Hamilton – The New Hot Spot

The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos is a great program. I like to watch this show whenever I can, but some nights I just can’t stay up that late to watch it. Fortunately they have a really good website where they archive entire shows and popular segments.

I was looking forward to March 18th’s show because Being Erica’s Erin Karpluk was going to be on. I really like that show so I was looking forward to the interview.

The Hour is always a great show to watch. I can watch the entire show regardless of the guests. And that’s what I did last night. I was surprised to see that Hamilton got some major big ups. I transcribed it for prosperity here. You can catch the video at this link if you want to see this entire segment with Don Campbell.

George: “Give me the top 5 regions that are good areas to buy (a house) in.”

Don Campbell: “We’re talking 5 to 7 years,. . .You wanna be seriously looking at Hamilton.”

George: “Hamilton, Ontario?”

Don Campbell: “Absolutely.”

George: “Steel plants closing, manufacturing town, people talking about the death of manufacturing industry in this country, why Hamilton?”

Don Campbell: “Hamilton’s got the Go-train that’s servicing it. It’s getting much more expensive to buy in Toronto so people are coming down to Hamilton. You’ve got the transition that’s going on down there, the city leadership is fantastic in the region, and it’s close to KWC, it’s close to Toronto, close in relative terms.”

George: “KWC is Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge?”

Don Campbell: “Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, sorry. Yup, I betcha it’s gonna be one of the top 3 in all of Ontario.”

George: “The entire city of Hamilton loves you.”

Don Campbell: “Yup, I just tell the facts.”