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Summer Durander

The link below will take you to our first Durander newsletter put together by David Levy, Director of Communications for the Durand Neighbourhood Association.   It looks great, so sit back, read and enjoy!

DURANDER_Newsletter_Summer 2017

This Place Matters – Voting Deadline Extended

Heritage fans, this message is for you!  The deadline for voting on local heritage sites has been extended to Thursday, July 20.  Please see below for information received from Municipal Heritage:

From the Chair of the Hamilton Municipal Heritage Committee:

 Hi Loren,

Can you please let everyone know that the “This Place Matters” contest has been extended to Thursday July 20th at noon.  Everyone is encouraged to keep voting.

Thank you!


Please see the information below, from the Chair of HMHC, Alissa Denham-Robinson.

 Hi everyone,

A couple of local heritage sites need your help! 

There are just a few days remaining in the “This Place Matters” competition being hosted by the National Trust of Canada.  The competition ends on July 17th, 2017. 

Two local groups are entered into this voting and crowd funding competition; to help with the restoration of the Capitol Theatre and the restoration of Auchmar’s Dovecote. 

If you have a few minutes, please visit the link below, and cast your vote.  Voting is free and people may cast one vote per project, per day.   You are also wish to pledge a donation.  Every $1 donated also counts as a vote.

Please pass this information along to friends, family and collegues.  To our HMHC Subcommittee and Working Group Chairs – please also pass this information along to your members.  THANK YOU!

Summer Purge or Treasure Hunt

Whether you need to clear some space, or you are looking for that perfect, vintage item, July 29th is for you!

Stinson, Corktown and Durand are asking residents to schedule their next garage/yard sale on July 29th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. making it easier for bargain-hunters to plan their strategy.  See the poster below for details.



Well, that was fun!

As thunder begins to rumble and raindrops hit the window on Sunday, June 25 I’m reflecting on how incredibly lucky we were on Saturday — we had the perfect weather for our party in the park — not too hot and no RAIN, which seems to be a rarity in this summer of 2017.

There are many people and businesses to thank, but first of all, we would like to thank YOU, our Duranders, who came out, enjoyed the day and had fun meeting neighbours.  Our park is a special place, beautiful and inviting, and we can be thankful again for the pioneers in 1972 who fought for our green space.

Anne Tennier worked hard gathering items for our raffle prizes, and we would like to thank the contributors:

Aquarius Lounge – $50 gift certificate for Aquarius Lounge or Mattson & Co on Locke Street

Beckers, Caroline & Herkimer – Two Canada 150 hats + their bucket of cold beverages delivered to the park at about 4 p.m. on Saturday — so generous!

Durand Coffee – Half pound of coffee and $15 gift card

Guardian Drug – Body wash and hand cream caddy

Hamilton Store – gift basket valued at $65

Hammercloth – gift blanket

House of Java – Chocolate sampler gift pack

Mercedes Spa – product bag and pedicure gift card

Mezcal – $10 gift card

Red Crow – Two $10 gift cards

Royal pizza – Two $10 gift cards

Shoppers Drug Mart – Two kit bags full of product samplers

Wass Ethipoian Restaurant – $15 gift voucher

Vendors also donated to a gift pack:  Hammercloth donated a blanket, Sassafras Botannical donated handmade soap and House on Hunter donated home-made granola.

We will be posting photos soon plus an update on the progress of repairs to our splash pad.  Watch your email inbox for the latest news from Durand NA.

Party in the Park Today!

Come and join us in Durand Park as we celebrate 45 years.  Music, vendors, displays, horse and carriage ride, face painting, balloon animals, food trucks!  It will be a day to remember.

Don’t forget your sunscreen, a blanket or chair to sit on and water (our water fountain is out of commission).

See you soon!

Durand 45th Anniversary Poster