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Monthly News Round Up – October 2017

OCTOBER 2017 

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

Neighbourhood Action Strategy (NAS)
The remaining 3 Community Conversations Events locations and times have now been confirmed;

Wednesday, October 18, 6-9PM – St Helens School, 785 Britannia Ave.
Monday, October 23, 6-9PM – Pine Grove Place, 30 Congress Cres.
Saturday, November 11, 10.30 am to 1.30 pm – N2N Centre, 28 Athens St.

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

Bay St Bike Lanes
The bike lanes running the length of Bay St are due to be installed on Friday, October 27th

Family Friendly Housing in Ward 2
A letter from the CNA was sent to the Mayor and Councillor Farr in support of the Beasley Neighbourhinitiativeitve as follows;

Central Neighbourhood Association is in support of our friends in the Beasley Neighbourhood Association and their request for the city to conduct a feasibility study to develop a family friendly housing policy for Ward 2 and the City of Hamilton. It is our position that that there is a need to preserve the dynamic neighbourhoods in Ward 2 which include people of all income levels and family sizes. We believe such a housing policy is necessary to ensure that the ongoing development of our neighbourhoods include affordable rental housing for larger family-sized units.

West Harbour Conversation
The next West Harbour Community Conversation will be held on Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 pm at the Evergreen Community Storefront (294 James St N).

The agenda includes an update from Public Works Landscape Architecture staff about the redesign and rebuild of Central Park. 

New Sponsor
We are pleased to welcome The Hamilton Store as a new CNA sponsor. Check out the store at 165 James St. North, visit their website by clicking here and go on over and Like their Facebook page here

New Vision United Church – The Music Hall
The official call to action is kicking off with an open house, live music and a community call to action. Full details on their website – click here

CNA Board & General Meetings

The next Association Board Meeting will be in November.

We are currently in the process of reimagining how CNA will operate have embarked 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.

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, The Hamilton Store and PC Unlimited.  Check out their ads on our website http://centralneighbourhood.ca/

The next artist showing at the Gallery on Bay runs October 20th to November 12th and will be ‘A Sense of Place’ new prints from Robert Creighton. The opening night is on Friday, October 27th, 7-10 pm. Details can be found on the Gallery on the Bay Facebook page or their website 

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

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Have Your Say About the Proposed Downtown School Community Hub

Public Meetings

October 10th – 6 pm – Sir John A MacDonald School

October 12th – 3.30 pm – Hess Street School

October 17th – 6 pm Strathcona School

Here’s your chance to have your say about the potential programs and services at the proposed community hub on the Sir John A. Macdonald site.

Please view the Community Hub Flyer for meeting dates and times.

Bus tickets and childminding are available by registering. Interpreters in different languages will be at these meetings.

Call to register for childminding or ask questions at 905-527-5092 or email us at info@hwdsb.on.ca.

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Affordable Housing & Family Rental Units

In support of the Beasley Neighbourhood’s initiative the Board sent in a letter to the Mayor and Jason Farr.

We are writing on behalf of the Central Neighbourhood Association in support of our friends in the Beasley Neighbourhood Association and their request for the city to conduct a feasibility study to develop a family friendly housing policy for Ward 2 and the City of Hamilton. It is our position that that there is a need to preserve the dynamic neighbourhoods in Ward 2 which include people of all income levels and family sizes. We believe such a housing policy is necessary to ensure that the ongoing development of our neighbourhoods include affordable rental housing for larger family sized units.

This follows the CNA support for the appeal against Greenwins plans with units in Beasley.

Reported in the Spectator today was a compromise was reached – read full article in The Spec by clicking here

This issue will continue to be one we have to watch.

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Monthly News Round-Up – September 2017

SEPTEMBER 2017 

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

Neighbourhood Action Strategy – (NAS)

Hamilton’s Neighbourhood Action Strategy (NAS) was incubated in 2010 and began working in the 11 neighbourhoods identified in Code Red in order to address social, economic, and health concerns on aneighbourhood and will engage various partners across the 11researchers, community level in the city of Hamilton. As a resident-led, city-wide initiative, the strategy has evolved over the past five years to try to respond to the varying needs of these communities.

In October 2016, the NAS Steering Committee launched a “Reimagining NAS” project, managed through the HCF. This process seeks to get clarity and consensus about what the NAS should be, and what it should be for. The work is led by a team of seven residents and four neighbourhoods to help answer these questions. Once completed, this work will guide the future direction of NAS.

The following are 4 Community Conversations Events set up to encourage and engage the community for input.

Monday September 25th – 6 -9 pm at the Germania Club, 863 King St East.

The other 3 meetings locations are waiting to be confirmed;
Wednesday, October 186-9PM
Monday, October 236-9PM
Saturday, November 11, time TBD

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 winning design was chosen and announced on Friday September 22nd. It came from Forrec Ltd, who has been selected by the competition jury as the winner of the Pier 8 Promenade Park Design Competition for their proposal “Hamilton: Hammer City”.

Next steps: They will work with the City to further develop their design and prepare construction drawings to begin implementing their design in 2018.

More details on the City website by clcking here.

Also the next West Harbour Community Conversation will be held on Thursday, October 26 at 7:00 pm at the Evergreen Community Storefront (294 James St N).

The agenda includes an update from Public Works Landscape Architecture staff about Central Park. 

Central Park
Many of the low hanging branches and overgrown bushes have been removed creating clear sight lines and limiting hidden areas in the park.

Board members continue to monitor regularly and the weekly parks and recreation visits are controlling the garbage etc well.

CNA Board & General Meetings

The next Association Board Meeting will be in October.

We are currently in the process of reimagining how CNA will operate have embarked 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 seekingneighbour input during this and will keep you posted.

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 – 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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100 in 1 Day is Back for 2017

On Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, 100In1Day is coming back to Hamilton!

We’ll be joining cities across the country and around the world to strive for 100+ creative community-based activities and actions, known as urban interventions, all taking place on the same day. Imagine the possibilities for our city if hundreds of people united to participate in small initiatives to spark change!

On March 21st from 6:00-8:30pm at Evergreen Storefront there will be a Kickoff Workshop! There will be a brief overview of what 100In1Day is, as well as hearing from past intervention leaders who will talk about their interventions and give advice. Then there will be a workshop to help generate intervention ideas.

Already have an idea? They will have a coaching corner for those who need help polishing their intervention!

Stay tuned for CNA’s 100 in 1 Day event news.

Full workshop details and other links to 100 in 1 Day click here

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Don’t Close Hess School لا لإغلاق مدرسة هيس

Come to a community meeting on Saturday March 4 at 2pm to hear updates on what has happened so far and to plan on what to do next to stop Hess from closing. Location: Central Library, 55 York Blvd, First Floor – Wentworth Room

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