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Monthly News Round Up – August 2017

AUGUST 2017 

If you have information or events relevant to the Central neighbourhood you would like to share, please send your request and information to contact@centralneighbourhood.ca – Thank you.

CNA Board & General Meetings

The next Association Board Meeting will be in September.

We are currently in the process of reimagining how CNA will operate and will be embarking on a process to visit Mission, Vision, Values as well as reviewing our terms of reference, board roles, responsibilities and terms and then looking to establish our goals and priorities going forward. We will be seeking neighbour input during this and will keep you posted.

Thank you to those who have responded regarding board positions, we have emailed anyone who expressed interest so far. If you are interested in getting involved on the board, please contact us.

Change Camp Hamilton
Change Camp Hamilton is an event that happens every year which brings residents, post-secondary education institutions, community organizations, and the City of Hamilton together to talk about actions we can take to enhance Hamilton with a focus on community, partnerships, and collaboration.

To learn more about the event and the requirements for project ideas, please visit their website by clicking here. 

Pier 8 Promenade Park Design Showcase
The design teams participating in the Pier 8 Promenade Park design competition will present their proposals for the park at the Art Gallery of Hamilton from 12:45 PM until 4:30 PM on Thursday, August 24. You are invited to attend the Design Showcase to see the design proposals unveiled, ask the designers about their proposals, and provide your feedback.

If you are unable to attend the event, the design concepts will be available to view and provide comments in-person at the Lister Block (28 James Street North) and online on Hamilton.ca/pier8parkdesign from Thursday August 24 until Sunday September 10.

New Vision Music Hall – Open House
Save the date Thursday October 26th, 2017 from 5 to 7 p.m. for a kick-off call-to-action open house at New Vision United Church at 24 Main St. W. The church has committed to improving this heritage building to benefit the music and performing arts in Hamilton. On October 26 we will share developments in the initiative and invite wider participation and interest in the project.

The iconic building seats anywhere from 300-1100 people for concerts and performances. The City’s Music Industry Working Committee has called for a regularly available venue in Hamilton at this size and is putting its support behind the project.The space has terrific sight-lines and superb acoustics.

We have some ideas that we would like to tell you about and we have undertaken some actions over the last year that we would like to share with you. The church imagines the space functioning as a live music and performance venue while, at the same time, as a gathering spot that benefits and supports social justice, social innovation, social enterprise, and urban issues meetings. The potential uses for this historically significant space seem endless.

We are inviting you to join in and share your ideas with us for the future of this social space. Come see and hear things happening in the space on October 26, if you have not yet been.

More news to come! If you have questions in the meantime, please contact either Rev Ian Sloan ianbsloan@gmail.com or Jacqueline Norton jacqnorton@gmail.com .

Jacqueline and Ian are spearheading this initiative on behalf of New Vision and the music community.

Everyone Rides Initiative
SoBi Bike share launched an Everyone RidesInitiative which includes 12 new hubs, 75 new bikes, and a beautiful sidewalk mural created by Lester and Norman Coloma in collaboration with L’Arche! You can see the new locations, along with our existing hubs, on our map at sobihamilton.ca

Barton & Hess Tiffany Tent City
The city has now cleared this area, re-establishing fencing and regularly monitoring to ensure the area remains clear. Read the full article in The Hamilton Spectator by clicking here.

Wishing you all a safe rest of the summer. Look forward to seeing you at one of the remaining summer events in The Hammer or Supercrawl in September!

Central Neighbourhood Association

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Monthly News Round-up – July 2017

If you have information or events relevant to the Central neighbourhood you would like to share, please send your request and information to contact@centralneighbourhood.ca – Thank you.


CNA BOARD MEETINGS

The next Association Board Meeting will be in August.

The minutes from the June neighbourhood meeting can be accessed at our website by clicking here. 

We are currently seeking more board members, please contact us to express your interest.

Change Camp Hamilton

Change Camp Hamilton is an event that happens every year which brings residents, post-secondary education institutions, community organizations, and the City of Hamilton together to talk about actions we can take to enhance Hamilton with a focus on community, partnerships, and collaboration.

