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Monthly News Round Up – 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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Monthly News Round Up – May 2017

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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


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.

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

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

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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Local Neighbourhood Planning Meetings


Three important neighbourhood events happening in the next week:
Tuesday 26th April – Plan Local – Ward 2 Safe Streets – Launch Event – 7 pm to 9.30 pm at 294 James St North
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Thursday 28th April – West Harbour Development Community Conversation – 7 pm to 9 pm at 294 James St North
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Monday May 2nd – Presentation from City Staff on Pier 7 & 8 Urban Design Study – 7 pm – 9pm at Waterfront Banquet Centre, 555 Bay St North
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Central Neighbourhood – General Meeting – Monday November 30th

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James Street GO Station Public Art Project Public Opinion Survey – Deadline October 9th

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A jury of volunteer citizens and artists has reviewed 34 artists’ submissions to this competition and has short-listed six. Before they meet to select the winning proposal they want to know your opinion.

Artists were asked to address the following goal and themes in their proposals:

Review the artists’ proposals, identify your preferred proposal and provide comments

Complete the West Harbour (James St. North) GO Station Public Art Project Public Opinion Survey – click on the green link

Goal: Metrolinx envisions the new West Harbour as a model urban station that will be a welcoming gateway to Hamilton; one that successfully integrates with and contributes to surrounding neighbourhoods. The public art piece for the station plaza should be evocative and engage the public imagination, convey a positive message, evoke civic pride, and help animate the plaza.

In keeping with the Metrolinx goal statement, the focus group felt that the work should encourage interaction.

Theme: The work should consider the rich cultural, physical and historical context of the area and address one or more of the following themes:

  • Migration and mobility
  • The cultural diversity of immigration to the city
  • Connections: physical, visual or implied between modes of transportation, communities, landmarks, the past and present etc.
  • The natural and cultural features of the site and its surroundings

Review the proposal booklets, see the maquettes (models) and provide comments in person at the following location:

The Tourism Hamilton Visitors Information Centre
28 James Street North, Hamilton (the Lister Building)
Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm

Please provide your comments on or before October 9, 2015.

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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

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GO Station Public Art Commission – Application Process Now Open


The City of Hamilton is currently undertaking a public art process to commission a permanent public art work(s) for the plaza of the James Street North GO Station presently under construction on the west side of James Street North near Murray Street. This project was initiated by and is partly funded by Metrolinx.

Call for Artists

Artists will be selected by a citizen Jury through a two stage process involving a concept and preliminary design proposal followed by a submission of detailed proposal by selected Artists.

Award: $75,000
Artists completing a Stage 2 submission will receive a $750 honorarium.

Submission Deadline:  Thursday April 23, 2015 at 3:00 PM (Hamilton time)

Artist Information Meeting:
Thursday March 12, 2015. 4:00 PM
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, Ontario.

Artists are invited to view a presentation on the adjudication process and submission requirements and to visit the site as part of this meeting. Note that the immediate site may not be accessible due to construction.
This is not a mandatory meeting.


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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


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


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


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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Hamilton City Committee Meetings in September Affecting Central Neighbourhood


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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