You are invited to join volunteers of the Kirkendall neighbourhood, Canadian Pacific (CP) and GO Transit to do a cleanup of the area around the railway tracks between Chatham and Dundurn Streets. Wear sturdy shoes (safety shoes if you have them). Gloves and bags will be supplied. Strong muscles are required for the big stuff!
Here is a map
Thank you to Nancy Willson, Gail Rappolt, Nikola Wojewoda-Patti (Brian McHattie’s office), CPR and City of Hamilton staff for organizing this cleanup. Hope to see you there!
Let’s help keep Kirkendall clean!
The public is invited to the upcoming Rapid Transit Open House on September 30 at City Hall as we continue to move Hamilton forward.
City of Hamilton
77 James Street North, Suite 320
The City of Hamilton has set up a “Citizen’s Forum” to consider the implications of different tax rates for the different former municipalities in the amalgamated city. The forum invites participation of members of the public at coming meetings.
There will be two public meetings where people are invited to join the conversation. The first on September 22 at the Spectator Auditorium and the second on September 29 at Sherwood Public Library. Members of the public who wish to participate can register on the forum website or by calling 905-546-2424 x 3378.
Area rating of property tax is a complex issue. At the time of amalgamation, fire, transit, and culture and recreation were assessed differently in each of the former municipalities to reflect different levels of service and historic tax rates. Since that time, access to services has become increasingly harmonized – particularly in the urban areas of the former suburbs. In August of 2008, Council directed staff to review the current area rating model and report back on options.
At the November 24, 2009 Committee of the Whole, staff presented their report, which recommended that certain services be area-rated according to an urban-rural model. City Council voted to refer the matter to a Citizensʼ Forum. The Forum members will be asked to consider the cityʼs options and any others put forward by the public or interest groups.
For more information, visit the website, or read the media release.
Straight from the Garden
September 26th 2010 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come enjoy a beautiful fall day at Dundurn Castle’s annual harvest celebration. Explore the Historic Kitchen Garden with costumed interpreters, and learn about heirloom vegetables, bees, nuts and livestock in a series of free talks and workshops. Wander through our community exhibition hall, and stop for a chat with Hamilton area farmers. Childrens’ games, animals from Silver Willows, and entertainment by the Playford Players and Studio Babette Puppet Theatre make Straight from the Garden a festive event for all ages.
Admission is free for outdoor activities. Regular admission rates apply to the museum.
Download the poster.
For more information contact:
610 York Boulevard, Hamilton,
Ontario L8R 3H1 • 905.546.2872
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Enjoy a tea party with petit fours and a variety of teas served in china cups.
Then sit back and enjoy a Victorian clothing fashion show with staff and residents as models.
Date: Friday Sept. 24th
Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Cost: Free to residents, guests $3 per person
Please reserve by Fri. Sept. 17th
Call Barb 905-529-3163 Ext 153