Category Archives: LRT

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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LRT Letters to Council

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.

See a copy of the letter by clicking here.

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Bus Lane – City Council Meeting, Wednesday 21st at 5 pm

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City council is set to vote this Wednesday January 21, 2015 at 5pm  meeting, on the bus lane – whether to keep or get rid of it.

There is an organized show of support for the bus lane and public transit, in general.

Full details on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/events/1564968383750525/

If you can attend:

– wear or bring yellow (e.g. t-shirt, armband, yellow piece of paper, etc.)

– get the word out: invite people to attend the meeting – in person,

via social media, email, whatever!

If you can’t attend the meeting, there are many things you can do to  show support for the bus lane and public transit

– Sign the petition:http://walkablehamilton.org/buslane

– stay in touch! Follow @HamOnt4Transit on Twitter

– get the word out – invite people to support the bus lane and public transit

– Let the mayor and your councillor know you support the bus lane and transit in Hamilton and encourage your family and friends to do the same:
Mayor, Fred Eisenberger, mayor@hamilton.ca, 905-546-4200
1, Aidan Johnson, Aidan.Johnson@hamilton.ca, (905) 546-2416
2, Jason Farr, Jason.Farr@hamilton.ca, (905) 546-2711
3, Matthew Green, Matthew.Green@hamilton.ca, (905) 546-2702
4, Sam Merulla, Sam.Merulla@hamilton.ca, (905) 546-4512
5, Chad Collins, Chad.Collins@hamilton.ca, (905) 546-2716
6, Tom jackson, Tom.Jackson@hamilton.ca, (905) 546-2707
7, Scott Duvall, Scott.Duvall@hamilton.ca, (905) 546-2706
8, Terry Whitehead, Terry.Whitehead@hamilton.ca, (905) 546-2712
9, Doug Conley, Doug.Conley@hamilton.ca, (905) 546-2703
10, Maria Pearson, Maria.Pearson@hamilton.ca, (905) 546-2701
11, Brenda Johnson, Brenda.Johnson@hamilton.ca, (905) 546-4513
12, Lloyd Ferguson, Lloyd.Ferguson@hamilton.ca, (905) 546-2704
13, Arlene VanderBeek, Arlene.VanderBeek@hamilton.ca, (905) 546-2714
14, Robert Pasuta, Robert.Pasuta@hamilton.ca, (905) 546-2705
15, Judi Partridge, Judi.Partridge@hamilton.ca, (905) 546-2713

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Please Consider signing The Bus Lane Petition

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There has been a lot of discussion regarding the councils debate over the bus lane on King Street.

Walkable Hamilton has an online petition for signing if this is something you feel needs to be maintained.

http://walkablehamilton.org/buslane

 

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Ontario Liberals Confirm 100 Percent Capital Funding for ‘Rapid Transit

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The discussions around LRT promise to be front and centre not just in the local election but also now with the provincial election being called.

Here is a detailed update and thoughts from Ryan McCreal over at Raise The Hammer – Ontario Liberals Confirm 100 Percent Capital Funding for ‘Rapid Transit’, Whatever That Means

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