Entries by David

History in the making at Hamilton Golf and Country Club

History in the making at Hamilton Golf and Country Club Hamilton Golf and Country Club, host to this June’s RBC Canadian Open, has a storied past, a bright future and a veteran superintendent leading the way.  April 2019 | David McPherson  Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Ancaster, Ontario, should be at its greenest glory June 6-9 […]

Church conversions pave the path for renewal

Church conversions pave the path for renewal DAVID MCPHERSONSPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 24, 2019  Historically, communities have been built around churches. Now, the latest real estate trend is flipping this formula and turning these historical buildings into neighbourhood hubs. Over the past few decades, church conversions have taken place in most major […]

New student residence solves space and usage issues at Hamilton’s McMaster University

New student residence solves space and usage issues at Hamilton’s McMaster University DAVID MCPHERSONSPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 3, 2019  On a recent morning in late August, suitcases spilled from minivans as a steady stream of first-year McMaster University students arrived on campus. Some were apprehensive of what lay ahead, while others couldn’t […]

Live music’s last hurrah?

Live music’s last hurrah? Toronto’s booming real estate market has led to escalating property assessments and rents in commercial buildings. Clubs that once staged local favourites and stars alike are closingDAVID MCPHERSON SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL  PUBLISHED DECEMBER 18, 2017  It’s a Thursday night here on Queen Street West. Inside The Cameron House, […]

Refreshed Walper Hotel a symbol of downtown Kitchener’s resurgence

HOTELS Refreshed Walper Hotel a symbol of downtown Kitchener’s resurgence A $10-million investment has not only restored the historic gem but it has also given the rebounding city a missing amenity – upscale, boutique lodging DAVID MCPHERSONSPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED APRIL 23, 2019  Jazz legends Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong once stayed there. […]