The City of Hamilton is taking steps to re-open the section of Waterfront Trail between Princess Point and Bayfront Park that has been closed since April 30 when major rainfall and high water levels caused significant damage. Staff are hoping to open it during the week of August 21, 2017.
Welcome week 2017 at McMaster takes place from Saturday, August 26 to Saturday, September 2. There are over 100 events planned this year. For a full list of events please click here. Majority of events are taking place on campus but there are a few like the annual PJ Parade and Shine Day (donation link below) where the community will have the opportunity to meet and welcome the students.
All events end by 11pm.
On-campus move in days are Saturday August 26 and Sunday August 27. McMaster is expecting approximately 3,600 students to arrive.Read more
Can you spare a couple hours a week? The Hamilton Pollinator Paradise Project needs volunteers to help weed and water the beautiful pollinator-friendly gardens at Victoria Park.
Pollinator populations are declining due to major factors such as habitat loss, pesticide use and climate change. The dwindling numbers of bees, butterflies, moths, small birds and beneficial insects are negatively impacting plant diversity, including vegetable and fruit harvests. This impacts all of us as one out of every three bites of food we eat depends on pollinators.Read more
We are excited to announce that construction has started on the natural playground at Canadian Martyrs School located at Leland and Main Street W. This project was made possible through the 2016 forWard One Participatory Budgeting Process where it was the 7th top project of the year. Thank you to everyone who helped submit the idea and voted for it!
Victoria Park Clubhouse is offering a Health and Wellness workshop series which presents different topics each week as well as many other programs including Cardio Dance, Chair Fit, Lawn Games and Open Tech Help. We encourage you to come with friends or make new ones over free coffee and tea supplied by our team. Click here to open August Schedule.
The Tennis Courts at Westdale High School have been modified to allow for Pickleball! Thank you to Sharon Ricci of Westdale who suggested the modification to Aidan!
Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two, three, or four players use solid paddles to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a net.
We encourage everyone to come and experience Pickleball at Westdale.
For more information about the sport, sign up for the newsletter or to connect with other players, please visit the Pickleball Hamilton Website
We are sad to report that plants are being stolen from the Victoria Park Butterfly Garden.
So far the plants that have been stolen include:
- a 6 foot multi-stemmed Serviceberry
- several Moss Phlox (Phlox subulata) - pink flowering variety
- several Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) - a very rare native perennial!
- a Prickly Pear Cactus
- a 5 foot Bur Oak tree (since putting up signage about the missing plants this tree has returned)
Wet weather and high water levels could cause additional flooding in Hamilton.
Image: Waterfront Trail, April 30, 2017
With more wet and windy weather in the forecast over the coming days, the City of Hamilton is reminding residents to be cautious around watercourses and to take steps to prevent flooding in and around their homes.Read more
On Wednesday April 12, City Council approved the 2017 Budget that will see an average property tax increase of 4.5% in Ward 1. Aidan worked hard to keep the increase as minimal as possible while still maintaining all City Services.
It is important to let you know that Ward 1 has one of the highest tax increases in Hamilton due to the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) assessed land values. To learn more about the MPAC Assessment and how it relates to your property tax, click here.
To better understand how your tax money is being spent, below is a graphic image of the services the City provides. Click on the image to enlarge.Read more
On Monday April 17, provided the weather agrees, work crews will be onsite in the playground. The School will be closed for Easter Monday but community members are being asked to avoid the park for the day.
The work being done is part of the Earl Kitchener - Revitalize / Naturalize Playground Project from the 2015 Participatory Budgeting Process. We are looking forward to sharing updates and pictures soon!