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.

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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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Reminder: Community Open House Webinar on 1020 Upper James redevelopment to take place May 7

This article, from April 20, contains information about an upcoming webinar in regards to a redevelopment planned for 1020 Upper James St.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

In light of the ongoing restrictions surrounding gatherings due to COVID-19, a planned webinar will be hosted by Royal Living Development Group Inc. in regards to the redevelopment of 1020 Upper James Street.

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Community Open House Webinar on 1020 Upper James redevelopment to take place May 7

This article, from April 20, contains information about an upcoming webinar in regards to a redevelopment planned for 1020 Upper James St.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

In light of the ongoing restrictions surrounding gatherings due to COVID-19, a planned webinar will be hosted by Royal Living Development Group Inc. in regards to the redevelopment of 1020 Upper James Street.

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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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March 27: City initiatives focus on economic recovery for Hamilton’s business community

This article contains a press release from the City of Hamilton dated March 27, 2020 on initiatives for economic recovery for Hamilton’s business community.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton issued a press release today, committing itself to supporting local businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic, with City Council directing staff to review opportunities for relief from some taxes and fees, with staff to report back by early April.

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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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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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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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