Members of ACPD told staff that Unipaving is not an acceptable substitute.
“Urban Braille along the entire corridor is essential,” said member Tim Nolan to reflect “that people with disabilities can be anywhere and everywhere”.
“Unipavers provide zero accessibility, period, zero”, Nolan said. “If were going to substitute urban braille or other kinds of textured accessibility for the sake of unipavers, not a good idea. The are not going to provide any utility”.
A motion on the June 5, 2017 West Harbour Development Sub-Committee moves for approval of a $800,000 retrofit of a portion of the Public Works facility on Barton Street West between Bay and Caroline to house the Cadet program beginning in 2019.
The City of Hamilton is moving to designate four properties under the Ontario Heritage Act, publishing notices last week as required under the Act. The following are the notices on the City website:
140 Locke Street South, Hamilton – “The former church at 140 Locke Street South was constructed in the late 19th century and was originally relocated from its former location on Canada Street in 1895-1896. The church was associated with the theme of late 19th and early 20th century places of worship in Hamilton. The former church served as the Immanuel Congregational Church from 1890 to 1925, then became Trinity United Church from 1925 to 1967, and was later converted into an auction hall in 1967. The former church has design value as it demonstrates the influence of Neo Gothic style of architecture.
A consultant’s Heritage Assessment for the Downtown Hamilton building which housed the Kresge department store is now being reviewed by City staff. Demolition permit may be issued once utilities are cut to building.
City Councillors and School Board Trustees will meet to discuss City parkland dedication fees charged on development of new schools, new joint facility and construction agreements, sidewalks around schools, and plans for affordable housing at the Riverdale Community Centre.
Graffiti on private utility boxes, the alley clean up Up Your Alley Project, discarded needles in alleys, litter, and marjiuana storefronts are the items on the agenda for the March meeting of the Hamilton Cleanliness and Security in the Downtown Core Task Force.
City Council’s Light Rail Transit Sub-Committee meet on Monday to receive staff updates and debate a request to add a LRT stop at Bay Street. The Committee voted to add the stop, which now has to be considered by Metrolinx. Metrolinx has the final say.