Busy Month - Several events!

October 4, 5, 6 and 7 are all important events.  Please see the Events Page for full details.

October 4 Bayview Park 8:00 a.m.

Bayview Park is getting $500 worth of plants at 8:00 am.  An equipment trailer will be there, but bring your own gloves. 


 October 5 Simcoe Tot Lot 11:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Sunset Park)

Providing that the City confirms the drawings for the garden design, we will be proceeding with the DIG on Sunday, October 5th from 11am to 3pm. We will have the trailer from Adopt-A-Park which will provide hand tools. We will have a couple of rototillers. The intention is to cut out the shape of the garden, remove all the topsoil, add healthy dirt and finally mulch it. We may move or add a few plants if we have time but our main goal is just to prep the garden. This will take a lot of people so we are hopeful that everyone can make it out. If possible, you can bring your own shovel, just to ensure that we don't run short.

October 6 All Candidate's Meeting YWCA  7 - 9 p.m.

How do you want your City to grow? Presentations by Trustee Candidates, Council Candidates, and Mayoral Candidates followed by a Question / Answer session. 
Hosted by Durand Neighbourhood Association

All Candidates Meeting Ward 2 flyer 

October 7  6:30

North End Neighbours Annual General Meeting
Waterfront Theatre   (Just past William's Fresh Cafe near Sarcoa)



Joint Neighbourhood Meeting

Joint Neighbourhood Meeting

June 9th 7 p.m. 

Liuna Station First Floor

                                 3- NEIGHBOURHOODS
                                 3- BIG ISSUES
                                 3- CANDIDATES RESPOND

Come meet fellow downtown Hamilton residents for this joint neighbourhood association event!

Hosted by Central, Beasley & North End Neighbours’ Association, each group has selected an important neighbourhood issue and invited a local elected leader or candidate for office to speak and respond to questions.

BRIAN McHATTIE - City Councillor (Ward 1) & Mayoral candidate JASON FARR - City Councillor (Ward 2)
CHRIS ERL - Candidate for public school board (HWDSB) Trustee (Wards 1 & 2) 

SPACE IS LIMITED - RSVP REQUIRED email 3neighbourhoods@gmail.com or nen.president@gmail.com   Indicate which neighbourhood association you are from!

Can’t make it? Join us at joeycoleman.ca for livestream video coverage!

Donations accepted at the door, to cover costs. Thank you!

For more information or to register - sheri.selway@gmail.com or nen.president@gmail.com

Movie Night May 30 - The People and the Bay

Movie Night:                   May 30 7 pm

The People and the Bay - 
The Story of Hamilton Harbour

Welcome Inn
40 Wood Street East

May 30 7 p.m.

Join North End Neighbours at Welcome Inn for a movie night as we enjoy the local documentary: The People and the Bay: The Story of Hamilton Harbour. “This is the story of Hamilton and its harbour.

It is a story of the people of Hamilton who cherished their bay for its beauty, its enormous economic potential, and its boundless recreational opportunities.

Bring a story or memory or old photo if you wish.  There will be old planning documents on display.

Please bring a canned food item or donation for the Welcome Inn’s food bank.

Contact Peggy Anne for more details and to RSVP at earthwalker1@sympatico.ca  

Riches Beyond Our Rocks 

Participatory Budgeting Ward 2 - 2014

Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a relatively new way to manage public money, and to engage people in government. It is a democratic process in which community members decide how to spend part of a public budget. It enables residents to work with government to make the budget decisions that affect their lives. 

To learn more about PBW2 please visit the web site www.pbward2.ca.

If you have some ideas or would like to contribute, please  consider attending any of the three upcoming Idea Generation Assemblies. There will be one held right in the North End at Bennetto Recreation Centre on April 30th 2014, at 7pm

To learn more, please view the following PDF.


North End Traffic Video 2009


Picton Library

To all North Enders; here is the recommendation (Below Letter) from the Chief Librarian in regards to what is there desired direction for Library Service for the North End of Hamilton. As President of North End Neighbours and a resident it is sad to see that the Library Board has recommended that the partnership with North Hamilton Community Health Centre is not a working relationship that the Board can work with. I would like to point out a few things in the Boards argument against relocating the Picton Branch, they as a Board had for years expressed interest in this project now that they are showing short falls in other projects this project in the North End is no longer viable. The Board recommendation mentions increased costs as a concern, as I understand the costs were reduced, the Board as I understand was concerned about a 20 year lease, this as I understand was reduced. The Board was concerned that library patrons would have to walk through a waiting room of a health facility to access the Library Branch, not the case as I understand it would have had an entrance just off the main entrance of the new building. Another concern is that residents of the East End of Hamilton have limited Library service, Kenilworth and Red Hill to the best of my knowledge are not planned to be converted to a Bookmobile. In the Boards own words the partnership would have provided lower operating cost allowed for longer hours of operation and would have accessed a different clientele, how can the Board of Directors for the Library walk away from this, I don’t think they have thought this partnership through thoroughly and for that reason the Neighbourhood of the North End will suffer. My hope is that the elected officials when voting on the recommendation by the Board from the Library reverse this recommendation and either keep status quo (The Picton) or reconsider the NHCHC proposal.

