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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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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 – 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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Invitation to the Community Improvement Plan Neighbourhoods Workshop

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Formal Invitation to the Community Improvement Plan Neighbourhoods Workshop

The City is undergoing its five-year review of the Downtown and Community Renewal Community Improvement Plan and Project Areas. One component of the Review is hosting a Neighbourhood Associations Workshop with the public in order to obtain their input on how to support the renewal of our downtown, community downtowns and commercial corridors.

We value your input and therefore cordially invite you to participate in the Workshop which is being held the evening of Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at Evergreen CityWorks, 294 James Street North, Hamilton (see notice below).

Our objective is to make our City an even better place to live, work, play, learn and raise a family.

To better plan for the Workshop can you please let us know if you are able to attend the

event by providing an RSVP by Friday, October 30th

following: Phone: 905-546-2424 Ext. 7859 or Ext. 2755; Email: cip@hamilton.ca, by telephone or email

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West Harbour Community Conversation Meeting – Thursday September 24th

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If you have a notice board and want to put this poster up you can download the poster  by clicking here – WH-Poster_Detailed3

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You Are Invited – Community Workshop on West Harbour

West Harbour

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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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CNA Question for the 3 Neighbourhood Meeting

At our recent board meeting it was decided that it made sense to share the question we posed as a board at the June 3 Neighbourhoods Meeting as we feel this is a critical issue for our neighbourhood.

Here it is;

For a few years now, the closure (and in many cases demolition) of our schools has been a prominent issue in Hamilton.  Whether it be in rural areas, the suburbs, or right downtown, both high schools and elementary schools have been slated for closure.  Often, these plans have been met with stiff and vocal opposition from both local residents whose children are affected, and by Hamiltonians in general who see these closures as short-sighted and motivated only by trustees dealing with constant budget cuts, and a school board that only cares about the bottom line.

Last year it was announced that three lower city high schools would be closed and replaced with only one, located centrally to the three catchment areas.  One of these is Sir John A. MacDonald on York Blvd., which is attended by teenagers from all three of the neighbourhoods represented here tonight.  Sir John A. MacDonald is scheduled to close no later than 2015, despite a good utilization rate of 72%, and what with a changing demographic in the downtown core, led by recent immigrants to Canada with larger families, and more and more people choosing to move back into the area as part of the revitalization of downtown, the closure of Sir John A. seems short-sighted at best.

With its gymnasium, auditorium, and sports field, the school is also an important facility for many in the Central Neighbourhood, as there is no community centre in this area.  A very short list of  government initiatives and groups utilizing the school include Pathways to Education, Alternatives for Youth, Hamilton Water Festival, Hamilton Blood Services, Metis Women’s Circle, and Elders From the Aboriginal Community.

It is also not without some trepidation that local resident wonder what the city’s plans are for the building and/or land after the planned closure.  The Central Neighbourhood Association would first and foremost prefer to see Sir John A. MacDonald retained in its current use as a High School.  Here to speak on these issues is candidate for Trustee for Wards 1 and 2, Chris Earl.

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