Tracking proposed new large-scale residential developments

There are more than half a dozen proposed large-scale residential developments in Ainslie Wood and Westdale, at various stages of planning and approval. We are working to keep track of the proposals and their status with City Hall so that AWWCA members and other neighbours know what’s being proposed and planned. We welcome any additions or updates.

See the Proposed new large residential developments page.

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Book Launch: Cootes Paradise Writers Anthology, June 25th

Sanctuary: A Cootes Paradise Writers Anthology, is a collection of poetry and short prose written by Cootes Paradise Writers, a collection of seasoned and aspiring writers attending a series of poetry workshops held at McMaster, and edited by long-time Westdale High School English teacher, Bob Spree.

  • When: Tuesday, June 25th at 7:00 PM
  • Where: David Braley Health Sciences Centre in downtown Hamilton (100 Main Street West), in the Bayview Room, which is on the 6th floor.

Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided.

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Updated Useful-Contacts page

We’ve updated our page of useful phone numbers, email addresses and web sites: who to contact and where to look for events, noise and property-standards problems, booking the Churchill Park clubhouse, and much more.

We’ll have 4×6 cars with the most important of these numbers at the AWWCA & BIA tent at Artsfest in Westdale Village, June 21 – 23.

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Booking the Churchill Park Clubhouse

The Churchill Park Clubhouse – the former Churchill Fields Lawn Bowling Club clubhouse – is available for public rental from the City of Hamilton, but the booking information is hard to find.

For more information, see our Churchill Park Clubhouse info page.

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Cleanup results

On a chilly Saturday, April 27th, ward 1 councillor Maureen Wilson joined a crew of AWWCA and BIA volunteers to collect trash from alleys and roads near the centre of Westdale. We made a dent.

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Churchill Park Public Art Project – Public Consultation

$200,000 has been allocated by the City for an art installation in Churchill Park (between the Aviary and Ravine Road). Six submissions were short-listed from 44 submissions by a citizen jury and now the City is accepting comments from the general public until April 7th ahead of the final selection.

You can submit your comments via an on-line survey (link below) or via email to Jen Anisef. Descriptions of the project are available in the survey and at the Westdale Library.

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Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge talk – March 29

Poster for Hobbitstee presentation

Hobbitstee is an all-volunteer charitable organization that cares for sick, injured, orphaned or displaced native wildlife.

Chantal Theijn will speak about the work the refuge does and how the community can help.

Friday, March 29th
12 – 1 pm
Council Chambers / Gilmour Hall 111
McMaster University

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Westdale Traffic Management Plan Study – Draft Report

The City of Hamilton began a study of pedestrian, vehicle and cyclist traffic in Westdale in the Spring of 2018, using funds from the Ward 1 area-rating funds allocated by pubic voting.

There was a Public Information Consultation at St. George’s Church in June, 2018 and on March 4th a draft of recommendations was presented to AWWCA members at our monthly board meeting.

Click here to see an overview and two maps: the first shows problems identified by residents and studies of accident reports, speed and volume records, and walkabouts; the second show a draft recommendation of possible solutions.

Comments may be sent to Bryan Purins, City of Hamilton Traffic-Safety Technologist, until Monday March 11th.

A second PIC will be held in Westdale in April or May.

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“Hug a Hub” neighbourhood-association dinner & social, March 1st

If you are an AWWCA member and would like to attend, please email info@awwca.ca before February 18th. There is no charge for attendees.

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Call for artists for Churchill Park public art

 

The City of Hamilton is seeking professional Artists or Artist-Led Teams to create a permanent Public Art work(s) to be located along a new path in the western section of Churchill Park, also known as the Royal Botanical Gardens Teaching Garden. Artists are asked to propose art works that will speak to themes related to Human Rights and the legacy of great humanitarians such as Raoul Wallenberg, who saved over 100,000 Jews from the Holocaust.

Artists will be selected by a citizen Jury through a two-stage process involving a written statement of approach and qualifications followed by submission of a detailed proposal by selected Artists.

AWARD: $200,000

Short-listed Artists completing a Stage 2 submission will receive a $1200 honorarium.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
NOVEMBER 22, 2018 AT 3:00 PM

Artist Information Meeting: Thursday October 18, 2018, 7 PM Westdale Library (Program Room) – 955 King Street West, Hamilton. Artists are invited to view a presentation on the adjudication process and submission requirements and ask questions.This is not a mandatory meeting.

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