August 11: Updates from the City of Hamilton

This article, from August 11, contains a few notable updates including the resumption of the on-street and over-night parking by-law which will be re-enforced starting next week

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The City issued a few updates today, including a notice that on-street and over-night parking by-law will be re-enforced starting next week.

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July 27: GTHA Mayors and Chairs welcome initial funding announcement

This article, from July 27, contains a statement from the Mayors and Chairs of the GTHA on the initial announcement of provincial funding relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Mayors and Chairs from the 11 largest municipalities comprising the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area held their weekly meeting to discuss the tentative announcement of provincial funding to help with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Mayors and Chairs also expressed concern at a number of private parties  in their statement, and are once again asking the public to continue to abide by provincial and municipal guidelines as we continue to work towards economic recovery.

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Virtual delegations to start in August

This article, from July 24, contains the latest information about virtual delegations at city committees and meetings moving forward.

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Standing committees will soon be hosting virtual delegations, the Hamilton Spectator reported this week, with the expectation that delegations will start in August.

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July 22: Updates from the City of Hamilton

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The City of Hamilton held a virtual scrum today, detailing the number of cases throughout the City and updates regarding the reopening of play structures, information regarding MPAC, details about S.E.A.T. applications and details about the mandatory mask by-law.

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July 20: Statement by Mayor Eisenberger on moving into Stage 3

This article, from July 20, includes a statement from Mayor Eisenberger about the City entering phase 3 of the province’s reopening framework.

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Mayor Fred Eisenberger has issued a statement on the news that Hamilton will be entering Stage 3 of the provincial government’s reopening framework, effective July 24.

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Mandatory use of masks in public enclosed spaces in effect as of July 20. Here is what you need to know.

This article, from July 17, contains the latest information on the City of Hamilton’s By-law, requiring the use of a mask or face covering in enclosed public spaces.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

As Hamilton continues to hold in stage 2 of the province’s reopening, City Council voted last week to enact By-Law No. 20-155, which requires the wearing of masks or face coverings in enclosed public spaces.

Beginning July 20, 2020 at 12:01 am, with some exceptions, all persons entering an enclosed public premise in the City of Hamilton are required to wear a mask or face covering.

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July 14: Phase Two updates and City Hall reopening

This article, from July 14, includes information related to City Hall’s limited reopening and other updates from the City of Hamilton.

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The City of Hamilton notified residents in its past update that City Hall will be reopening to the public in a limited capacity as of July 20, 2020. The City also updated residents of other details, such as numerous park and waterfall openings.

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Dundurn Castle and Steam & Technology Museum slated to re-open July 15

This article, from July 13, contains information about the re-openings of Dundurn Castle and the Hamilton Steam & Technology Museum.

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As Hamilton continues to re-open, museums around the city are starting to prepare for the return of visitors. This week, the Dundurn National Historic Site and the Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology will be welcoming its first visitors this week since the pandemic started in mid-March.

A full statement on the re-openings can be found below.

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Ontario Mayors and Chairs issue emergency call for financial support

This article, from July 9, includes a statement from Ontario Mayors and Regional Chairs calling on the Federal and Provincial Governments for more financial support as municipalities continue to face shortfalls due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mayors and Regional Chairs from across Ontario recently met to discuss the financial emergency affecting municipalities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Should Masks Be Mandatory in Hamilton? Statement By Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko

Mask wearing has been identified by Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health as an important part of Hamilton’s COVID19 post-peak framework.

Every person wearing a face covering properly is protecting those around them from the risk of virus spread.

But should masks be mandatory in Hamilton?

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

On June 29th, 2020 City of Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger along with the mayors and chairs of the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area municipalities (GTHA), issued a statement requesting the province make masks mandatory province wide.

Mask wearing has been identified by Hamilton’s Medical Officer of Health as an important part of Hamilton’s COVID19 post-peak framework.

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