Thanks to the many people who forwarded the latest edition of Ward 2 Councillor Jason Farr’s newsletter. (Farr removed The Public Record from his distribution lists)
Posted here for reference.
From: “Farr, Jason” <>
Date: May 17, 2018
To: “Farr, Jason” <>
Subject: Ward 2 Word
          Ward 2 Word
    Councillor Jason Farr
Introducing PlanLocal Ward 2 Beautiful Streets and Spaces
Starting on May 23rd, 2018 please help make your neighbourhood more beautiful
I hear a lot about the desire to make Ward 2 an even more beautiful place to live, work and play. That’s why this year I am dedicating approximately $1 million of infrastructure spending, divided equally between the 6 neighbourhoods, to making your streets and public spaces more beautiful. You know your neighbourhoods better than anyone so I’m asking for your help.
Ward 2 Beautiful Streets and Spaces is your chance to participate in the PlanLocal process that encourages residents to guide infrastructure spending through citizen supported decision-making. Participating is easy:

  1. Identify locations that you want to beautify, such as major streets and City-owned green spaces, like parks and trails.
  2. Propose physical infrastructure improvements for that location, such as trail and pathway repairs, greening of bump outs, graffiti prevention, and solar lighting.

The most popular locations identified by residents will be considered for funding.
You can participate from May 23rd to June 28th, both online and in a variety of locations throughout Ward 2. For more information, and to participate, please go to or call 905-546-3774.
John / Rebecca Park Development
Construction Notice for
James Street South: Duke Street to Bold Street:
Sidewalk and Boulevard Rehabilitation and Associated Works;
James Street South: Duke Street to Hunter Street:
Retaining Walls Construction, patching, drainage and associated works
In the City of Hamilton
Construction is scheduled to commence on or about 7 May, 2018 and be substantially completed by August 2018, weather permitting.
The work involves the following:
Retaining Wall and Stair Rehabilitation (CPR Bridge to Bold Street):  The retaining wall south of the CPR Bridge (T.H & B) requires rehabilitation due to existing drainage issues on top of the retaining wall.  During construction the south ramp and north stairs, which leads to top of the retaining wall, will also be reconstructed as part of this work. Accommodations will be made for access to those businesses affected during construction.
James Street South (Bold Street to Duke Street – West side): The curbs, boulevard and portions of the existing sidewalk have been scheduled for reconstruction.  This work is due to the existing condition of the sidewalk, railing/chains, the existing boulevard and curb grades, as well as public safety concerns regarding crossings at the intersection of James St. and Augusta.  The proposed work will include the replacement of the existing chain railing with the installation of new concrete planters and flowers, new concrete boulevard and will include sidewalk rehabilitation.
During this time you may experience some inconveniences such as noise, dust, and restricted vehicular and pedestrian movement. In particular, James Street South will be converted into a one way street (south bound only) from Hunter Street West to Young Street for the duration of the work. Detour routes will be posted where applicable. Every effort will be made to do the work in a timely manner and to keep any inconvenience to a minimum. We ask for your patience during this period.


The Gore Park Summer Promenade Returns for 2018
Spring has finally sprung and that means Gore Park Summer Promenade is just around the corner! You can find us in the park starting Tuesday, May 29th up to Friday, August 31st, every Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 4pm. The perfect place to spend a day off our even just to enjoy during lunch, Summer Promenade brings Gore Park to life for the summer.
Enjoy a live performance each day on stage from noon to 2pm, that’s 56 days of free local entertainment in downtown! You can also try your hands at one of our life sized games or grab a snack or meal in the park.

Arts Awards Event Details
Wednesday June 6, 2018
Theatre Aquarius Dofasco Centre for the Arts
190 King William Street, Hamilton

Reception: 5:30 pm
Awards ceremony: 7 pm
The Arts Awards presentation event is free to attend, but tickets are limited and must be booked in advance. General Admission tickets are available while quantities last at:
Master of Ceremony: Clifford Myers
Celebrate Hamilton’s vital arts community at the 2018 City of Hamilton Arts Awards. The event will be a dynamic tribute to the arts in Hamilton and will feature a catered reception, (cash bar), art installations, performances, live music and – of course – the announcement of the Award recipients!