This year, Change Camp 2017 is working in partnership with the Hamilton Community Foundation’s Neighbourhood Leadership Institute (NLI), to feature the theme of neighbourhoods where we will be focusing on a small number of project-specific workshops that connect to priorities identified within and across Hamilton neighbourhoods.

They are currently looking for ideas for community projects that connect to Hamilton neighbourhoods to discuss at Change Camp this September, and we would love to hear from folks in your neighbourhood. To learn more about the event and the requirements for project ideas, please visit their website by clicking here. 

Hess Street School & Sir John A Macdonald
UPDATE: Hamilton’s public school board is hurrying to ask the province for money for its new downtown school project, fearing it’s the last chance before a provincial election. read the full article at CBC.ca by clicking here

Central Park
Association board members continue to monitor the park on a weekly basis and the city is maintaining consistent cleaning and maintenance.

Barton & Hess Tiffany Tent City
The city will be clearing this area, re-establishing fencing and regular monitoring to ensure the area remains clear. Read the full article in The Hamilton Spectator by clicking here.

West Harbour Development
UPDATE: West Harbour – Pier 8 Request for Qualifications (RFQ) officially closed on July 10, 2017, and that thirteen formal pre-qualification submissions have been received on behalf of private-sector consortia and individual companies.

In total, 31 firms, all of which are based in Ontario, comprise the submitting teams. Read full press release at the City website by clicking here.

Wishing you all a safe rest of the summer. Look forward to seeing you at one of the many wonderful summer events in The Hammer or Supercrawl in September!

Central Neighbourhood Association

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Monthly News Round-Up – June 2017

JUNE 2017 

We do not want to add unnecessarily to your inboxes, but as you know, there is a lot more going on in our neighbourhood and several of you have asked for more regular information and updates outside of our 2-3 meetings a year. This update is intended to do just that. If you have information or events relevant to the Central Nneighbourhood you would like to share, please send your request and information to contact@centralneighbourhood.ca – Thank you.


ASSOCIATION GENERAL COMMUNITY MEETING – Monday, June 19th 7 pm – The Gallery on Bay
Around 40 neighbours were in attendance.
Minutes from the meeting can be read by clicking here. 

 

 

 

FESTIVAL OF MARIA DEL MONTE – June 23rd – 25th
The festival of Maria Del Monte is in its 29th year. This year’s festival is being celebrated the weekend of June 23, 24, and 25. The central location is Our Lady of All Souls and St. Mary’s School parking lots. This is located on the corner of
MacNab and Colbourne Street. This festival has significant history in Hamilton and the first celebration occurred in Hamilton circa 1930’s.More details at their website – please click here

Hess Street School, at the corner of Hess Street North and Cannon Street West. – Gary Yokoyama,The Hamilton Spectator

HESS STREET SCHOOL
The trustee’s recommendation was accepted to merge Hess St and Strathcona schools on a new built Community Hub on the site of the Sir John A MacDonald High School.  Ready 2020 or later.
At the CNA Community Meeting Cllr Farr announced that in the meantime Hess Street School will be getting an $85,000 school safety zone initiative.
CNA BOARD MEETINGS
An Association Board Meeting was held on Sunday June 11th.
Matt Graham is taking a step back after 5 years as Co-Chair. He will remain on the Board and we all thank him for his dedication and continued support.
Tara Scott and Tim Vine have both recently resigned from the Board and the association acknowledges their support and thanks them for their service.
We are currently seeking more board members, please contact us to express your interest.

Wishing you all a safe and happy Canada Day weekend. Look forward to seeing you at one of the wonderful summer events around The Hammer!!

Central Neighbourhood Association

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Central Neighbourhood – End of Year Update

Central Neighbourhood Association – End of Year Round-Up

Hello neighbours and friends

We are certainly continuing to see lots of change in our neighbourhood and in Hamilton in general. Your board has endeavored to keep up to date with developments and to consider best responses and approaches based on feedback from you and what we feel are in the best interests of Central Neighbourhood and the wider city.

These changes will continue and undoubtedly increase as the more and new families move into the area. As a board, we would like to see a greater focus in certain areas and are considering establishing a number of sub-committees around key areas of concern to Central.

