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Benchmarking, Planning and Promoting Transit-Oriented Intensification in Rapid Transit Station Areas

  • Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
  • Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Location: Waterfront Banquet Centre
  • Address: 555 Bay St N, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics

Are rapid transit stations meeting their intensification goals? Join the McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics (MITL) for a free project launch breakfast that explores the built environment around existing and future rapid transit stations in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

  • This event will feature opening remarks from the Honourable Ted McMeekin, MPP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

  • Project findings will be presented by Chris Higgins, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at MITL.

  • Concluding remarks and an update on corridor planning for the A-Line and B-Line LRTs in Hamilton by Joanne Hickey-Evans, Manager, Policy, Planning and Zoning By-Law, City of Hamilton.

At this event we will offer a brief tribute to our founding Director, Professor Pavlos Kanaroglou, who passed away on may 13, 20156. Our institute was one of his great passions and its future development will celebrate his legacy. Pavlos' family has requested that donations in his memory can be made in support of MITL and this can be done through www.ifundmac.ca.

This event is free of charge. Registration is required.

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/benchmarking-planning-and-promoting-transit-oriented-intensification-in-rapid-transit-areas-tickets-25433985736

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Open House: Proposed Commercial/Mixed Use & Light Rail Transit Zones for Wards 1 to 4

  • Date: Wednesday, June 01, 2016
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Tim Hortons Field
  • Address: 64 Melrose Ave, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: LRT Office
  • Email: lrtzoning@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 905-546-2424x. 1288

You are invited to attend a Statutory Open House for the proposed Commercial/Mixed Use (CMU) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) Zones for Wards 1 to 4. You will have the opportunity to learn about the benefits of the draft zones and provide your input.

https://www.hamilton.ca/city-planning/official-plan-zoning-by-law/draft-light-rail-transit-zones-wards-1-4

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Open House: Proposed Commercial/Mixed Use & Light Rail Transit Zones for Wards 1 to 4

  • Date: Wednesday, June 01, 2016
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Tim Hortons Field
  • Address: 64 Melrose Ave, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: LRT Office
  • Email: lrtzoning@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 905-546-2424x. 1288

You are invited to attend a Statutory Open House for the proposed Commercial/Mixed Use (CMU) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) Zones for Wards 1 to 4. You will have the opportunity to learn about the benefits of the draft zones and provide your input.

https://www.hamilton.ca/city-planning/official-plan-zoning-by-law/draft-light-rail-transit-zones-wards-1-4

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Environmental Stewardship Tour of Cedar Haven Farm (A Rocha Canada)

  • Date: Wednesday, June 01, 2016
  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Location: Cedar Haven Farm
  • Address: Cedar Haven Farm, 1039 Regional Rd #97, Freelton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Rob Porter
  • Email: rob@inpictures.ca

Come see first hand, and hear from "A Rocha" staff about their environmental restoration projects, and environmental education programs. Go on a hike to explore the property, see the nestboxes (for bluebirds and swallows,) observe birds, and hear about our monitoring and conservation efforts.

Parking: on the grass, behind the shed and across from the barn Bring your own: Binoculars, Bug spray, and boots (muddy trails, and mosquitoes)

There is one porta-potty on site but it is recommended for emergencies only.

Donations toward A Rocha's environmental education or conservation science programs would be gratefully accepted

Event sponsored by Hamilton Naturalists' Club

http://hamiltonnature.org/activities/calendar/

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Open House: Proposed Commercial/Mixed Use & Light Rail Transit Zones for Wards 1 to 4

  • Date: Thursday, June 02, 2016
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: McMaster Innovation Park, Conference Room
  • Address: 175 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: LRT Office
  • Email: lrtzoning@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 905-546-2424x. 1288

You are invited to attend a Statutory Open House for the proposed Commercial/Mixed Use (CMU) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) Zones for Wards 1 to 4. You will have the opportunity to learn about the benefits of the draft zones and provide your input.

