As we settle into spring there are a variety of events taking place that provide a great opportunity to explore your City – with a connection to Durand!

Doors Open – May 2nd and 3rd

This year, Doors Open Hamilton features over a dozen new sites. Come and celebrate some anniversaries, explore some excellent adaptive-reuse and heritage re-development projects, and trace Hamilton’s industrial past.

For a complete list of all sites participating in Doors Open Hamilton 2015, visit:

Bike for Mike Ride – May 3rd

The 5th Annual Mike Ride is on Sunday, May 3, 2015!

Whether he was working as a bicycle messenger downtown, commuting to and from McMaster University, or simply cycling up Sydenham Hill or down Sulphur Springs, Mike loved to ride. Help us show [them] the way and spread Mike’s message of making Hamilton a more cycle friendly city at this year’s Mike Ride!

Join us at the beautiful Bayfront Park, as we experience the joys of being on a bike, while raising money to help provide bikes for kids and families in Hamilton.



West Hamilton Artist Tour – May 9th and 10th

Mark you calendar for May 9 and 10, 2015

The 6th annual West Hamilton Artists Tour is proud to present our largest tour ever – 13 studio locations hosting an exciting line-up of 26 local and regional artist working in various media including acrylics, oil, paper, ink, pottery, stained glass, photography, jewellery, mixed media and wood.

On-going cycling lane issues in Durand

Parking-protected bike lanes are a third-class compromise compared to best design practices, but they are a vast improvement over the dangerous door-zone bike lanes the City plans for Herkimer and Charlton.

Click here for the article

100 in 1 Day Hamilton on Saturday, June 6, 2015!

Join us for a festival of citizen-driven action!

A dedicated team of Hamilton volunteers are working in collaboration to organize a city-wide event taking place on Saturday, June 6th called 100in1Day Hamilton. 100in1Day is a growing global movement that is changing how people interact with their cities. Originating in Bogotá, Colombia in 2012, it has encouraged hundreds of one-day community-based interventions in cities around the world. Interventions can include things like street art, urban gardens, beautification projects, social events, and improvements in city infrastructure, which are all being profiled on the same day in a city-wide festival. This year, Hamilton will be joining cities around the world, along with Toronto, Vancouver, and Halifax, to strive for 100+ community led projects all being profiled on Saturday, June 6th. Register your urban intervention at!

Free Workshops available to develop Urban Interventions

All across the city, people are invited to attend workshops to develop their 100 in 1 Day interventions—from idea to execution. This workshop process is meant to inspire creative and reflective urban interventions, and for you to share your ideas for making your city a better place to live. Find a schedule of these free workshops online at and register for a workshop today. If your group wishes to do have a private workshop, please email us to schedule one.

More information about this initiative can be found at