Tag Archives: Ward 2

Date Correction: Downtown Secondary Plan – Public Event February 13

Hi Duranders,

The City is holding a Public Open House to present and explain the proposed updates to the Downtown Secondary Plan and Zoning Bylaw.  Please see the invitation below for more information.


Hope to see you there!

Urgent Appeal – Gore Park

Hi Duranders,

Following is an email I received from our intrepid Janice Brown.  There is still time to intervene to stop the demolition of our iconic Gore Park buildings.  As long as they are standing, it is not too late!  Please read the following and decide if you can spare a few minutes to send an email to the politicians listed below:

Last week the Planning Committee of Council approved the demolition of 24 & 28 King Street East and partial demolition of 18 – 22 King Street East.

These are all structurally sound heritage buildings in the heart of our city.

City Council meets on January 25 to vote on Planning Committee’s decision.

It is not too late to stop this demolition.

Friends of the Gore and supporters are sending letters to the Mayor and the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport requesting the following:

RE:  18-28 King Street East, Hamilton.


Please do the same and make our voices heard!

Ask the Mayor to contact the Minister of Tourism Culture and Sport to ask that she intervene to stop these demolitions.

Email to:   mayor@hamilton.ca

Ask Eleanor McMahon, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport to intervene to stop demolition, to mediate, and establish  a Heritage Conservation District.

Email to: emcmahon.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Please appeal to MPP’s and MP’s as well.











Thank you, Carol and Janice

Beasley and Durand Neighbourhood Associations

PlanLocal and Bike Lanes

Duranders, we’ve been asked for our project submissions and now is the time to vote for your top priorities. Help Spend $1 Million on Safer Streets in Your Community! Councillor Jason Farr has dedicated $1 million to improving street safety in your community and he needs your help! All Ward 2 residents, including kids, can vote for the safe street projects in their neighbourhoods. You can vote online at planlocal.ca/ward2/vote or in person at one of our voting stations.  This weekend, additional voting stations are available, including Durand Coffee and House of Java. Safe Street Projects The full list of projects is available on the PlanLocal website or at any voting station. Voting is open until Thursday, June 30th. Don’t delay, vote now and make your streets safer! CHARLTON/HERKIMER BIKE LANE INSTALLATION STARTS SUNDAY – Here are some important details

Hamilton, ON – June 23, 2016 – Starting the evening of Sunday June 26, the City of Hamilton will be installing bike lanes along Charlton Ave. and Herkimer St. between James St. S. and Dundurn St. The work involves the installation of new pavement markings and signs on both roads as well as minor improvements to the traffic signal at Charlton Ave. and James St. S.

The project is expected to progress westerly along Charlton Ave. starting at James St. S. and then moving to Herkimer St., starting at Dundurn St. and progressing easterly. The work is anticipated to be completed within two weeks, however available resources, inclement weather and on-street parking could impact timelines.

Temporary overnight parking restrictions will be in effect on road segments scheduled for painting that night (no parking overnight 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.). For road segments with parking on both sides of the road, parking will be permitted on one side of the road and then alternated the following evening. The temporary parking restrictions should only be in effect for two evenings at most per road segment. All efforts will be made to minimize the on-street parking impact during this work. Parking will be permitted throughout the day and on weekends as per parking signs.

All pavement marking work will take place overnight. While this work is generally not disruptive, residents may hear some activity while the work progresses. All other work, such as traffic sign installation, will take place during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).

While all efforts will be made to minimize disruptions, the City of Hamilton’s Public Works department thanks the public for its patience and understanding during the completion of this work.


Thank you and Time to Vote!


The garden tour on Saturday, June 18 was a sell-out.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to:  Our gardeners, our volunteers, our sponsors, our ticket buyers and to Duranders for your friendly welcome to the guests in our neighbourhood.  I have heard many compliments about the beauty of our neighbourhood and the friendliness of the people here.  Our volunteer committee, lead by our extraordinary Janice Brown, pulled together a fantastic, well-run event.  Volunteer committee members were:  Janice Brown, Linda Miocinovich. Barb Henderson, Ann Renee Andree, Roberta Harman and Silvia Edwards.  A small group with MIGHTY results!

We will post photos soon, so keep your eye on this space.  But for now…..


Remember putting forward your submission for PlanLocal to create safer streets in Ward 2?  Voting time is now and the window of opportunity to have your say is here!  We have until June 30th to vote.  Why wait?  Vote TODAY  Here is the link which explains everything:  VOTE

Twenty-four (24) projects made the short list.  Vote for your top 10 priorities and help to spend $1 million in our ward.

We are always talking about making our streets safer — this is your chance to actually influence what happens on the streets in our neighbourhood and ward.

Oh and P.S. – Our splash pad is open along with our park!  But you probably already know from hearing the delighted squeals of children as they ran through the cool water this weekend.  What a wonderful sound!

Safe Streets and $1 million

Many Duranders talk about the issues of traffic in our neighbourhood:  Speeding, aggressive driving, near-accidents and accidents at high speed.  This year we have a chance to do something substantial about our streets, and the deadline for submissions is fast approaching.  Jason Farr has made $1 million available from Area Rating funds to address specific locations in Ward 2 where traffic safety is a concern.  Please take a moment (and it literally only takes five minutes) to submit your top idea(s) and suggestions for locations where traffic calming is most needed.  This photo shows some locations where Duranders have identified a “hot spot”.

durand map for plan local

You can view this map and add your own red dots at 294 James Street North and/or submit your location with the online form.  Locations with the most submissions will make it onto the ballot for voting at the end of June.  We need everyone who has a concern about traffic in the Durand to speak up!  Submit your ideas so that our voices can be heard.