https://www.hamilton.ca/city-planning/official-plan-zoning-by-law/draft-light-rail-transit-zones-wards-1-4

Posted by Ryan

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Open House: Proposed Commercial/Mixed Use & Light Rail Transit Zones for Wards 1 to 4

  • Date: Thursday, June 02, 2016
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: McMaster Innovation Park, Conference Room
  • Address: 175 Longwood Rd S, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: LRT Office
  • Email: lrtzoning@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 905-546-2424x. 1288

You are invited to attend a Statutory Open House for the proposed Commercial/Mixed Use (CMU) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) Zones for Wards 1 to 4. You will have the opportunity to learn about the benefits of the draft zones and provide your input.

https://www.hamilton.ca/city-planning/official-plan-zoning-by-law/draft-light-rail-transit-zones-wards-1-4

Posted by Ryan

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Bike like a boss

  • Date: Saturday, June 04, 2016
  • Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Bayfront Park Sobi Station
  • Address: Bayfront Park, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)

Cycle Hamilton is hosting a workshop to help cycling newbies gain confidence riding in the city. Learn skills, local laws, best practices, hand signals, emergency riding, safety checks and how to share the road with cars. Participants can use the city's SoBi bikes if they are unable to bring their own.

http://cyclehamont.ca

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100In1Day Hamilton

Small ideas, BIG change

100In1Day is a global festival of civic engagement coming back to Hamilton on Saturday, June 4th, 2016!!!

Imagine the possibilities for our city if hundreds of people united to participate in small initiatives to spark change. Share your vision for a better city. Join the movement today by submitting your intervention, participating in a workshop or helping to spread the word.

Visit hamilton.100in1day.ca for more information or to register your intervention.

https://hamilton.100in1day.ca/

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Open House: Proposed Commercial/Mixed Use & Light Rail Transit Zones for Wards 1 to 4

  • Date: Monday, June 06, 2016
  • Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Sheraton Hotel, 2nd Floor Ballroom East
  • Address: 116 King St W, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: LRT Office
  • Email: lrtzoning@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 905-546-2424x. 1288

You are invited to attend a Statutory Open House for the proposed Commercial/Mixed Use (CMU) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) Zones for Wards 1 to 4. You will have the opportunity to learn about the benefits of the draft zones and provide your input.

https://www.hamilton.ca/city-planning/official-plan-zoning-by-law/draft-light-rail-transit-zones-wards-1-4

Posted by Ryan

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Open House: Proposed Commercial/Mixed Use & Light Rail Transit Zones for Wards 1 to 4

  • Date: Monday, June 06, 2016
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Location: Sheraton Hotel, 2nd Floor Ballroom East
  • Address: 116 King St W, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)
  • Contact: LRT Office
  • Email: lrtzoning@hamilton.ca
  • Phone: 905-546-2424x. 1288

You are invited to attend a Statutory Open House for the proposed Commercial/Mixed Use (CMU) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) Zones for Wards 1 to 4. You will have the opportunity to learn about the benefits of the draft zones and provide your input.

https://www.hamilton.ca/city-planning/official-plan-zoning-by-law/draft-light-rail-transit-zones-wards-1-4

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The Purple Rain Came: #HamOnt Tribute to Prince

  • Date: Tuesday, June 07, 2016
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Location: Casbah Main Hall
  • Address: 306 King St W, Hamilton, ON (Google Maps)

To Benefit the "Keep Homegrown Close to Home" Crowd Fund

Numerous Local performances pay tribute to one of the greatest showmen of all-time. Expect performances of the following hit songs...

