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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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.
Short-listed Artists completing a Stage 2 submission will receive a $1200 honorarium.
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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The Strathcona Community Council is hosting a Ward 1 Candidates Forum on Tuesday, October 16th from 7 to 9 pm at The Hamilton Christian Fellowship church (HCF), 135 Strathcona St. N. (at Corner of Tom st.).
“This is a chance meet all the candidates and learn more about their individual platforms,” says SCC President Dominic Sorbara. All are invited.
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The planners for the proposed student-condo development at the Binkley Public School (later Colin Macdonald School) site have posted information about the plans for the building and site: https://sandersgardencondo.urbanshare.info/
There’s quite a bit to digest and no-one on the board has had the chance to go over this thoroughly – we are eager for your comments.
A few notes:
there will be a public meeting, but no date has been announced
plans are for
nine stories plus a storey-high mechanical suite
154 suites in the main building
28 “maisonette” suites
ground-floor commercial space
surface level and underground parking for 108 vehicles
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Community members are invited to join a discussion about the future of the Binkley United Church property at 1570 Main Street West. We are asked to “RSVP ASAP”; contacts and more information below.
YOU’RE INVITED TO A COMMUNITY ROUNDTABLE THE FUTURE OF BINKLEY UNITED CHURCH
Thursday October 4, 9 am to 1 pm
From: Project Team – Binkley United Church
Re: Property Redevelopment of 1570 Main Street West
Binkley United Church is currently engaged in contacting local community members, service providers, stakeholders and municipal representatives to help us explore community needs and possibilities as we consider options for the redevelopment of our church property at 1570 Main Street West in Hamilton. Our project team is hoping that you would like to be involved in discussing with other community partners the local and municipal needs and potential impacts this redevelopment could address. We invite you to join us for a Community Roundtable at Binkley United Church on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Continue reading →
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The following letter was read by the Ward One Councillor’s Administrative & Constituency Assistant, Nikola Wojewoda, at the AGM on behalf of Aidan Johnson.
Sadly, illness prevents me from attending our AWWCA AGM tonight. But I wanted to send a few words of report.
First of all: Thank you to our hard-working AWWCA executive, and particularly our leader, Ira Rosen, for a great year of service. The AWWCA does tremendous work, and we cannot thank our executive enough.
It has been a great year for Ward 1, and for Westdale and Ainslie Wood specifically. Continue reading →
The street fest will feature live music and a DJ, along with free give-a-ways from McMaster Athletics, MSU Campus Events and the McMaster Alumni Association. In addition, the street will be lined with tents offering students goodies and samples from a host of vendors.
Licensed patios will be open up and down the street, and multiple themed photo booths will be on site.
There will be live music at stages at King @ Sterling (in front of Westdale Cupcakes) and King @ North Oval (in front of Judy Marsales):
12-4pm Bill Craig
1-4pm Avery Raquel
This is also the first year in which Homecoming has been scheduled to coincide with SuperCrawl, so we may well see a very different pattern of festivities than in past years.
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Revised proposal for McMaster residence on Traymore
McMaster and Knightstone presented their revised proposal for a student residence on Traymore and Main West between Dalewood and Forsyth on September 5th (to the board of the AWWCA) and the 6th (to the general public).
The gist is that Mac is still planning to house 1,400+ students on the site. They’ve lowered the main mass down to 10 stories from 12 (plus a mechanicals penthouse), pulled back some mass from Traymore, and added an 18-storey tower at the south-west corner.
People at the meeting on the 7th expressed concerns about:
the sheer number of students
the chaotic foot traffic
the impact of 4 – 6 large trucks per day entering from Traymore
the 18 storey tower
Improvements over the previous proposal include:
the height of the bulk of the building reduced
below grade loading and waste bays
23 parking spots instead of 4 (19 for graduate-student townhouses)
ineligibility of undergraduates for street parking
a broad walking path on the West side of Forsyth, including a pedestrian bridge over the hospital parking ramp
It seems that many people were caught off guard by a reconfiguration without any reduction in capacity
One resident asked about putting housing at Main & Cootes instead, above or near the new transit terminal. Roger Couldrey, McMaster’s VP Admin, said that he would look into the possibility.
The AWWCA continues to oppose the development as currently planned, does not oppose a smaller development at the same location.
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