Happy Thanksgiving Duranders! As we recover from a turkey filled weekend and give thanks for family and friends, we also have a lot to be thankful for as a neighbourhood; from information sessions and new infrastructure to convenient voting locations and a new park, we’ve got it all!

Durand 101 – Tuesday Oct. 20th

Learn about your neighbourhood association, what it does and how you can get involved, being held at the YWCA Seniors Auditorium (75 MacNab St. S.) from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

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VOTE! October 19th, 2015

The federal election is taking place on Monday October 19th, it is only one week away. We encourage all residents to vote and make sure they are eligible. Go to the Elections Canada website at www.elections.ca and check to see if you are registered. Make sure you are up to date on the new policies around identification. Your voting location can be found by going to the same website and filling in your postal code.

If you have your voter registration card, all the information you need will be found on the card. You need ID to vote – visit the ID to Vote website and it will explain what kind of ID is acceptable.

Queen and Herkimer Pedestrian Activated Signal

A long awaited improvement requested during Queen Walk Audit in 2013 and 2014 has been installed.   Kudos to all who made this happen including Councillor Farr, Councillor A. Johnson , former Councillor Brian Mchattie, the DNA and of course  the residents of both Durand and Kirkendall and their children and pets!

Durand Park Construction Update

Our park’s construction is underway.  Stockpiled soil removed from the “ice skating /open play”area and is being graded for the winter ice skating season. Fine grading of the slope has been completed and is ready for tree planting. The armour stone wall adjacent to 83 Charlton Avenue West is being installed.

During the week of Ocotber 19th, 5 spaded Blue Spruces, 3 Katsura trees, and 1 Columnar English Oak will be planted at the rear of the 2 homes on the park.  All other trees will be planted in Spring 2016. Please see the website for more information. www.hamilton.ca/durandpark