When Doves Cry - Hachey the MouthPEACE w/Frank Koren Pop Life Soft and Wet I Feel For You Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad? When You Were Mine Uptown Let's Go Crazy 1999 I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man Nothing Compares 2 U - Gillian Nicola & Friends Pink Cashmere - Jennifer Budd w/The Altobeelays Alphabet St. The Beautiful Ones - Rosemary Stehlik & Funkface Diamonds & Pearls 7 Controversy Dirty Mind Delirious Little Red Corvette - Shari & Jonny I Would Die For U Raspberry Beret If I Was Your Girlfriend - Jennifer Budd w/The Altobeelays Kiss - Rosemary Stehlik & Funkface Peach U Got The Look Manic Monday (recorded by The Bangles) - The Koren Family Love Thy Will Be Done (recorded by Martika) Sexy M.F. - Shari & Jonny Cream - Melissa Marchese & Friends Batdance Purple Rain - Melissa Marchese & Friends

*If you are a local artist interested in participating in this event, email us at cincinnatibooking@gmail.com *

TICKETS for this event go on-sale Monday on-line on the Casbah website. Hard-copies on-sale at DrDisc, The Strathcona, Dundurn Market, Picks N Sticks later next week.

http://casbahlounge.ca/event_listing/prince-tribute/

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Now You See Me

  • Date: Wednesday, June 08, 2016
  • Time: 4-8 pm
  • Location: Art Gallery of Hamilton
  • Contact: Lisa Schumph
  • Email: LisaSchumph@lawsonministries.org
  • Phone: 905 527 6212

Join us for the third annual Paparella Innovative Arts Program Art and Music night, featuring music from Now and Then.

This wonderful gathering will include a silent auction, light refreshments, and one-of-a-kind, original art all produced by local artists. We are on Twitter @PaparellaArts #nowyouseeme or find us on Facebook: Paparella Innovative Arts

http://www.lawsonministries.org/

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Explore Coldspring Valley: Parking in Paradise

  • Date: Wednesday, June 08, 2016
  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Location: Lakelet Drive, Hamilton
  • Address: Lakelet Drive, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Rob Porter
  • Email: rob@inpictures.ca

Join your guides Reyna Matties (McMaster biology) and Randy Kay (Restore Cootes) for a hike into the past, present and future of McMaster's Lot M Parking. This former floodplain was a Royal Botanical Garden Nature Sanctuary until purchased by McMaster in 1963 for a massive parking lot. But in 2014 some big changes started to improve the natural environment. Come see what's happening now.

We will walk along abandoned trails to explore the former floodplain, and visit Ancaster Creek and its extended riparian buffer, along with the surrounding forested hillslopes with natural springs.

Meet at the intersection of Lakelet Drive and Binkley Crescent.

http://www.restorecootes.blogspot.ca/

Sponsored by Hamilton Naturalists' Club

http://hamiltonnature.org/activities/calendar/

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Get Out on the Water

  • Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016
  • Time: 11am-3pm
  • Location: Royal Hamilton Yacht Club
  • Address: 555 Bay St N (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Laura Cassian
  • Email: laura.cassian@gmail.com
  • Phone: 4168889877

On Saturday, June 11 th , RHYC is hosting our “Get-Out- On-The- Water” Open House. Originated by Ontario Sailing, “Get-Out- On-The- Water” is a Free Ontario wide event for local residents, families and friends to experience a variety of water sports. RHYC invites Hamilton to come, visit and play.

Please venture down to 555 Bay St. N. on June 11 th between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm for the following events:

Guided tour of the Club – learn about our 125+ years of club history, see our trophies, half models and pictures of world class competitions and competitors. Visit our facilities such as, Evergreen Lounge, Meeting rooms, Bar, Champions’ Room, Patio, Front Lawn, Swimming Pool and see plans of our upcoming New Docks. This tour includes “activities for children” with prizes. Hot dogs and watermelon will be available on the patio, inside the bar will be open.

Kayaks and Stand-up Paddle boards – In partnership with Adventure Attic of Dundas, there will be kayaks and stand-up paddle boards on hand to view and try out, as well as special pricing for anyone looking to “get out on the water”. RHYC has an active and growing kayak fleet who promote the Inner Basin as a “gateway” to paddle sports on Burlington Bay.

All Hands on Deck – Pleasure Sail on Members’ keel boats which will be leaving from the front dock approximately every 10 minutes for a sailing tour of the Bay. Life jackets and safety briefing will be provided.

