Come and what the transition from an industrial zone to a knowledge factory looks like!
After four years of demolition (of the former CAMCO plant), redevelopment, renovation, and marketing for tenants, McMaster Innovation Park will celebrate the completion of its first building with a public Open House.
The 180,000 square-foot facility at 175 Longwood Road South, near Highway 403, will host a day of guided tours, historical reviews and plans, tenant displays, and a celebratory cake cutting. Thirty local artists will display more than 100 works of art in MIP’s atrium.
Doors open on Monday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 a.m., and will remain open until 3:00 p.m. At 12:30 p.m. Zach Douglas, president of the Park, will cut the cake and talk about the next phase of development.
Date: Monday, October 26, 2009
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton
What: Community Meeting – Traffic Safety on the Queen Street Hill
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph’s Parish Hall (Locke at Herkimer)
Councillor McHattie has been meeting with some residents and city staff to consider possible measures to improve safety on this road from Beckett Dr. down to Aberdeen.
This meeting is being held to update the broader community. City staff will be present to present their findings and to answer questions.
The application for rezoning 427 Aberdeen Avenue (the old Tim Horton’s; ZAC-09-026) is on the agenda of the Economic Development & Planning Committee on October 20. The meeting starts at 9:30 am and the item is 6.3 on the agenda. Please note this meeting is the legally required public meeting for this application.
The report (PED09280) is available to the public.
Staff are supportive of this proposal.
Following the public meeting held on September 14, the Kirkendall Neighbourhood Association organized a committee of citizens to meet with the developer to discuss the concerns raised at the meeting. This committee met twice. At the second meeting, the developer presented some modifications to the proposal in an attempt to create a development that is more acceptable to the community. This committee was pleased with the changes presented and is supportive of modified design.
The developer is now proposing 32 units (down from 42) ranging from 869 to 1200 square feet and a building that is 3 metres higher. Twenty-eight (28) parking spots will still be provided underground and negotiations are underway to provide additional parking on the Aberdeen Gardens site. The developer also committed to forming a “Development Co-ordination Committee“, a citizens advisory committee, to work with him on issues such as the building materials (stone, finishes, colours, windows, balconies etc.), timing of construction, and other issues as they arise. Note that the on-line report does not reflect these changes, however staff is working with the developer to formally introduce the modifications on Tuesday.
i) If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Hamilton before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of the City of Hamilton to the Ontario Municipal Board.
ii) If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Hamilton before the by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Muncipipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so.
The KNA will hold its Annual General Meeting on
Monday, October 19th, 7 pm at
Stanley Avenue Baptist Church
(use the back door off the parking lot).
Come out and see what we hvae been up to and what we have planned for the coming year!
Memberships can be renewed at the meeting as well (for just $5 per family per year.)
We will have speakers on Alternative Transportation including Car Share and someone from Public Health will bring us up to speed on planning for H1N1 flu.
There will also be an important update on the Trinity Big-Box store proposal.
We will also be holding our election of officers and board members at large. Any member who would like to get more involved should consider joining us. (Meetings of the board are held once a month, on the last Tuesday.) The more active members we have, the stronger our neighbourhood association will be. Feel free to send comments/questions about the meeting by email or call Mary Lou at 905-308-9678 for more information
What: Meeting to hear public input on the proposed Tree Cutting By-law on Private Property
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Hamilton Convention Centre (Albion Room), 1 Summers Lane
The City of Hamilton is considering adoption of the Private Tree and Woodland Conservation By-law and the Tree Protection Guidelines for Development Sites.
Anyone interested in making a presentation is asked to pre-register as a delegation by noon on October 16 by contacting:
Alexandra Rawlings, Co-ordinator, Economic Development and Planning Committee at 905-546-2424 ext 2729 or by email at Alexandra.Rawlings@hamilton.ca, by fax at 905-564-2095 or by mail to the City Clerk’s Office, Suite 220, 77 James Street North, Hamilton, L8R 2K3.
Presentations are limited to 5 minutes.
A copy of the report is available at http://www.hamilton.ca/treecuttingbylaw
Kirkendall Gardener Group invites you to join our Fall Neighbourhood Planting Initiative, Bring Your Own Bulbs. On October 17th, we’ll be planting bulbs around the neighbourhood in neglected spots, and you can help in the following ways:
- Meet us on October 17th, at noon in front of the Locke Street Bakery, and bring your own supply of spring-blooming bulbs, a trowel and some gloves for planting;
- Suggest some spots in the neighbourhood that could use a bit of spring colour by pinning a location on our map, either at the Locke Street Festival on September 12th, or on the Google map here;
- Donate bulbs, garden tools or gloves that you don’t need any more; or
- Donate cash to help us buy bulbs for all of us to enjoy!
Contact us through our email address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The crime stats for the month of September, provided by Sergeant Jo-Ann Savoie, West Town Crime Manager are now posted at
Scroll down to the heading “Crime Reports” and click on the West Town Crime Stats for September 2009 link. Please note that Sgt Savoie is on holidays and returning to work on Wednesday, October 28. In her absence, please contact Sgt. Potter at email@example.com.
A suspect has been approaching residents in the
The suspect was last seen wearing a blue nylon jacket with a pepsi logo on it and a blue baseball cap. He may also be traveling by bike.
The suspect is described as a white male in his late 30′s, slim build approx 140-150 lbs, 5’5″-5’7″ brown wavy hair.
Please do not give money and report the matter to police through our non emergency number 905 546-4925.
Residents should not be alarmed, just informed.
The KNA will hold its Annual General Meeting on
Monday, October 19th, 7 pm at
Stanley Avenue Baptist Church (use the back door off the parking lot).
Come out and see what we are up to and you might even decide to join – only $5 per family per year. We will have speakers on Alternative Transportation including Car Share and someone from Public Health will bring us up to speed on planning for H1N1 flu.
We will also have our election of officers and board members at large and we encourage you to consider joining us. Meetings are the first Tuesday evening of every month. The more active members we have, the stronger our neighbourhood association. Feel free to send comments/questions about the meeting by email or call Mary Lou at 905-308-9678 for more information particularly about the election.