hamilton because the same thing is happening here with little public concern for the fact that the people who live in places like the Gladstone often end up on the street when "renewal" takes place.
Please consider attending this free event:
Thursday March 4th
7 pm - 9 pm
at the SKYDRAGON CENTRE
27 King William Street
If you can't make it but want to see the movie let me know and I'll make it available to you.