Sub-committees being considered are;

  • Culture & Heritage
  • New developments
  • Transportation & Pedestrians

This can only happen if we have more volunteers getting involved, on both the board and in specific initiatives. If these subjects, others or general board involvement are something that would be of interest to you please complete the contact form on this website with your name, email address, and telephone number. We will be looking to include you in a general planning and information meeting early in 2017.

In the meantime here are updates happening now and from the last year;

Hess Street School

The threatened closure of this important elementary school in Central cannot be allowed to happen. We have joined with Jamesville Hub and several other organizations to gather a united front and strategy.

Central’s MPP Andrea Horvath sent a strong opinion piece in The Hamilton Spectator for keeping the school open – read it here http://www.thespec.com/opinion-story/7007916-hess-closure-a-symptom-of-failed-liberal-policies/

CNA position is to support that all community schools and in particular Hess Street School are important to the neighbourhood.

CNA to publicize and attend the next public meeting held on January 11th 2017 at Sir John A MacDonald

Don’t Close Hess Street School Facebook page. Also link to the school review timeline.

SPRC through Jamesville Hub will have funds available to provide language translation for parents.

Sir John A MacDonald High School / CasiNO!

The high school looks set to remain open for at least another year maybe longer. We have expressed an interest in the past to Councillor Jason Farr that if closed wishing to see this become a community focused centre.

We also continue to monitor the potential development of the Casino, an issue that never seems to fully go away and have requested Councillor Farr and the local school board trustee to provide updates or any news

The proposed closing of Hess street School has uncovered disturbing document relating to the redevelopment of the Sir John A site to be an entertainment/hospitality complex.

West Harbour Development

Although not located in Central this development will have an impact on us so we encourage anyone interested to get involved in the public meetings and conversations. Hamilton residents have the opportunity to shape the future of the West Harbour community by participating in community engagement events such as:

  • monthly West Harbour Community Conversations
  • Conversation Couch sessions at local events
  • public meetings and presentations

Community engagement opportunities are free to attend and everyone is able to participate.

Full details of upcoming meetings and notes from all past meetings can be found on the city website at https://www.hamilton.ca/city-initiatives/priority-projects/community-engagement-waterfront.

Barton Tiffany

The main focus of West Harbour development has been pier 7/8 and there is little updated news regarding Barton Tiffany. CNA supports the inclusion of family units within these and others types of developments.

Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre

The board recently met with a representative requesting our support in having a new building for the Community Health Centre possibly built within our neighbourhood. The group is searching in a number of downtown neighbourhoods for a suitable site.

The work of Hamilton Urban Core Community Health Centre brings great benefits to the community part of their mission and mandate is to serve the community and work towards improving the well-being of the community with regards to all of the social determinants of health.

Plan Local – Ward 2

The PlanLocal Ward 2 Safe Streets Final Report provides details on the entire process, including public engagement, shortlisting, vote results, and other elements. Councillor Jason Farr used this report to inform his final decision on the projects to be completed using the ward’s Area Rating funding.

To download a pdf of the report go here http://planlocal.ca/ward2/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/PlanLocal-Ward-2-2016-Final-Report.pdf

Central has three projects listed. For the full list of projects to be funded under the 2016 PlanLocal Ward 2 Safe Streets campaign, go here http://www.jasonfarr.com/pbw2/planlocal-safe-streets

Non-Plan Local Safe Streets Initiatives

Wider corner poles will be placed on corners of Bay St North with both Shaeffe and Colbourne to slow traffic turning off of Bay.

Speed bumps to be placed on Park St N between Shaeffe and Mulberry, Colbourne east of Bay, two on Hess North and one or two on Murray St.

Bike lane on Bay St from Aberdeen to Waterfront is half complete, 2nd half awaiting municipal/council approval.

At the Central AGM Jason Farr discussed the option of the whole of Central having 40 kmh limits on all non major streets throughout the neighbourhood and this was endorsed by the majority at the meeting.

Recently Cllr. Farr has advised that Park St is slated for conversion to 2 way traffic in Spring 2017.

