James St. N. GO Station – Public Input

James St. N. GO Station – Public Input

The Provincial Government announced a new GO Station at James Street North and Murray Street in Hamilton. This location, identified as a Mobility Hub by Metrolinx, will be where the CN main line intersects with the future City of Hamilton rapid transit A-Line. The City of Hamilton is studying the Mobility Hub area and preparing a plan that will guide the future development of this area. The extension of GO service at James Street North is an important investment in higher order transit for Hamilton and it is essential that the City provide opportunities to create a successful Mobility Hub. Mobility Hubs consist of major transit stations and the surrounding areas (approximately a 10 minute walk/800 metre radius) with significant levels of transit service planned for them and high development potential. They are centres of connectivity along the regional transportation network and offer an intensive concentration of jobs, homes, shops, restaurants, and recreation. Mobility Hubs have the potential to become major destinations with vibrant places of activity. Additional information regarding Mobility Hubs can be obtained from the Metrolinx website at: www.metrolinx.com Provide your feedback by July 4th The city has invited the public to review the final draft and submit their input on the project to David Falletta, a Planner in the Community Planning department.  Mr. Falletta’s email is David.Falletta@hamilton.ca.  Need to catch up on how the project has developed up until now? Here are some important PDF documents that detail the project:   Draft James Street North Mobility Hub Study (PDF, 24 MB) Dec. 4, 2013 Public Consultation #1 Summary of Event Overall Presentation (3 Studies) Podcast of Presentation Jan. 23, 2014 Focus Group...
Shoppers Drug Mart Redevelopment

Shoppers Drug Mart Redevelopment

The following is a message from our council executive president Jonathan Therien via our email campaign: Plans continue to go ahead with the redevelopment of the Shoppers DrugMart at King and Dundurn. This issue is now at the Ontario Municipal Board leaving us with little involvement. This redevelopment heavily impacts King Street, Dundurn Street, Head Street and Hunt Street. Councillor McHattie has arranged an invite only meeting this Tuesday June 10th between residents and a planner from IBI Group Inc. for Shoppers Drug Mart. Attending will be Jen Dawson (Hunt St. resident), Maggie Steele (Head St. resident) and myself (Jonathan Therien).I have spoken to many residents and recorded your thoughts on paper. If you have any other concerns and thoughts please contact me or post on our social media.   Submitting your concerns: Jonathan has suggested contacting him, the best way is through our council email: strathconacommunitycouncil@gmail.com You can also reach us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/strathconacommunitycouncil or send a message to our Twitter handle...

SCC Executive Meeting May 12, 2014

Attending: Jonathan Therien, Dawn Graham, Jen Dawson, Dave McLaughlin, Monica Palkowski, Jason Leach, Dominic Sorbara, Councillor Brian McHattie Regrets: Sgt. Gino Ciarmoli, Carla Klassen, Rachyl Whyte, Greg Tedesco, Maggie Steele, Jessica Aird, Dierdre Pike, Krist Hayes Invited Guests: Sgt. Gino Ciarmoli, Cllr. Brian McHattie Continuing topics: Sgt. Ciarmoli sent notes to Jonathan: There was one residential invasion, did not seem random (targeted) and four break and entries reported (up from last month – could influence of be warmer weather).  There have been a rise in break and enters in student houses in the Westdale area.  There were two thefts from auto – reminder to keep doors locked and valuables hidden. The Anti-Graffiti project is underway, a coordinated approach being run by The City of Hamilton in partnership with Hamilton Police Services, the Clean City Liaison Committee, Canada Post, Crime Stoppers and CBS Outdoors. If you have any questions or concerns, you can always call or email Sgt. Ciarmolli Ward One Updates – Cllr. McHattie Boulevard Billiards, at 303 York has a new Liquor License Application, Johnathan has made note that they have new owners.  Cllr. McHattie will follow up with the development.  At the 100 Ray St. N. Development (lot behind Stonewalls), there has been no recent news.  At one point there was a tentative plan for a 30 storey condo, Cllr. McHattie has not heard anything recently. The Dundurn bus route has been scheduled to start Friday, June 20th.  Jason has raised affected residents’ major concerns seem to be focused on traffic calming. Parking on one side of the street helps with traffic calming. How does HSR feel about speed humps? Brian’s comments: Unwritten rule no speed...
7 LOCKE and 8 YORK Route Changes Begin June 22nd

7 LOCKE and 8 YORK Route Changes Begin June 22nd

This posting is a re-post from www.hamiltontransit.ca – an unofficial Hamilton transit resource.  Check out their original blog post here. Routes 7 LOCKE and 8 YORK will be revised effective June 22nd. The changes will see service extended on Dundurn Street south to the Hilcrest Loop. 7 LOCKE will be shortened, resulting in its west end-of-line being shifted from Hillcrest Loop to Charlton at Dundurn. 8 YORK will be lengthened, resulting in its west end-of-line being shifted from Strathcona & Lamoreaux to Hillcrest Loop via Strathcona Avenue North and Dundurn Street. Existing 7 LOCKE bus stops on Dundurn St., south of Chatham Ave., are to be serviced by the 8 YORK extension. All 7 LOCKE bus stops situated east of Dundurn St. will remain as is. Route 6 ABERDEEN is unaffected by these route revisions and remains unchanged. 7 LOCKE 7 LOCKE will travel south on James Street, west on Hunter Street, south on Locke Street, west on Charlton Avenue to Dundurn Street. The bus will layover on Charlton near the corner of Dundurn. The bus will travel north on Dundurn Street, east on Chatham Street, north on Locke Street, east on Main Street, north on Bay Street, east on York Blvd. and south on James to King Street. The bus will layover on James Street between King and Main. Service to and from the Hillcrest Loop will be covered by the new 8 YORK route. 8 YORK 8 YORK will travel south on James St., west on Hunter Street, north on Bay Street, west on Cannon Street and continue on York Blvd., south on Locke Street, west on Florence...
City of Hamilton: Lobbyist Registry

City of Hamilton: Lobbyist Registry

City announces a 45-day written community consultation period for proposed Lobbyist Registry Deadline for the receipt of all written submissions is Friday, May 30, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. City Council has approved the deferral of the proposed draft by-law “To Establish and Maintain a Lobbyist Registry” pending a 45-day written consultation period. During this 45-day written consultation period, citizens are invited to send their feedback about the proposed by-law to the City, through the City Clerk’s Office. Written submissions can be emailed to clerk@hamilton.ca, Attention: Carolyn Biggs, Legislative Co-ordinator, or submitted by mail to: Hamilton City Hall City Clerk’s Office 71 Main Street West, 1st Floor Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y5 Copies of the draft by-law are available at all City Municipal Service Centres, or by accessing the following link http://www.hamilton.ca/lobbyistregistry. Scroll down to the “proposed draft by-law link”. For the location of the closest Municipal Service Centre to you, please call (905) 546-CITY (2489). A special meeting of the General Issues Committee will be convened on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 4:00 p.m., at which time staff will report on the results of the public...