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The Durand Neighbourhood Association 45th anniversary logoThe Durand Neighbourhood is an inner-city district bounded by Main Street West, James Street South, the Escarpment and Queen Street South.  It is home to approximately 12,000 Hamiltonians.

The Durand Neighbourhood Association Inc. was established in 1972 as a politically independent community organization and chartered as a not-for-profit provincial corporation. It is financially self-supporting through annual membership dues and (non-charitable) contributions.

Our Vision

It is the DNA’s vision  to be the model downtown community that protects heritage while creating a diverse, sustainable and vibrant future.

Our Mission

The Durand Neighbourhood Association’s mission is to be an active, resident-based voice that engages community members and advocates for neighbourhood priorities.

Priorities Goals/Projects
Appropriate Land Use and Development
  • Parkland
  • Greening the neighbourhood
  • Property Standards
  • Adequate affordable housing
  • Appropriate design and architecture in keeping with heritage character
Complete Safe Streets
  • Walkable, cycleable, and transit-friendly streets
  • Liaison between police and community
  • Updating Durand’s Traffic Plan (2002)
Voice in City-Wide Issues
  • LRT
  • Market
  • Casino
  • Adequate & appropriate parking
Protecting Heritage
  • Protect Durand’s heritage
  • Adaptive re-use of heritage buildings
  • Encourage heritage designation of historic properties
Increase Communication between Duranders
  • Increasing membership
  • Quality events
  • Continued development of DNA newsletter
  • Online communications
  • Establish and maintain apartment communication network
Increase Communication with Key Stakeholders
  • Media (social and traditional)
  • Ward 2 Community Council
  • Superintendent’s Advisory Committee
  • James Street South business district
  • Councillor and City staff


Please contact us  with questions, comments, or concerns in the neighbourhood, or if you are interested  in joining or renewing your membership.  If you would like to volunteer or get involved in your community, this is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference.

Download the Durand Neighbourhood Association Membership Application