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Kirkendall Neighbourhood Strategy Consultation

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Come together Kirkendall

Kirkendall Neighbourhood Strategy

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 essential 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. Jay is an author, internationally recognized placemaker and inclusive city builder.

We have two sessions to choose from because we know Saturdays are busy.

Limited childcare spaces are available. Please register in advance.

There are two sessions: 10am-1pm / 2pm-5pm

Register here

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 comment on each theme.

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

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Pumpkin Sale – Saturday, October 19

It’s time for the annual KNA Pumpkin Sale!

Saturday, October 19, 2019
9:00 a.m. until noon (or until we sell out)

Front lawn of Blessings Christian Church at Locke and Stanley

Small: $3.50
Medium: $5.00
Large: $6.00
Jumbo: $7.00

Avoid disappointment and pre-order your pumpkin by emailing events@kirkendallhood.ca or call/text 289-808-2137. Let us know what size you want and we’ll put it on hold for you.

WE SELL OUT BY NOON EACH YEAR!!

And back by popular demand..Free hot cider and cookies! The grim reaper will also be in attendance!

7th Annual Movie Night Under the Stars

Thursday August 15th (rain date August 22nd). This free event is open to all residents. Each year the KNA chooses a nostalgic title, providing an opportunity for residents to see an older title on the big screen again, and a chance for younger residents to see an older title on the big screen for the first time.

The event is held outdoors, on the property of Blessings Christian Church. The movie starts at dusk and the event runs until approximately 11pm.

All Roads Lead To Locke

Join us for our new summer series every Third Friday of the Month! Our first event “All Roads Lead To Locke” will be on July 19th from 6PM-9M and is all things cycling! Shops will be open for extended hours and there will be plenty of fun events including:

– New Hope Bikes mini pump track
– A smoothie bike located near Green Bar, where guests can order smoothies and pedal to operate the blender
– A Velo bike stage, which will travel around with ongoing musicians
– And much more!

And if you’re looking for a way to Bike to Locke, SoBi Hamilton is offering 50% off your first month when you sign up as a Monthly User at sobihamilton.ca (or on the SoBi app) and use the promo code LOCKE3RDFRIDAYS!

We can’t wait to see you on Locke. #spendithere