Jason Farr – Local Councillor

Jason puts out a monthly e-newsletter regarding many news, updates and events throughout Ward 2, to subscribe go here http://www.jasonfarr.com/contact/subcribe

NAS Report Submitted to Council

The Neighbourhood Action Strategy Annual Report was presented to Council on Nov 16th

This is to drum up support from Council for the continued work of the NAS. That includes, neighbourhood planning, small grants, your community developer and funding that the NAS has.

Bayfront Park Beach Survey Results

Over 400 people completed the Bayfront Park beach survey to share their feelings about the beach and to let us know how they would like to use the area in the future. The results of the Bayfront Beach Survey are available here

https://gallery.mailchimp.com/4ad7ba672204c6f85bc4a004d/files/Bayfront_Beach_Study_Phase_1_Survey_Summary_Report.pdf

Over the upcoming months, the project team will continue to research alternatives for improvements at the beach. The results of this survey will be used to help determine the community’s preferred alternative for the future of the beach and build community support for the project. The public will have additional opportunities to review the alternatives and provide feedback in the future.

Pier 7 & 8 Development

Land Solicitation Process Staff Report

The staff report prepared for the November 2 meeting of GIC, titled West Harbour Real Estate Solicitation Process for Pier 8 Lands (PED14002(c)), is now available online. Access the meeting agenda here http://hamilton.siretechnologies.com/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=1032&amp%3Bamp%3Bdoctype=AGENDA

The report included recommendations by staff about how the sale of the Pier 8 lands should be set up to attract high-quality proposals from potential developers. Staff recommend that:

the process involve three steps: Request for Qualifications (RFQ), Request for Proposals (RFP) and Transaction Negotiation;

  • staff be authorized to release a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), retain a Fairness Monitor to oversee the process, and establish an Evaluation Commmittee with the end goal of selecting several developers to comprise a Shortlist;
  • all nine blocks on Pier 8 be offered through one solicitation process rather than be sold block by block;
  • the final details of the process, such as the RFP process and RFP evaluation criteria for judging developer proposals including definitions and respective weightings, be presented to GIC by April 19, 2017;
  • RFP evaluation criteria should include: Environmental Sustainability, Housing Affordability, Design Excellence and Price Discovery; and,
  • the evaluation criteria will ensure a diversity of market rate housing options on Pier 8, that may include a defined target of not less than 5% of affordable home-ownership units.

Hamilton Port Authority

The Hamilton Port Authority is currently undertaking a review and update of its Land Use Plan, the policy document that the Port uses to guide development on Port lands. The project webpage is located at www.hamiltonport.ca/landuseplan and it includes a link to an online survey.

As a member of a local community group, they are very interested in your perspective and feedback as part of this process.

The Central board stressed an interest and request in moving the CN shunting yards at Stuart to the Stelco area.

Ward Boundaries Review

The board agreed to publicize the petition for a ward boundary review. The general issues committee of council deliberated on the two consultant recommendations late last month and decided to give individual councillors until November 30 to suggest “alternative ward boundary model options” to the consultants. The guiding principles for the boundary review were set by city council resolution, and each councillor was also interviewed by the consultants before public consultation began.

This is just the latest in years of delay dating back to 2004. That plus concerns about councillors’ drawing their boundaries to their own benefit have spurred a citizen petition that will force a decision. If council fails to act, the petition will allow an appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board which will decide on the new ward boundaries.

The petition requires hard copy signatures and those signing must be on the voters list and still at the same address as they were at the last municipal election in 2014. Completed copies of the petition can be delivered to Mixed Media (154 James North at Cannon Street).

Condo Developments in Central

Cllr. Farr has been diligent in bringing proposed developments to the attention of Central board and arranging meetings between the board and developers to enable feedback and local input to be given.

The following developments have involved CNA input and plans have been submitted to and/or approved by council;

  • Robbinex – corner of Stuart and MacNab
  • Store Fixtures building – corner King and Caroline
  • Anglican Church – corner of King & Queen
  • Community Living – corner of York and Caroline

Friends of Gore Park

The Board has been approached this week regarding support for the Friends of Gore park initiative to save the buildings on King St East. We are currently reviewing this request.

