Member Letters Regarding LRT

Below are letters to the SCC President from our members regarding the position this council should take on Hamilton’s LRT project. Please consider an SCC statement in support of Hamilton LRT. The transformation of our busy corridors will almost certainly address many neighbourhood concerns; excess vehicle lane capacity will be reallocated, Main Street will become 2 way, transit will gain priority as a travel mode, through trucks could be re-routed, speeding and noise will be reduced, underused properties will be redeveloped, to name a few. The inconvenience and disturbance of construction is easily tolerable when considering the outcome will be street repurposed with rapid transit, supporting increased density, improved land use, more efficient and environmentally sound travel options, greater neighbourhood vitality, and a renewed public realm. LRT will help Strathcona overcome its most negative elements, the overbuilt urban through highways denying us a truly livable community. We must not pass up this rare opportunity of a billion dollar investment from the province. Thank you, Jason Morse We are both proponents of the LRT and accept that the city chose King St. over alternate routes. As to the LRT, it’s true that some businesses will be affected during construction, but that isn’t unique to the LRT. Even sewer or road repair is going to affect nearby businesses. Loyal customers will keep visiting their favourite stores and perhaps the SCC can encourage people across the area to buy from these businesses, as well as Strathcona residents, to share the burden placed on them. As to people walking, using buses etc., there are alternate routes and buses will have detours presumably. I...
Annual General Meeting 2014

Annual General Meeting 2014

We would like to invite you and your neighbours to our Annual General Meeting (AGM). Have you been interested in what is going on in Strathcona over the past year? Are you curious about getting involved in planning and promoting local events? Wonder what the community council has been up involved with? This is your chance Come out and meet the council executive. If you’re willing, join our volunteer group. This will also be a unique opportunity for you to meet our new Ward One Councillor Aidan Johnson if you missed your chance during the election campaign. Our AGM is Thursday, November 13th, starting at 7 pm.  It is being held at the Zion United Recreation Centre, 69 Pearl St. N., Hamilton, ON. You can enter the building from the Napier St. entrance. Please feel free to share our invitation to your network either through email, word of mouth or your social media network.   What has the @hamiltonscc done in 2014? Interested? AGM-Thurs, Nov. 13 http://t.co/EzIxjIdXiq #hamont pic.twitter.com/6mf28ca5v4 — Strathcona Community (@hamiltonscc) November 4,...
Team Up to Clean Up

Team Up to Clean Up

Saturday, April 25th is the Strathcona Community Council’s annual spring time neighbourhood cleanup. You can participate in two ways: A) Do a little clean up on your street and tell us here on FB or send us a Tweet: @hamiltonscc B) Stop by Victoria Park and we’ll hand out clean up gear and record where you intend to go Let’s make Strathcona beautiful.  Note: bags can be added to your regular garbage or dropped off at Victoria Park Pool...

Request for Volunteers

Doors Open Hamilton – Request for Volunteers – Application Deadline is April 1st   Hamilton’s landmark buildings and landscapes open their doors to the public for the 11th annual Doors Open Hamilton on May 4th and 5th, 2013. The 2013 organizing committee is seeking volunteers to contribute before, during, and after the event. Duties include: greeting and assisting visitors at sites, conducting traffic and parking, taking photographs of the event, moving from site to site to assist where needed, and setting up signs. Training is provided.   More information including the application form is available at http://www.doorsopenhamilton.ca. If you have any questions, please call (905)540-5086 or email us at...