It's Time to Vote!

Vote now! There is $1 million dollars available to fund top projects! Click the image below to be taken to the online voting website.

Don't want to vote online?  No problem, all homes in Ward 1 will be receiving a paper ballot in the mail.  Simply fill it out and drop it off at one of the 7 voting locations listed below (additional ballots will also be available at these locations).  Click here to view the 2018 Voting Booklet.



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Temporary Road Closure - Hunter Street West

A water service installation will requires that Hunter St. W. between Queen and Locke streets be CLOSED to through traffic, tomorrow from 9 am until or before 3 pm.

The road excavation site of the closure is ‎immediately west of Pearl Street‎.


Hamilton Cemeteries Spring Maintenance


The annual spring maintenance program within Hamilton’s 69 municipally owned and operated cemeteries will begin within the next few weeks.  The maintenance will include a variety of post winter/pre-summer services including (but not limited to):

  • ground maintenance and turf repair
  • leaf and litter pick up
  • grave repair (including tamping, levelling and top dress/seeding)
  • flower bed preparation
  • flat monument maintenance and installations
  • grave site clean ups
  • activation of all water lines.
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Change your Clock, Change your Battery!


The Hamilton Fire Department would like to remind all citizens to replace the batteries in all their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms this weekend when they adjust their clocks forward for day-light savings time. 

“In order for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to do their job, they need to have working batteries,” explained Fire Chief David Cunliffe. “Once a year, old batteries should be replaced with new batteries. When you change your clocks on March 11, Hamilton Fire Department wants everyone to take the time to install new batteries in all alarms.” 

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Hamilton City Council approves 2018 Tax Operating Budget


On Thursday March 8, 2018 City Council approved the 2018 Budget that will see an average property tax increase of 3.9% in Ward 1.  This will allow the City to build on its 2017 accomplishments and make significant ongoing investments in the growth of our city and the health and well-being of Hamilton residents. 

It is important to let you know that Ward 1 has a higher than average increase 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.

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Resurfacing of Main Street W has Begun!


Update: Earlier this week, City of Hamilton crews began road resurfacing operations on the eastbound lanes of Main Street W between Cootes Drive and Macklin Street S. With the work on the eastbound lanes largely complete, crews are moving operations into the westbound lanes beginning this weekend.

Resurfacing of the westbound lanes of Main Street W between Longwood Road S and Dalewood Avenue will begin tonight, Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m. The westbound lanes will receive the same “shave and pave” treatment as the eastbound lanes, where the top two inches of the existing pavement is milled away and new asphalt is put back on top.

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Locke Street Vandalism

Aidan addresses neighbours at #LoveLocke Day on Saturday March 10, 2018:

- Excerpt from CBC Hamilton article on March 10, 2018 "Day to love Locke Street held after vandalism spree" by by Laura Clementson

On Saturday March 3 at approximately 10pm, 30 people from an unidentified group marched down Aberdeen and then Locke Street causing damage to cars, homes and small businesses.  Aidan is shocked and sad by the events but filled with hope as the community rallies together.   

Aidan was on Locke Street early Sunday morning after the attack speaking with Shop owners and the community.  After his experience, he posted a statement to facebook: "Glass has shattered, but love has proven unbreakable today on Locke. Overwhelmed by the solidarity on the street. Thank you to everyone, from across the region, who has come to share community with our Kirkendall neighbours. And thanks to those sending love from afar."

Watch Aidan and Terra (from the Kirkendall Neighbourhood Association) discuss the Locke Street Vandalism with Doug Faraway on City Matters here.

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Locke Street Library Update!


Update: Work is starting at the Locke Street Library!  The branch will close Saturday March 3, 2018 at 5pm for approximately 7 months.  During the closure, the Bookmobile will visit Melrose United Church Parking Lot on Friday's between 10am and 12pm.  See message below from the Library Staff. 

Thank you to everyone who voted for Locke Street Library Improvements through our Ward 1 Participatory Budgeting Process.  We are pleased to report that the project will include a new entry vestibule, renovations to create a barrier free washroom and an improved outdoor reading area.  The Locke Street Library Renovation Project is partially funded through Aidan's Area Rating Funding.

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Participatory Budget Community Workshop 2018

Thank you to everyone who has submitted an idea and/or attended the community workshop held on February 26, 2018!

244 idea submissions were received in December 2017.  The Participatory Budget Advisory Committee (PBAC) then reviewed the list to remove ideas that did not meet criteria, resulting in 208 ideas that were presented at the community workshop.


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Temporary Road Closure - Herkimer St.

An urgent water lateral repair (with road excavation taking place) will require that the block of Herkimer St. between Kent and Queen streets will be CLOSED to traffic on Wednesday February 28, after 9 a.m. until about 3 p.m.


Hamilton Arts Week 2018 - Call for Submissions!

HamArtsWeek_logo_small_0.jpgHamilton Arts Week is an annual civic celebration showcasing the vibrancy of Hamilton's arts and cultural scene.  It is a dynamic week of arts engagement showcasing the events of over 50 partnering arts organizations. 2018 is sure to be our biggest year yet.

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James Street South Mural Public Art Project

We need your opinion! The City of Hamilton is undertaking a public art competition to replace the existing mural located on west side of James Street South across from the GO (former TH&B) Station.  Comments are being accepted until Sunday March 18, 2018.


Banner photo credits (left to right):  Kim-Kiu Ho, Ryan McGreal, Tom Flemming, Rick Cordiero, Swire Chin

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