Environment Hamilton’s Project to preserve and promote the walkability of our neighbourhood invites the public to a meeting:
Thursday, Oct. 2nd, 7:00pm
Stanley Ave. Baptist Church
115 Stanley Ave.
On Thursday you will:
- Meet other residents helping to make Kirkendall a walking and cycling-friendly neighbourhood
- Prioritize concerns and develop ideas for improving the neighbourhood
Environment Hamilton will give a short summary of the concerns brought up through our Kirkendall Walkability study. This volunteer-based, street-by-street canvass has generated a long list of concerns for walkers and cyclists – from problem street crossings to cycling network weaknesses.
As a group, we will discuss ways of improving the neighbourhood. Suggestions might be directed at the city, but there are many exciting things we can do with the local businesses and with our neighbours. Actions might include:
- recommendations for the city cycling masterplan – to be submitted during the public consultation meetings this fall
- traffic calming projects around the entrance to the HAAA grounds through community art projects, a physical roundabout, awareness actions, etc.
- work with the local businesses to make streetscapes around businesses more walker friendly
- recommendations to the city about pedestrian safety issues due to traffic
- a network to better understand and participate in plans for development around your neighbourhood
- work promoting walking and cycling as a healthy alternative to short vehicle trips
We look forward to working with you.
Beatrice and Jarah
Kirkendall Walks Project
This is a just to note to say thanks to everyone who brought food or donated money for Mission Service at the Locke St. Festival.
We’ve been told by the food bank co-ordinator that the total collected was approximately 600 lbs of food and an additional $164.00 which will be used to feed hungry families in the city. All this was very much appreciated!
The St. Joseph’s Church Social Justice Committee and Environment Hamilton will be screening the award-winning film
‘A Crude Awakening’
Date: Monday Sept 29
Time: 7 pm
Location: St. Joseph’s Church – corner of Locke St. & Herkimer
Film to be followed by a discussion led by environment Hamilton’s
resident expert on peak oil and climate change.
‘A Crude Awakening’ explains how oil production is going to hit the wall. Compelling and highly entertaing, the film visits with the world’s top experts and comes to a startling conclusion – our industrial society, built on cheap and readily available oil, must be completely re-imagined.
All are welcome!
Melrose United kicks off its fall schedule of movies on Friday, Sept 26th at 7 pm.
You Never Bike Alone is an 80 minute documentary, looking at how cyclists are building critical mass in Vancouver, Canada, and changing the face of the city. It is the story of how a social movement grows and the people behind it.
more films later in the fall! Details are at the Melrose United website .
The date has been set for the Annual General Meeting of the Kirkendall Neighbourhood Association:
7 pm, Tuesday, October 21st
Stanley Avenue Baptist Church
Corner of Stanley and Locke Street
Plans for Light Rail Transit in Hamilton,
Making Kirkendall a Walkable neighbourhood,
Big Box Development off Longwood Road
Parking is Available at the back of the building.
Please enter the building through the back door for the meeting.
In addition to the above reports, the meeting’s agenda will include the election of the executive of the Association for the coming year, and a presentation of a new constitution for approval by the membership. For information on the executive positions to be filled, or on the proposed constitution, please email Derek Hrynyshyn, treasurer.
Councillor McHattie is concerned about the continued expansion of bars in Hess Village and the related problems with noise, vandalism, and other incidents in the neighbourhoods. He has met with Hamilton Police Services and they share his concerns, to the point where police officers have expressed concern about their safety on patrol in Hess Village on weekends.
Councillor Mchattie will be introducing a notice of motion at the Economic Development and Planning Committee to address this issue. He would like to hear whether you have been you been affected by the acitivities at Hess Village, and if so, how?
You please send us your comments along with some information regarding the day of the week, and the time of day/night.
The organizers of the Walking Tour of Locke St have asked those who are interested to register first. To do so, please call Beatrice at 905 627 2696 or email her at
Join local historian Bill Manson for a guided walk around the heritage community of Locke Street South. We will explore the history of the area, including its residential, commercial, and industrial development. As well, we will explore the development of historical transportation infrastructures that both promoted and hindered the sustainability of this unique neighbourhood.
The 1 1/2 hour walk will commence at the southeast corner of Main and Locke streets at 10 am sharp on Saturday September 20, rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for the weather and the walk.
Bill Manson is a retired educator and avid walker, who lived on Locke Street South for 35 years where he co-authored Up and Down Locke Street South. He is also the author of Getting Around Hamilton, which is an illustrated history of Hamilton’s transportation systems, and Footsteps in Time, Volumes 1&2, which are illustrated histories of Hamilton’s downtown heritage neighbourhoods, Beasley, Central, Corktown, Durand and North-End, including detailed walking tours of the communities.
Mr. Mason will also be giving a free illustrated talk on the history of transportation in Hamilton at 2 pm on Saturday September 20 and Saturday October 4 at Hamilton HIStory+HERitage, 165 James North
The Locke St. Festival happens this Saturday, and as well as the events that have been advertised
From 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., come and sing along with accordionist Joe Suffoletta and singer Maria Giavadoni outside Mister Tony’s Barbershop, between Chatham St. and Charlton Ave.
And from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., bring your family and friends to our special presentation of the movie “Nim’s Island” on the big screen at he H.A.A.A. Grounds. The movie will start when it gets dark.
These events are organized by the Locke St. BIA.
See you there!