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...
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...
Tree Damage resulting from the Ice Storm

Tree Damage resulting from the Ice Storm

Residents are encouraged to call the City at 905-546-CITY or email askcity@hamilton.ca if they have tree damage, branches or limbs remaining to be collected that have not already been called in. This will ensure the request is logged properly for appropriate action. Residents who are able to cut and bundle their brush to four-foot lengths will have their brush collected as part of normal waste collection services.  All other tree material will be collected at a later date by crews with chainsaws and chippers.  Please ensure branches do not block sidewalks and roads. The City is cautioning homeowners who are using contractors to address their private trees to ensure the contractor is a certified arborist who can demonstrate insurance against property damage and ensure they have a clearance certificate from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). Once the cleanup work is completed, Forestry staff will be focusing on replanting new trees to help replace those that were lost in the two 2013 storms.  Residents who would like to participate in the City’s Street Tree Planting Program can get a free tree planted in the City-owned portion of their property. For more information about the program and eligibility criteria please call 905-546-CITY or...
Art in Victoria Park – Frankie Venom

Art in Victoria Park – Frankie Venom

Councillor McHattie and city staff met with the Strathcona Community Council on November 19, 2013 to present the project and the proposed theme. Please select the link below to review a short report which outlines the project and the discussion from that meeting. The Community Council and the City is interested in your comments. Please feel free to contact Ken Coit (see contact information below) on or before January 31, 2014 to share any comments you have about this project. Download Victoria Park Public Art Competition – Strathcona Community Council Report (PDF) Contact Information: Ken Coit Art In Public Places Coordinator Creative Industries Tourism and Culture Division Planning and Economic Development Department City of Hamilton 28 James Street North, 2nd floor p 905 546 2424 x6281...
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