December 9 - Public Meeting & Workshop - Design Study Piers 7 & 8

December 9th Meeting Reminder

On Wednesday, December 9th at the West Harbour Community Storefrontlocated at 294 James North between 7:00pm and 9:30pm, please join your neighbours, City staff, urban design consultants Brook McIlroy and traffic consultants IBI Group at a public meeting and workshop for the Urban Design Study for Piers 7 & 8.

This meeting will provide additional opportunity to ask questions and discuss the design options for buildings, streets, parks and trails presented at the October 29 West Harbour Community Conversation meeting. The design options are available to view at 294 James Street North and on the City website at

Questions and/or comments about the Piers 7 & 8 Urban Design Study can be directed to Alan Waterfield at 905-546-2424 x 1251 or by email

A poster for the event with more information can be found by clicking here. To help us plan the event, please RSVP or let us know of any accessibility requirements by emailing or call 905 546 2424 ext. 4498.

November 26th Community Conversation Notes & Presentations

Meeting notes from the presentations and discussion at the last West Harbour Community Conversation meeting can be found by clicking here or by navigating to

The Waterfront Redevelopment presentation by Gavin Norman can be found by clicking here, and the Investment Guide presentation by John van Nostrand of SvN can be found by clicking here.

Thanks again and hope to see you on the 9th,
The West Harbour Team

Housing for all - Waterfront Trail Closed

Waterfront Trail Closed for Cleanup of Pollution

The Waterfront Trail closed Sunday Nov. 15 and is expected to reopen on Friday November 20.  The closure is to give the City a chance to clean up hazardous trash from the rocky shore along the trail.  

For more information:


October 22 AGM

Annual Members’ Meeting

Thursday October 22

Bennetto School - Old Gym

Doors open at 6:45 - membership renewal Meeting begins at 7:15

  • Discussion of NEN’s activities for 2014-2015 
  • Plans for the next year.
  • Q and A with Councillor Jason Farr
  • Financial Report
  • Election of Board of Directors

The AGM is a great chance to meet other members, learn about issues of interest to our neighbourhood, ask questions, and give your input.  

*Please contact us for more information if you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors.

*“NEN is not associated, related or affiliated in any way whatsoever with Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board or any of its schools, staff, trustees or administrators.”

2 Meetings - October 15 and October 22

Upcoming meeting regarding Central Park

Annual Members’ Meeting

Thursday October 22 at 7:00

Doors open at 6:45, Meeting begins at 7:15

 Discussion of NEN’s activities for 2014-2015
 Q&A with Councillor Jason Farr
 Financial Report
 Election of Board of Directors

The AGM is a great chance to meet other members, learn about issues of 
interest to our neighbourhood, ask questions, and give your input.  

*Please contact us for more information if you are interested in serving on the 
Board of Directors.

3 Events Happening!

Many North Enders will be interested in this Art Show which opened on June 12 which features a lot of old homes and buildings in the North End.  

The show starts Friday, June 12 and runs until July 4 at the James Street bookseller and Gallery at 134 James Street South and is a collection of paintings by Dennis and Ken Davy. 
Dennis was born and raised in the North End and has fond memories of his childhood there, which come out in many of his paintings. Many of Ken's paintings capture the beautiful landscapes around Hamilton and Dundas.

Community workshop May 28

North End Neighbours would like to encourage all North End residents to come out to this important event. 

Community engagement is vital if we want to see development in the West Harbour that compliments the rest of the neighbourhood and enhances our child and family friendly community.  

Tall Buildings Study

1. About 100 people showed up at the Urban Design Study for Piers 7 and 8 on May 12.  For more information, links to all documents, panels, worksheet, and the presentation please click here.  

We encourage and support ALL neighbourhood residents to be involved in the Urban Design Study.  And it is not too late to submit comments and questions.  

2. The community meeting shown below is not directly linked to the North End neighbourhood, but North Enders may be interested in attending as our neighbourhood is in close proximity to the downtown.   NEN is posting this as information.  

3. Approved "minutes" of board meetings are found on the page for "Minutes" as well as the agenda from the last meeting.

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Clean up Day at Bayview Park 

 MacNab and Burlington West

Saturday May 9  10 am - noon

We’ll clean up Bayview Park - corner of Macnab and Burlington St. West.  

