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

Developments at King/Queen, and Queen/Market

Many of you in the neighbourhood have received notices of the developments by Vrancor on the lots at King and Queen, and Queen and Market. For those who have not, we have obtained copies of the notices that went out, as well as the proposed site plans and renderings. Unfortunately they are black and white photocopy quality, but you may still be interested in seeing them! Earlier in November there were meetings regarding the minor variances required for the developments; see the Spectator’s article on the Committee of Adjustment meeting. The following is the image from the Spectator article, from Vrancor, of the development proposed for King and Queen St. (looking northwest, to the lot where the convent used to be): Click on the links below for the notices that went out, which include renderings and site plans of each development: At King St. and Queen St. (former convent) – proposed 10-storey hotel, 6-storey residential building, and townhouses along Market – PDF of notice At Queen St. and Market St. (currently parking lot) – proposed 15-storey residential building, with townhouses along Market, and commercial along Queen – PDF of...

Road Reconstruction Schedule

You may have noticed the road reconstruction that has happened on portions of Tom St., Devonport St. and Florence St. More reconstruction is planned for the coming few years in Strathcona. Please see the maps below for the proposed schedule, received from the Councillor’s office. Also a disclaimer: “Please keep in mind that the construction timing of all projects is tentative, and subject to advancement or deferral, pending budget availability, other project priorities and Council-approval of the capital budget.” In respect of the surface quality of the newly paved roads, about which there have been some questions, we received the following answer from Asset Management staff at the City, via the Councillor’s office: “In 2018, the City of Hamilton continue to evaluate new technologies with the use of a bonded wearing coarse treatment. Today ‘surface treatment’ is commonly used, and continues to be a viable cost effective pavement strategy for low volume roads.”   Completed 2018 road resurfacing… Proposed 2022 road reconstruction… Proposed 2023 road reconstruction… Proposed 2024 road...

Strathcona Community Council – 2018 Annual General Meeting

Please join us at the 2018 Strathcona Community Council Annual General Meeting: Thursday, November 29 7 pm to 9 pm Erskine Presbyterian Church – 19 Pearl St. North Come meet your neighbourhood association, and find out how you can get involved! To start we’ll be covering the required business for the SCC AGM itself, where we’ll be approving last year’s minutes, the financial statement, and we’ll elect the council executive. If you are interested in running for an elected position (or being a member at large) on the SCC executive, please let our president know by email at strathconacommunitycouncil@gmail.com. At the meeting we’ll ask everyone running to just say a few words about themselves and why they want to be on the executive before our vote. Our incoming Ward 1 Councillor Maureen Wilson will also be there to say a few words before she formally starts her term as our Councillor. Unfortunately our outgoing Councillor Aidan Johnson will not be able to attend the AGM this year. Finally, we’ll have Sgt. Amanda Gill, the west-end crime manager for the Hamilton Police Service. She will have a presentation with crime stats for our neighbourhood and other info from the police, and she will have time to take questions too. Hope to see you...