The attached document is the result of the process started at last year’s annual general meeting of the KNA, and is intended to serve as the basis for decisions about our community’s future. Please take a look at what has been produced!
And don’t forget tonight’s Annual General Meeting:
7 pm, Stanley Avenue Church
- an update from various KNA committees
- Q & A session with Ward 1 Councillor Brian McHattie
- information about crime-proofing the neighbourhood from Sgt. Sabrina Feser from Hamilton Police Services
- a talk about Kirkendall history from local historian Bill Mansen
- have a voice in issues that affect the community you live in
- contribute your ideas to help the neighbourhood
- learn more about your neighbourhood
- you get to work with a lot of great people who are doing great things in your community!
1) Spirit of Red Hill Valley Lecture
2) Survey for Locke St. Market
3) People’s Choice Urban Design Award
4) Environment Hamilton’s 10th Anniversary Event
Seventh Annual Spirit of Red Hill Valley Lecture
The noted urban planner Dr Pamela Blais will deliver this year’s Spirit of Red Hill Valley lecturer on Monday, November 7, at 7:30 pm in First Unitarian Church at 170 Dundurn Street South, Hamilton. Please circulate the attached poster for this annual free event.
Dr Blais 2010 book – Perverse Cities: Hidden Subsidies, Wonky Policy and Urban Sprawl – has won critical praise including being short-listed for the Donner Prize. She suggests that urban planning has focused on curbing sprawl by treating its symptoms and failing to recognize the market distortions and flawed policy that drive sprawl. As a result of crude public policies, a wide range of urban goods and services are subject to inaccurate price signals, including housing, non-residential properties, transportation and utilities. Mis-pricing creates hidden, perverse subsidies and incentives that promote sprawl while discouraging more efficient and sustainable urban forms. More information is available at http://perversecities.ca/.
The Locke St Farmers Market is trying to get some feedback and would appreciate it if folks could complete a survey athttp://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9BFBZD3.
Residents, businesses and the design and development community are invited to cast their vote for who they think should win this year’s People’s Choice Award for the City of Hamilton’s 2011 Urban Design and Architecture Awards.
There are 36 projects to choose from, with a wide variety of types of buildings and locations across the city. Projects were submitted by members of the public and the development community.
Hamiltonians will have until October 10, 2011at 4:30 pm to cast their vote. On November 10th, in celebration of World Town Planning Day, the winner will be announced and officially recognized and presented with this award at a December Council meeting, which will air on Cable 14.
Go online to http://www.hamilton.ca/udavote to view the complete list of nominees, read the descriptions of each project and then select who you think is the best.
And from Environment Hamilton:
There is only one more week left until Environment Hamilton’s celebration- Sustainably Yours: Celebrating 10 years of Environmental Action in the Hamilton community. You know what we do. A not- for-profit orgnaization, we help Hamiltonians gain the skills they need to protect and enhance the environment around us.
On Saturday, the 22nd of October, we plan to celebrate and we hope you will join us!
We have a great line up: A silent auction (fund-raiser), live musicians, a special performance by singer/songwriterSarah Harmer, delicious, bountiful snacks by Chef and Wife, speeches, good company and more!
But space is limited so if you plan to attend we suggest that you do not hesitate to purchase tickets right away so as to avoid disappointment. You can do so on line if you like at
As an aside note, Graham Crawford of HIStory and HERitage has just completed a timeline video about Environment Hamilton on display through the month of October and also at the 10th celebration. You’ll also be seeing stories in Hamilton Magazine and the Spec.com
Looking forward to seeing you at our party!