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“Now closed” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Canada Marine Discovery Centre

Canada Marine Discovery Centre
57 Guise Street, East | Pier 8, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 8K4, Canada
(905) 526-0911
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Hamilton, Canada
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“Now closed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

This spot is no more. It was mildly interesting at best when it was opened.

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“Closed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2011

After only six years, the Marine Discovery Centre was closed in late 2010 and management was transferred to the Hamilton Waterfront Trust. Since then, the building has been used to host several events, and it was because of one of these--a historical Christmas market--that I first entered this building. From what remained of the original features, it seems to me that the Centre had a fairly limited appeal and so it doesn't come as a surprise that, following an initial period of free admission when it was first opened to the public, the number of visitors was apparently low and on the decline. Unfortunately, its usefulness for hosting events is also somewhat limited; the layout of the interior made the Christmas market quite cramped, not did it lend to making the event all that authentic. The plus side is that the surrounding land is being developed, and there is talk of developing parts of Guise street as well. Hopefully a new purpose can be found for the Centre, making it a focal point for increased waterfront usage and tourism.

Visited December 2010
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