It’s time for the second Southam Park Master Plan Survey

This article, from May 11, has details on the second community survey regarding ongoing upgrades to Southam Park.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City is inviting residents yet again to participate in the ongoing Southam Park Master Plan, whose focus is a re-designed concept to re-invigorate the historic site.

Ward 8 residents provided great input the first time around, and we sure hope you’ll continue to help the City meet your recreational and community needs.

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Encampments in Ward 8

This article, from May 11, has details on the rise of encampments across Ward 8 and how the Encampment Response Team works with individuals to find them appropriate shelter or housing.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Encampments have long been hidden from public view, but since the COVID-19 pandemic, encampments have become more publicly visible. This article has information on the City’s response to encampments.

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City Council adopts 2021 tax supported operating budget

This article, from April 1, contains a City release outlining upcoming priorities of the budget, as well as a financial breakdown.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Hamilton City Council will be adopting a $1.6 billion gross operating budget and a net tax operating budget of $955 million. This budget came in 04. percent lower than what was estimated this past January.

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Ward 8 Complete Streets Survey Now Live!

This article, from March 11, has details on the Ward 8 Complete Streets survey, which is now live via Engage Hamilton.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The Ward 8 Office is excited to announce that the Ward 8 Complete Streets survey is now live via Engage Hamilton portal.

This project is specifically focused on improving safety and operations along residential and collector streets in Ward 8 only – arterial roads will not be a part of this project since they are already under consideration as part of the ongoing Complete Livable Better Streets Design Manual Project.

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City Reminding Residents on the Dangers of Frozen Waters

This article, from January 18, is a reminder for residents to use caution around icy lakes, rivers and ponds in the area.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With the cooler weather starting to freeze rivers, ponds, creeks and Princess Point, the City is issuing a reminder to would-be skaters that what looks frozen may not always be safe.

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Hamilton Urban Forest Strategy Released

This article, from January 16, has details on the Hamilton Urban Forest Strategy and ways you can improve canopy coverage in your neighbourhood.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

In the past few weeks, a draft of the Hamilton Urban Forest Strategy was released on the City of Hamilton’s website. Compared to the rest of the City’s wards, Ward 8 falls into last place in terms of canopy coverage. This post will cover what exactly the Hamilton Urban Forest Strategy is, why it’s important, and what you can do to change that.

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Keeping the Fun Going this Winter at Bruce Park

This article, from December 21, salutes the man keeping the fun going all winter long at Bruce Park.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The Ward 8 Office recently brought you an article about a fundraiser taking place in the Centremount Neighbourhood, where residents are holding a GoFundMe to raise funds for a community snowblower.

That snowblower will help ease the workload for Ted, the volunteer who keeps the rink running at Bruce Park.

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City Seeking Input from Albion Falls Visitors

This article, from November 19, contains details about a City survey about Albion Falls and resident experiences visiting the site.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Are you an avid explorer? Do you love visiting the many waterfalls around the city? Bruce Trail addiction? The City of Hamilton is looking for individuals like you to participate in its Albion Falls survey, aimed at understanding your visiting experiences.

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Introducing the Southam Park Master Plan

This article, from November 17, has details on the Southam Park Master Plan as well as a brief overview of the historic property.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With work almost completed on the Claremount Access, as well as the long anticipated Jay Keddy Trail, the City of Hamilton is moving its focus to Southam Park.

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Buchanan Park & Bruce Park Updates

This article, from September 28, contains updates on both Bruce Park and Buchanan Park

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Last week we brought you an update on a number of repairs/upgrades to the Westmount Recreation Centre, part of a Ward 8 priority maintenance list financed through the Ward 8 Area Rating Reserve.

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