Proposed changes to HSR Routes

Proposed changes to HSR Routes

Community meeting to review Routes 7-Locke & 8-York Monday, September 23, 7 pm Erskine Presbyterian Church, 19 Pearl Street North In early 2012, Councillor McHattie started working with representatives from the Kirkendall Neighbourhood Association and the Strathcona Community Council to look at creating a new Dundurn bus route. A new route is feasible due to additional transit funding which resulted from several years of work by Brian to free up Provincial Gas Tax funding for new bus service. Councillor McHattie and the HSR have been working with the “Dundurn Bus Routing” group, made up of citizens from Kirkendall and Strathcona. They were tasked with looking at the 6-Aberdeen, 7- Locke and 8-York routes.  It met several times to consider the current routes, current passenger counts and all the possible route options. The changes were initially scheduled to be implemented in September 2013.  Buses on the 8-York route were going to operate east and west on Florence Street between Dundurn Street and Strathcona Ave. and west on Florence Street between Strathcona Ave. and Locke St.  However, based on community feedback, there were factors (like existing parking on Florence) that weren’t fully taken into account. This community meeting is being held to explain the proposed changes to both the 7-Locke and 8-York routes and to get community...
Niagara to GTA Corridor

Niagara to GTA Corridor

The following is a public announcement from the office of Ward 1 Counslor Brian McHattie: Niagara to GTA Corridor Planning and Environmental Assessment Study Phase 1 Final Transportation Development Strategy The public are invited to review the final multimodal Transportation Development Strategy (final Strategy) for the Niagara to GTA (NGTA) Corridor Planning and Environmental Assessment Study.  Please see the attached Ontario Government Notice.  The Strategy is available for review on the NGTA website: http://www.niagara-gta.com, under the “Reports” tab.  You can also download the PDF document here.   Beginning September 5, 2013 the report will also be available at main branches of libraries and local and regional municipal offices within Niagara, Hamilton and Halton.  In Ward 1, copies are available at the Locke and Westdale Library Branches.   The final Strategy includes the following multimodal elements: Optimizing the existing transportation network. Supporting transit initiatives that are consistent with the Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan and the GO Transit 2020 Strategic Plan, as well as recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the non-roadway modes of transportation. Several highway widening and new highway corridor recommendations, including: Hamilton and Halton: Widening of key highway facilities by two or more lanes to address medium term transportation needs.  In addition, a future study is recommended to identify a longer-term transportation strategy. Hamilton to Niagara: Widening of the QEW to eight lanes (including HOV lanes), and continuing to monitor traffic volumes on the QEW to determine capacity requirements beyond 2031. Niagara: New highway corridor connecting Highway 406 south of Welland to the QEW near Fort Erie.   The final Strategy will be available for a...
Website Alterations

Website Alterations

We’ve made a few changes to the look and feel of the website, with the hope that it makes it an smooth experience for anyone coming here to find updates on neighbourhood news and community events. Responsive Design The best feature about this new site is that it follows responsive web design.  This means that it looks great and is readable on any screen you may be using, including tablets and smartphones. Event Calendar One of our newer features is the Event Calendar.  By following the link in the top menu, you’ll be able to follow our featured community events on our web calendar.  Hosting an event in the neighbourhood?  Let us know, and we can add it. If there are any features that you feel are missing, please let us know, by email, phone, or our social media streams.  The purpose of the council is to take in feedback from the community to improve the neighbourhood.  This extends to our online messaging as...
Screen on the Green

Screen on the Green

September 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Free Presenting: The Rise of the Guardians BBQ at 7:00PM, Entertainment 7:30PM, Movie at 8:00PM (rain location Erskine church, 19 Pearl St.N.) Bring a Non-Perishable Donation for the food Banks Bring a lawn chair or blanket Brought to you by Rolly Rocket’s BBQ (@RollyRocketsbbq) & the Strathcona Community Council (@hamiltonscc)  Special thanks to our sponsors Allegra – Posters with Purpose, Hamilton Video and Sound, HARRRP For more information contact 905-527-0432 Update: a member of the Participatory Budgeting Advisory Committee will be available just before the movie starts to answer any questions you might have about submitting an idea for spending area rating...