The Durand Neighbourhood Association  submitted its position (FINAL COMMENTS re 98 James Street South) to the Planning and Economic Department regarding the site plan application and the variances requested by the developer for “The Connolly”, the former James Street Baptist Church.  This is the first step in the public process.  The DNA looks forward to your comments regarding our submission.

Upcoming Public Meetings:

Councillor Farr and City Staff will be hosting a public meeting for Duranders to discuss the conversion of Bold and Duke from one way to 2 way. Date and Location TBA.

Heritage as you  know is a priority for the Association. Please see our Vision Statement and Mission Statement with Priorities and Goals for the next 3 to 5 years.  To help meet our Heritage  goals,  we  are developing strategies to move forward to  ensure that we protect and conserve what is left of our Heritage in Durand.  As part of our “Built Heritage” series, we have invited Catherine Nasmith Architect who specializes in heritage rehabilitation, planning, advocacy and research.  She is also the publisher of an e-journal Built Heritage News. Her presentation will focus on Heritage Districts. Date and Location TBA.

Transportation Managers Meet with Local Advocates including Board Member Jon Dalton and Durander Nicholas Kevlahan

Read the positive summary the meeting on Raise the Hammer:

Ward 2 Newsletter: The Ward 2 Word





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Children’s Rides in Gore Park
Date: December 5 – 24

The City of Hamilton in co-operation with CHML/Y108 and the Downtown Hamilton BIA presents the Official Light Up Ceremony on Friday, December 5th in Gore Park beginning at 5 pm. A live concert, free refreshments, Christmas miniature train and merry-go-round rides and the official light up of the Christmas Tree of Hope. Festivities includes the opening of free miniature train and carousel rides that will be operating daily until December 24th  Click Here For More Info

Christmas Turkey Roll
Date: December 5th

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Doors Open at 6p.m.
Draws Start at 8p.m.
475 Mary Street North




Christmas in Gore Park
Date: December 6

Presented by the Downtown Hamilton BIA, the day-long family friendly program invites the public to continue the holiday cheer on Sat. Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., for the annual Christmas in Gore Park event. Start your Christmas shopping in Santa’s Village with great vendors, free refreshments and free Christmas crafts.  The whole family will have a great time caroling and enjoying Christmas entertainment throughout the park.  Have your picture taken with Santa Claus and bring your letters to put in Santa’s Mailbox.  Click Here For More Info

Come See Ward 2 Councillor Jason Farr with:

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Hamilton Waterfront Outdoor Rink – Pier 8


(December to March)
Monday – Friday   5:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday  Noon to 10:00pm

Skates are available to rent for $6.00 with government issued ID.  Our skate rentals come in all sizes from toddler size 8 to adult size 13.


The Hamilton Waterfront Trust is offering a Learn-to-Skate Program for the community.  For those interested in participating in the Learn-to-Skate Program, please fill out the forms below and return to the Hamilton
Please note that space is limited.

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Children & Youth ages 3 to 18Adults ages 19 & over

Hamilton Waterfront Trust
47 Discovery Drive
Hamilton, ON
L8L 8K4