Hello Duranders

We hope you’ve enjoyed your long weekend. The weather held up nicely and the holiday’s heat was a real reminder that summer is around the corner; and with it, the 100 in 1 Day Hamilton – Festival of civic action.  The Durand has many great events happening on June 6th.

Durand Park Clean-up – June 6th (9am to 12pm)

Every year, many Duranders support this very important clean-up that helps to improve our common spaces in the neighbourhood. Please meet us at Durand Park at 9am and help clean up the Park and surrounding areas. Gloves, garbage bags, and refreshments will be provided. All are welcome!

Event flyer – Durand clean up

Durand Alleyway Tour and Heritage Walk – June 6th (12pm to 3pm)

Join us right after the clean up for a tour of Durand Alleyways and Heritage sites.  This tour will draw attention to our alleyways as neighbourhood assets and greenspaces that are underutilized.

Durand in Pictures – June 6th (all day)

The Durand Neighbourhood Association is inviting all Duranders to share pictures of the buildings and homes around the Durand neighbourhood. We are celebrating the connections we have with our built heritage in Durand. You can email your photos to president@durandna.com.

100 in 1 Day – June 6th overview

100in1_2015_FBOG_960x700The Durand’s three events on June 6th are all part of a festival of global citizen action. If you are interested in visiting some or all of the 100 urban interventions in Hamilton or would like more information on the event read about it in this urbanicity article.

If you would like to register your own urban intervention you can do so at https://hamilton.100in1day.ca/#submit

Monday May 25th – Bike to Work Day

On Monday, May 25th, Smart Commute Hamilton, in partnership with SoBi Hamilton and New Hope Community Bikes, will be celebrating the 7th Annual Bike to Work and School Day at Gore Park from 7AM-9AM. Members of the community and students will be cycling from workplaces across the city and participating downtown areas schools to Gore Park to join us in celebrating this sustainable and healthy option for commuting.

The1404317610104 Bike to Work Day event at Gore Park will include musical entertainment on the VeloStage, the 2014 Community in Motion Award recipients, and free refreshments from Homegrown Hamilton and Coffeecology.

All participants who register at bikemonth.ca/biketoworkday will receive a free t-shirt and will be entered to win a Norco City Glide 3 commuter bike and $500 Via Rail Voucher. Those who ride a SoBi to the Gore Park event will get a free $10 riding credit.

Save the Date – Durand Movie Night: Saturday September 19, 2015

Mark your calendars for this great event.  Location and movie still to be announced!

Building the Bike Network: Herkimer and Charlton

There have been several previous articles written about the efforts of the Durand Neighbourhood Association’s to get a better design than City staff’s originally proposed unprotected bike lanes placed in the Door Zone of adjacent parked cars. In response to this  proposal, the Durand Neighbourhood Association formed a Cycling Committee that recommended New York-style car parking-protected bike lanes. Read the entire article in Raise the Hammer here.

More Illegal Parking on Building Footprint at 20 Jackson Street West

The city has ordered the owner of the vacant property to comply with an order not to park any cars on the footprint of the demolished office building. Read the entire story in Raise the Hammer here.

Durand Car Break-ins

There have many reports of car break ins throughout Durand.  We are reminding Duranders to remove any valuables from their cars or when not possible, to make sure no valuables are in view.