Your board will endeavor to continue to represent you and keep you informed and updated throughout 2017.

Wishing all neighbours, families, and friends the greetings of the season and safe and happy holidays

Central Neighbourhood Association – December 2016

 

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More Stories from Central – Past/Present/Future

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Jane’s Walk: May‎ ‎08‎, ‎2016‎ ‎1‎:‎00‎ ‎PM, 1.5 Hours

‎Begins at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St.

The Walk Team: Helen Kirkpatrick, Frank Soberg, Ron Rubin, Richard Ficek

Introductory talk by Florencia Berinstein, Executive Director, Workers Arts and Heritage Centre

About This Walk: This 90 minute walking tour features Central Neighbourhood residents sharing historical tales about homes, the industrial past, current changes & plans for the future. This walk will begin at the Workers’ Arts &Heritage Centre (WAHC) with a brief presentation of the history of the railway & the Customs House, now WAHC, and the future.

On the walk along Murray St to Bay St, stops include The Witton Lofts, the Fratellanza Hall and the Harmony Apts, both reflective of the Italian history in the area, and the 1842 Stone House at Murrary and Park.

We will then walk to Central Park for presentations on the history in the area and plans for the Barton-Tiffany lands and for Central Park itself. We will then walk along Sheaffe Street to MacNab with a presentation at the 1879 MacNab Terrace and then return to WAHC.

WAHC is part of OPEN DOORS and participants are encouraged to spend time inside learning more about our history and plans for the future.

How to Find Us: We will have a banner More Stories from Central (see picture) and each of the 4 Walk Team members will have a badge and their name with the same picture.

Taking Public Transit:  The Workers’ Arts & Heritage Centre (WAHC) is at 51 Stuart St, between Bay & MacNab N. There is street parking available on the surrounding streets. The Bayfront Bus stops at MacNab & Murray, and then a one block walk North along MacNab St.

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Central Neighbourhood – General Meeting – Monday November 30th

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City Green Lights Barton Tiffany Development

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The city’s planning committee approved a sweeping re-imagining of the Barton-Tiffany area on Friday.

 City planner Julia van der Laan de Vries and consultant Kevin Muir of GSP Group led a presentation of the new plan, which features park space, roads trimmed down from four lanes to two that are complete with bike lanes and public transit routes and many new buildings including two towers standing 12 and 16 storeys.

Read the full CBC report – CLICK HERE

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Hamilton City Committee Meetings in September Affecting Central Neighbourhood

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Detailed written reports that emerged from three major urban design studies head to Hamilton City Council this fall for discussion, and potentially, quick adoption and early implementation.

Two of these studies directly affect Central Neighbourhood, Barton-Tiffany &  James Street North Mobility Hub.

Mark Your Calendar and Plan to Attend

September 16: The Barton-Tiffany Study and James Street North Mobility Hub Study will be presented at a meeting of the City of Hamilton Planning Committee

Following these committee presentations, the studies will come before City Council in September.

More details and audio of final public meeting held in July over at RenewHamilton Website. 

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Updated Information – Barton Tiffany

Barton Tiffany

The latest updates have been posted on the Hamilton City website regarding the Barton Tiffany Proposals – CLICK HERE

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Central Neighbourhood Celebration

 Saturday May 31st – 1pm to 4 pm

Central Park, Bay Street North – between Cannon & Barton

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Join us to celebrate;

  • The Park
  • The Neighbourhood
  • The Association

DISCUSS important local issues and look at displays

Chat with Councillor Jason Farr James N Go Terminal & Mobility Hub
Barton-Tiffany Urban Design Study Workers Art & Heritage Centre OWAHC
Participatory Budgeting Jamesville Community Hub

Hamilton Bike Share – SoBi Hamilton

FUN

Dance to music of Turkey Rhubarb Face Painting
Graphic Artist Y on Wheels

 

Y on Wheels

SHARE – beautify our neighbourhood – PLANT EXCHANGE

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Extra plants? bring them to share Extra space – take plants home

 

We look forward to welcoming you!

 

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