On Thursday, December 7th, 2017 Aidan hosted a “Bistro Night” for families staying at Hamilton’s Ronald McDonald House (RMH). The families in attendance provided warm and grateful feedback. Pictures taken throughout the day/evening are found below.
Aidan would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Ward 1 volunteers. The time you dedicated to helping out at RMH is greatly appreciated and we are grateful and proud that you are a part of our community! Aidan would also like to thank everyone who sent in a donation, your money was used to pay for the cost of the food.
Although Bistro night is over, the demands at Ronald McDonald House are not. For those who are able, please consider donating money, required wish list items or time. For more information click here.
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Tomorrow is the last day to submit your ideas on how to spend $1.5 million in infrastructure with the focus on Environmental Stewardship!
Have an idea to share? Please click here to enter it online or visit one of our Drop Box Locations (idea submission forms are available at the drop boxes). Idea submission closes December 14. Click the image to enlarge:
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During today’s December 8 City Council meeting, Council approved the City of Hamilton 2018 Water, Wastewater / Storm Rate Budget as well as the City’s Tax Supported Capital Budget.
With the approved rates for the 2018 Water, Wastewater / Storm Rate Budget landing at a combined rate increase of 4.5% effective January 1, 2018. The average resident’s bill in 2018 will be $690.70 for a household consuming 200 cubic metres of water annually representing an increase of $29.75 annually.Read more →
The Tourism and Culture Division at the City of Hamilton is pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 City of Hamilton Arts Awards. This annual program promotes the City of Hamilton’s pride in its arts community by inspiring success, fostering growth and celebrating the talent that drives this vital part of our city. Citizens nominate artists for consideration by independent juries who choose 20 Emerging and Established artists to honour for their excellence in 11 arts disciplines. Each successful nominee is presented with a cash award and civic recognition.
Click the image to download the Nomination Package in PDF!Read more →
In Public Health Services we know that oral health is essential to overall health and that often the biggest barrier to care is cost - this is especially difficult for low income families and individuals who do not have employer paid insurance, and this is an issue across the country. Locally, the City of Hamilton helps to address some of these gaps in services by providing services such as our Dental Health Bus, Downtown Dental Clinic and Seniors Oral Health Outreach program.Read more →
In 2018, the southbound to eastbound advance green will be converted to a fully protected signal. This means that southbound vehicles turning from Durndurn onto Main Street will only be able to complete the turn on a green arrow. It is hoped that this will make the intersection safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. In order to make this happen, City Staff have been busy making over 100 programming adjustments at traffic signals between Highway 403 and Gage Avenue. We are looking forward to the changes!
There will be a new splashpad installed in celebration of Canada's 150 anniversary. Below is the preliminary concept plan (click to enlarge):Read more →
Update: Data from Food Safety, Ontario Works, Water Supply & Distribution, and Waste & Recycling is now available on the Citizen Dashboard!
Data from five additional municipal services will be added in January 2018 including Building Permits & Inspections, City Finances, Economic Development, Housing Services, and HSR Transit.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Citizen Dashboard in Hamilton!Read more →
The City of Hamilton has organized a number of festive events and special parking arrangements to mark the 2017 holiday season! Details and links to information are found below.
Aidan would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season.Read more →
Could you be our next Snow Angel? Or do you know one?
Through the Snow Angels Program, volunteers clear snow from the walkways of some of Hamilton’s most vulnerable residents. After a minimum of a 3cm snowfall, volunteers are asked to shovel the client’s sidewalk, walkway from the entrance door to the sidewalk and the windrow – the snow left behind at the end of the driveway after the plow has cleared the road. This selfless support allows these residents safe passage for themselves and their caregivers.
All matched new volunteers are provided with warm winter wear – a hat, gloves and socks – courtesy of Mark’s, and all are invited to an appreciation event in the spring. High school students can take advantage of this opportunity to accumulate community service hours for graduation.Read more →
Are you a SoBi member? We need you!
The SoBi Members Survey is an annual questionnaire that helps SoBi Hamilton better understand who is using the system, how it is used, and how SoBi fits within the city’s overall transportation system.Your feedback assists us to accurately plan for the future of the system. By completing the survey, you will be entered into a draw to win a $20 riding credit!
At the November 8, 2017 City Council Meeting in a unanimous vote, Council agreed to convert Queen Street from Aberdeen Avenue to Main Street from one-way to a two-way road with a study to extend the two-way road to King Street.
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