Bring your gloves and energy!!! 

When: Saturday, May 9th Time: 10 am to noon

Coffee and goodies from Tim Horton’s 

Let’s do Earth Day Again!!!! 

Traffic Plan Update: Streets Safe for All!


First in Ontario

The Traffic Management Plan for the North End is in its 3rd year of a 5 year implementation.  The Traffic Plan is part of keeping our neighbourhood a liveable, safe community for all as changes happen on the West Harbour.
First In Ontario, Safe and Friendly Streets: North End

As more and more Cities look for ways of keeping their streets safe, Hamilton can be proud of its first whole neighbourhood safe street initiative!  First in Ontario!  

Both NEN and Public Works have written summary reports on the 2014 implementation of the traffic plan. They can be viewed and downloaded here

Also at that address you will find the full implementation schedule and maps.

Please note that item B2 Ferguson: Strachan to Burlington - the bike lane has been removed from the plan, owing to the loss of parking the lane would cause.

Similarly, B3, Guise,Dock Service Road to west end, bike lane, has been removed, as this would cause loss of parking and is redundant because there is an existing paved shared bike and pedestrian trail.


As part of the Setting Sail process, started in 2002, the City, and a team of consultants, engaged stakeholders and the broader community in a series of consultation events aimed at identifying common principles, opportunities and constraints, met together which became the basis for the Secondary Plan and transportation network.

Throughout the study process, significant public consultation occurred. During these public consultation events, traffic concerns were frequently mentioned. The main concerns expressed by residents relating to existing and anticipated traffic issues in the North End Neighbourhood include:

  •  the infiltration of through traffic on local streets 
  • the overall increase in traffic in the neighbourhood 
  • the possible loss of on-street parking on streets due to roadway improvements and traffic requirements during peak periods 
  •  the extension of the grid network into the Waterfront development area, in Pier8
  •   the traffic generated by special events in the Waterfront area
  •   traffic safety and speeding  
 Accordingly, the North End Traffic Management Plan (NETMP) was initiated to address these concerns and approved by Council in 2007.  The plan was subsequently appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), by representatives of the North End Neighbourhood (NEN).  In December 2012, the OMB rendered a decision in favour of the Council approved plan. 

As plans continue to unfold on the West Harbour, NEN continues to work for significant public consultation.  

Pipeline Relocation Begins at the West Harbour

Pier 7 pipeline relocation on Hamilton waterfront to begin Wednesday April 8.

 Upcoming pipeline relocation fits into city vision for a redeveloped waterfront on piers 7 and 8, seen here.  

The Sun-Canadian pipeline will be relocating its underground infrastructure.  The full article can be found on The work is expected to take 4 weeks and there is an alternative walkway for the trail users. 


 The following pages have been updated: 

Minutes - the January minutes have been posted.

Breezes - the April update has been posted. 

City Building And Transportation

City Building and Transportation with guest Ken Seiling - Chair, Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Free admission

Tickets (free) available at: The Useful Knowledge Society of Hamilton

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 from 7 to 9:00 PM (doors open at 6:30)

Mills Hardware - 95 King Street East 

The evening will start out with a talk from Ken Seiling, then a audience discussion. 

For more information, please see the article on Raise The Hammer



Thanks to all for attending the Open House Jan. 29, even in the snowy, cold weather.  Almost $100 was raised for the Children's Breakfast program coordinated by North Hamilton Health Centre.  Discussions and comments were lively! -  Participatory Budgeting, Community Land Trust, Traffic Management Plan, Ontario Municipal Board Appeal, Noise and more. 

A summary of the tables is being prepared and will be posted.

Neighbourhood Open House

 Neighbourhood Open House!

 Meet your neighbours, discuss local issues 

On Thursday January 29th, drop in to the

North End Neighbours' first open house of 2015

at St. Luke's Church (454 John St. N).

From 7 to 9 pm we invite all North End residents to enjoy light refreshments and discuss local issues with
other interested neighbours. Members of the NEN Board
of Directors will facilitate a variety of constructive discussions in a friendly and respectful atmosphere.

Topics will include:
West Harbour development
Participatory budgeting for Ward 2
Traffic plans and noise concerns
Parks, schools and community land trust updates

The event is free, and we will also be collecting donations for the Children's Breakfast Club