Celebrate Local Authors @ Locke Library!

Trevor Smith – Adult Fiction Thursday, April 19, 2 pm Locke Library has booked a series of local author readings for 2012. Once a month, one of our local authors will read from their work and answer questions from the audience. Most of the authors write for adult audiences but there are three children’s authors coming as well. Please invite your friends – everyone is welcome! No registration is necessary, just a love of good books – which our neighbourhood has in...

Earth Day Tree Planting Festival

April 21, 2012, 11 am to 3 pm Princess Point (Cootes Paradise) foot of Longwood Rd. N. Live music with Harrison Kennedy, Alfie Smith, Fred Magie, Dawn & Marra, Kim Koren and Chris & Christa, bbq, horse & wagon rides, birds of prey show, catch-a-carp Fishway Demos, drum circle, Rain Barrel Painting & Sale visit www.rainbarrel.ca, Waterfront Train Trolley, planting trees, and more!  Free, with free shuttle between Bayfront Park, Princess Point Park. Visit http://earthdayhamilton.ca/2011/events/tree-planting/ for more...

Corridor Planning Project Update

The draft City-Wide Corridor Planning Principles and Design Guidelines provide direction for future corridor planning and development along all the City’s corridors.  These principles and guidelines will provide guidance for future planning work for Corridors across the City and are a useful tool for the development community when undertaking projects along Corridors. The draft Main King Queenston (B-line) Corridor Strategy Study – Phase 1 Report presents a vision for the corridor, a series of urban design and planning tools and a recommended development concept to guide future development along the Main King Queenston Corridor from McMaster to Eastgate. For more information and to download these documents, visit the Nodes and Corridors website at www.hamilton.ca/nodesandcorridors To access the staff reports, go to the Meeting and Agendas section of the City’s website at www.hamilton.ca Thanks to the many citizens and community stakeholders who have contributed to the development of these documents by attending consultation events and providing comments. CONTACT: Strategic Services and Special Projects Division Planning and Economic Development Department 71 Main Street West, 4th Floor Hamilton, ON  L8P 4Y5 Email: nodesandcorridors@hamilton.ca Christine Newbold Phone: (905) 546 2424 Ext...

New City of Hamilton Cycling Education programs starts late April

The City of Hamilton Recreation Division is pleased to provide new bicycle related courses for you and your family.  Councillor McHattie is continuing his work of developing a network of bike paths and lanes in Ward 1.  We will provided more information as it becomes available. Participants in the cycling courses listed below are required to have the following: A bicycle in good working condition – a tune up is highly recommended A bell and lock and approved bicycle helmet Proper clothing for all weather conditions Bicycle Maintenance Workshop (Age 14+) This 3 hour workshop focuses on the basics of bicycle maintenance. Participants will become familiar with the components of a bicycle and the tools used to keep it in good working order. A tool kit is available for purchase on the day of the program. Introduction to Cycling Skills (Age 14+) An introduction to basic traffic skills, posture, techniques and bicycle fit. This 8 hour clinic will focus on the basics of riding your bicycle safely and properly. Participants must already know how to ride a bicycle Kids CAN-Bike (Age 9-13) Young cyclists learn to ride safely on residential streets. During their 5 hour classes, in-class and on-bike instruction teaches traffic safety, rules, techniques and potential hazards. Participants must already know how to ride a bicycle already know how to ride a bicycle CAN-Bike 1 (Age 14+) Cyclists learn skills and build confidence to ride safely on residential streets. Learn traffic theory through classroom instruction and ride with a group through low traffic, on-bike instruction. Note: This 16 hour program is offered over the course of one weekend...
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