Westbound lanes of the LINC to be closed Friday night

This article, from May 26, contains information on an upcoming closure affecting the westbound lanes of the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway, going in to effect May 29 at 8 p.m.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The Westbound lanes of the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway will be closed for maintenance this coming Friday, May 29,  between the hours of 8 p.m. until 6 a.m.

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John C. Munro Airport During the Time of COVID

This article contains information about the role John C. Munro is playing during the COVID-19 crisis as well as an update on the ongoing modernization project at YHM.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

COVID-19 has shuttered travel for the time being. From empty airports to many airlines across the country seeing dramatic financial losses, the air industry is facing drastic changes.

Although things are at a standstill when it comes to moving people, the business of moving freight is arguably more important now than ever. With that in mind, we thought we would give an update on what is currently going on at John C. Munro International Airport and upcoming developments to keep an eye on.

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1020 Upper James Development Update

This article contains information related to the proposed development at 1020 Upper James Street and a webinar which was broadcast on May 7th, 2020.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

As we had previously mentioned in prior postings,  a webinar took place on May 7th focusing on the proposed redevelopment of 1020 Upper James St.

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Local Higher Order Rapid Transit Recommended by Hamilton Transportation Task Force

The Hamilton Transportation Task Force has recommended local higher-order transit as its top priority for Hamilton.

The Task Force published its full report on April 9th.

This article contains a brief review and discussion of the Task Force’s recommendations.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

On April 9th, 2020 the Province of Ontario publicly released the Hamilton Transportation Task Force report and recommendations – a full copy of the report is available here.

Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation issued the following statement regarding the Hamilton Transportation Task Force Report:

“I am pleased that we are one step closer to ensuring that the province’s commitment of $1 billion in capital funding is invested in realistic and affordable transportation projects in Hamilton.

The Task Force has recommended a list of proposed projects that will improve access to the transportation network, reduce congestion, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

In order to determine which of these projects will best serve the needs of Hamilton, the Task Force has also recommended further analysis.

To this end, I am asking Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario to conduct a technical review of the project options contained in the report.

In the interest of full transparency, I am also releasing the report to stakeholders and the public.

Caroline Mulroney, Ontario Minister of Transportation

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City’s Largest Infrastructure Project Happening at Woodward Avenue Water Treatment Plant

With our office hosting the upcoming Speaking Volumes – The Chedoke Creek Spill event taking place soon on March 11, we thought it would be worthwhile to dig a little deeper into the largest single capital infrastructure investment in the City of Hamilton’s history.

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$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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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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Hamilton Transportation Task Force Update

Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney recently announced the naming of the Hamilton Transportation Task Force.

The Task Force will provide recommendations to the government on how the $1 billion dollars originally slated for LRT development will be used after the cancellation of the project by Minister Mulroney.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney recently announced the naming of the Hamilton Transportation Task Force.

The Task Force will provide recommendations to the government on how the $1 billion dollars originally slated for LRT development will be used after the cancellation of the project by Minister Mulroney.

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Temporary Road Closure coming to Stone Church Road West

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Upgrades to the current pumping station at the Garth Street/Stone Church Road Reservoir will be taking place starting February 3rd until the end of April. During this time, westbound traffic on Stone Church Road West (near Garth Street) will be impacted.

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Queensdale Avenue Traffic Calming – Statement by Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko

Hello, Ward 8 Neighbours!

On Friday, August 16th, 2019 Hamilton City Council approved a motion by Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko for the installation of three speed cushions on Queensdale Avenue at a cost not to exceed $16,8000, to be funded from the Ward 8 Area Capital Reserve Fund.

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