Grand Durand Garden Tour
Saturday June 15, 10am – 4pm
Open Streets Hamilton
Sunday June 23; 10am to 5pm; James Streen North
Make the Streets your Playground with this family friendly event that turns James Street North into an linear urban park without any cars!
Public Open House for St. Mark’s Cultural Programming Space
Tuesday June 25, 11am – 2pm; 6pm to 9pm, 130 Bay St. South
Learn about the project, view concept drawings and provide input
Complete Streets Policy Event
Wed June 25, 6:30pm to 8:30pm; Freeway Coffeehouse
Learn about the Complete Streets policy for Hamilton and how citizens can help with the project
The Grand Durand Garden Tour had a great feature in the Spec this week. Be sure to check it out as there are some great “teaser” pictures as well. For more teaser pictures you can see the CH Morning Live coverage on the GDGT. We are very pleased with all the media coverage thus far and encouage you all to spread the word, as there are a small amount of tickets still available.
Urban Growth on the cusp of the boom. Can Hamilton find its Gugenheim? An interesting article in the Spectator from Chris Hume talking about what Hamilton needs to grow and comparing it to a Spanish city of similar stature. Given Durand’s recent issues with New Horizon Homes, this article is very topical, and also talks about the relationship between developers, the community and transit.
The DURANDER Summer Newsletter is out and it features information on our neighbourhood’s signature event of the year, the Grand Durand Garden Tour, as well as information on what is going on in our neighbourhood including:
- President’s Remarks
- From Councillor Farr’s Desk
- How Things Have Changed …
- Durand Neighbourhood News
- Public Meeting with New Horizon
- City Square Phase 3 information
- The Durand Neighbourhood Association Hosts
- “Special Meeting” Recap Tuesday May 14th 2013
- Notice of Public Meeting No. 2 – Revitalization of Durand Park
- Community Clean-Up Event Recap
- Durand Movie Night
- Citizens’ Forum on Cultural Conservation
- Hess Street Traffic Study – Undertaken By Duranders
- City Housing Hamilton
- Crime Manager’s Report
- Beckett Drive/Queen Street Hill Reconstruction
View the DURANDER summer newsletter in pdf version here.
Weekly Update from our friends at the Participatory Budget in Ward 2 for May 29, 2013
Make $1 million have an IMPACT!
Those of us who live in Hamilton see the good, the bad, and the ugly every day. $1 million per year, spent wisely, could enhance the good and transform the bad and ugly. When our ideas are based on problems such as social disconnect or unemployment we can imagine solutions like a friendlier park bench or a fab lab. When you think of ways to spend the budget, let your creativity and imagination take the lead. Our facilitators are there to help you transform your imagination into reality.
Come out this Wednesday night from 7:30-9pm at one of the following locations. We look forward to seeing you!
Bennetto Community Centre (450 Hughson Street North)
Hess Street School (107 Hess Street North)
Beasley Community Centre (145 Wilson Street)
Central Elementary School (75 Hunter Street)
Central Presbyterian Church (165 Charlton Avenue West)
Queen Victoria Elementary School (166 Forest Avenue)
Central Memorial Recreation Centre (93 West Avenue South)
NGen Youth Centre (24 Main Street West – youth 24 and under only)
For more information, please visit www.pbhamont.ca/participate.
We’d like to hear from you!
Call 905.523.4444 ext 112
Follow @pbhamont on twitter
Be sure to attend the information meeting about the James Street North Go Station currently being designed:
Tuesday May 28
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Presentation by Metrolinx and a Question period
Sponsored by NEN, Beasley, and Centra