An Evening With Jason Farr

North End Neighbours and other Ward 2 neighbourhood associations are working with "Town Halls Hamilton" and Hamilton Civic League to help organize a "town hall" meeting to highlight issues important to our neighbourhoods. We encourage all to attend and invite your neighbours!

Town Hall:  "An Evening with Ward 2 Councillor Jason Farr"

Thursday, November 10  7 - 9:00 pm.
(Doors open at 6:30)
Council chambers, City Hall

For more information about Town Hall Meetings -

Here is a link to an article about the North End at the Raise the Hammer website:

We hope to see you there!

Back in 2005 City Council approved a new Secondary Plan for the North End and parts of Beasley, Central, and Strathcona Neighbourhoods. The portion of this area known as Barton-Tiffany, just south of the CN rail yard, was to be re-zoned for residential development. CN Rail opposed this part of the plan, and appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board. This appeal was parked during the Stadium debates, and is now set to resume. This affects our entire community.
The City has now reversed its position and bent toward the CN view – WITHOUT public consultation. This decision would make a very large piece of land off limits for potential residential uses. This is a major change to the Setting Sail Secondary Plan – yet the City maintains there is no need to have a public discussion. We think that's wrong.

What do you think?
Please join us on
Tuesday Sept 13
at 7:00
for an information session and public discussion at the
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre
51 Stuart Street
More people living in the centre of our city means more support for businesses and public amenities. Residential intensification makes our schools, churches and recreation centres stronger and safe from closures. It is possible for the rail yard and new residents to co-exist in Barton-Tiffany – just as they do at C.P. Rail’s Aberdeen Yard in the southwest near the Chedoke Golf course.
sponsored by Rethink Barton Tiffany :
and North End Neighbours    

Macassa Bay
Yacht Club

Open House
Saturday, August 20 - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(Raindate - Sunday, Aug. 21)

- Charity BBQ Benefitting Welcome Inn
- View our dock & boats (step aboard some boats)
(Children must wear a lifejacket if on dock - ‘loaner’ jackets will be provided)
- Knot-a-breast Dragonboat Display
- Power Squadron Water Safety displays
- Historical/Architectural/Cultural Display

We’ll also have small gifts for younger children - bring your camera!

As neighbours and friends in the North End, we invite you to join our BBQ & tour our clubhouse, grounds and dock.

BBQ 11 to 3 - $5 (Hotdog or hamburger or sausage-on-a-bun plus soft drink)

Please Note: Children must be accompanied by an adult

In Your Neighbourhood

You opinion is needed

Project Update: 

Real Time Control for
Management of Wastewater from
Combined Sewer Overflows 

The 30 day environmental assessment started on July 15 and will end on August 15.  

This is the new design of the building planned to replace the house at 115 Ferrie E.  

The new control building will be used to house city technical equipment as the City completes a sewer project called Real Time Control.

Site Plan:

Hardcopies will be available for review at:

Office of the Clerk
City Hall
71 Main St. W., 1st Floor
Hamilton, ON
L8P 4Y5
Mon-Fri:8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Public Works Department
City Centre
77 James St. N., Suite 400
Hamilton, ON
L8R 2K3
Mon-Fri:8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Hamilton Central Library
55 York Blvd.
Hamilton, ON
L8N 4E4

The City will also be posting online at:

Underground construction will take place in 4 areas of the North End reduce combined sewer overflows (CSO) to the West Harbour and in some cases to reduce the risk of basement flooding. 

Permanent above ground control buildings will be constructed to house technical equipment in 2 locations.

Work will be done at:  Ferguson & Ferrie, Mary & Ferrie, Ferguson & Burlington, and Wellington & Burlington. 

Chris Gainham from Public Works presented an update on this project, the problem and solution, what is below ground, what is planned above ground, and the scope and schedule of this work at a neighbourhood meeting June 23.  Councillor Jason Farr also attended.

Background:  The 30 day environmental assessment is soon to start. has started!

Real Time Control is an operating strategy for collecting and managing wastewater which will result in the construction of new and upgraded structures (gates & dams) underground, and monitoring equipment housed in buildings above ground in 2 locations.

A Public Information Centre was held on Dec. 1 2010 at Leander Boat Club.  Further communication between North End Neighbours and the City on this project resulted in an additional meeting in January at Bennetto Rec. Centre to discuss site specific questions and concerns was attended by residents and Councillor Jason Farr. 

After an overview of the project, the group discussed problems associated with the construction such as dirt, noise, vibrations, traffic and our concern that any control building take into consideration the character of the neighbourhood so as not to negatively impact property value.

For more information contact:

For information about Real Time Control - the link below is the information from the Dec. 2010 meeting.

The information that went to council in April is in the following link below:

Here is an article on Real Time Controls:

Open Streets June 12

Join North End Neighbours at Open Streets on June 12.  

Our group is happy to be part of this great community event.  Find us near "New Horizons"  between Picton and Macauley on James Street North.