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2020-08-31 Ward 1 Newsletter

THIS EDITION OF THE WARD 1 NEWSLETTER INCLUDES:
  • ICYMI: Aberdeen Road Diet Online Information Session
  • New Alexander Park Play Structure
  • Strange markings and weird holes in Kirkendall South.
  • Westdale South Road Work Update
  • City of Hamilton COVID-19 Media Updates
  • Hamilton Reopens: A Roadmap to our New Reality" COVID-19 Recovery Plan
  • Guidance for Businesses and Workplaces

Aberdeen Road Diet

In case you missed it in the last Ward 1 Newsletter Maureen will host an online information session on September 1, 2020, at 8:00 PM.

Edward Soldo, Director of Traffic Operations and Maintenance as well as members of Director Soldo's staff, will join Maureen to discuss the planned changes to Aberdeen.

Online Q&A, upvoting most relevant questions will

There is a maximum capacity. Registration is required. You can participate by computer or telephone, but telephone listeners cannot type in questions. If you need assistance registering then contact ward1@hamilton.ca or call 905-546-2416

The event will also be live-streamed on Maureen's YouTube Channel. 


Alexander Park Play Structure Now Open

The beautiful new play structure at Alexander Park is now open. 

Taking its theme from the adjacent spray pad, It's a Bug's Life, it is sure to enthral kids in Ainslie Wood and beyond.

Make sure you take a picture with the friendly caterpillar. 

We hope to have a video tour with the park's designer soon.  Stay tuned.


Strange markings and mysterious holes in Kirkendall

Just what were those strange markings on your street, and why is there now small filled holes appearing where the markings were?

The City of Hamilton's Asset Management team is in the middle of geotechnical investigations of Kirkendall South infrastructure. Engineers obtain information on the physical properties of roads and their substructure by drilling small boreholes at varied locations.

Aberdeen, from Queen to Studholme, is tentatively scheduled for capital roads program for reconstruction in coordination with watermain replacement, pending budget availability, other project priorities, and Council-approval of the capital budget. 


Westdale South Road Work Update

Week of August 31 to September 4

  • Concrete sidewalk and curb repairs will be continuing on Paisey and North Oval. 
  • Watermain connection August 31 for Haddon at Paisley
  • September 1 crews will begin hooking up new water services to residents.
  • Asphalt resurfacing on Cline scheduled 
  • Speed cushion installation 
  • Cross-walk line markings 

City of Hamilton COVID-19 Media Updates

Hamilton Reopens: A Roadmap to our New Reality" COVID-19 Recovery Plan

Recreation Programming Updates

Beginning September 14, the City will restart more swimming programming, including open swims for families and seniors. We will also begin open gym programming.

On October 5, the City will restart some modified swimming lessons, sports and fitness programs, general interest and preschool programs and select rentals of recreation spaces.

More information on the reopening of Senior Centres and clubs will follow in the next few weeks.

Arenas Update

The City is continuing to work with user groups of arenas to determine the demand for ice time and finalise the plan for reopening arenas. Many of the organisations operating out of municipal arenas are still developing their plans for participants and members of their sporting groups and volunteer support. The City is making arrangements to reopen some additional arenas in September and October for ice user groups at Chedoke Twin Pad, Harry Howell, Morgan Firestone, Rosedale, Inch Park, Bill Friday, Glanbrook and Grightmire arenas.

Public skating won't be available until the new year as the City focus' on getting our team sports and ice users back to play

Guidance for Businesses and Workplaces

As more businesses and workplaces continue to reopen, the provincial government and the City of Hamilton have released guidelines for businesses and workplaces to reopen safely. The Workplaces and Public Places webpage includes guidance documents, posters and signage

COVID-19 City of Hamilton Resources


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Today, the City of Hamilton is home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island (North America), and we recognise that we must do more to learn about the rich history of this land so that we can better understand our roles as residents, neighbours, partners and caretakers.