1989: Victor Copps

Victor K. Copps was the peoples mayor.

Mayor Copps was responsible for the construction of many new facilities including Hamilton Place, Jackson Square and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

Unfortunately he was felled by a heart attack and although he left politics, he remained in the hearts of the people he had served.

One of his enduring dreams had been of an arena for Hamilton which came into fruition in 1985 when Copps Coliseum opened at Bay St and York Rd. (Source: H.P.L. )