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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

This months newsletter has been brought to you through the kind sponsorship of The Gallery on the Bay, Publicity Works,  Gate of India and PC Unlimited.  Check out their ads on our website http://centralneighbourhood.ca/

If you would like to be a sponsor of CNA please click here

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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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Monthly News Round Up – May 2017

MAY 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 newsletter is intended to do just that. 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.


ASSOCIATION MEETING – Monday, June 19th 7 pm – The Gallery on Bay

Our next all neighbours meeting will be held on Monday, June 19th at 7 pm at The Gallery on Bay, 231 Bay St. North. We have extended an invitation to Councillor Farr and will also be updating neighbours on recent developments and future community events. Please try to attend and bring a friend and neighbour!

If you had this notice forwarded to you, sign up for all future updates by clicking here.

100 IN 1 DAY – COME TAKE A SELFIE WITH PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU – Saturday, June 3rd 10 am to 12 noon. 

He has been banned from every Canadian embassy, but we have our very own Justin cutout. As part of the 100 in 1 Day events on Saturday, June 3rd, Central Neighbourhood Association invites you to come and take a selfie taken with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from 10 am to 12 noon.  We will be located on James St North near Acclamation Bar & Mulberry Cafe or across the street from there depending on space available.

Details of all 100 in 1 Day events – click here

 
CENTRAL PARK CLEAN UP 

Thank you to everyone who came out to the recent Central Park clean up. Other Earth Day clean-ups locally helped our work, we still ended up with 9 bags of garbage and 5 bags of recycling. Enjoy a cleaner park.

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



LRT
The Association Board attended several meetings and made representations to council including letters to all members of the council in support of LRT. Thank you to everyone for their support. A copy of the letter to the Mayor can be seen on our website. 

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

HESS STREET SCHOOL
The Association Board attended several meetings and made representations to council and the school board and trustees. Thank you to everyone for their support.

Wishing you all a safe and happy Victoria Day weekend. Look forward to seeing you at one of the events!

Central Neighbourhood Association

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Central Neighbourhood – General Meeting – Monday November 30th

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NEIGHBOURS WORKING TOGETHER: A DIALOGUE ON INTENSIFICATION

Our recent joint neighbourhood association meeting generated a lot of interest and Greg Tedesco’s report from the event is below and has also been published in Raise The Hammer.

You can read the full report by clicking here.

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CNA AGM Minutes

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The minutes for the Central Neighbourhood Association AGM held on June 1st 2015 have now been posted on the website.

You can access them by clicking here. 

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Main Streets Old Growth Forests – Heritage Lecture

Ward 2 Community Council of which Central is a member  are pleased to announce a very special presentation featuring Toronto Heritage Architect Catherine Nasmith.

The details: April 15th, Mills Hardware, 6:30pm.

RSVP Janice Brown by email president@durandna.com to reserve your seat!

The presentation is titled “Main Street Old Growth Forest”.  Click Hamilton-Built-Heritage to download a copy of the poster.

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Central Neighbourhood Association – Updates & News

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Firstly thank you to everyone who came out to our recent General Meeting and Holiday Meet & Greet.  We appreciate your time and engagement toward our neighbourhood.

A capture of the main points discussed at the meeting will be posted shortly.

In the meantime we have a number of updates and news to share;

Sir John A MacDonald Closure

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There was an excellent article recently in Raise The Hammer about considering reversing the proposed closure of Sir John A MacDonald High School.

The CNA is very keen to see this building either remain as a school or become a community resource. We certainly do not want to see the CasiNO issue rise again.

Read the article by clicking here

Snow Angels Needed in the Neighbourhood

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As we experience our first few snowfalls it is an excellent time to remind the able bodied amongst us that there are many in the community who cannot clear their paths and driveways or the sidewalks.

Snow Angels (Twitter @VHSnowAngels ) are again looking for volunteers this winter.

Click here for all the details.  And if you know anyone needing help and you cannot, let Volunteer Hamilton know too.

James St GO Station – Call for Public Art

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There have been a focus group meeting, neighbourhood consultations and soon to be a call for submission for a public art piece for the new GO station on James St. North.

More details can be found here. 

 

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CNA’s Holiday Meet & Greet – December 1st, 7-9 pm

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We are having a neighbourhood association meeting to bring everyone up to date with several local issues and initiatives.  Councillor Jason Farr will also be in attendance and there will be time for a Q&A.

Click on the link below for the flyer – we would appreciate it if you live in an apartment building to post this on your notice boards – thank you.

Central Meeting Dec 1st

CNA’s Holiday Meet & Greet General Meeting of the Central Neighbourhood Association

Monday December 1st, 7 – 9 pm Gallery on the Bay – 231 Bay Street North (between Cannon & Barton)

Join us for presentations and discussion of important local issues, and for a festive, celebratory neighbourhood gathering.
Holiday refreshments served.

  • Update from Ward 2 Councillor Jason Farr
  • Neighbourhood Rising Film
  • Public Art Project at GO Station
  • Report from the Chair
  • Workers Art & Heritage Centre Project
  • Pan-Am Games

Also prize raffle draw for wonderful gift basket, kindly donated by

The Hamilton Store,  165 James Street North in the History + Heritage building (north of Cannon Street)

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Regular Hours:  Wednesday thru Saturday 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Open late for Art Crawls – 2nd Friday of every month

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TheHamiltonStore

Twitter – @TheHamOntStore

Web: www.TheHamiltonStore.ca

 

Central Neighbourhood – Main to Stuart, James N to Queen N

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