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MacSeniors Exercise and Wellness Program

MacSeniors is an exercise and wellness program, offering a supervised regimen of aerobic and resistance training for individuals 55 years of age and older at McMaster Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE) the on campus state-of-the-art, exercise research and training centre. 

Personalized programs are designed using specialized exercise equipment based on the needs and fitness levels of each individual.

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Metrolinx - 2041 Regional Transportation Plan Consultation

Public Consultation has started for Metrolinx's Draft of the 2041 Regional Transportation Plan.  A roundtable meeting will be held in Hamilton on Monday November 6 at the Hamilton Public Library from 6:30pm to 9pm.

The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) is one of the fastest-growing regions in North America. Every year, it attracts more than 110,000 new residents, which means more than 10 million people will call it home by 2041, from just over seven million today. That’s equivalent to adding more than the population of Greater Vancouver in just 25 years! Metrolinx and its partners are planning for that future — the exciting next chapter in the story of our region.

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2017 Participatory Budget Ideas Receive Funding!

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We are excited to announce that Aidan's Motion for the 2017 Ward 1 Area Rating Expenditure passed at Council! City staff now have a defined budget and direction to start planning the infrastructure projects voted on in the last Participatory Budgeting (PB) Process.

320 ideas were reviewed and discussed; 28 moved forward to a ballot; 1,606 votes were cast, resulting in 13 projects moving forward.  Thank you to everyone who participated!

A special thank you to the Westdale Cinema Group for presenting to the General Issues Committee on October 4, 2017!

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Kay Drage Park Trail Construction starts October 16!

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The Kay Drage Trail construction is due to begin on October 16 and will be completed by the end of the year!  We hope the new trail will be enjoyed by all residents.

In the meantime, please be advised there will be construction in the area, the boundaries are outlined on the map below.  Click the image to enlarge.

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Citizen Dashboard is now Live!

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We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Citizen Dashboard in Hamilton.   

The Dashboard publishes performance data for select services.  In time for Fire Prevention Week, Fire Department Metrics are the first to be published.  Please click here to be directed to the website!

Additional data sets to be published soon!

 

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Fire Prevention Week October 8 to 14

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Every Second Counts! The Hamilton Fire Department is urging families in Hamilton to practice their home fire escape plan as part of Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme of Fire Prevention Week, which runs from October 8-14, 2017, is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”

“Fire and smoke move faster than you,” said Fire Chief David Cunliffe. “There’s no time to figure out how to escape your home AFTER a fire starts. Practice an escape plan BEFORE there’s a fire so you can get out safely.”

 

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Help keep our Streets and Parks Clean

Clean streets and parks make our community a better place to be.  We would like to thank the countless volunteers who work hard to help keep Ward 1 looking beautiful.    

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Watermain Flushing in Ainslie Wood - October 2017

Attention Ainslie Wood Residents living south of Main, opposite McMaster.  The City of Hamilton will be conducting routine watermain flushing to maintain the water pipes and water quality. 

Staff will be placing door hangers in the impacted areas a minimum of 48 hours prior to flushing. There will also be roadside signs during the work.  

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Dale Brown is retiring from the Ward 1 Office

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After 15 years of dedicated service to the Ward 1 Office, Dale Brown has announced she will be retiring from her position to pursue new opportunities in life. Her contributions to Ward 1 will never be forgotten; from the community newsletter to participatory budgeting to neighbourhood meetings to constituent support, she has been committed to making Ward 1 a better place for everyone.

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Update on the One-Year Pilot Program for Yard Maintenance Related By-laws in the McMaster Neighbourhoods

Aidan introduced and moved a Motion at City Council titled 'Review of the Current By-law Enforcement Service Levels in the McMaster University Neighbourhoods'. The Motion was carried.  As a result, the City of Hamilton hired two additional students for a one year pilot program for enforcement of yard maintenance related by-laws in the McMaster neighbourhoods.

Since starting, students went door to door handling out pamphlets and educating property owners and occupants on the purpose of the pilot program, various yard maintenance related by-laws and violations.  The following video reviews property standards in the City of Hamilton:

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