See you there!

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/rhyc-get-out-on-the-water-tickets-21012449803

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The Breeding Birds of McMaster Forest (hike)

  • Date: Sunday, June 12, 2016
  • Time: 7:30am
  • Location: McMaster Forest Research Site
  • Address: 1145 Lower Lions Club Rd (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Rob Porter
  • Email: rob@inpictures.ca

Join Hamilton Naturalists' Club Field Events Director and local birder Rob Porter on a birding hike through McMaster Forest Research Site, a former potato farm originally purchased by McMaster University in the 50s that is now a conservation and biology research site that includes a tallgrass restoration project in progress.

Notable breeding species here include Blue-winged Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Field Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Scarlet Tanager, Barn Swallow, Baltimore Oriole, American Woodcock, and many more. We will be discussing identification of birds species and their breeding behaviours, as well as an ongoing year-round survey of bird species at this site.

Please note this is a natural space with no infrastructure, so there are no facilities on site or at the parking area.

Event hosted by Hamilton Naturalists' Club.

http://hamiltonnature.org/activities/calendar/

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Falconwatch: Open House

  • Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Location: McMaster Health Sciences Centre
  • Address: corner of Bay & King Streets, downtown Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Rob Porter
  • Email: rob@inpictures.ca

Interested persons are invited to join the Falconwatch Team in the parking lot of the new McMaster Health Sciences Centre at the corner of Bay and King Streets at 6:30PM, Wednesday, June 24. Volunteers will tell visitors about the 21-year history of Falconwatch and show them the active Peregrine chicks on the next ledge. Kids accompanied by adults are welcome.

This event is hosted by the Hamilton Naturalists' Club

http://hamiltonnature.org/activities/calendar/

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Grand Durand Garden Tour 2016

  • Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016
  • Time: 10 am - 4pm
  • Location: Durand Neighbourhood
  • Address: Hamilton's Historic Southwest (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Janice Brown
  • Email: jedbrown2009@gmail.com
  • Phone: 289-887-2366

The Durand Neighbourhood Association presents the Grand Durand Garden 2016. Please join us in discovering 11 beautiful private gardens in the Durand Neighbourhood,located in Hamilton's Historic South West.

Advance tickets are $20.00. Please visit www.durandna.com or contact chairgdgt2016@gmail.com for more information.

Past tours have sold out so don't be disappointed.....get your tickets early.

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Cootes-to-Escarpment: Woodlot Walk at Borer's Falls CA

  • Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Location: York Rd & Pinetum Trail, Dundas
  • Address: 452-456 York Rd, Dundas, ON L9H 5M9 (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Andrew Avsec
  • Email: treespleasehamilton@gmail.com

Join Trees Please coordinator Andrew Avsec for this hike through Borer's Falls CA. We will be taking Ray Lowes Side Trail, looking at black maple, walnut and butternut trees. Highlights are old growth and large diameter trees, tree identification and mensuration, invasives identification, wildlife observation, eventually leading us to Borer's Falls.

Meet at York Rd at the Pinetum Trail entrance to Cootes Paradise Sanctuary for parking. We will hike from there over to Borer's Falls Conservation Area.

http://hamiltonnature.org/activities/calendar/

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Globe Park Nature Walk

  • Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Location: East End of Brampton Street
  • Address: 2200 Brampton Street, Hamilton (Google Maps)
  • Contact: Rob Porter
  • Email: rob@inpictures.ca

Join walk leader and veteran naturalist Bob Curry for a walk through Globe Park, in Hamilton's north-east end. We will be following along the Redhill Creek, and continue along the trail overpass over the QEW to Van Wagners ponds. We'll be mostly seeing birds as it may be late in the day for other fauna, but we'll look at everything.

Meet at the east end of Brampton St, off Woodward Ave.

Outing hosted by Hamilton Naturalists' Club.

http://hamiltonnature.org/activities/calendar/

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