The Hamilton Public Library is getting much better at tracking its data and producing in-depth reports on library usage. Last week, they released a report on physical circulation demographics across all the branches. The data shows teens are under-represented as borrowers of the library's physical materials. This probably didn't surprise anyone; however, at two branches - Kenilworth and Mount Hope - borrowing by those 14 to 24 was in line with their proportion of the catchment demographics. I emailed Lita Barrie, Director, Collections & Youth Services for the HPL to discuss the report.
A consultant's Heritage Assessment for the Downtown Hamilton building which housed the Kresge department store is now being reviewed by City staff. Demolition permit may be issued once utilities are cut to building.
The Public Record and the City of Hamilton City Manager's Office have reached an understanding following last week's incident involving the removal of TPR from a meeting of the Property Standards Committee.
The City of Hamilton is ignoring repeated emails from The Public Record for the new "Broadcast Policy" invoked by the City Manager's Office to remove TPR for tweeting during a public meeting on Monday.