Since its beginning in 1972, the Durand Neighbourhood Association (DNA) has had both strong leadership and a history of active civic engagement. In the 70′s, it saved the historic Durand neighbourhood from the threat of real estate speculation, demolition and high-rise construction. As a result the DNA organized and fought uncontrolled development and demolitions and continues today to meet ongoing challenges.
Durand is a unique and historic neighbourhood, with its beauty, distinct character, designated heritage districts, sites, thriving shops and restaurants. All of this make it one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in Hamilton to live.
Our proud organization is regarded as a premier neighbourhood association and has been a role model for many newly formed ratepayer groups in Hamilton and elsewhere. For the DNA to continue to be a vital and integral part of the Durand and the City we must be able to identify and adapt to changing community needs and to enlist active citizen support and participation when needed.