$68k Committed to Improve Ward 8 Sidewalks

The 70s and 80s era brought us many notable, local architectural achievements like the Central Library, Hamilton Place and the Art Gallery of Hamilton. However, the high back semi barrier curbs on sidewalks constructed throughout numerous new developments in the 1970s and 1980s within Ward 8 are not celebrated, and the committed funds will help correct inadequacies for homeowners.

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City Seeking Volunteers for Everyone Counts

The City of Hamilton is putting out a call for 150 volunteers to help facilitate and participate in Everyone Counts 2020, a nationally coordinated effort to identify how many people in different communities experience homelessness across Canada at any given time taking place from April 19 to April 23.

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Upcoming Hamilton Water Events

Water is one of our most precious resources and the folks in the Hamilton Water Department, a division of Public Works, who work hard to keep a steady source of clean, safe, reliable water for our residents.

Three great water events are surfacing once again across the city – one to help the environment, one to showcase facilities, and one to celebrate and educate the importance of water in our community.

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Do the Math: LRT vs Tax! (video)

EVENT VIDEO! On February 11, Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko, Ward 1 Councillor Maureen Wilson and Ward 3 Councillor Nrinder Nann hosted Joe Minicozzi, one of the world’s most respected urban planners to talk about cities, community wealth, economics, and what it means to you!

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Ridgemount Play Structure Public Engagement Session March 5th

On February 6 we updated you about some big changes are coming to the Greeningdon neighbourhood. A brand new play structure will be returning to Ridgemount Elementary, which hasn’t had a structure since it was removed when the school expanded a few years ago.

The City of Hamilton has announced a Ridgemount Play Structure Replacement engagement session, which is set for March 5 (4pm-7pm) at Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

On February 6 we updated you about some big changes are coming to the Greeningdon neighbourhood. A brand new play structure will be returning to Ridgemount Elementary, which hasn’t had a structure since it was removed when the school expanded a few years ago.

The City of Hamilton has announced a Ridgemount Play Structure Replacement engagement session, which is set for March 5 (4pm-7pm) at Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena.

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Extension Approved of Dedicated Mohawk College Parking Enforcement

Parking pressures have long affected residential streets around Mohawk College, with visitors and students utilizing on-street parking rather than pay for parking at the college. Today’s planning committee motion will bring continued relief and enforcement to area residents.

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Native Women’s Centre Closing Mountain View Emergency Shelter

The Native Women’s emergency shelter on Rosedene Avenue announced on Thursday that it will be closing its doors this summer to better streamline the services it offers.

In response to the announcement, the city has pledged to reallocate the funding of the 15 beds to other agencies serving women who have become homeless.

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New Life for the Historic Balfour Estate

One of Hamilton’s oldest historical structures looks to finally have some new life (and investment) breathed into it as the picturesque Balfour Estate has potentially found a new tenant.

Pending approval by the Ontario Heritage Trust (OHT), Cardus will lease the property from the City after Council recently voted in favour of moving forward pending the OHT’s approval for “intensity of use” and “adaptive reuse” plans.

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Electric Buses Will Not Replace LRT

With the cancellation of LRT and the Province’s offer to invest one billion dollars towards transportation in Hamilton, there has been increased discussion about electric buses as an alternative to rapid transit.
While I support a transition to an electric HSR bus fleet as a possible mitigation measure to help meet Hamilton’s Climate Change goals – it is important to note that electric buses on their own will not replace LRT.

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Clean & Green Neighbourhood Grant Program

Are you a part of a Neighbourhood Association looking to do something positive for your community’s environment? Looking to fund a community initiative? Thanks to the Keep Hamilton Clean & Green Committee, now is your chance!

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Are you a part of a Neighbourhood Association looking to do something positive for your community’s environment? Looking to fund a community initiative? Thanks to the Keep Hamilton Clean & Green Committee, now is your chance!

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