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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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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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Local Neighbourhood Planning Meetings

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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
Click here or copy/paste link below
http://planlocal.ca/ward2/planlocal-ward-2-safe-streets-launch-event/
 
Thursday 28th April – West Harbour Development Community Conversation – 7 pm to 9 pm at 294 James St North
Click here for agenda or copy/paste link below
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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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PlanLocal Ward 2 – A Message from Jason Farr

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Ward 2’s $1 Million Question: You know your streets. How can they be safer?

I hear a lot about the importance of safe streets from the residents of Ward 2. I understand this is an important issue for our community. That’s why this year I am dedicating $1 million to making your streets safer!

For this initiative to be a real success, I need your help.  This is your community and these are your streets; no one knows them better than you.

Introducing PlanLocal Safe Streets!  This process encourages Ward 2 residents to help guide our Ward’s infrastructure spending through citizen supported decision-making. I need you to pinpoint the hot spot locations in your neighbourhood, and to tell me what safe streets solutions could make them safer.

What kind of solutions can you submit?  They should be physical improvements to our streets, sidewalks, and paths.  I’m looking for recommendations for specific locations, like new pedestrian crossings, lighting, speed humps, and enhancements to existing cycling infrastructure.

The PlanLocal Safe Streets process is your opportunity to make direct improvements to the streets you walk every day.  This is your community, so let me know how you think we can make it better!

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The PlanLocal Safe Streets process will take place in three phases during the coming months.

IDENTIFY your unsafe street locations and solutions

  • Kick-Off Event April 26, 294 James St. N. Open 7-9:30pm
  • Identify locations and submit your ideas from April 26 to May 16, 2016
  • Online at www.PlanLocal.ca/Ward2/
  • In person (locations to be announced)

VOTE for your top safe street solutions

BUILD safer streets in Ward 2

  • The most popular solutions will be submitted to city staff and added to construction plans for the coming years.

Stay tuned for more details.

I look forward to hearing your ideas and building a safer community together!

Jason Farr

Learn more at www.planlocal.ca/ward2/

905-546-3774

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