Supercrawl 2013

Sunday, 15 September 2013
“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”
— Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities



Thousands of us took to the streets this weekend to celebrate Hamilton's fifth Supercrawl. It was a humbling and awe-inspiring experience to be part of something that seemed so huge, yet so driven by community.

This city inspires me. And if I had any advice to give, that would be it. Choose a city that inspires you. Choose a city that fills you with pride. Choose a city that you can't help but feel protective of. Choose a city that you don't simply live in. Choose a city that you feel a part of.

This doesn't mean choosing the city that's the least flawed or has the fewest problems. Because all cities have problems. But when enough people truly believe in a place, things begin to change. They get better.

Choose a city that forces you to care. Choose a city where your heart actually hurts when you hear that a favourite building is being torn down or converted into condos. Choose a city that can sometimes make you angry.

Choose a city that you truly believe in. Choose a city that you believe is unique enough and talented enough to continue growing. Choose a city that is always changing, giving you new reasons to feel inspired every day.
 
 

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