Planning staff are bringing forth a temporary use by-law that will enable restaurants with patios in commercial districts to have outdoor entertainment. Presently, all entertainment on patios is forbidden within the zoning bylaws.
I'm at the Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas Town Hall on Electoral Reform hosted by Liberal M.P. Filomena Tassi. The event started at 6:30pm at the Innovation Park in West Hamilton. I'm using a liveblogging format to cover this meeting. Follow along for updates and observations.
Ward 8 Councillor Terry Whitehead is concerned that Upper James is not getting pedestrian crosswalks and that the City is not following "empirical" data installing the crosswalks downtown.
Except that only two of the first five crosswalks is in the Lower City, and the locations he proposes for Upper James are already full signalized intersections.
Hamilton Council needs to create an clear plan and strategy to benefit from the explosive growth in the digital sector in both Waterloo and Toronto. We need to make sure the infrastructure is in place to ensure the gravitational pull of economic clustering does not see Hamilton losing IT jobs.