John Mattinson
North End Neighbours

Date: June 11, 2008

To: Chair and Board Members

From: Ken Roberts, Chief Librarian

Subject: North Hamilton Community Health Centre Proposal

That the Library Board no longer consider the option of sharing space with the North Hamilton Community Health Centre in its new facility, and

That the Hamilton Public Library Board continue to operate the current Picton Branch until such time as alternative service delivery can be arranged; and

That the Library Board commits to use any saved funding to improve service in the north and east ends of the city in order to provide improved services to those residents of the city most affected by poverty.

We do not have an agreement with the North Hamilton Community Health Centre. Previous Board motions had directed us to see if an agreement could be reached. Still, architectural fees directly connected with providing for space that the library might use, if an agreement could be reached, were incurred. The Library Board should pay any reasonable and fair architectural fees related to the preliminary design of this space.
The North Hamilton Community Health Centre Board approached the Hamilton Public Library Board with a proposal for a 20 year lease of approximately 1000 square feet in return for a total estimated investment of $200,000, including all furnishings and related work. The Library Board authorized administration to see if an agreement could be reached and expressed support for the concept since it allowed for lower operating costs of a north end branch and, potentially, allowed for longer hours and access to a different clientele.
Several months later the cost estimates were revised to $300,000 for the 20 year period of time. The Library Board still expressed support for the concept.
We learned this last April that the costs have now escalated significantly. The North Hamilton Community Health Centre Board presented two potential solutions at a June 4th special Board meeting. The North Hamilton Community Health also invited the Library Board to submit a counter-proposal. A deadline date of June 20th was given.
Staff have not been directed to prepare a counter-proposal.
Library Board members have expressed a commitment to improve services in the north and eastern areas of the city and have expressed a desire to see limited funds make the biggest impact on literacy issues related to poverty. There are a number of neighbors in this area of the city that currently receive very limited library service.
Staff recommend that the available funds be used to purchase a second bookmobile, one that is accessible and is capable of improving library service.
In terms of performance, the current Picton Branch does about 22,000 circulations a year while a well-used bookmobile can generate almost 10 times as much use with a smaller operating cost. The difference in cost would allow for more outreach programming in order to bring people into libraries and to encourage use. We also hope to partner with community organizations for more wifi access and after-school homework assistance.
In comparison, moving to the NHCHC within the terms that are offered mean that we could only offer limited hours in a fixed location, with no outreach. It means that residents of other areas in the city where there is a need for library service continue to receive nothing within their neighborhoods.

Waterfront Development

North End has its west and north borders at the West Harbour.

West Harbourfront development should not come at the expense of those who call the North End home. We are a residential neighbourhood.

Traffic, both speed and amount, noise, parking are all issues that need to be addressed.

FYI - for more information on the Waterfront go to www.hamilton.ca/wag There's a lot going on here so take a careful look.

A Real Neighbourhood Bank

The Board from North End Neighbours had the pleasure of meeting with Bryan Egan Branch Manager at the Scotiabank. The meeting was a meet and greet and a true pleasure. You may or may not know that the Scotiabank is the only bank located in our neighbourhood, after meeting with Bryan he has indicated that they are truly a neighbourhood bank and plan to be in our neighbourhood for many many years. So as neighbours please consider this bank for your future banking needs.
Bryan Egan can be contacted through his email. Or stop in and see him.


Night Out Event 2008


North End Night Out Sept. 13th, 2007

North End Night Out Sept. 13th, 2007
A good time was had by all.

Bunge Bridge Over Burlington Street

Bunge Bridge Over Burlington Street
Principal Nancy D’Olimpio St Lawrence

Bunge Bridge over Burlington Street

Bunge Bridge over Burlington Street
Principal Mrs Millen Bennetto

July 12th 2007

July 12th 2007
10 Years After Plastimet

Environmental Concerns

North End Neighbours is committed to our environment. We believe that every individual, business and institution has a responsibility to share in that commitment. The following are some environmental issues that we are following... Waterfront Development, Local Industrial Development, Litter and Pollution issues.