About us

A voice for the community

This Is Our Story

Strathcona is a neighbourhood in the beautiful city of Hamilton, Ontario, located in Ward 1, just northwest of the downtown core. It is located between Main St. and Hamilton Harbour, and Queen St. and Highway 403. We are a volunteer based collection of volunteers who strive to seek the best for our community.  We typically meet as an executive monthly to get Ward updates from our councillor, the community crime manager, and to discuss ongoing news and development in the neighbourhood.

We seek to

To gather and share information that concerns the neighbourhood;

 

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To promote and plan activities that maintain and reflect the lifestyle of the residents of the neighbourhood. 

 

Online

It’s important to us to ensure that we’re communicating news and issues to our community.  We’re on several social media platforms to enhance the message being received.

One voice

Bringing a voice for the community, concerns and celebrations, is what is important to us.  Have something you want shared? Visit our contact page.

 

Recent Blog Posts

News and updates in our community

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...

Mount St. Joseph Update

There has been a lot of interest in a Strathcona property that is currently approved for demolition by City staff. Our council executive had two members present at the Municipal Heritage Committee meeting taking notes.

Bitcoin for Everyone

Fans say that it is a secure, stable alternative to banks, but to many of us it’s new and kind of weird. Learn about bitcoin from both sides and hear from businesses who accept it as payment.