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KNA Annual Crafting Party & Movie Night

Join us at 10am for our annual crafting party. Make your own ornaments and cards, decorate cookies and gift bags. And new this year – bath bombs!

Come back at 6:30pm for our movie night. Watch “Home Alone” – voted favourite holiday movie by Kirkendall residents.

Free, all are welcome!

Saturday, December 7
10am-12pm: Crafting
6:30pm: Screening of “Home Alone” film

Blessings Church
115 Stanley Ave, Hamilton, ON L8P 2L5

 

Kirkendall Neighbourhood Strategy Consultation

EVENT CANCELLED
This event is cancelled and will be rescheduled in the new year

Come together Kirkendall

Placemaking as part of the Kirkendall Neighbourhood Strategy

Facilitated by Jay Pitter, Placemaker. Inclusive City Builder. Author. Speaker. Distinguished Visitor in Planning, UofT.

For the past year, the City of Hamilton has been asking the people living and working in Kirkendall what they think are the most critical issues facing their neighbourhood.

It’s time to come together and review what everyone’s been talking about and what to do next.

A strong sense of community is important to our wellbeing, our feelings of safety and security and it can impact how we participate in civic events.

  • How can we deepen the sense of community in Kirkendall and make better connections with our neighbours?
  • How do we make sure there is a place for everyone in a changing Kirkendall and how can we impact what that change might look like?
  • What role do our parks, local shops, schools, our library, streets and community centre play in creating a sense of community?

Five main issues have risen to date. Let’s take a deeper dive, make sure we haven’t missed anything and discuss next steps starting with our HAAA. Guest Jay Pitter will join us. Jay will be there to facilitate our neighbourhood discussion.

We have two sessions to choose from because we know Saturdays are busy. Click here to RSVP!

Limited childcare spaces are available

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Initial Findings

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We received 300+ submissions from our first round of engagement covering a wide number of issues and ideas. We’re asking for your input on the top five themes outlined below, if any themes should be changed or added, and what kind of specific actions would you like to see taken to address them. Click on the links below to learn more about each theme and to share your feedback!

A Changing Kirkendall

A number of people expressed worry about how development projects and rent increases are impacting the neighbourhood. The changing nature of businesses on Locke St is also a concern.

HAAA, Parks and Greenspace

People want to see the HAAA grounds improved upon with community input. There’s also a high priority on increasing the number of trees and protecting existing greenspaces and trails.

Pedestrian & Cyclist Safety

Speeding cars, traffic calming, bike lanes and pedestrian safety are issues expressed repeatedly.

Address Crime

There was a lot of apprehension about car break-ins and theft from private property. One solution was introducing a “neighbourhood watch” program.

Community Connections

People want more opportunities to celebrate their community and connect with each other. Some want a large Locke St type-festival, and others want small-scale block parties and other events, such as more movie nights and music in the park.

For more info email: info@ourkirkendall.ca

 

Join us at the KNA’s annual pumpkin sale

T2019-pumpkin-sale1-232x300he Kirkendall Neighbourhood Strategy will be at the Kirkendall Neighbourhood Association’s annual pumpkin sale on Saturday, October 19th from 9am to 12pm (or until they sell out!).

We’ll be showing the initial findings from our first round of surveying and asking you for further input and ideas! More info will be posted online shortly. For more on the Pumpkin Sale click here.

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who submitted their input for our first round of engagement, we received over 300 responses!

A ton of great ideas and suggestions were submitted, and shortly we’ll post the key themes that emerged through the process. These themes will help guide us towards developing a neighbourhood plan with further input and feedback sought over the next several months.

Winners of the prizes will be contacted shortly!

For more information, email us at info@ourkirkendall.ca

Join us tomorrow!

Join us tomorrow at the Locke St Farmers Market from 9am-1pm and tell us about all the things you love in Kirkendall – and what’s missing. While you’re at it, help yourself to a donut bite from Donut Monster!

 

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