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Kirkendall Neighbourhood Strategy Community Conversation: Get Involved!

Come join us for a conversation on the key themes that emerged from community input over the last year – five major themes and a series of specific issues came up over and over again.  Share your thoughts and ideas, tell us if something is missing or needs to be added, learn about the next steps, and how you can get involved.

This meeting will also introduce plans for the HAAA Working Group as well as the Friendly Streets for Vision Zero audit of Kirkendall North.

Refreshments provided. Childcare available by request – Please email by Feb. 20th.

RSVP by clicking here.

Date: Saturday, February 29th 2020

Time: 2pm-4pm

Location: Melrose United Church – 86 Homewood Ave, Hamilton, ON L8P 2M4

To learn more about the themes and for more information visit:

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

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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A Changing Kirkendall

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? Tell us by clicking on the image below.

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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?

Key Themes

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:


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!


RSVP for Our Kirkendall: A Community Building Workshop here

Date: Saturday, June 8th 2019

Time: 12pm-2:30pm

Location: Ryerson Recreation Centre (251 Duke St.)

Our Kirkendall: A Community Building Workshop
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Our Kirkendall: A Community Building Workshop


Tell us about all the places and things that make Kirkendall a great place to live, work, learn and play. Learn about all gems that make it special! Join us for a community asset mapping workshop.

Lunch provided. Free child care available by request (please book by May 31st).

A free event! All are welcome! Bring a friend or neighbour!


Date: Saturday, June 8th 2019

Time: 12pm-2:30pm

Location: Ryerson Recreation Centre (251 Duke St.)

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100 in 1 Day is back!

100 in 1 Day is coming back for another year on Saturday, June 1st!

What is 100 in 1 day?

“100In1Day Hamilton is part of a growing global movement that is changing how people interact with their cities. It provides residents with a platform to showcase their ideas aimed to spark change in their communities. 100in1Day Hamilton is celebrating 5 incredible years! We have seen over 550 urban interventions in Hamilton since 2015 led by community members, organizations and partners.”

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Introducing the Kirkendall Neighbourhood Strategy

The purpose of the project is to create an action-based plan for the residents of the Kirkendall neighbourhood by engaging with the neighbourhood, identifying assets, priorities, goals and objects for maintaining and improving the neighbourhood. The following are the major objectives of the project.

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