Tom Street Park – Public Comments

The comments that were received at the April 18 community meeting are now posted on the City website. Please visit Additional comments can be submitted to Meghan Stewart at...

Barton-Tiffany Design Charrette

Hello, A group of concerned citizens have begun meeting with regards to Hamilton’s waterfront, specifically the Barton-Tiffany lands.  We plan to hold a design charrette on Tuesday May 1st at TCA Architects Office, 301-118 James St. North to develop our vision for the Barton / Tiffany lands. If you or anyone from your neighbourhood would like to join us for this visioning exercise, please let me know!  Here is some more information about our group and what we hope to accomplish. Attempting to Connect our Waterfront to the Core WHO WE ARE A group of citizens from a variety of downtown Hamilton neighbourhoods who see the waterfront area as an exciting opportunity for residential growth. We met for the 1st time on 29 Feb 2012 and again on 3 Apr 2012. WHY WE GOT TOGETHER We got together as a response to an OMB settlement between the City and CN regarding zoning applied to land use near the railroad tracks on Stuart St. We are unhappy that restrictions against residential development will stall the chance to build a vibrant West Harbour community. However we see an opportunity to work through the settlement to create a gateway to the harbour that would be a place for people. WHAT DO WE FEEL ARE GUIDING PRINCIPAL ISSUES Residential neighborhoods should be encouraged not eliminated. Land, particularly the former Rheem property owned by the city, should have the highest quality use. The planning and design for the property must be a process open to the public. The rail lines will always be there and a way of developing residential beside the tracks needs to be addressed....

Poetry in the Park

Spring 2012 poetry Launch Hamilton Having trouble finding the time to celebrate Poetry Month this month? Well, then why not mark your calendar for the first week of May instead? A reminder about an upcoming event co-sponsored by the Strathcona Community Council. Poetry in the Park will feature the launch of four Wolsak and Wynn titles, Catalysts: Confrontations with the muse, by Vancouver poet Catherine Owen, We, Beasts, by Montreal poet Oana Avasilichioaei, Floating Life, by Toronto poet Moez Surani and Naked Trees, by Strathcona’s own John Terpstra. The event will take place on May 3rd, at 7:30 at Victoria Park, next to the tennis courts. A reception will be held afterwards at The Staircase, 27 Dundurn Street North (Note – if the weather chooses not to cooperate that evening the entire event will be shifted to the Staircase Theatre). Hope to see you all...

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